My Flats Boat and Fishing Equipment

Flats Fishing Charter Boat

My boat is a 16 ½ Silver king with a 90 horsepower 4 stroke Yamaha outboard engine. It’s the perfect boat for a great Key West back country charter experience. Whether you want to pull on a giant tarpon in the harbor, catch a shark in the basins or channels, or stalk permit or bone fish on the flats, this is the boat for your Key West charter experience. The engine quiet and clean, the shallow protected waters always calm, nobody ever gets sick.

Flats Fishing Charter Boat

I have 7 ½ ft. Gary Loomis designed Temple Fork Outfitters graphite spinning rods. This offers great casting ability as well super backbone on a very light and easy to use outfit . Suffix Performance braid on Penn Slammer 360 and 560 reels. I chose these reels because of the super drag system, which is in my opinion far superior to most spinning reels on the market . I also use 8000 Shimano Bait Runners. I chose these for their ability to live-line, which is great for situation when you want to let the fish eat first.  I gear the reels and rods according to the fish we will targeting, giving you the best fight possible. All my tackle is top of the line and well maintained. I have the right gear for just about any fishing situation that may arise, from live baiting permit, tarpon and bone fish to dead baiting sharks or pitching spoons or jigs to lady fish, sea trout, bluefish, and jacks. Big fish on light tackle is an experience that must not be missed.