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Flats Fever

1420 Washington St, Key West, FL 33040-4910
+1 305-296-9794
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70 pound Tarpon!

Our half day with Captain Rick was awesome! Everything from our gorgeous sunrise over the crystal... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Tarpon leaping all around! We got a 100 pound 5 foot beauty. Just like me!

Our day with Capt Rick was a blast. He knows where the tarpon school, and gives great pointers for... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
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Experience Key West flats fishing at its best with Flats Fever. Like no other fishing in the world, Key West flats fishing takes you into some of the most beautiful, unspoiled waters known as the Key West backcountry. Here, you can fish for tarpon, permit, bonefish, cobia and more. Key West fly fishing on a flats boat allows you to venture quietly into the shallow waters of Key West's famous backcountry where you'll experience incredible fishing in an uncommon, preserved ecosystem. Flats Fever is the Key West fishing charter that will get you into the action and adventure that is Key West fishing.
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1420 Washington St, Key West, FL 33040-4910
+1 305-296-9794

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our half day with Captain Rick was awesome! Everything from our gorgeous sunrise over the crystal clear and calm water to hooking a 70 pound Tarpon was amazing! Captain Rick knew where to go and how to find the Tarpon. He knows the tides and...More

1  Thank tracycrna
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Our day with Capt Rick was a blast. He knows where the tarpon school, and gives great pointers for hooking them and reeling them in. Very patient with beginners and with seasoned fishermen. Very professional.

1  Thank D W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I booked the 8 hour charter for my husband and I. Capt. Rick was quick to respond with all my questions leading up to the trip, and always cordial. We had a great full-day on the boat. Fish were EVERYWHERE, including the tarpon. Although the...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

First things first Captin Rick is an awesome guy and an even better guide! This guy can put you in the right situations for catching fish, be it putting the wind at your back, or positioning you for the perfect cast to that school of...More

1  Thank Nick L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We were out in 25 to 30 knot winds and Capt. Rick did his very best to get us on fish. Hooked a nice 'Cuda and had it to the boat when it cut the line. "Hope he chokes on that plug." Great morning out!...More

1  Thank Frank N
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Rick. He was a great guide and taught us how to cast, and reel in the huge Fish. Mine was about 100lbs and my husbands was about 65lbs. Although we weren't able to get the fish out of...More

1  Thank Marty170
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time and would go again. Me and 3 friends have been going to Key West to fish and generally have fun for over two decades but we've never gone flat fishing because the boats can only handle 3 guests. When one...More

1  Thank daveC8426IZ
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our fifth time of visiting Key West and with out a doubt we hooked up again with Captain Rick. Rick always gives us fantastic fishing trips and takes us to see and experience fantastic places on the flats, we usually do six hours on the...More

1  Thank emilypiercey
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying that I am a freshwater fly fishing guide in PA, and have fished with saltwater guides from Massachusetts to Mexico, the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. Tarpon fishing is not an easy endeavor. Most of the variables work in...More

2  Thank enaguski
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Rick was an excellent guide with lots of experience. We told him we wanted a tarpon and he got us one! We caught some other solid fish that day as well. Killer way to celebrate our honeymoon.

1  Thank anglin131
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