Captain John Skiffington of Backcountry Flats Fishing invites you to come and explore this special corner of angling paradise! Fishing out of Santa Rosa Beach, he welcomes you aboard to experience some of the finest flats fishing you will ever encounter, in an area surrounded by natural beauty.
Captain John’s 16’ Action Craft FlyFisher flats boat is perfectly suited to these shallow waters. It’s equipped with a PowerPole, Push Pole, custom casting platform, Lowrance HDS-7 Chart Plotter, GPS, Depth Sounder, and a live bait well. The boat has everything you need to fish the deep channels, passes, inlets, and back bays in the area.
This area is home to a variety of species who are just waiting to take your bait, whether you are fishing with live bait, artificial lures, or fly. You can either hone your fly fishing skills or use light tackle, light line spinning gear, or baitcasters. Target Redfish, Sea Trout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon.
Should you choose to fish with live bait, you could be using pinfish, finger mullet, live shrimp, blue crab, and pilchards. Take advantage of the captain’s large selection of artificials that includes jigs, soft plastics, crankbaits, spoons, and an array of saltwater flies. Please note that customers are liable for any damage to the equipment provided by the charter.
Whether you are an experienced fisherman angling for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to learn more about fishing, Capt. John will be delighted to share with you the sense of satisfaction that can be gained from spending a day aboard his boat in the crystal clear waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Join Backcountry Flats Fishing and explore some of the most prolific shallow waters in the Florida area!
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Action Craft 1622 FlyFisher Hybrid SE (Flats boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Mercury 90hp Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.