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Capt. Bobby Gibson

Capt. Bobby Gibson fishes out of Biscayne Bay. South Florida’s legendary shallow estuary in Biscayne National Park famous for its large bonefish.

Biscayne Bay is a challenging fishery. The wind always seems to be blowing on your casting hand and the fish have their PHD’s in fly recognition. Practice a lot before your trip with Capt. Bobby G and when you do hook a bonefish, permit or tarpon of the bay, you’ll quickly realize the juice is worth the squeeze. That said, just watching a bonefish tail, tarpon blurp, or squadron of permit buzz by in fighter formation is worth the price of admission.

Angling and boating pressure make the bay equally demanding on guides. Capt. Bobby G is not only cut out for the job, he’s one of the best in the business. He breathes and lives for this incredible ecosystem so that he can provide you with shots at – his first love (bonefish), his favorite tormentor (permit), and the adrenaline dump (tarpon).

Biscayne Bay Permit Guide

Boat:

  • Dolphin Superskiff

Included:

  • Fly gear and tackle including flies (you’re welcome to bring your own as well)
  • Ice
  • All necessary licenses

Best Season: Year-round

Rates:

  • Half Day (4hrs): $500
  • Full Day (8hrs): $650

Rates are subject to change, contact Capt. Bobby for official current rates.

Contact Capt. Bobby Gibson

Starting Date:

Your message will be sent directly to Capt. Bobby. He will respond as soon as he is able to. Ole Florida Fly Shop does not receive this inquiry.

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Call or Text Capt. Bobby Gibson:

  786-704-2077

What to Bring

Flies

  • Bonefish Slider – #4 Brown
  • Kwan – #6 BC Tan
  • Fur Shrimp – #4
  • Sad Flea – #2
  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #4 BC Tan, #4 Tan, 1/0 Tan
  • Colby’s Corona Crab – #2
  • Big Eye Tarpon Fly – 1/0 Sand Devil
  • Bunny Tarpon Toad – 1/0 Chartreuse, 1/0 Black/Purple
  • RIO’s Palolo Slider – Red #2 (if tarpon fishing in spring)

Outfits

  • Features

    • Boosted control in less-than-ideal situations.
    • Advanced lop stability due to micro baffling.
    • Extremely durable rod known for its rugged construction.
    • 15% Lighter, faster and stronger then the previous Nrx.
    • Refind from the previous Nrx series of rods.
  •   Features

    • Upgraded, stronger, lighter, dual action CCF-X2 Disc Braking System
    • Activseal technology perpetually repels contaminants from braking system.
    • Giga arbor design increases line pick up & features grooves that allow backing to dry faster
    • InfinAdjust drag control system allows for precision adjustments and prevents over adjusting.
  •   Features

    • G-Spool (Giga Spool) significantly reduces reel weight and generates less line coiling and much faster line retrieval
    • CNC machined spool creates significant air space under the backing promoting faster backing drying
    • ActivSeal technology perpetually repels contaminants from
      braking system
    • Award-winning NV CCF Disc Braking System
  • Scott Sector Fly Rod Video & Review

    Features

    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  •   Features

    • Sizes WF6F – WF9F come in Flats Taper
    • Sizes WF10F – WF12F come in Tarpon Taper
    • Virtually invisible underwater
    • Hard PE+ coating shoots faster and farther than any conventional PVC floating line
  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
  • An 8wt with a floating line for bonefish and baby tarpon
  • A 9wt with a floating line for windier bonefish conditions, calm/shallow permit conditions, and small to medium size tarpon.
  • A 10wt with a floating line for permit, medium size tarpon, and calm large springtime tarpon conditions
  • An 11wt with a floating line if oceanside fishing for large tarpon in spring

Capt. Bobby can provide all gear and tackle, if you’d like to bring your own these are his outfit size and fly recommendations

  • Sun protective clothing
  • Brimmed hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bring whatever snacks and lunch you would like
  • You may bring a camera, a waterproof case or bag is recommended
  • Bring plenty of water, try to use non-plastic containers if possible
Biscayne Bay Permit Release

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