Captain
Brad Simonds

Member since May 2014 Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Brad has 40 years of charter fishing and tournament sportfishing experience. Apart from running a charter business, he's also spent 9 years as a member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary representing the charter boat industry. He welcomes anglers of all skill levels on board – he can help you from teaching basics to a first-timer to providing assistance to a seasoned sea wolf.
Techniques
Capt. Brad specializes in light tackle fishing, though he's very skilled in all techniques required to catch a variety of species

Hey, I'm Captain Brad Simonds

Key West, Estados Unidos
Background
Capt. Brad has 40 years of charter fishing and tournament sportfishing experience. Apart from running a charter business, he's also spent 9 years as a member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary representing the charter boat industry. He welcomes anglers of all skill levels on board – he can help you from teaching basics to a first-timer to providing assistance to a seasoned sea wolf.
Techniques
Capt. Brad specializes in light tackle fishing, though he's very skilled in all techniques required to catch a variety of species
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Southpaw Fishing Charters

70 reviews
Key West
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trips from $800

Fishing Reports

Mid winter fishing action

February 15, 2020

Lots of variety and many different fishing techniques distinguish our style of fishing in the winter. Read Full Report →


Fall fishing heats up

October 23, 2019

Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Mackerel and Snapper are all biting well. Read Full Report →


Summertime Fishing

July 15, 2019

Trolling the Gulf Stream for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Billfish Read Full Report →


Winter time variety in Key West

January 04, 2019

Come charter fishing in Key West aboard SOUTHPAW. We use light tackle and live bait to produce great action. Read Full Report →


Offshore Dolphin Fishing

June 10, 2018

Plenty of action over the last week in the offshore waters of Key West. Most of the Dolphin have been found around floating weed and debris. Small flocks of birds have also lead us to the fish. Also a… Read Full Report →

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
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June fishing trip
4 Hour trip followed by an 8 Hour two days later
4 Hour trip followed by an 8 Hour two days later
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Tom H.
Birdsboro, PA
 5.00
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4 Hour trip followed by an 8 Hour two days later

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 13, 2020
Captain Brad and Mick were first class.  The boat and equipment were impeccably kept.  Their attention to detail...
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Joel P.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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Key West Fishing with Captain Simonds

VERIFIED   Febrero 15, 2020
My wife, daughter and son and I went on a fabulous fishing trip out of Key West in mid-February with Captain Brad Simonds and...
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Stephen L.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Full Day - Worth It!

VERIFIED   Octubre 21, 2019
Surprised my wife with a trip to KW From Tampa. Decided to book a full day trip for the two of us with Captain Brad and First-mate...
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Antonio M.
Yorktown, VA
 5.00
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3/4 of day trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 2, 2019
Awesome experience.  Brad and his first mate Chip were on top of everything from the minute we got there until the trip...
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Dave D.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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This is an excellent charter.

VERIFIED   Julio 20, 2019
My son and I went out on this charter . The boat is excellent . The wide beam made it a bit more comfortable on the open sea,...
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