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This type of boat will focus on the shallow waters of the Florida Everglades, and the general “back country” of the Florida Bay. With this type of fishing you will be able to catch Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Permit, sharks, Snappers, trout, and Redfish. Basically, anything that will swim in the shallow waters of the backcountry you can target from these boats. These boats generally range from 15’ to 18’ and a lot of these boats will float in less than 6 inches of water, and are very “stealth like”. These boats generally have no protection from the sun, and no bathrooms. Pricing ranges from $450 to $600 for a full day.
Do not let anyone convince you that an afternoon of Florida Keys flats fishing is the “cheap seats” version of an Islamorada fishing vacation, though. The boats in this listing are strategically-designed to give you the best opportunity to sneak up on fish that prefer the shallows without being seen. Because these fish are so close to the surface, they are much more sensitive to disturbances in the water and loud noises above the surface than deep sea dwellers are. Some flats fishing enthusiasts might even argue that fishing the shallows takes much more skill, patience, and finesse than wrangling big game offshore.
These charter listings may not come with air conditioned salons or bathrooms, but they do give you a much more authentic way to interact with nature. Why would you fly all the way to Islamorada in the Florida Keys to spend half the day watching satellite television below deck? Admittedly, it is one easy way to keep your children entertained, but then they will never get to live the full experience of a Florida fishing trip. Fewer technological barriers between your family and the fish make it easier for you to connect with each other and your surroundings.