Fishing the Gulf Stream and offshore of West Palm Beach
Here are some particulars about what we do at Hamilton Fly Fishing. First of all, this is NOT about trout. This about finding the biggest, meanest, fastest fish available, getting them to destroy a fly and pull you all over the ocean. Sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna; very much non-typical fly rod targets. After battling with these fish, you’ll understand why I affectionately refer to this as “Full-Contact Fly Fishing”.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. We have approximately forty species during the course of the year and twenty possible species at any given time. False albacore, king and Spanish mackerel, sharks, barracuda, jack crevalle, snook, tarpon, permit, the list goes on. Here in Palm Beach, the Gulf Stream makes its closest pass to land, and with the absence of a continental shelf, deep water fish come amazingly close to land. The run to blue water is very short; the reef being about one mile off the beach. And the sheltered waters of the Lake Worth lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, the Loxahatchee River,(one of only two designated scenic rivers in Florida) and Hobe Sound offer very entertaining fishing for snook, tarpon, jack crevalle, barracuda and more… And for those of you that like the night life, after-hours fishing around area docks and bridges for tarpon and snook can be loads of fun.
"I authored two book on bluewater fly fishing ("False Albacore" and "Tuna on the Fly'), and I interviewed and fished with over 50 guides during my research. I have fished with Scott for about a dozen years and on over 50 charters. Simply put he is the best! No one is more knowledgeable or works harder than Scott."
Tom Gilmore - NJ
"I've fished with Scott many times over the past 25 years and I can say without hesitation that he is the best guide I have ever fished with. Over the years, he has put me on some incredible fishing. He is a serious, experienced guide, and his no nonsense approach will give you the best chance of a great day on the water. If the fish are there, he will find them. Scott's knowledge of South Florida offshore flyfishing is second to none."
Jim Gray - TX
"I fished with Captain Scott Hamilton last week for the first time (upon other recommendations received from others) and absolutely had a blast! Without exaggerating, I could say that I was worn out by the action packed fishing by the end of the day - the Albies were hot and a lot of fun. I would not hesitate to recommend Captain Scott as I will fish with him in the future again myself."
Alexander Eriksen - NY
"My son, grandson and I fished with Capt. Hamilton last July, flyfishing for albies and dolphin. Fishing was excellent. We were totally satisfied. Not only was he a very professional guide, but all three of us benefitted by his tips on how to improve our casting, which we solicited. Most of all, he is a nice guy, fun to spend a few days in his company."
Bill Chable - FL
"Three years ago, just prior to my fiftieth birthday, my wife and I booked Scott for a week of fly fishing in early May. I can tell you that the fishing was excellent. We caught several different species of fish and had an exciting, fun filled week with Scott. Scott is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, hard working and most important, a great individual to spend several days in a boat with."
Scott Singleton - WY
"I have fished with the EatMe Fly Man four times -spinners, cudas, sails and albies- great guy, works really hard to get you opportunities to get fish, but it is always up to you to close the deal. Will fish with him again in Nov 07-good sense of humor also. Practice your casting to max your trip."
Scott Faley - DC