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Welcome to Key West Tarpon Guides

We are Captain Don Gable and Captain Ryan Erickson. We are looking forward to fishing with you!

Captain Don Gable has guided fishermen for over 17 years, from his early days with Westbank Anglers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he spent his days on the Snake and Green rivers and on the south fork of the Snake in Idaho, to guiding flats fishermen in the Keys since 2007.

Years of guiding in diverse locations have given Don the tools that will benefit new anglers and seasoned anglers alike. Whether you crave the rush of jumping Tarpon, dig the challenge of going after psycho Permit, or prefer the pursuit of the elusive Bonefish, Don will put you where the action is.

In addition to guiding anglers, Don has been guiding hunters in the mountains of Wyoming and Idaho since 1996. As the owner and operator of Long Draw Outfitters, he spends the fall in the Snake River Range, chasing trophy class Elk, quality Mule Deer and other big game.

Captain Don is licensed with the United States Coast Guard. Come join him on the water for some of the best saltwater flats fishing in the world!

Captain Ryan Erickson grew up in Washington state where he developed his love for the outdoors and fishing. After spending 8 years chasing the dream of becoming a professional race car driver, he decided to make the full time move to Key West to pursue his other dream of making his living on the water.

Ryan got his captains license in 2007 and began guiding shortly thereafter. Though he loves flyfishing, he does not consider himself a purist and enjoys all types of fishing, for all species, with anglers of all skill levels. Some of his favorite fishing is night tarpon, sharks, and summertime tailing bonefish and permit.

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