About captainrichsmith

I'm a full time fishing guide located in South Florida

John’s Baby Tarpon On Fly

Here’s Capt. Rich posing next to his client John from Louisiana.  This baby tarpon ate a fly in the backcountry waters of the Florida Everglades.  End of summer and early winter is a great time to do this type of fishing.  Juvenile Tarpon can be a lot of fun on a 5-8 weight fly rod.  They eat just about every kind of fly you’d imagine.


Doug’s First Snook

Check out Doug holding his first ever Snook caught on fly while fishing with Captain Rich Smith in Flamingo.  He ended up catching over 25 of these guys each day mixed in with about the same amount of small tarpon.  This is pretty typical for backcountry fishing charters during this time of year.

Snook Fishing With Jeremy Wade

This last May I had the opportunity to fish with Jeremy Wade, the host of the popular River Monsters television show on Discovery Channel.  We fished together in the backcountry waters of islamorada and filmed a short feature story for the Today Show on NBC.  Jeremy was a real nice person to have on the boat and I look forward to doing a little snook fishing with him again in the future.