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

Fish out of water — My best tarpon fishing tale yet

Posted In: Islamorada fishing tales, tarpon fishing | Posted on: 05 Apr, 2014 No Comment

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 >>

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Best time to go tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys revealed

Posted In: tarpon fishing | Posted on: 01 Mar, 2014 No Comment

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 >>

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Roll Tarpon Roll

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

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 >>

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