As your seasoned Florida Keys flats backcountry fishing guide, I know upper Florida Keys fishing is good all year ’round, but there are certain months to target certain species when it is a bit better and it is my job to know what we should be fishing for at any time of the year for the most productive results. IDEALLY, you would consider:
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.
18′ Skiff Includes TWO anglers
Full day (8 hours) $700
Three-quarter day (6 hours) $600
Half day (4 hours) $500
Sunset trip (4 hours) $550
22′ Bayboat Includes THREE anglers
Full day (8 hours) $800
Three-quarter day (6 hours) $700
Half day or sunset trip (4 hours) $600
4th Angler (+ 5th non-angler) $100 each additional
(Restrooms close by)
All charters include rods, tackle, bait, and licenses.
Refreshments and gratuity not included
Flamingo Charter fishing times reduced 45 minutes to include Islamorada to Flamingo pickup..
Captain’s return to Islamorada at no charge.
Note that all tournament days either boat $1000
*CHARTER AGREEMENT TERMS/Charter Fees/Deposits and Cancellation Policy: Charter request and receipt of text or email communication establishes an agreement between all parties for terms of charter service as follows: 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 of the charter trip date (Note: 45 days for charter trip dates March 15 thru June 15) your payment will be refunded. 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 dangerous 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 toward a future date. Winds, showers or less than perfect conditions, i.e. “captains should exercise caution” are not grounds for cancellation.