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 "If it swims we can put you on it"

Captain Kevin Brown

Please call me for info anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
305-394-0792
If your inquiry is not time-sensitive, you may email me at:
hotbite@bellsouth.net

Backcountry Fishing Islamorada Florida

Backcountry Fly and Light Spinning Tackle

 

 Offshore Deep-sea Fishing

*Sailfish * Grouper * Yellowtail *
* Kingfish *Mutton * Snapper *
* Blackfin Tuna * Cobia *
* Dolphin * Tuna * Wahoo *
* Blue Marlin*

 

Backcountry Fly
and Light Spinning Tackle

* Bonefish * Tarpon *
* Permit * Redfish *
* Snook * Shark *
* Trout *

 

About the Florida Keys

Hello from Capt Kevin Brown my main goal is to put you on fish and show you the best experience I possibly can while you are here on vacation. Whether it be offshore or backcountry if it swims we can put you on it. My backcountry skiff is a 18 foot Hewes red fisher with a 115 Yamaha outboard motor. It is well maintained and comes with the best top of the line tackle. If you are coming to the Florida Keys and you want to really see the keys, the best way is to take a skiff out around the islands and into the Florida Everglades. You will be amazed at the natural beauty of this place. Most people that come here miss this and this is really what the Keys are all about. Fishing aside just the trip will be worth the price of the charter. Things you might see are Sharks, Manatees, Crocodiles, Sea Turtles, Dolphin, Stingrays, also Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Great White Haring, Blue Haring, and Ospreys catching and eating fish as well as many other species that call Islamorada their home.

Fishing the Backcountry

Your options are 1-push the flats for bone fish and sharks, 2-fish the channels and bridges for tarpon, or 3-go back to flamingo (Florida bay,everglades) for trout,redfish.snook,sharks,tarpon 4- weather permitting big permits on the offshore wrecks depending on the time of year and the tides we will decide what is the best option for you also depending on length of trip we can do multiple options

About the Flats Boat
My Flats boat is a 18 foot Hewes Red Fish with a 115 Yamaha.  It has everything you should need to get the job done right in comfort, VHS, GPS, Polling platform, Live Wells, Trim tabs and is excellent shape.

About the Offshore Boat and Crew
The Gold Reserve is a 40 ft. custom built sport fisherman. She has twin turbo-charged diesel engines, full sized tower, two running stations and is fully equipped with two sets of electronics - radios, lorans & bottom machines. She is geared to the teeth with the best top of the line tackle. She has three live bait wells capable of holding a thousand or more live baits of various types. Remember you are fishing in Islamorada "Live Bait Capital of the World" and this will make the difference between catching fish or not and how many different kinds of fishing you can do in one day.

The crew is professional and courteous. They fish for a living twelve months a year and put out 110% every trip, first to make sure you have an enjoyable time and second to load the fish box!

About the Captain
My name is Kevin Brown and I grew up in southern California.  I did a lot of fishing there growing up.  I then traveled to the west coast of Mexico for 3 years.  I have spent the last 18 years fishing in the Florida Keys.  I have also fished in Hawaii, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Turks and Cacaos etc., etc.  The great thing about the Keys is you can fish year-round for  many different species of fish, it is unbelievable.  I guarantee you I will put 100% out for you and I will show up to the boat in good shape.  There are so many questions and answers about fishing here that I can't put them all on paper.  Please call me for info anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at 305-394-0792 or email me at hotbite@bellsouth.net, I would be happy to answer all your questions and also if I talk to you I can do a better job at tailoring your trip to you and your needs.

Family Package - evening trips 4:00 to 7:00 only $450.00
We go out 5 minutes from the dock and anchor the boat in six feet of water. It is never rough, guaranteed, no seasickness. There is white sand under the boat so you can see the sharks, stingrays, barracuda, and tarpon swimming under the boat up to 300 hundred pounds. It is wild, most nights you have three rods hooked up the whole time you are there. No problem for kids, they can sit in the chairs and fight the fish. We use light tackle so they have no problem. Up on the bridge Mom can read a book and relax in the breezes and watch the sunset (sunset depends on time of year). This is a great inexpensive trip and there is something for everyone, whether you're an avid fisherman or it's your first time out.

Winter Fishing
We leave at 7:00 a.m. and head offshore to one of the bait patches that is producing that week, and cast net fresh live bait. Then we head offshore for the fishing grounds. In wintertime, we fish the edge of the reef 3 to 4 miles offshore. We do what we call slow trolling. The live baits are on top of the water, waiting to be engulfed by a Sailfish or Kingfish. We bump the boat in and out of gear. When the fish comes up, the bait usually will start to jump ... the action is about to begin! The reels are set in free spool, you pick up the rod, and let the fish eat. The captain will tell you when it's time to wind down and set the hook ... IT'S ON!! Hang on and wait until the fish tires and stops taking line. Some fish will nearly dump the reel and we will have to back down and chase them. You will also see Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Dolphin (mahi-mahi), Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and other species this time of year. This type of fishing is very personal. You have an 8-foot Sailfish right behind the boat! Five, 10, and sometimes whole pods of fish will be right behind the boat. It can get pretty wild in a hurry!

Summer Fishing
Dolphin time! This time of year we head offshore and fish anywhere from 10 to 30 miles out and will be looking for birds working over fish and/or debris floating in the water. We troll lures and rigged baits aboard the Gold Reserve and we will also have live bait for the more finicky fish. The Captain will get in the tower and chase them down to position the boat in front of them and then we will bait them up. The schoolie dolphin can be in schools of 10 to 200 fish at one time and will follow us while you hook them up. The bigger dolphin (slammers) are also in packs of 2 or more and we will also cast spinning tackle to get them and hook them up and then gaff them into the cooler. Summertime can also bring Wahoo and Tuna, and the occasional billfish.

Offshore Rates

$1000-$1100 - Full-day (8 hours)
$850-$950 - Three quarter-day (6 hours)
$700-$800 - Half-day (4 hours)
$450 - Family Package or Evening Trips (3 hours)

 


Capt. Kevin Brown

Backcountry Rates

$600 - Full-day (8 hours)
$525 - 3/4 -day (6 hours)
$450 - Half-day (4 hours)
$425 - Evening Shark / Tarpon Trips-Skiff (3 hours)

 



Please call me for info anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
305-394-0792
If your inquiry is not time-sensitive, you may email me at: hotbite@bellsouth.net