captain barry hoffman

m10I practice only "catch and release" fishing. Please check out the links provided below on this page. Everything to help you plan your trip such as rates, equipment needs and accommodations is included. Multiple boats/captains can be arranged for larger groups as well. Please read on and contact me for an unforgettable trip. I look forward to fishing with you... Capt. Barry Hoffman

Whether you choose to sight fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations.

For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light tackle spinning instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for.
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Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. (check out my tripadvisor reviews!) I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 36 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 28 of those years.

Capt Barry Hoffman's "Florida Keys Flats Fishing" est.1990

Sight fishing the flats and backcountry of Key Largo, Islamorada and Everglades National Park. Fly fishing and light tackle charters for novice & expert anglers! Specializing in "catch & release" sight fishing the Florida Keys for bonefish, tarpon, redfish and snook on fly or light tackle.

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we are still "under construction" with the new website.. I'll soon hopefully have all the links operative.... Barry 12-5-2018