Key West flats and the back country waters found there are some of the most exciting flats fishing in the world.And if you can book your fishing trip at the right time, some of the best fishing occurs in the fall and winter months in our area. The permit still roam around the flats during the warmer days, but then, as the water temperatures start to get lower, the fish will start to become more aggressive. That makes for some good fishing.
The Key West flats are all part of the famous Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, which is a 100 mile stretch of mangrove islands and shallow flats that splits the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
It is home to the most elusive sport fish in all of angling, tarpon, permit and bonefish. This trio of sport fish roam these waters just waiting to give anglers and their gear a run for their money and to drive them to their limits. The flats also offer the finest shallow water sight fishing available.
These Key West waters are also home to many other species including sharks, barracuda, jacks, redfish, and cobia. Above the waterline this area is also home to countless ospreys, pelicans, egrets, and even a few nesting bald eagles. Many other birds of prey make stops here during their winter migrations. Dolphins, manatee, and sea turtles are also common sights as we quietly push along these silent shallow waters.
Capt. Pepe will get you to these fantastic waters easily with his 27 foot Conch boat. He uses only the finest saltwater fly fishing and spin fishing tackle manufactured. You can fish the flats for a half, three quarter or full day charter but it is best to call Capt. Pepe to specifically arrange the time and date.