Blackfly Charters • 10+ years of experience
Enjoy a short 4-hour charter on Capt. Richard's 32' Seaveez Center Console. Kite fishing is a popular technique to target a variety of pelagic species. The 32′ center console will be loaded down with multiple live bait options that are key to a successful trip. This trip is a favorite to target sailfish with bycatch including tunas, mahi, wahoos and mackerels. With the option to fish four to six lines on the kites, anglers will use high-speed, light tackle conventional reels in hopes of landing a prized pelagic. Winter and spring months favor pelagic species on nearshore reefs.
Spend 6 hours aboard Capt. Richard's 32' Seaveez exploring the vast reefs and wrecks offshore. The nearshore shallow waters on the bayside boast a grab-bag of species, including some of the largest targets. This trip can afford opportunities at mackerels, goliath groupers, cobias, permit and more.
An 8-hour offshore adventure in Capt. Richard's 32' Seaveez and all of the above!
Charter rates include everything needed for a day of fishing (gear, ice, bottled water, bait, tackle, etc.) If other beverages, snacks and lunch are desired, please bring them along. We would be delighted if you brought your own reusable water bottles #kickplastic
Islamorada, Florida • 10+ years of experience
As a fourth generation South Floridian born and raised in the Upper Keys, I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up fishing the surrounding deep and shallow waters. After acquiring my captain’s license at the age of 17, I decided to kickoff my guiding career while attending Florida Gulf Coast University. After four years of continuously guiding in the Keys and attending classes, I earned a degree in Marine Science. Somewhere along the way, I met my wife, Brooke (who also grew up on the waters of Florida Bay, is a USCG captain, has professional experience in catch-and-release fisheries science, and now runs trips for BlackFly Charters).
Many times my customers ask: “What do you do on your days off?” My answer: “Go fishing.” I love being on the water, so when I’m not guiding, I’m still out fishing with my family and it’s usually with our young daughter, who already has a salty heart. That’s the great thing about fishing the Keys- there’s always something to fish for.
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