Fishing the legendary Everglades and the surrounding area of Ten-Thousand Islands is an unforgettable experience. Join our preferred guides and outfitter to explore this world-renowned destination in pursuit of tarpon, snook and big redfish on fly. Specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, our preferred guides are U.S. Coast Guard-certified and insured charter fishing outfitters based in Naples, Florida focussing on the near-shore waters of Northern Everglades, Naples and Ten-Thousand Islands areas.
The third largest national park in the lower 48, the Everglades is a pristine fishery with an endless maze of tall mangroves, chains of islands, and winding creeks teeming with wildlife. Only navigable by water using specialized shallow water skiffs, this is an enchanting remote wilderness, yet it’s only an hour and a half from Miami and its famous dining, music and nightlife.
Fly-fishing the Everglades is an experience anglers long for. Sprawling from Everglades City down to Florida Bay and the Keys, these protected waters and coastlines offer premium opportunities to target un-pressured trophy fish such as tarpon, snook, redfish and bass among other species. Highlights of this unique wonder of nature are the 99-mile long Wilderness Waterway, the Ten Thousand Islands, and Chokoloskee Bay, areas undisturbed by daily human traffic. You’ll enjoy these special places accompanied by your professional fishing guide, someone who can show you where to go, navigate the environment, and safely put you on the tarpon or snook you have dreamed about.
Mid-February is the real start of the tarpon season, depending on the water temperature; with some consecutive warm days in February it can be some of the most explosive tarpon fishing of the entire migration. The Everglades features one of the largest populations of resident tarpon anywhere in the country, and when those fish come out of the deep rivers, they come out like bears out of hibernation, HUNGRY! March and April are the real consistent magic in the glades, a time when migrating fish make their way north and mix with the resident population to create total angler anarchy.
The beauty of the Everglades, unlike many tarpon fisheries, is that you can target these fish when the wind is blowing. Of course we all want calm weather, but unlike open water fisheries, we know where to find these tarpon tucked up on an edge when the wind comes. With this protection from the fifty-foot tall mangrove trees, it’s no wonder this is one of the best places for an angler to land their first big tarpon on the fly.
Accommodations & Meals:
Guests fly in the Miami airport and stay in the Ten Thousand Islands area, approximately an hour and half drive away. With numerous hotel and AirBNB options, there is plenty to see and do with an abundance of dining and nighlight options.
2020 Rate: $650 per day for 1 or 2 anglers
Included: Guided fishing, lunch & non-alcoholic beverages on the boat, guided fishing
Not Included: Airfare, transfers to/from the airport, accommodations & meals in Everglades city, alcoholic beverages, staff & guide gratuities.