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CAPTAIN RON WARD is a full-time fishing guide, chartering the backcountry and flats of the LOWER FLORIDA KEYS since 1980.  Originally from Virginia, Ron is a proud Va. Tech graduate and avid Hokie sports fan.  Being a year-round guide, he focuses on different types of charters depending upon the season.
During the winter months {Nov. thru Feb.) Capt. Ron specializes in light-tackle backcountry fishing, catering to those looking for a fun day on the water and bringing home a nice seafood dinner.  During the spring and early summer almost everyone is interested in the three great gamefish: TARPON, PERMIT and BONEFISH.  All three can be found seasonally in the shallow waters of the KEYS and be pursued by novice and/or expert anglers using either spinning or flyfishing tackle.  During the July mini-season and August 6 thru September Ron takes lobster catching charters for snorkelers in the backcountry.
WAYWARD CHARTERS is based out of SUGARLOAF MARINA at mile marker 17, about 20 minutes from KEY WEST.  Capt. Ron uses a 20 ft.
Wellcraft for charters with more than two people and a 19 ft. Hoog skiff for flats trips and charters with less than 3 people.  Charters are fully insured and the captain is Coast Guard approved and licensed.