Where do we leave from?
I typically launch from the Angler House Marina—a full-service Islamorada marina with bayside access near mile marker 80.5. We can make arrangements to meet elsewhere if necessary. Just call me a day or two before the trip, and we’ll work it out. Click here, for directions.
What time do we leave?
Fishing trips are subject to many variables including the desired length of your trip, the target species, the time of year and the day’s tide. We will schedule a launch time once we talk on the phone.
How do I pay?
Personal check or cash is preferable, however, AFG also accepts all major credit cards for your convenience. Venmo and Zelle also accepted.
I want to learn to fly fish. Can you help me?
Yes! A preliminary fly casting lesson can be scheduled on land before we ever hit the water. Once you’re on the boat, the instruction continues and before you know it, you’ve caught your first fish on fly.
Are tips customary?
Yes. Though that comes as a surprise to many, both blue water and backcountry guides traditionally receive tips after a day of fishing – especially if you’re leaving with lots of stories to tell. While the amount – and decision to tip or not – is completely up to the client, amounts can range from $25 for a half-day to $100 for an outstanding full day.
WHAT TO BRING
Sunscreen! Thin, breathable long-sleeved shirts and pants and comfortable sandals or boat shoes are ideal to wear, along with your hat and polarized sunglasses. Bring rain gear if the weather calls for it. And don’t forget your camera! It can be stowed in a water-tight compartment on the boat.
Capt. Steve will provide all the necessary tackle, bait, water and ice. You are responsible for other beverages and your meal. Most importantly, bring a curiosity for nature and enthusiasm for the hunt!