Welcome to Islamorada and the Florida Keys and Key West, a premier location for world class fishing.
Welcome on board the "Flying Dutchman"
Captain Oscar Wijtenburg a USCG licensed captain.
Welcome to Backcountry fishing in the Keys.
Fishing in the Everglades National Park and the pristine waters surrounding the Florida Keys and Key West.
Flats fishing, deep channel fishing or wreck fishing either with spin fishing gear, or fly fishing.
The species of fish usually targeted are, but not limited to, Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish,
Snook, Speckled Sea trout, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel and more. Trips can be customized to suit your needs and usually range from four to eight hours. Evening Tarpon charters are booked quite early on and they are four hours long. They usually coincide with the stunning sunsets we get here in the Florida Keys!
Now that Tarpon fishing season is getting close, we are getting busy and charters will be short in supply,
so it is advisable to book as early as you can!
Being close to the Everglades means that we can quickly get to some of the best fishing around. There are
many target species of fish for young and old to catch.
You are welcome to keep your catch as long as the fish are of legal size, edible and in season.
Most restaurants will cook your fish to your liking as well. For the non fishing days, a trip to Key West or Bahia Honda State Park is also an option.
We also offer sightseeing and Island tours for those who just want a look around and not fish.
Fishing from a 16 Ft. Egret flats-boat, powered by a new 2015 140 HP 4 stroke Suzuki outboard,
the "Flying Dutchman" is able to quickly and comfortably bring up to 3 anglers to the best fishing spots in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys.
The boat has a backrest built in, so a longer run is more comfortable,as
sometimes longer runs are needed to get to different locations in
Florida Bay, the Everglades or the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether you are a novice angler, or are more seasoned, Capt Oscar is able to advice and help anybody in getting you the most out of your day on the water.
Patient with kids as well, families can have fun on the water too!! Fishing for trout with children is usually a great time and these are among the first back country fish they catch, followed by snappers and small sharks. Sharks are cool and not to be feared as they are very useful to the ecosystem in the Everglades and all the world's oceans.
For those who don't want to fish and just like to come along for the ride, they are welcome as well, and there is plenty to see when you're on the water, either in the Everglades, or on the flats that
surround the Florida Keys and Islamorada.
Another nice day on the water!!
One thing to remember is that a great time is not always related to the size, species or
amount of fish caught, as we are dealing with a natural environment that is
always changing. Conditions in Florida Bay and the Everglades are changing with the weather.
Weather and tides play a big factor in what the day will bring and we urge all
anglers to keep an open mind as to what you may or may not be able to go after,
regardless of who your guide will be.
After all it is all about having a good time as well.
A nice Permit near Islamorada, the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is the gateway to the wilderness of Florida Bay, the Everglades and also to
the cobalt blue waters of the Gulf Stream.
Rated in the top ten sport fishing areas worldwide, Islamorada offers anglers a great amount of
game fish species to pursue once they leave the dock.
From Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Sharks and Trout in the mangrove creeks and
the islands of the Everglades,
to Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit on the flats surrounding Islamorada.
The "office"on the way out to another great day on the water in the Florida Keys.
A typical day in Florida Bay and the Everglades National Park.