A fantastic way to spend a day casting from the bow of Capt. Jakes 2017 Maverick Mirage HPX 17 ft. skiff. Target species include tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, black drum, Triple Tail, and Snapper. Jake offers trips in the crystal clear waters in Biscayne Bay and the surrounding Keys, or the endless grass flats and mangrove estuaries of Flamingo, Everglades National Park. Jake is well-versed in both fly fishing and conventional spin fishing disciplines, and is welcoming of angler abilities. Increase your odds at multiple species and more opportunities with a full-day trip exploring south Florida's backcountry.
Jake provides all the necessary rods, reels, and tackle, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Fishing license is included in your trip cost. Jake prefers catch-and-release fishing to preserve the precious resource, but he's happy to keep a few fish if they meet local regulations.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Islamorada, Florida • 3-5 years of experience
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