Key West Flats Fishing Guide
Capt. Steven Lamp

flats fishing permit
Releasing a Permit for good friend Tommy

Call My Office 1-305-292-7212

I have been a Key West flats fishing guide since 1994. Although I offer fishing charters in all the areas of Key West, taking people flats fishing is probably my favorite. Everything I love about fishing in Key West is in this package. Hunting, fishing and Ultimately getting away from everything for a few hours for some peace and quiet. Meeting nice folks and having some great conversations. Of course the amazing boats that I get to use to get us there and back safely. 

Key West flats fishing
Flats fishing Key West on my technical flats fishing skiff boat.

Whether I am using a push pole to slide through the shallows on my technical flats fishing boat or a trolling motor on my state of the art Yellowfin Carbon Elite 24ft bay boat the goal and results are the same. Getting shots at some of the weariest fish in the ocean for my anglers. Chasing the Key West grand slam of tarpon, permit and bonefish with some other added surprises along the way. 

About Flats Fishing

The discipline of sight fishing is the name of the game when we are on the flats. We look for the fish, we spot them, I guide you into position and you make the cast. When the needle is threaded and it all comes together my anglers have a nice beautiful fish along side the boat. That is when It all comes together.

Flats fishing appeals to the stealthiest of hunters, people who love nature and enjoy fishing in calm clear waters.

My flats fishing charters usually depart in the morning. We will start off with tarpon fishing then as the sun comes up move on into the shallows in search of other targeted species that I am always set up for. 

flats fishing permit Wade Boggs
Wade Boggs holds up a nice permit he caught flats fishing Key West

Plenty Of Options

All of my Key West fishing charters are full of options. The sky is the limit when fishing with me or my group of professional flats fishing guides. From the type of boats we use to the high end fishing gear and tackle specifically designed to fish the flats. 

flats fishing bonefish Key West

Light Tackle Fishing

I have available the nicest spin fishing gear from DAIWA rods and reels. The Saltiga and Exist reels. 10 – 20 lb class line, loaded with DAIWA SAMURAI braided fishing line. The longest casting distance with the most accuracy in the right hands giving my anglers the best advantage to catch their dream fish.  

Flats Fishing Reels
High end light tackle fishing gear from DAIWA

Fly Fishing

I don’t discount my flats fishing charters so I don’t buy discounted fly fishing gear for my anglers to fish with. ORVIS line of Helios 3 D rods with ORVIS mirage reels loaded with the latest in ORVIS fly line and backing. I supply all leaders, fly’s and instruction at all levels of skill sets and interest. I believe in nothing but the best for my anglers.

ORVIS Helios 3d Fly fishing rods
The nicest fly fishing rods and reels for flats fishing.

My Flats Fishing Charters

I will take up to two persons flats fishing for 4, 6, or 8 hours. Trip departures depend on the day, moon and tide phases and what fish species we are targeting. I supply everything you will need for fishing as well as ice filled cooler with bottled waters. 

 We will decide when you call, depending on the time of the year, your needs in a boat and the targeted species you would like to pursue whether we will use  my technical poling skiff or my Yellowfin bay boat. IF… You want to bring 3 or 4 anglers I can help with that as well. Please see my Backcountry Fishing Charters.  

flats fishing boat
17ft Technical Flats Fishing boat
Yellowfin 24 bay boat CE
My Custom Built Yellowfin Bay Boat

My wife “Island Genn” handles my schedule. It is always the best bet to call her direct for my fishing charters. She also has an amazing blog all about Key West called “The Key Wester“. 

Office Number 1-305-292-7212
My Cell / Text  1-305-304-0497