Flats Fishing Key West

image of the Flats in panorama
Fishing The Flats of Key West Is breathtaking. The Fishing, the views all of it. Get on the bow and take your shots at the Key West grand slam of Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish.

Fishing The Flats

A bonefish caught on the flats of Key West.
Flats fishing for bonefish has been outstanding in the last few years. The late summer and fall are the best times for double digits shots. 2023 has been the best year I have seen in 20 for bonefishing.

The shallow flats that surround the Florida Keys and Key West are filled with sport fishing opportunities for the dedicated angler. The “Big Three” the Key West “Grand Slam” are tarpon, permit and bonefish. The flats fishing anglers holy grail. It can all be found here in Key West in less than 3 feet of water and as shallow as 8 inches just 15 minutes from our docks. Flats Fishing will combine two of your favorite sports.. Hunting and fishing. Sneaking up on fish and making the cast as he looks you in the eye. We feel the sight fishing aspect is the most intense part. Flats fishing is not for the impatient or novice angler.

Sight fishing is the discipline. True flats fishing is done this way. We see the fish, cast and then connect. Spin fishing or fly fishing no matter, any good flats fishing guide will offer both with all the tackle needed for a great day on the water.

Flats Fishing Charters

Flats Fishing For permit
Flats Fishing for permit is also a great way to enjoy your day. These fish tail up on the flats and eat crabs for dinner.

Flats fishing charters are very custom. When you call to book your trip, tell us as much as you can about what your fishing experience is. This will help us place you with the right flats fishing guide and make sure the proper equipment for you day is on the boat.

Flats fishing trips are available every day of the year. Most flats fishing guides offer 4, 6, and 8 hour fishing adventures. A flats fishing charter should cater to only 2 anglers or less. Due to the nature of sight casting any more anglers is just to much. However.. if you have 3 or 4 anglers look into our Key West backcountry fishing charters.

Flats Fishing Charter Boats We Use

Beavertail Elite Flats Fishing skiff
Capt. Steven releasing a permit that was caught flats fishing Key West on his Traditional style technical flats fishing boat.

Some of us use traditional flats fishing skiffs and others use bay boats. Depending on the needs of the clients and the conditions. Here at Dream Catcher Charters we have both. State of the art bay boats that float very shallow and are super stable. Ultra light technical flats fishing skiffs that provide super skinny water capabilities. Either way you can’t go wrong if flats fishing in Key West is your passion.

Check out my article about Flats Boats vs Bay Boats to learn more.

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