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
On the heels of some very intense March wind, I ran one of my Islamorada fishing charters 40 miles from Islamorada to the far northwest corner of Everglades National Park in search of tarpon. After the long trek across Florida Bay, my anglers (Joe Marley and his oldest son Paul) and I were very pleased to spot a few tarponMore >>
For the last few weeks on my Islamorada fishing charters, I’ve been fishing off and on for tarpon. Success rates have been all over the board. I had a “three large fish in a half-day outing” with one couple and a painful “no fish for three trips” with a father and son family stinker. Late February to mid-March can beMore >>
When on an Islamorada backcountry fishing charter the excitement elevates as soon as you begin spotting rolling tarpon. Have you ever wondered why tarpon roll? Tarpon have a special air bladder, similar to lungs of air-breathing animals. They roll in order to gulp air and then swallow and expel the used air through their air bladder. Their sponge-like air bladderMore >>
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!