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Half-day by boat
Fly fishing the flats from a boat is highly dependent on the tides but a half day is plenty of time to cover a lot of ground. These trips focus on a few specific spots over the course of four hours. We aim for dawn or dusk to make the most out of changing conditions. Even if you have to get back for time on the beach with the family, your experience on the flats will stay with you.
Full-day by boat
A full day onboard will give you the best chance at sight fishing for stripers as they hunt the sand bottom of the flats or feed in darker waters. Either way you will get a chance to see a few different environments and their inhabitants, including potential encounters with whales, sea turtles, mola mola, dolphins and great white sharks. Plan for between six and eight hours on the water.
Half-day on foot
The flats are made for walking and we can get you to the right spot at the right time. Leave the traffic and crowds behind and focus only on the open sky, breaking waves and the moment a striper hits your fly. Low tide at dawn on the bay or the incoming on the Atlantic, we will put you in the right position to get the job done and, if you feel like keeping on, let us know and we can change those four hours into a full day.
Full-day on foot
The full day experience is all adventure. Wandering the edge and chasing submarines in the surf can be like an African safari. We’ll start by guiding you to fish and then back home again so you don’t end up over your head. We may even try a few spots to see where the bite is best. As with the boat trip, plan for six to eight hours but a little more of a workout.