What to expect

Fishing is an adventure, and can change from day to day! Depending on the weather or crew, we could spend an afternoon fishing reefs or wrecks, explore the flats for bonefish, or jump a silver king or two in the backwaters. Plans can change quickly, and Capt. Max will be sure to put you on fish.

Make sure to bring sunscreen, and any beverages or food (water is provided) that you may want on your trip. Hats, sunshirts, and buffs are recommended. As Capt. Max says “The sun is like a laser down here…”

If you catch any fish to keep, Capt. Max will fillet them for you once you arrive back at the marina, and can suggest several restaurants around town to have your fresh catch cooked up, if you’re sans kitchen on vacation.

Overall, expect to have a fun day, catching fish, and enjoying the beauty that is the Florida Keys.

Charters and Rates

A Full day (two anglers) runs $700
A Half Day (two anglers) runs $450
Tarpon trips (half day, two anglers) are $450


Capt. Max Gaspeny is a Backwater Fishing Guide with 20+ years of saltwater fishing experience. He charters out of Bud and Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida.

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