Flats & Back Country Fishing

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We offers back country trips in our 18′ Action Craft flats boat called the KNOTYET. These trips are limited to parties of 2 or less, unless arrangements are made beforehand.Flats fishing is enjoyed on both the Atlantic and Gulf sides of the Lower Keys as well as every flat in between.  Traditionally flats are polled by a guide who stands on an elevated polling platform over the engine of the boat. From this vantage point the guide can see fish as they travel and feed in the water. The guide will then direct your attention to the fish so you can sight cast to the fish. You may choose either light spin or fly fishing tackle. Live bait is the most effective and we typically use shrimp, small crabs, and pinfish.

The main species targeted on the flats are:  bonefish, permit, tarpon, mutton snapper, barracuda, and sharks.

FUNYET Charters offers evening tarpon trips on the 31′ FUNYET.  Fish through sunset in one of the Lower Keys deeper channels, where large (usually over 100 lbs) tarpon travel from their daytime feeding grounds to the safety of the channels. These trips are offered during the spring and summer months only.

Flats fishing etiquette requires all species caught to be released

Included in the charter: Cooler packed with ice, bait, tackle featuring Penn fishing reels, state and federal fishing licenses, and pickup service in some Lower Keys locations.

You need to bring: Sun protection, hat, polarized sunglasses, food to eat and drink, camera, and the willingness to have fun.

FUNYET Charters can arrange to have your trophy fish mounted through Gray Taxidermy, the worlds largest marine taxidermist.

Contact FUNYET Charters and ask for Captain John Sahagian

Call (305) 587-3493

Half and Full Day Rates:
18′ KNOTYET – Full Day (8 hours)   $600.00
18′ KNOTYET – 3/4 Day (6 hours)   $500.00
18′ KNOTYET – 1/2 Day (4 hours)   $400.00 

Evening tarpon trips on the 31′ FUNYET (4 hours) – $500.00 Additional time may be purchased.For most anglers new to the sight fishing game, half day flats trips are a good starting point for most anglers.

Depending on the rising fuel prices it is possible that a fuel surcharge may be required.

We accept all major chipped credit cards, and that outdated stuff called CASH. Charters paid with a credit card may incur a 3% additional charge due to our processing fees.

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