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Flamingo fishing charters, Tarpon on fly, Flats fishing the Everglades and back-country.


Looking for a Everglades fishing charter?
Florida Sport Fishing Charters with Capt. Jim Hale offers experienced professional guided fly fishing and light tackle fishing charters in the Everglades National Park and in Miami’s Biscayne Bay.

My boat is a Hellsbay Marquesa 18 ft skiff powered by a Merc Optimax 115.

Flamingo fishing charter

Relax and Take a step back from the everyday life and visit Flamingo in the remote Everglades National Park. Come and experience excellent saltwater fishing in Whitewater bay or Florida bay. This is the place for hard core anglers on fly or spinning gear who like tarpon fishing or sight fishing the flats of Florida bay. Flamingo is also a great place for anglers with little to no experience to catch sharks redfish, snook and trout.

Best tarpon fishing

I am a highly successful tarpon on fly fishing guide, I know where the tarpon are if they are here you can always call me to ask. Being on the water and running in the dark, this is the key to success many days as we normally start by finding tarpon that are gulping air and rolling at sunrise in a back ponds or creeks of the everglades.  I also fish clear Oceanside flats from Miami down to the Florida Keys for migrating tarpon. Everglades tarpon eat flies and lures better than other places in South Florida because there is less pressure and darker water making the fish less spooky. The everglades definitely has the best tarpon fishing in Florida.

Snook and redfish on top water early mornings

Other options are casting a top water lure or fly at snook busting bait on the flats or creeks, sight fishing tailing reds on the flats on a slicked out morning, these are things that I live for!

I have grown up in the Everglades and I have been a licensed Flamingo fishing guide for many years and have a ton of experience, my specialties are fishing for tarpon on fly or spin, also I am a top water lure specialist for big snook and redfish on the flats or shorelines of the Everglades. With many miles of flats and shorelines the Everglades offer some of the best inshore and sight fishing on fly or spin in the world.
Every day is a new book and every hour is a new chapter in your saltwater adventure. Come and experience what fishing Flamingo is all about.
The remote Everglades is a one hour drive from Miami where you will not find buildings and many boats for that matter, its you and nature like Crocodiles, alligators, manatees and several hundred species of birds.

 Tarpon on spinning gear/ Miami tarpon fishing

I grew up in the Miami area and fishing Biscayne bay also. I offer tarpon fishing Miami on fly or spin also night tarpon trips in the Miami area, close to the bridges mostly on live bait, but night fly trips are available.
Thanks for visiting my website I hope I can be of help booking your next saltwater adventure and if there is anything I help with please feel free to email me or call me. If I am booked I can recommend a highly skilled guide either in the Everglades or in Miami.

Like shark fishing? I guarantee you a shark on spin any day so  ……Ask me about my shark fishing guarantee.

Thanks Capt. Jim



  • Thanks for the pictures but, most importantly, thanks for the best fishing trip we could have hoped for!  You gave Cale the experience of a lifetime with the tarpon catch.  After this trip, all he talks about is wanting to go fishing every time we visit.I just posted a review of the experience on TripAdvisor.

    Leonard Martin

  • Great flats fishing trip on my vacation. The charter’s very kid-friendly experience too. Thanks a lot.

    Horace Eddie Taylor
  • Jim really helped our group of beginners have a fun day – and we even caught redfish!

    Susan Gonzalez
  • Captain Jim really knows where the best fly fishing is – we definitely had a great time on the water.

    Steven Gibbs
  • My best friend and my brother came down to Miami for a tarpon fishing charter. We took a trip with Florida Sportfishing Charters and were really happy with the experience. Captain Jim (or King James as we called him by the end of the day) is a very knowledgeable fishing guide with a great attitude. He knew where the fish were all day long. We are planning another trip down in a few months and will not even consider another captain. Thanks for a great time.

    Joe, Rob and Mike

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