Florida Keys Snook Image Gallery

Snook Pictures: Snook caught in the Upper Florida Keys


Fall backcountry snook

Big snook on the fly rod – October
caught with fly rod in April
Fly rod snook – April
Nice Snook on fly
Nice snook on fly!
Large Florida Keys Snook
Large Keys snook!
October Snook
Nice backcountry snook!
Florida keys snook
One of two Snook caught that day

Tarpon Image Gallery

Tarpon Fishing Pictures in or around the Florida Keys

baby tarpon in the keys
baby tarpon on fly
view from the angler
tarpon – anglers view
tarpon close to boat
Landing a Tarpon
bonefishing in January
Looking for Tarpon
tarpon on a fly
Tarpon on Fly!

Tarpon Country

Permit Image Gallery

Permit Photos: Permit caught near Islamorada & Florida Keys

Ive guided a lot of clients to Permit in the upper keys. They are not always easy to find, and tides and conditions have to be right. Ill be adding more picture to this gallery as time permits.

july permit islamorada
July Permit (1 of 2 same day)
july permit islamorada
July Permit (2 of 2 same day)
image for novemeber permit
November Permit on Fly
nice december permit
December Permit on Fly
Giant permit
Giant Permit on Fly
Islamorada permit
Huge Keys Permit May
Islamorada permit
Islamorada Permit May
pic of large permit
Keys Permit September
keys permit august
Keys Permit August
pic of large permit
Large Permit near Islamorada
big jack caught while permit fishing
Unexpected catch while fishing for permit

Client Testimonials for Duane Baker

“I enjoy travelling and fly fishing. I’ve fished with dozens of guides over the years, and Duane Baker is one of the finest I’ve ever met. He came highly recommended by Leland Fly Fishing in California, and I am really glad I took their advice. Duane is a true gentleman and a real professional. He took me fly fishing for redfish, and it was one of the best fishing experiences of my life. There was no ego, no yelling or uncontrolled emotional outbursts that you can experience with some guides. Duane was patient, calm and that gave me a great sense of confidence. He wouid be poling the boat, chatting with me, and then he would say, “ok – fish at 11 o’clock at 35 feet, or 3 o’oclock at 20 feet.” And so it went. If I missed my cast, he would simply say, “pick up and recast 2 feet to the left.” Duane put me on fish after fish. I hooked 16 redfish and landed 11. My arm was quite tired at the end of the day. On my drive back to the hotel, I was listening to the redfish, bonefish fishing report on the radio. It was kind of funny because they said the redfish fishing was slow that day. Maybe they should have been fishing with Duane.”
Dave Ivie – California


“As the glittering wake of the boat reflected the morning sun and images of puffy Florida clouds mirrored on the smooth water stretching, seemingly beyond reach, I realize it doesn’t get any better than this.

To experience fishing with Duane Baker is undeniably an entry on the top ten bucket list activities for us all. The peace and tranquility of the Florida Keys harmonizes so beautifully with the excitement of casting to a lurking shadow moving through the crystal clear water of the flats. All is at peace in the world, at least, for anyone blessed with the joy of this experience.

The skill and professionalism of guide Duane Baker provided me with this experience. I enthusiastically recommend this guide, as a true sportsman and an impressive representative of one of the Florida Key’s finest fishing guides. Duane’s ability to allow both the novice angler, as well as the experienced fly fisherman to feel special, while experiencing the wonders of the backwaters of the Florida Everglades National Park, demonstrates his love of nature, as well as his skill as a fisherman.

Please make this experience a must, and after it is over, I guarantee you will not mark it off as complete on that bucket list; instead it will become one of your favorite obsessions for the remainder of your days.”
Peter Arcoma – Seymour, Connecticutt


Ive fished with Duane regularly and its never a disappointment. Duane has put me in front of tarpon, bonefish, redfish, and permit numerous times. You can tell that Duane really loves fishing and guiding and that makes a big difference. I always catch fish when I go, and I always have a great time.
Steve Clark – Miami, Florida


Fishing with Duane was awesome. You can tell he knows how to find fish in any kind of weather. I never got bored or worried that we would get skunked.
JP – Tampa, Florida

Florida Keys Redfish Image Gallery

Redfish Pictures: Reds caught in the Upper Florida Keys

Redfish are plentiful in the back country of the Florida Keys. Below are some pictures of redfish caught by my clients near Islamorada, Key Largo, and Tavernier. Early morning hours can make for some excellent casting to tailing reds using an 8 or 9 weight fly rod. On windy or cloudy days, you can still spot these reds mudding and watch them follow a well presented fly.


Underwater Release

Light Tackle Redfish
wintertime redfish
Nice winter red!
redfish on fly rod
Big redfish on a fly rod!

Sight fishing for Reds in November!

Fishing for Redfish in the Keys
14 yr old catches a nice fish
September Redfish
11 yr old catches her first fish
First Redfish! (11 years old)
October redfish
Fall Redfish – October
August redfish
Back country red in August
Florida keys snook
One of two Snook caught that day
April redfish in Islamorada
April Red Islamorada
redfish on fly rod in march
Redfish on a Flyrod – Late March
pic of large red
A Nice Big Red
double reds
Doubles
picture of seatrout
The Occasional Seatrout
image of client with red caught in march
March Redfish
photo of client with red caught in february
February Redfish
big red caught in January
Nice winter redfish
pic of Upper Keys redfish in October
Upper Keys Redfish in October
image of big red in Florida Bay
Nice Florida Bay Red
picture of redfish caught early morning
Early Morning Redfish on the Fly
landing a redfish
Landing a Red in the Back Country
searching for reds with the spin
Hunting for Reds with the Spin Rod
redfish with a fly rod
Holding a Fly Caught Redfish
27 inch redfish
27 Inch Redfish

Florida Keys Bonefish Image Gallery

Pictures of Bonefish caught in or around the Florida Keys

Below are some images of various clients and friends with bonefish caught in the Upper Keys area on a fly. The conditions and locations (Key Largo, Tavernier, Plantation Key, etc) vary from keys in the back country to ocean side flats. As I have more time, and take more pictures, Ill keep adding them to this gallery.

upper key largo bone
Large Upper Keys Bone

Bonefishing in Key Largo and the Northern Keys can be epic. We have many flats on the Oceanside and in Biscayne Bay. Just to the north of Key Largo. The fish avg. 5 to 7LBS. There are bigger fish as well topping 13lbs. The flats are beautiful and the water is clear. Personally It is my favorite area to catch a bone fish on Fly.

image of bonefish caught in biscayne bay
Biscayne Bay Bonefish.

Islamorada Bonefishing: Islamorada is the birth place of Bonefishing on the Fly. Most of the world records have come From the downtown flats. There are oceanside flats and bayside flats that hold fish of all sizes. Any given day you may have the opportunity to be fishing to a world record bonefish.

I supply all the fly tackle flies and leaders. You are welcome to bring your own gear. I recommend a 8wt. or 9wt. and also a 10wt. for the very windy days. That’s when the giants come and play.

Bonefish on Fly Biscayne Bay
Bonefish on Fly Biscayne Bay

October bonefish
two bonefish caught at the same time
Doubles!
large bonefish caught in march
March bonefish on crab pattern
december bonefish
December bonefish
8 pound bonefish
8lb bonefish
bonefish caught on a fly rod
Nice bonefish on a fly

Close up
bonefish caught on flats
Large bonefish caught on the flats
tournament winning bonefish
Spring Fly Bonefish Tournament Winner
bonefishing in January
January Bonefishing
bonefish caught in January
First Bonefish of the New Year
keys november bonefish on a fly
November Bonefish
nice September bone
September Bonefish
releasing a good size onefish
Bonefish Release
holding an August bonefish
Nice August Bonefish
mason with a nice bonefish on spin rod
Nice July Bonefish on a Spin Rod
bone fish near ocean reef
Ocean Reef Bonefish.
image of bonefish caught in biscayne bay
Biscayne Bay Bonefish.
pic of march bonefish
March Bonefish.
image of bonefish caught in sands cut
Near Sands Cut Biscayne Bay.
pic of bonefish caught in winter
February Bonefish.
pic of key largo bonefish in November
Large Fall Key Largo Bonefish.
image of bone caught on a crab fly pattern
Bonefish on Crab Pattern
picture of a big islamorada bone
Nice Size Islamorada Bone
picture of caesar creek bank florida bonefish
1 of 3 caught fishing near Caesar Creek on a windy day
smaller bonefish picture
Mason with a Smaller Bone in Islamorada