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Florida Keys Flats Fishing

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Address: 90800 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
Phone Number: 305-852-6918
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Albany, Indiana
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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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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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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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East Lyme, CT
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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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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 

Waskish, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a veteran hunting and fishing outfitter myself, I know when the tough going sets in and we had very tough going. Horrible weather conditions, high winds and other factors for three days straight made every move difficult then add my inexperience as a saltwater angler...Barry did not have it easy. He worked his tail off trying to put me... More 

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

Hey Jonny, Thanks for your patience during some very nasty weather conditions.. Sometimes i wish i could control the weather, but you made it easy on me.. Hopefully you'll make it down here for our tarpon season… One day I'll take you up on your offer to fish Minnesota.. Now i better start buying some clothes! Best Regards, Barry More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Captain Barry is an awesome fishing guide. He knows the Florida waters so well taking us to a places where we could catch fish. He is very experienced and was a wealth of information. Between the three of us, my husband and son, we must have caught 15 fish each. In the afternoon he took us to a special spot... More 

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

Sometimes it is the clients on board who make the day for me.. i had an absolute blast with you all.. Sherri… Tom and Chris, thanks for fishing with me and i do hope to see you again! B More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Always wanted to fish in the Florida Keys? Barry is your man!! A no stress trip with plenty of action. Barry is a true master angler,biologist and expert of the region. If it's on your "list" call ... We are planning a return next year. Tom C.

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

Tom, it was my pleasure to introduce your family to a part of the world that few get to experience! Thanks Tremendously for fishing with me.. B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I finished up with Captain Barry last weekend 3/1/15. I must say he was an excellent guide and I will be booking another (longer) trip with him in the next 5/6 months. His patience and knowledge of the flats was superb. I immediatly felt comftorable with him which was a concern due to bad guide experiences in the past. Even... More 

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

Eli, it was my pleasure.. Thanks again for your patience with the weather.. i look forward to our next trip! Bring the wife and kids! ;0) Best Regards, Barry More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My son and I went out with Capt. Barry last Tuesday, 2/24/15. He advised us to wear a jacket for the morning run out, even though the temp. was in the low 70's, and I'm glad we did. We're from NH where we are used to the cold, but because he wanted to go where he knew the waters would... More 

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

Bill I fully enjoyed the day with you and your son.. I hope to see you both soon again on my skiff, now that you will soon be a part-time freshwater Conch! Let's not wait till another Birthday! Best Regards, Barry More 

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