Crippen’s Fly and Light Tackle Expeditons (formerly Fort Pierce Flats Fishing) specializes in sight fishing in shallow water. There is nothing more rewarding in angling than watching your target species inhale a well placed fly or bait. Our operation is unique in the fact that we travel to where the fish are. While we have excellent fishing most of the time on the Treasure Coast (Sebastian, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, and Stuart), we will move around or block out certain dates in other locations that we know will be top spots during season. From the Panhandle of Florida to the Florida Keys and the Everglades, Crippen’s Fly and Light Tackle Expeditions has you covered for an excellent fishing experience.
We offer half and full day charters . Our half day charters are perfect for those with limited time or certain times of year when the weather is extremely hot or cold. Our full day trips give anglers more diversity and the ability to fish both tides and more locations in the same day. For both half days or full days, we recommend 1-2 anglers on the boat at a time. Three anglers can be doable several months out of the year (Spring to early summer) when we are live bait fishing and casting room isn’t as crucial. For more info on our locations, see the Ft. Pierce & Treasure Coast, FL Panhandle, Keys and Everglades, Mosquito Lagoon, and Lake Okeechobee pages of our site. Our rates, booking details, travel info, and deposit/cancellation policies are below.
To book a trip, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call or text at 772.201.1697, or click on the booking buttons below to request dates.
Deposits: A 50% deposit is due at time of booking the trip. Deposits are refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather (guides call). Deposits are non-refundable if cancellations are not made in writing via email prior to 2 weeks before trip.
Cancellations: If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance, a full refund will be sent to the requested address. Again, cancellations within 2 weeks of the trip are nonrefundable. If the trip is re-booked within the same calendar year, the deposit will be applied to the balance of new trip.
Licenses: All licensing is covered by Crippen’s Fly and Light Tackle Expeditions for you trip.
Gear & Tackle: We provide excellent Tackle and Gear. We use G. Loomis spin and fly gear, Shimano reels and Tibor fly reels. The boat is always stocked with cutting edge tackle and gear. If you have certain rods of your own you are comfortable with you are welcome to bring them on board.
Food: An onboard cooler with waters, Gatorades, soft drinks, and ice is provided daily. There is ample room in the cooler for any other food or beverages you would like to bring. We do request that you keep extra bags & gear to a minimum, as space is limited on the boat. Lunch can be provided upon request.
Accommodations: Please call us for recommendations on where to stay and eat. We are happy to make suggestions based on your preferences and group size.