Teeming with bonefish, permit and tarpon, the shallows surrounding Ocean Reef provide some of the best flats fishing in the world. Whether stalking the elusive grey ghost or hunting the silver king, a flats fishing experience in Key Largo’s back country is one you won’t soon forget, especially when guided by one of our five expert captains.
Read more about each captain below to find the guide best suited for your ideal adventure.
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Captain James Koch
After joing the Charter Dock in 2001, Captain James Koch quickly became one of our most requested guides. While James has a laid back personality, his fishing style very aggressive. He’s s an extremely knowledgeable guide that can take you out in search of your Grand Slam on fly, or into the creeks for an exciting afternoon of snook and tarpon fishing. James worked for The Orvis Co. in the New York store, and he is up to date on the current trends in fly fishing.
Captain Darrick Parker
Captain Darrick Parker was raised in the Miami area and grew up fishing both offshore and on the flats of South Florida and the Keys. After graduating college, he became a full time fishing guide/Captain. Captain Darrick has been fishing at Ocean Reef Club fulltime for over 20 years. He is known for fishing the flats, with bonefish and tarpon as his specialty. He also does a bit of offshore and reef fishing, which he enjoys. Darrick says the people are among the best parts of his job in fishing at Ocean Reef. He has made some great and long lasting relationships, as well as some incredible memories.
Captain Jack McCoy
17-foot Silver King
Captain Jack McCoy has worked and fished the Ocean Reef Club and Upper Keys waters for over 30 years. He has a professional, but laid-back style of fishing. Captain Jack enjoys fishing the spectrum of clients from experienced fly-casters to couples and kids just starting out. He will guide you sight casting the flats and allow you to enjoy the beauty of the Upper Keys in his 16-foot Silver King flats skiff.
Captain Dave Wyss
18-foot Hells Bay
Captain Dave is a second generation full time fishing guide. His father Bill started fishing winters at Ocean Reef in the early 1950’s and fishing summers on the AuSable River in northern Michigan. Dave continues this tradition today. Dave is a certified fly casting instructor and enjoys working with people of all fishing skills. Dave is a seasonal guide whose services are available from November – April.