Captain Pat Bracher is our Key West charter captain partner.

Captain Pat operates Overtime Flats Fishing Charters where they 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 6,011 Tarpon releases.

1,126 Grand slams

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

2016 Cuda Bowl 1st. Place team Ben Gravett Team Trophy, Anglers Jamie Gravett and Steve Brown

2018 Cuda Bowl 1st Runner up Spin Division Angler Jamie Gravett

2018 Sugarloaf Showdown 1st Runner up Team Charley Bracher

Captain Pat Bracher · 187 Maracaibo Lane · Cudjoe Key, Florida 33042
Phone: 305.745.3408 · Email: