KEY WEST FISHING CHARTERS
with Capt. Nick LaBadie
Welcome to Tailing Water Expeditions. A premier fishing guide service based out of beautiful Key West, FL. Providing next level inshore, flats, and backcountry fishing trips. As well as other private specialty charters. Top of the line service and equipment pave the way to an experience of a lifetime.
Key West Fishing Trips
Specialty Fishing Charters
FEATURED KEY WEST FISHING TRIPS
Below you will find the most popular fishing charters for our clients in Key West. These trips are centered inside of the best in local hot spots that Captain Nick has hand picked through his years of experience here. Aside from the fishing, experiencing this fishery is something that one must fully immerse themselves in, these specific trips do just that. So, if you’re looking for epic fishing, an awesome journey, and memories that will last a lifetime – our Featured Fishing Charters fit the bill.
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THE KEYS
Flats Fishing in the Florida Keys has been an obsession anglers have enjoyed for generations. This legendary fishery is home to many inshore world records on both fly and spinning gear. Thousands of monster tarpon migrate up and down the coastline every spring, world class permit fishing flats are just 10 minutes from the dock, and bonefish scurry around the shallows in some of the most stunning areas we have ever witnessed.
We have many different fish species here in the Florida Keys but the Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish are considered the top three sport fish lurking around in the shallows. We target them with both fly fishing gear as well as spinning rods depending on the conditions and the anglers experience.
FLY FISHING KEY WEST
Keys West and the Florida Keys are among the worlds top fly fishing destinations. Fly fishing This is not only a past time, but a sport that has been enjoyed by many generations.
Fly Fishing down here in the Florida Keys has been made famous by a lot of popular fishing personalities, both past and present. They have made the Keys their home for some of the best long rod action on the planet.
Our crystal clear tropical flats offer some of the best sight fishing opportunities in the world. Whether looking for bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jacks, or snapper on the fly. Tailing Water Expeditions with fly fishing guide Captain Nick LaBadie is your go-to in Key West.
There is a big playground out there and the conditions are ever changing. Take a peak at our fishing seasons calendar for an idea of what is biting certain times of year in order to maximize your success on the water. We specialize in fishing the flats and backcountry from Big Pine Key to the Marquesas. Sight fishing in the calm clear water is an experience that you will not forget.
WHAT'S BITING NOW: Fall/Winter 2020
We have received our first cool breeze down here in Key West and the fish are starting to fill in for the fall/winter time rally. Cooler water brings in a lot of bait and with that a lot of predators. Jacks and barracudas are starting to show up on the flats and will be readily available targets for the next couple months. A lot of people turn their nose up at these guys but I feel jacks and barracudas are some of the most underrated fish in the backcountry. Big cudas can be a lot more challenging than anglers think, especially on the fly rod. Practice your distance and fast two handed strip to have a good shot at a big boy this winter.
For a more in depth look at our Key West fishing seasons click HERE.
Permit and bonefish will still be around during these cooler months and we can have opportunities for some bigger fish lurking around in the shallows. Safe to assume there won’t be as many as a slicked out September afternoon, but we will be catching bones and permit throughout the fall/winter.
The tarpon aren’t the biggest fans of the cooler weather but there will be some places we can target them on live bait with success. If your trip lands on a warm day between cold fronts we can find some fish to throw a fly at but most of the tarpon will be waiting for the warmer water to push in before they get up on the flats.