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Florida Keys Flats Fishing

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Address: 90800 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
Phone Number: +1 305-393-2587
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Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you...

Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of Islamorada, Key Largo and the Everglades in the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 30 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 20 of those years. Whether you choose to fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light spinning tackle instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for.

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Great guide, awesome time!

Barry, we fished together the first weekend of May 2015 after heavy rain and a cold front had passed through. Although the fishing was impacted, I wish my casting could have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark W
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barry, we fished together the first weekend of May 2015 after heavy rain and a cold front had passed through. Although the fishing was impacted, I wish my casting could have been better to take advantage of the tarpon that you were still able put me on. I had a blast learning more about flats fishing from you. Thanks a... More 

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Thank Mark W
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Barry is a hard working, knowledgeable guide that puts you on fish in multiple locations that vary by species and style (mangroves, flats, channels, etc). He spends a good amount of time educating his guests, and he entertains your ideas. He's simply one of the best guides I've ever hired... Period. Well worth the time and cost.

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Certainly my pleasure Dave and John.. Having you both aboard is proof that preparedness (having THE ability to cast very well) has its advantages during difficult fishing conditions.. Let's not wait another 14 years to fish together.. B More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Captain Barry Hoffman is a hard working and knowledgeable guide. I have fished with guides throughout the Keys and at other locations in Florida, and by far, Barry is the best. During our most recent trip, Barry was able to consistently put us on fish, despite high winds and extremely high tides. I have been fishing with Barry for over... More 

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Thank Dave D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Barry Hoffman is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and patient fly fishing guide on the Florida Keys. We had a great time fishing with him. This was only my second time on salt water, and the first for my wife, so the fishing was very different for us and not something we caught on to. Still, Capt. Hoffman was patient and friendly... More 

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Thank Jacob R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Captain Barry Hoffman lived up to every word of his website. Patient and friendly- he got us multiple shots at tarpon through a long day. He helped my fishing buddy get a little more comfortable casting and he nearly hooked up. After my knees stopped shaking and with the guidance of Barry- he finally got me hooked up with a... More 

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Thank Andy R
Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I spent a day and a half fishing with Captain Barry, a day in the back country fishing for fun and action, and a half day searching for tarpon - fulfilling a lifelong dream to fish the Keys. I know that the outcome of our time together wasn't exactly what either of us would have preferred as... More 

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Thank GordonMc57
Southport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed in Islamorada, but had wanted to see the Everglades. We didnt want to drive there, so someone suggested Barry! Awesome time - he took us over by boat and gave us a detailed tour of the various 'Glades wild life. We stopped to fish, had Dolphins chase our wake, visited mangroves, saw dozens of different types of birds,... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A good friend and I spent 6+ hours on a guided fishing trip with Barry Hoffman. Neither of us had sight fished before so it was a new learning experience. Barry was waiting for us at the dock and we were off in a matter of minutes. We fished various places within the Everglades with focus on Redfish and Snook... More 

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Thank mmbay
East Lyme, CT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Capt Barry did a great job on both days of our charter. A great teacher and he certainly challenged us. Amazing fishing and just what we were after. Hope to be back again soon. Bob H

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Thank BHaneberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My 14 year son and I had a great time fishing with Barry. I do feel Barry will set you up for what you want. My son wanted to just bend a rod and I wanted to catch something a little more challenging. We tried for Reds for a couple hours and saw some but couldn't trick any reds. We... More 

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review Jason! Some of our species are a little harder to catch "on the fly" than others… I"m glad you allowed me to work on some of the easier species and i was able to get your son in the action.. Hope you enjoyed your day in the Keys! More 

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