Hawks Cay fishing charters
Fishing charters

I'm Hooked

Whether it’s fishing the Duck Key flats for prized Permit and Bonefish; spending an exciting day in the backcountry catching Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook; or just enjoying an afternoon on the water bending the rod with your family and friends, the Florida Keys offer an unrivaled inshore fishery for all ages and skill levels to enjoy.

I’m Hooked flats and backcountry fishing charters specialize in fly and light tackle fishing, and use only the highest quality fly and spinning gear. Just tell me what you want to fish for, and I’ll do my best to help you land your fish of a lifetime!

Captain Taylor Nelson

Hi, I’m Captain Taylor Nelson of I’m Hooked Fishing Charters, the sister boat of Tarpon Time with Captain Jeff Malone at Hawks Cay Resort & Marina. Being born right here in South Florida has provided me the opportunity to become an expert in shallow water sport fishing in the waters surrounding The Middle Keys and The Florida Bay. I have had a tremendous passion for fishing. Book a trip with me and I will be thrilled to share my passion with you and your family!

About the Boat: 21-ft Egret Moccasin with a 200hp 4 stroke Suzuki engine. It is a great boat for fishing in skinny water and anchoring up around bridges and in Florida Bay. It is fast, comfortable and stable, and because it rocks very little you never need to worry about getting seasick.

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OUR SPECIALTIES

Bonefish

fishing

back country/flats fishing

Common from three to five pounds, the current Florida record bonefish was 16.19 lbs caught locally in Islamorada. Bonefish season is March through October, best August through October.

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Snook

fishing

back country/flats fishing

Snook fishing is a Florida Keys specialty. Most catches are 3 to 15 lbs, 16 to 30-pounders are also common. The current Florida record is 45.75 pounds. Snook fishing is best in spring and summer.

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Tarpon

fishing

back country/flats fishing

Common from 40 to 50 pounds, big fish of 100 to 150 pounds aren't uncommon in our waters. Recent Florida record 243 pounds. Best February through June. Renowned for their challenging fight and jump.

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CHARTER RATES

I'm Hooked—Half Day

Availability: Call for Availability

Rates: $700

Requirements & Restrictions: Maximum 4 people

I'm Hooked—Full Day

Availability: Call for Availability

Rates: $1200

Requirements & Restrictions: Maximum 4 people

Tarpon Time—4 Hour Live Bait Tarpon

Availability: Call for Availability

Rates: $600

Requirements & Restrictions: Maximum 4 people