Florida Keys Fly Fishing / Flats Fishing Charters and Guide Service

Captain Biography

Captain Paul Fisicaro, Florida Keys Fishing GuideMy name is Capt. Paul Fisicaro and I have been guiding in the Florida Keys for 15 years. I was born and raised in the Bronx New York where my passion for fishing first started at age 4. My father is the one who showed me what fishing was all about and that's all it took. Whether it was fishing for stripers and bluefish off the jetties of the L.I. Sound or fishing off a 14 ft. skiff in the bay for flounder or fluke, I couldn't be happier. Now I'm in the Florida Keys and doing what I love most. When I came to live in the Keys, I found that catching bonefish, tarpon and permit to be one of the most thrilling times I had ever experienced. Once I had experienced that thrill, I decided to do it for a living and to show other anglers one of the most enjoyable aspects of fishing. The expression I see on their faces, makes it all worth while.

Whether you are a novice or seasoned angler, it is always wonderful to see the excitement that people show. The expressions on your faces when you hook up to a bonefish that screams off 200 yards of line in one run or a gill rattling jump by a 100 lb. tarpon is priceless.

I specialize in fly fishing and light tackle and offer the best quality fishing tackle available. I have been fly fishing since I was 11 years old and tie my own flies that are proven patterns that catch fish.

Captain Notes:

Born: Bronx N.Y.
Age: 42
Guiding Experience: 16 Years
Marital Status: Married
Political Tid Bit I am a proud supporter of my second amendment.
Hobbies: Fishing, Sports (Hockey, mostly. HUGE hockey fan) Photography,
Computers, Tying Flies, Guns
Places Traveled: Italy, Bahamas, Brazil
Fishing Highlight: Going to Brazil for Peacock Bass.
Teams I support: New York Rangers, Miami Dolphins, New York Mets and the New York Knicks
Teams I despise: Any team in the state of Pennsylvania, the New York Jets and Patriots.

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Florida Keys BonefishingFLORIDA KEYS BONEFISHING

Come and stalk the flats for the most sought after fish in the Florida keys. Spin or fly tackle, this type of fishing is a challenge to most.
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Florida Keys Tarpon FishingFLORIDA KEYS
TARPON FISHING

Experience the incredible power and acrobatics of the silver king. Fish sizes range from 10 - 200 pounds!! Weak hearted need not apply.
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Florida Keys Permit FishingFLORIDA KEYS
PERMIT FISHING

Sight-cast big permit on the flats. Expect long battles and heart pounding action while these fish tail and root for their prey.
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Florida Keys Backcountry FishingFLORIDA KEYS BACKCOUNTRY

An adventure into the Everglades National Park for species like Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sharks and Jacks.
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Florida Keys Shark FishingFLORIDA KEYS
SHARK FISHING

Battle Hammerhead, Bull, Lemon & Black Tip Sharks in shallow water on light tackle or fly gear. Let stalk some!

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Florida Keys Fly PatternsFLORIDA KEYS
FLY PATTERNS

Check out some of the patterns I use to catch our great Florida keys species like bonefish, tarpon and permit.

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Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods

 

Fishing Videos

Permit Fishing with Joe Leskoske

Joe caught 3 Permit in one day and we have it on film!

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Black Tip Sharks on Fly

Warren Stern rips up on some Black Tip Sharks on fly for the first time.

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DOA Lures - CAL JERK BAIT

Something I put together for my favorite artificial bait. Must watch video!

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Permit on Fly

Ray Hammond, A Vietnam and US Navy Vet with his first Permit on Fly! Congrats!

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Permit on Light Tackle

Dick Williams with his first Permit ever caught! Great Job!

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Big Poon on fly

Todd whooping some tarpon butt with the new Thomas & Thomas TNT 11!

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Permit on light tackle

Mike from the UK fighting a nice Permit that he yanked out of a big school.

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Fly Fishing for Tarpon

Big strings of Tarpon moving down the sand run. Doesn't get better than this!

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Frustrating School of Tarpon

Beanie makes cast after cast but to no avail. They want no part of us!

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Insane Permit Day

Master Permit angler, Bruce Garland showing how its done!

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Florida Keys Fishing Report

03/14/14 | Posted by: Captain Paul Fisicaro

The Capt landing a nice Tarpon caught on the fly rod.Hey Guys, Well, You want Permit?? We got Permit. Tons of fish out there right now. although the fishing has slowed the last few days with the full moon approaching. I think most of the Permit Ive been seeing have gone to spawn but will be back shortly. I also want to congratulate Roy Hammond, Vietnam and US Navy Vet on catching his first ever Permit on fly as well. He deserved it! Tarpon fishing has also been pretty goodbut will only get better and better. I was canceled 7 days in May (May 11th - May 17th) from a normal client and now have days available for Tarpon fishing (FLY FISHING ONLY)

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Fishing News

Q and A with Captain Paul Fisicaro: Thomas and Thomas Fly Fishing Bonefish Tarpon Trust: Project Permit Midcurrent: High Tide on the Grass Flats Thomas and Thomas Blog: My Take: Choosing a rod length and line weight decisions Thomas and Thomas Blog: T & T Proving Grounds: Islamorada

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Fly Tying Section

Florida Keys Fly Patterns


  • Bonefish FLIES
  • TARPON FLIES
  • PERMIT FLIES
  • SNOOK AND REFISH FLIES
  • TYING TIPS

FLORIDA KEYS BONEFISH PATTERNS

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TASTY TOAD

FLATS SHRIMP

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FLORIDA KEYS TARPON PATTERNS

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THE TARPON TOAD

THE GURGLER

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BABY POON FLY

   
   
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FLORIDA KEYS PERMIT PATTERNS

THE MERKIN

THE T-PAK Crab

PAUL'S EP GHOST CRAB

Permit Clouser

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FLORIDA KEYS SNOOK AND REDFISH PATTERNS

THE SEADUCER

THE WHITE WIDOW

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FLY TYING TIPS

SPLIT THREAD DUBBING

SPINNING DEER HAIR

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Featured Fly

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THE MAD PUMPKIN

The one and only shark fly I use. I also tie this fly in black and red.

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