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Address: 90800 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2420
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+1 305-393-2587
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00

Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you...

Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of Islamorada, Key Largo and the Everglades in the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 30 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 20 of those years. Whether you choose to fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light spinning tackle instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for.

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One Awesome Trip!

Took my teenagers to the keys on a fishing trip (caught some very cool fish), never been there before and to find Barry went to the comments from other Trip Advisor reviews and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Took my teenagers to the keys on a fishing trip (caught some very cool fish), never been there before and to find Barry went to the comments from other Trip Advisor reviews and I decided on him. Barry is awesome, he knows how to show you a good time, entertain the kids, educate the kids, and I could not have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Captain Barry was an amazing guide. I was first impressed with all of the information he provided on his website and after I put down my deposit. He had the relevant instructions for us so we knew where to meet, what to bring, etc... before the trip Barry was prompt in his communications and responsive. When we met him he... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Barry was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, helpful in all aspects of casting & places to fish & friendly. Recommend him wholeheartedly! Thanks Barry! Mark Bailey

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I had a great time fishing with Barry back on 10/16. Barry found some great places to allow us to stay out of the wind and fish, he is very knowledgeable and personable, he took his time and explained where we were going and what we needed to do, as well as providing some great local environmental... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have fished with Barry multiple times over the past years. This trip the weather was less than perfect but Barry still put us onto fish and we had a great day. Fish in large numbers are not a guarantee but Barry works hard to make every trip a success. Barry is professional and sets the bar for guides to... More 

Thank michael t
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have just got round to thinking about Barry Hoffman whom we fished with last January and hope that he has got the hatches battened down bearing in mind the imminent hurricane Mathew. Fished with Barry in January We had the worst weather possible with 40 knot N E wind However Barry filled our day with his knowledge of the... More 

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Hi Mike, was my pleasure.. we've had no effects from Hurricane Mathew, so no worries.. Hope to see you both in 2017! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Barry was an great guide for our first time fishing the flats. He was realistic about the expectations for the fishing that day, and helped put us on 8 different species of fish despite less-than-ideal conditions. We really appreciated his catch and release policy and the wealth of information he provided about the wildlife we were fortunate enough to observe.... More 

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Hi John, thanks for your kind review! Seems that weather is always a factor.. hope to see you in 2017! best regards, Barry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to thank Barry for a great experience and having patience with a couple of mid-west guys and our first time flats fishing. We will be back soon! Thanks again....Rod & Brad

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Captain Barry was a joy to be around and put us on plenty of fish. Took an 8 hour trip to west Everglades and was not disappointed. First place we stopped had tailing lemon sharks and I caught two on light tackle. Spent the day catching lots of trout, snapper, jack, lady fish and a few catfish believe it or... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Barry really knows his stuff and has great fishing spots - we must have caught at least a 100 fish between the two of us! Snapper, trout and lady fish etc. expensive outing but worth the money for the experience!!!

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