Key West, Florida
Flats fishing with Ian Slater out of Key West, Florida is a one-of-a-kind experience that any avid angler should not miss. Ian is a highly experienced fishing guide who has an intimate knowledge of the area's flats. Ian is also a patient and enthusiastic teacher who can help both novice and experienced anglers improve their skills.
When fishing with Ian, you will be using a flats boat that is specifically designed for this type of fishing. The boat is equipped with a shallow draft and a poling platform that allows Ian to navigate the flats with ease and stealth, without disturbing the fish. You will be sight fishing for a variety of species such as bonefish, permit, tarpon, and barracuda. You will also have the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine environments in the Florida Keys, where you can observe a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, dolphins, and birdlife. Overall, fishing with Ian is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lifelong memories of your time on the water.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Key West, Florida • 6-9 years of experience
I was born in Hollywood, Florida. At the age of 9 my family relocated to Satellite Beach, a small beach town community on the east coast of Florida. I was fortunate enough to call my home waters the Indian River and Banana River Lagoon. Having the opportunity to grow up and learn these waters from an early age, it fueled my passion to be a fisherman.
Aside from fishing I was exposed to the game of Hockey and I was able to purse the game at an elite level. I received a full scholarship to play hockey at Western Michigan University, where in the summer and fall I was able to fish the local rivers and streams for trout. After my senior year I signed with the Philadelphia Flyers farm team and pursed the game with some of the best players in the world. After a quick stint with the Flyers organization, I signed with the Toronto Maples Leafs farm team in Orlando, FL. Coming back to Florida it re-invigorated my passion for fishing and I spent any available time I had fishing the Mosquito Lagoon and my home waters. After a string of injury's I decided to hang up my skates and pursue my guiding career out of Key West. I made the transition to the lower keys and spent everyday learning the waters while working part time out of the local fly shop ,The Angling Company. I transitioned to full time guiding in 2016.
The keys fishery is very demanding and having the opportunity to help anglers catch their dream fish is very rewarding. To play a part in a anglers success and helping them be the angler they strive to become is what I love about this game. Whether were chasing Tarpon, Permit or Bonefish, I want to help you raise your game and allow you to succeed in any salt water fishery you find yourself in.