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

Rattlesnake Swimming in the Florida Keys — As Seen on TV and FB

Posted In: Islamorada fishing tales | Posted on: 02 Feb, 2018 No Comment

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 >>

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Rare sawfish encounter on Islamorada Fishing Charter

Posted In: Islamorada fishing tales | Posted on: 18 Feb, 2015 No Comment

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 >>

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Catch, Click and Release – Safe handling tips for tarpon fishing photo ops

Posted In: tarpon fishing | Posted on: 18 Jun, 2014 No Comment

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 >>

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