Fishing

The guides listed in this directory below have provided important support to CCA Florida and the conservation of Florida’s marine resources during the past year. We encourage members and others to use their services when planning a guided fishing trip.

Captain Mike Bartlett
Area: Key West
Specialty: Shallow water sight fishing for tarpon, permit & bonefish from Key West to the Marquesas. Fly fishing and spin fishing available.
(305) 797-2452
E-mail Captain Mike.Captain Mike’s website.

Captain Duane Baker
Area: Islamorada
Specialty: Bonefishing
(305) 852-0102
E-mail Captain Duane

Captain Jack Carlson
Two Conchs Charters
Area: Florida Keys; Marathon
Specialty: offshore, reefs, bay wrecks, tarpon and permit
(305) 743-6253 (cell) 481-8528
Captain Jack’s website.

Captain Dave Denkert
Area: Biscayne Bay, Keys, Everglades National Park
Specialty: Light tackle and fly for tarpon, redfish, snook, trout, permit and bonefish
(305) 852-1425
E-mail Captain Dave.

Captain John Gustavino
Area: Key Largo, Florida Bay, Everglades
(305) 394-1358

Captain Ken Harris

Fish with “Finesse”
Area: Key WestSpecialty: Light tackle sportfishing – tarpon, kingfish, sailfish, permit, wreck fishing
(305) 294-8843E-mail Captain KenCaptain Ken’s website.

Captain Richard Keating
Area: based in Marathon; fishes from Key West to the Northern Keys
Specialty: permit, bonefish, tarpon — light tackle
(305) 743-6654 or 743-6653 

Captain Steve Lamp
Dream Catcher Charters
Area: Key West
Specialty: flats, backcountry, nearshore for tarpon, permit, bonefish, cobia, redfish and more; beginners welcome
888-362-3474; (305) 304-0497
E-mail Captain Steve.
Captain Steve’s website.

Captain Doug Lillard
Area: Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Keys
Specialty: flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, snook, redfish, shark & permit
(954) 894-9865
E-mail Captain Doug.
Captain Doug’s website.

Captain Pier Milito
Flats & BackCountry Fishing
Area: Biscayne Bay, Key Largo, Islamorada, Everglades National Park – Flamingo
Specialty: inshore and offshore / blue water charters; ; light tackle and fly – flats, backcountry & offshore wrecks; snook, redfish, tarpon, bonefish, permit, cobia, shark, snapper, seatrout, grouper & goliath grouper
(786) 295-4466
E-mail Captain Pier.
Captain Pier’s website.

Captain Rick Murphy
Sportsman’s Adventures
Area: Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys
Specialty: Bonefish, tarpon, snook ,redfish and more
Email Captain Rick.
Captain Rick’s website.

Captain Larry Syndor
Flats and Backcountry fishing guide
Light tackle or fly fishing 6 hour
tarpon-permit-bonefish-snook-trout-redfish
Choice of Flamingo or Florida Keys/Islamorada launch depending on time of year.954-309-7691 or 305-853-0404 for Reservations
305-393-2993 Capt’s cell phone
E-mail Captain Larry.
Captain Larry’s website.

Captain Skip Nielsen
Bout Had It
Area: Islamorada, Florida Bay
Based at BudnMary’s Marina, MM80
Specialty: Catching fish!, Whatever is best that day
(305) 664-9314
E-mail Captain Skip

Captain Kerry Pearson
Sea Trek Charters
Area: Dry Tortugas
(239) 765-7665

Captain Jeff Pfister
Dockside Charters
Area: Keys (MM 84.5), Florida Bay, Everglades flats & backcountry, reef & patch fishing
Specialty: light tackle or fly for tarpon, bonefish, reds, snook, trout, snapper grouper and more
(305) 451-5903; 1-877-362-5743
E-mail Captain Jeff.
Captain Jeff’s website.

Captain Rob Roberts
Custom Charters – War Bird
Area: West Central, Southwest & Keys
Specialty: all types of fishing
(941) 922-1045; 356-4895
E-mail Captain Rob.
Capt. Rob’s website.

Captain Pablo Rodriguez

‘Slam Time ChartersArea: Florida Keys (Marathon)Specialty:  Backcountry for tarpon, permit, redfish, bonefish, snook, permit, trout and cobia(786) 319-7244; (561) 248-4543

Captain Dave Saddler
Turtlegrass Charters
Area: Biscayne Bay / Florida Keys
Specialty: Fly fishing, light tackle, sightfishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook
(954) 254-2971 (cell); (561) 241-4548
E-mail Captain Dave.
Captain Dave’s website.

Captain Chuck Schafstall
Area: Taverier & Islamorada Area
Specialty: Light tackle for snook, small tarpon and redfish
(305) 852-4522; (305) 393-1591
E-mail Captain Chuck.

Captain Rick Shape
“No Tools”
Area: Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Keys, Bahamas
Specialty: Swordfish
(954) 275-0604

Captain Steve Thomas
Tavernier FL
Light tackle spin & fly
305-393-0943
E-mail Captain Steve.

Captain Rich Tudor
Area: Islamorada
Specialty: light tackle for permit, tarpon, bonefish, redfish and snook
(305) 393-3461

Captain Jorge L. Valverde
Low Places Guide Service
Area: Biscayne Bay & Florida Bay (Flamingo), Upper Keys
Specialty: fly / sight fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish etc.
(954) 822-0647
E-mail Captain Jorge.
Captain Jorge’s website.

Captain Tadd Van Demark
Area: Key Largo
Specialty: light tackle for permit, tarpon, bonefish, redfish and snook
(305) 522-5576

Captain Michael WeickertSilver Spray Guide ServiceArea: Florida Keys, Everglades National ParkSpecialty:  Sightfishing(305) 289-7999E-mail Captain Michael
Captain Michael’s website.