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Address: 1420 Washington St, Key West, FL 33040-4910
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06:00 - 21:00
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Experience Key West flats fishing at its best with Flats Fever. Like no...

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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First time Flat Fishers

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seriously I would book another charter. This guy is not worth your money. He made a big deal of us walking on his boat with the "wrong footwear" Every time my wife took the rod he would take it from far and be patronizing. We had fantastic experiences with other charters in the area. They all know of his rude... More 

Thank Karen L
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the water it was a blast trying. They were two fighting fish. What a fun... More 

Thank Marty170
Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of my friends bailed this year (ridiculously lame on his part but I guess I... More 

Thank daveC8426IZ
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 water and the time just disappears. We really enjoy his company, he is such a... More 

Thank emilypiercey
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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 the fish's favor. And a good guide makes all the difference in the world. I... More 

Thank enaguski
Asheville, North Carolina
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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.

Thank anglin131
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I just finished two spectacular days of fishing with Capt. Rick. If there is a better fishing guide in Key West I cannot imagine who that might be. I came for Tarpon and Capt Rick delivered. He was friendly, respectful and patient (even in the face of my frequent lapses). Above all--for which I could not be more grateful-- not... More 

Orange Beach, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just came off of a half day tarpon trip. Rick got us to our fishing spot in about 20 minutes and right on top of fish. Caught my first 65 pound Tarp on light tackle.😀 I had dreamed about chasing a tarpon since I was a child. Rick has been guiding for 40 plus years and... More 

Thank jasssooonn
Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Rick thanks for an awesome morning of fishing! Your guidance gave us an awesome experience. We would highly recommend. So worth the money!

Thank Cindy R
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Being from NY like the captain we hit it off right away. I have been fishing for over 40 years and have fished in many places in the states but never have I experienced catching a Tarpon in the 100 pound class on Light tackle. Watching a Tarpon break the water and having a large shark follow it out of... More 

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