About All Water Charters
Key West Fishing with Capt. Kyle Kelso
All Water Charters is a fishing charter boat company out of Key West, FL. Owned and operated by Captain Kyle Kelso and colleagues, All Water Charters takes people on private backcountry fishing, flats fishing, offshore, reef fishing, snorkel trips, and other custom charters.
There are many different styles of fishing offered to those who want to embark out on a boat from Key West. The most popular type of charter that All Water Fishing Charters offers is Backcountry Fishing because it is fun, easy, and the variety is endless. Backcountry fishing is primarily a shallow water fishing excursion.
We also offer light tackle reef fishing trips as well. This is the type of trip where you can catch yellow tail snapper fishing on the reef, sometimes catch fish on the wrecks, and if the weather is even nice enough you could shoot out offshore for a pelagic species like mahi-mahi. The type of fishing we do is usually based on the weather conditions for the day. We don’t want to take you out to an area if we know it is going to be too rough and uncomfortable. Key West is amazing because we can always stay in shallow water and hide from the wind or waves if the weather conditions aren’t great.
About Capt. Kyle Kelso
All Water Fishing Charters was started in 2013 by Captain Kyle Kelso. Captain Kyle was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He grew up fishing the Tampa Bay area with his dad and grandfather. He has always had a passion for the water and the environment. He graduated high school in St. Petersburg and got his Captain’s License shortly after. He has been extremely serious with his fishing career ever since, always trying to better himself and learn different parts of the industry. He moved to Key West shortly after obtaining his captain’s license and fished non stop, as a full time career.
He knows the waters in the Lower Keys to the Marquesas Keys. He fishes the flats, backcountry, reef, and offshore. Captain Kyle is a true sportsman and is great to be around on the water. He loves teaching kids how important it is to preserve such a beautiful environment so they can enjoy it through their childhood just like he did. Captain Kyle is very flexible and will try and create a custom charter catered to the goals of his anglers.
Associations, Seen-In, Reviews:
- National Association of Charterboat Operators
- Florida Guides Association
- Florida Keys Official Website
- Florida Sportfishing
- Onshore-Offshore Magazine
- Tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
About the Boats
24′ Bay Boat
Captain Kyle Kelso uses a Skeeter Boats SX240 as his choice for a backcountry fishing machine. Skeeter has been around since 1948, building bass boats and bay boats that shine in their class. With attention to detail and innovative designs, Skeeter continues to impress industry pros and avid sportsmen around the country.
The Skeeter SX240 is the ultimate tool for fishing the coast in Florida and the Florida Keys. It can get in fairly shallow water, as well as making it a comfortable ride in chop or deeper water. It fishes up to 4 people on a guided backcountry trip.
Capt. Kyle’s review of the 2017 Skeeter SX240 here!
Outfit of the Boat
- Dual Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors for anchoring in the shallows
- Minn-Kota Riptide trolling motor for sneaking up on shallow water fish
- Garmin GPS and Sonar (fishfinder)
- Yamaha 300HP outboard motor (nice and VERY quiet unlike 2-Strokes!)
- VHF Radio
- Livewell to keep baits fresh and a fish box for your keeper fish
- Plenty of dry storage
- Swim platform – great for getting back on the boat with ease ( ladies love it too! )
28′ Center Console
The reef trips are fished on board a 28′ Whitewater center console. This boat is good for 4 people fishing, but can handle 6 on board.
Outfit of the Boat
- Twin 175 Suzuki outboard motors
- Garmin GPS
- Up to date safety gear including EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
- Twin VHF radios
- Ladder for getting on and off the boat (since no restroom on board)
- Cooler with bottled water and ice
- Big fish kill box!
Daiwa tackle is the choice for rods and reels, making high end equipment to withstand the brutal saltwater environment and charter fishing use.
Book Direct for a Better Experience
Wouldn’t you like to speak to the guy who’s going to be taking you out on your fishing charter versus the guy who just answers the phone? Some people don’t mind, but if you want to get the best idea for what you are going to accomplish for any given charter, it’s best to book direct. Also, expect to pay more if you book through a hotel, concierge, or a booking company. Captains have to pay for that service if you don’t call direct. Only your captain can give you the best explanation of the type of charter you would like to book. Contact Captain Kyle Kelso today to book your fishing charter.