Sight Fishing in the Florida Keys and Everglades
Silver Spray Guide Service, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, specializes in sight fishing the Florida Keys with fly and light spin tackle. Fish are stalked in water depths ranging from 10-inches to 6-feet. We cater to the desires of the angler and trips are planned specifically for the species you wish to pursue.
Depending on the time of year and your desires, we fish for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit (my personal favorite, pictured on right). Redfish, Snook, Seatrout and many other species can be caught in Everglades National Park, which is a 40 minute boat ride from Marathon. I practice catch and release fishing.
Full day (Min. 8 hours on the water) $600.00
Half day (4 hours on the water) $450.00
Silver Spray Guide Service is based in Marathon Florida, in the heart of the Florida Keys. There are no other places like the Florida Keys and The Everglades. A coral reef shelters the Keys from the Atlantic creating a unique and wonderful environment of warm, clear, shallow water. One of the many great things about the Keys is we are located in the continental U.S. so no passport is required.
TYPE OF SERVICE
I am a “trailer guide,” the skiff is trailered to whichever part of the Keys is most suited to your needs—close to where you will be staying, what species of game fish you wish to pursue and current weather conditions. This type of service provides great flexibility in terms of weather, tides, and fish species. If your casting skills are less then you would like, don't worry. I enjoy working with anglers to help them improve their ability to be long, accurate, and quick.
The skiff is a 17’ Maverick Mirage powered by a 70 hp Yamaha. Two anglers and myself are possible but if you have more in your party I can arrange for other guides. I am proud to be an Orvis Endosed guide and provide the best Orvis has to offer. Fishing licenses are provided as well as all tackle. Of course you are welcome to bring your own gear if you choose, but if you don’t want the hassle of traveling with your own, rest assured I use first class equipment.