Captain Pat Bracher · PO Box 764 · Big Pine, Florida 33043
Phone: 305.745.3408 · Email:
Welcome to Overtime Flats Fishing Charters. We specialize in light tackle flats fishing on the flats of the Lower Florida Keys and Key West for TARPON, BONEFISH, PERMIT and BARRACUDA. Both half-day and full-day charters are available.
Captain Pat Bracher and his fully equipped 18’ Hewes Redfisher is ready to take you on a day of catch and release flats fishing you will remember for a lifetime. Since Captain Pat trailers his boat daily, he has the added luxury of mobility. Depending on the time of year, weather conditions and target species of the day, Captain Pat has the flexibility of launching his boat at one of the many marinas throughout the lower Keys and Key West. This is just one of the many ways that Capain Pat helps to insure success.
Let’s meet the Captain.
First, as a charterboat mate and then as a flats guide Captain Pat Bracher has more than twenty years of professional fishing experience. After graduating from Old Dominion University in Virginia with a business degree in 1985, Captain Pat established Overtime Charters in 1987. Since then sportfishing has been his sole livelihood.
That’s Captain Pat in a nut shell. His passion for fishing and determination to provide successful fishing trips day in and day out has lead to great results and is the number one reason why his loyal customers return year after year.
Captain Pat has been honored by the Key West and Lower Keys Fishing Tournament with many awards including:
Outstanding Guide Flats – 1998, 1999, 2000
Most releases Flats – 1998, 1999, 2000
Most Tarpon Releases – 1998, 1999, 2001
Other recent highlights include:
over 5328 Tarpon releases in last 20 seasons.
893 Grand slams in the last 20 seasons.
2011 Cuda Bowl Grand Champion Spin Division Angler Ben Gravett
2012 Cuda Bowl 1st. Runner up Spin Division angler Charles Johnson
2015 Cuda Bowl Grand Champion Spin Division angler Steve Brown
2015 Cuda Bowl 1st place team Ben Gravett Team Trophy Anglers Jamie Gravett and Steve Brown
2015 Cuda Bowl Largest Cuda 53" angler Steve Brown