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Westward Expeditions

Joined in 2022

5.0

1 review

Jake Leon

3-5 years of experience

Islamorada, Florida

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About

Westward Expeditions is a USCG licensed and insured guide service specializing in light tackle and fly fishing in the vast flats and expansive mangrove shorelines and bays of South Florida. Whether you decide to embark on a journey that surrounds you with the crystal clear waters and oceanside flats of Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys, or venture around the endless grass flats and mangrove estuaries of Flamingo, Everglades National Park in search of that “Bucket List” fish - Capt. Jake has you covered. Target Species include: Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sea trout, Black Drum, Bonefish, Permit, Sheepshead, Triple tail and Snapper.

Jake operates a 2017 Maverick Mirage HPX 17ft skiff equipped with GPS and an elevated casting platform for anglers. Jake practices catch-and-release fishing to preserve the precious resource. Jake welcomes anglers of all abilities.

"Passionate. That would be the one word I'd use to describe the correlation between myself and the sport/escape we call fishing. From as early as my elementary school years to now, I've focused on perfecting my craft and feeding that passion. At 24 years young, I strive to continue that trend for as long as I possibly can and provide you with an experience and memories that last a lifetime. As your guide, I will walk you through the system and steps it takes to successfully spot, cast, feed, and land that dream fish of yours. Expect an outgoing, open atmosphere on the skiff. Sharing laughs and stories but also enjoying the peace of nature and the sounds that come with."

- Capt. Jake Leon

Disciplines

  • Flats
  • In-shore
  • Backcountry
  • Saltwater
  • Conventional
  • Fly-fishing
  • Conventional (spinning rod)

Jake's trips

Client reviews

5.0

Based on 1 review

Peter A. Zedler

March 2024

Jake is a pro. Been with Jake on two trips each of two days. He has an extensive understanding of the Everglades. He knows where the fish are and how to catch them. Understands the tides and the flats. He will adjust to your fishing style. I wanted to do some top water, he took me to some great looking water. Tarpon, snook, red fish trout, you will catch them all! Planning my next trip.

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