Florida Keys Spring Break

Florida Spring Break

Spring Break in the Capital of Salt Water Fishing

Join LFFE and local captains for 5 nights and 4 days of fishing in the world-famous Florida Keys. A small group of 4-6 anglers will spend 2 days fishing offshore for Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, and whatever else you find, one-day snorkeling and spearfishing for invasive lionfish, and one fishing from flats boats fly fishing for tarpon, snook, and redfish, and trout. Evenings will be spent grilling up some dinner, tying flies, refining your saltwater fly cast, or fishing from the dock.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2024


Miami Florida
Entering 7th Grade
Entering 8th Grade
Entering 9th Grade
Entering 10th Grade
Entering 11th Grade
Community Service
3 Hours

Greetings LFFE, My name is Capt. John Norville and I have guided the Upper Florida Keys for nine years. Islamorada and Key Largo are considered to be the sport fishing capital of the world, and I look forward to being a part of the LFFE community by sharing this wonderful place I call home.  I specialize in backcountry fly fishing in the Everglades for Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, and numerous other species. As a Florida native, I have spent my entire life fishing and diving in these waters. I’m incredibly passionate about this area and the conservation efforts to preserve this special place. When I’m not fishing, I spend a lot of time working with organizations like “Captains for Clean Water” to protect the natural resources that provide me a career doing what I love. I am excited to introduce this area to the youth of LFFE because I firmly believe that these kids are the future of conservation efforts. I will be with the group each day, and we will be working closely with Capt. Casey Scott of “Sea Monkey Fishing” and Capt. Dan of “Underwater Cowboy” for this LFFE adventure. We will spend a few days diving and fishing with these gentlemen offshore and at the reef. I will coordinate with other backcountry guides to set up all the Everglades flats and fly fishing. Please let me know what questions I can answer for you. Best, Capt. John Norville (904)327-4414 [email protected] 


Day 1

Arrive at the lodge in Key Largo, Florida. (75 min from Miami International) -Get settled and acquainted with the group. -Go over the week's game plan and weather changes. Yard games and BBQ on the grill at the lodge.

Day 2

Breakfast. -Full Day offshore fishing for Mahi, Tuna, Snapper and other pelagic species. -Fish Tacos on the local beach

Day 3

Breakfast. -Snorkeling and free diving John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. -Spearfish for invasive Lion-fish. -Dinner at the lodge. 

Day 4

Breakfast. -Full Day offshore fishing. -Fish dinner at the lodge.

Day 5

Breakfast. -Full day flats fishing in the Everglades backcountry for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Speckled Sea-trout. -Final dinner at the famous Lorelei’s in Islamorada

Day 6

We will depart the lodge early for Miami International Airport.

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204