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 2019
We have been having some of the best fall fishing I have ever seen down here in Key West. I think it has a lot to do with not having any cold fronts yet but we aren’t complaining. There are permit absolutely everywhere. It is hard to leave the dock and not stumble across some it has been incredible. The bonefishing has also been very strong with some good size fish out there and some big schools and hungry fish coming through on the flats. The baby tarpon fishing was pretty slow during a couple of the summer months but it is now coming completely unglued. It has been fantastic with a lot of hungry juvenile tarpon up under the bushes and in backcountry channels. Once we start getting some cold weather I’m sure patterns will change but as of now it is on fire.
The “rod bending” species are all starting to show up as well. Jacks, snapper, and big barracudas to name a few, are all filing in their backcountry haunts to set up for the winter time rally. The cooler months always tend to bring in a wide variety of species into the backcountry surrounding Key West and the Lower Keys.
Tarpon Season dates are starting to fill up. Be sure to book in advance for spring time dates in 2020.