Florida Keys & Everglades Fishing Charters
Captain Dave Perkins offers professionally guided fishing charters in the upper Florida Keys (Tavernier, Islamorada, Key Largo & Plantation Key), Everglades National Park (Flamingo) and Florida Bay. 4-8 hour guided fishing charters are available, with most trips running somewhere near six hours. The Florida Keys and the Everglades offer endless opportunities for exciting fishing action, year round. These are some of the most productive waters in the world and I have a lifetime of experience fishing in them.
I specialize in backcountry, inshore and flats fishing which gives you an opportunity to relax in a wide variety of Nature’s most beautiful and surreal settings, while pursuing the adrenaline rush of the screaming reel and the leaping fish. Some of the species that we will target are aboard my 18′ Action Craft flats boat are Snook, Sea Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, Permit, Snapper, Mackerel, Pompano, Tripletail, Bonefish, Jack, Ladyfish and several species of Sharks. They can be caught on spin or fly tackle. I use the best gear and tackle made, and take pride in its upkeep and maintenance. My trips are mostly catch and release, but I’m willing to keep and fillet a meal’s worth of certain species of fish for clients, including snapper, trout, tripletail and mackerel. Snook and redfish are catch and release only on my boat.
I have been fishing in the Florida Keys, Everglades, and around the world for over 45 years and I truly love it! Friends and clients can attest to my personable, easygoing and friendly personality. Please read my Google and TripAdvisor reviews. I am always willing to share my knowledge, learn more, and am open to new ideas and techniques. Anglers of of all skill levels and ages are welcome! My background in middle-school teaching gives me good rapport with children. Running a summer fishing camp allowed me the opportunity to interact and fish with kids of all ages. I can pick up my guests at many Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, and Plantation Key hotels. Finally, my fishing charters are dog friendly; dogs are always welcome on my boats!