Captain Lain of Dirty Waters Charter lives in and guides fishing vacations around Key Largo, Florida. The upper Florida Keys are known for world-class back country fishing and Captain Lain has a number of favorite spots throughout the area. Whether fishing for  redfish, snook, tarpon, trout, and 10-foot shark in the murky estuaries of Everglades National Park, or sight casting for bonefish and permit on the crystal-clear flats around the islands, you are sure to have an eventful day in the wonderfully unique ecosystem. In between casts, for instance, be sure to keep an eye out for the occasional alligator, snake, or manatee.

Dirty Water Charters specializes in light tackle fishing, but for those lobster-lovers seeking an off-beat sport experience, the company also guides a spiny lobster charter during the August to May season. Guided back country trips can be booked for half day, three quarter day, or full day periods. Bring a lunch, drinks, sun protection, and light rain gear on each trip; and heed the August to November hurricane season when making plans. If you have a preferred target fish, check out Captain Lain’s website for month-by-month fishing forecasts. For instance, if your dream is to complete the flats slam—catching a permit, tarpon, and bonefish in one day—click on the April link and listed are the techniques, recommended baits and lures, and locations that enable such a feat.

The website, of course, provides just a snippet of Captain Lain’s incredible expertise best-used fishing methods in the Florida Keys. He’s an active and visible guide, both as a member of the Key Largo Guide Association and as a fishing pro on the staff of Pure Fishing, Inc., the company known for Berkley and Abu Garcia tackle. His back country transportation is a 17-foot Maverick Master Angler boat that enables stealthy gliding through the Everglades and easy poling in the flats.

It’s time to get out of the city, stop wasting away on a stifling couch, and hop aboard Captain Lain’s skiff. The mix of island tropics and marshy wilderness provide the backdrop to an unforgettable fishing adventure—and on top of all that, you’re just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Key Largo in the Florida Keys. For the sport angler, it’s an unbeatable holiday.           

Group Size –2 persons

Price Range and Season Dates –
From $400 half day, $475 three-quarter day, $550 full day

Contact Information

322 Bay View Avenue
Key Largo
United States
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