Dreaming about reeling in your next tarpon, bonefish and permit? Let Islamorada fishing guide,
Captain Ted Wilson, a Florida native and expert fly and light-tackle professional, be your guide
to the secret spots of the upper Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. It's Florida Keys flats
fishing at its best!
The Florida Keys fishing grounds are second to none with endless acres of shallow grass flats
dotted with hundreds of small mangrove islands, making your Islamorada fishing charter an
experience you won't soon forget. Captain Ted can provide an all access pass through the
wondrous maze of crystal-clear waters in the famed Florida Bay, Everglades National Park and
near-shore waters of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.
Captain Ted will customize your Florida Keys flats fishing adventure to your needs and interests.
His wealth of local and professional knowledge will enhance your fishing experience exponentially.
Having fished thousands of anglers, from novice to tournament level, Captain Ted is the right
Islamorada fishing guide for you.
There is always something biting in the Florida Keys. So whether you are looking for some top-notch
tarpon fishing, a challenging catch and release sportfishing experience or out to catch a delicious fish
dinner, there is something here for you. Listed in yellow are some of Captain Ted's most common
targets; tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish, snapper, sharks, and more.
Captain Ted offers half-day, full-day and evening trips for all skill levels - first-time fishermen,
seasoned veterans, families and corporate groups. Professional instruction in the art of fly casting
can be given during your day on the water. And for families looking to go backcountry fishing, with
Captain Ted KIDS FISH FREE!
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Fishing tips & tales from the islamorada backcountry
While out on an Islamorada backcountry fishing charter, we ran across an approximately five-foot Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake swimming in the Florida Keys. I suppose he was doing a little island hopping out in the middle of Florida Bay. He was quite glad to see us and appeared to want to slither on board my skiff. Not something we were interestedMore >>
On a recent Islamorada fishing charter, anglers experience a rare hook up with not one, not two but three sawfish in the water off the Upper Florida Keys. The fishing event was so rare that it was featured on South Florida’s Channel 1o. Click on the image below to see for yourself how the BIG catch happened. To learn moreMore >>
I recently received a great question from a new angler of mine regarding why Islamorada fishing guides are usually the one holding the tarpon in the photos. I thought it was such a great question that I decided to share my answer in case other people were curious too. My answer involves several reasons why Islamorada fishing guides take holdMore >>
What a great experience with Capt Ted. We were within site of 5 other boats all fishing for tarpon, we hooked way before the other boats and had more bites. Capt Ted's knowledge and experience clearly made the difference. I can not recommend him enough!
May 6, 2018
My Wife and I went on a trip with Captain Ted the other nite Got my first tarpon He will do his best to put you on them Thanks again
April 14, 2018
Capt. Ted is an awesome guide. He put me on Tarpon and I was able to catch my first Tarpon ever. He's very knowledgeable of the area and very affable. Truly awesome experience and I'm looking forward to the next time!!
January 28, 2018
Excellant Guide and great conversation with Captain Ted. We ran 30 minutes north because of the wind and he put me on the snapper and it was a great day. My only complaint is that i did not book an entire day with him.
August 21, 2017
Been fishing with Capt. Wilson several days a year for almost 20 years. He knows the water and works everyday to put his anglers on fish.
Islamorada Fishing Guide Captain Ted Wilson
Thanks Dee! Appreciate it! Look forward to fishing with you again soon!