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About Key West Fishing Guide, Capt. Steven Lamp

Capt. Steven P. Lamp

I am a Key West and Lower Florida Keys fishing guide. I offer flats fishing on board my traditonal flats fishing skiff or my state of the art bay boats. I offer reef fishing on board my 36 ft Yellowfin Center Console and deep sea fishing charters on board my Yellowfin 36 or my 47′ Viking “In XS”.¬†

Fishing and boating was always a passion for me be it above or below the water.. I joined the Coast Guard right out of High School and when the weather got nasty they had me going out when others were coming in. Heavy weather was something I got accustomed to quickly and it was my job in uniform. In my off time in Cape Hatteras I surfed alot while learning and understanding more about the Ocean than could ever be written in a book.

Always On The Water

Fishing and boating was always a passion for me be it above or below the water.. I joined the Coast Guard right out of High School and when the weather got nasty they had me going out when others were coming in. Heavy weather was something I got accustomed to quickly and it was my job in uniform. In my off time in Cape Hatteras I surfed alot while learning and understanding more about the Ocean than could ever be written in a book.

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Daily Catch My Father And I

Working water sports jobs from teen to adult. A dive master since 1991. I ran dive boats for the state of Florida Parks and privately owned dive shops both in the Florida Keys and St. Pete. while I honed my skills as a commercial and competitive spear fisherman, hook and line commercial fisherman and lobster harvesting diver. In the early 90s my diving career was halted by a brutal attack from a barracuda to my right leg while free diving near Marathon. It was time to take another approach to earn my living.

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Paying The Bills

It's A Guides Life For Me

Funny how things happen. After my diving accident my new approach to life would be flats fishing. I knew the backcountry and the shallows like my home from Marathon to the Marquesas Keys. A buddy of mine I worked with took me flats fishing one day and I fell in love with it. I loved it so much I hocked a bunch of stuff, borrowed some money and I bought his boat. Trained in every spare minute, read every book and my first year I booked and fished 240 fishing charters. Thats where it all began.

IGFA Captain

IGFA Captain / Guide

In the spirit of the I.G.F.A. the most reliable record keeping authority in the world for game fishing I went forward to take the test to call myself an IGFA captain/guide. Because Key West fishing is so diverse I felt more knowledge was good. I am proud to be in among some of the greatest names in fishing who have pushed themselves to be the most knowledgable in our field.

Florida Guides Association Board Of Directors

Being a fishing guide in Key West, Florida is a privilege that I take seriously. Fishing guides offer much to their local communities, more than you may think. I am proud to be active on the Florida Guides Association  board of directors since 2010.