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Florida Keys flats backcountry fishing guide

As your seasoned Florida Keys flats backcountry fishing guide there are many fish to target in every season and it is my job to know what we should be fishing for at any time of the year for the most productive results:

Bonefish: March – June or October – December

Redfish:  All year ’round

Permit: June – October

Trout:  All year ’round

Snook:  March – December

Tarpon: March – July

Whether you are an experienced or novice angler, fly, spin or bait, as a professional Florida Keys flats backcountry fishing guide I will ensure an atmosphere of safety, fun and excitement.  For those fly aficionados, I am an expert fly angler and fly tier and use the best fly tackle available.  I teach fly casting and can assist clients to improve their skills and techniques.

Capt. Larry Sydnor, your Florida Keys fishing guide releases angler caught bonefish
Capt. Larry Sydnor, your Florida Keys fishing guide releases a NICE permit
Capt. Larry Sydnor, your Florida Keys fishing guide releases HUGE tarpon


Includes two anglers

Full day (8 hours) 18′ skiff $650

Full day (8 hours) 22′ bayboat $700

Three-quarter day (6 hours) 18′ skiff $550

Three-quarter day (6 hours) 22′ bayboat $600

Half day or sunset trip (4 hours) 18′ skiff $450

Half day or sunset trip (4 hours) 22′ bayboat $500

3rd/4th Angler 22′ bayboat $50ea half day; $75ea 3/4 day or $100ea full day *

*On request, a 3rd angler can be considered at these additional amounts on my 18′ skiff depending on type of fishing desired, anglers combined total weight and weather forecast.

(Restrooms close by)

All charters include rods, tackle, bait, and licenses.

Refreshments and gratuity not included


A $200 per day advance deposit payment is required with balance due the day of charter.  Payments can be made by check/cheque or money order – or through email via Paypal (handling fees will apply) or direct deposit through wire transfer (handling fees will apply)-email for bank routing details plus cash at charter noting International travelers US$ cash only unless prior arrangement made. On last-minute trips, i.e. 4 business days or less, a major credit card will be acceptable. Balance due day of charter preferred in check or cash noting International travelers US$ CASH only unless prior arrangements made.  Your deposit should be made payable to Capt. Larry Sydnor and mailed to 79 Jean La Fitte Dr., Key Largo, FL 33037 and must be received within 3 – 5 business days of date selection to secure your desired date(s) as they will be be held just for you and not offered to other anglers.


If written cancellation is made 30 or more days in advance (Note: 45 days April 1 thru June 15) your payment will be refunded less $50. If you cancel less than the required days, your entire deposit payment will be retained. SHOULD YOU CANCEL ONE WEEK (7) DAYS OR LESS OF YOUR SCHEDULED CHARTER DATE(S), PAYMENT FOR THE FULL DAY(S) FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL. If cancellation is made by the captain due to weather advisories of unsafe boating conditions requiring small craft stay in port you will be entitled to your choice of a full payment refund or credit as stated above.

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“The best compliment anyone can give me is a referral.” – Capt. Larry Sydnor