Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Whale Harbor Marina Mm 83 Over…
Islamorada FL, United States

Captain Eric Scoble commandeers an 18’ Hewes that can accommodate up to 2 anglers, and which he custom built for shallow water fishing. This boat is made for getting up on the flats, to give you the best possible chance to get on the fish. The boat’s fishing gear is almost entirely light tackle, and is specifically designed for this type of fishing. Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International products are all commonly used and provided on board. Captain Scoble is fluent in both fly and light tackle fishing, and is committed to showing you the flats fishing potential of the Florida Keys.

Captain Eric was born and raised in Islamorada, five generations strong. He’s been fishing the local waters for more than 25 years, mostly targeting species such as Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish and Tarpon, and has also been successfully involved in a variety of local fishing tournaments, including the Redbone Celebrity Tournament, Islamorada Sailfish, The Backcountry Challenge and many others. Captain Scoble’s expertise isn’t limited only to the Keys either; he’s done lots of trips to the Bahamas and back on a variety of private boats.

When it comes to fishing the Keys, the options aplenty. You can fish inshore around the island, or take a trip into the Everglades National Park which is vibrant with wildlife. Everglades is a popular choice for those who wish to experience the natural beauty of untouched land and more than 250 different species of endangered and protected fish and wildlife. At the end of the day, whatever type of trip you choose, Eric wants to make sure it is an experience you will not forget. All fishing equipment, flies, live and artificial bait, as well as the required fishing licenses are covered and provided by Captain Scoble.

Captain Eric Scoble commandeers an 18’ Hewes that can accommodate up to 2 anglers, and which he custom built for shallow water fishing. This boat is made for getting up on the flats, to give you the best possible chance to get on the fish. The boat

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

18 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum

Grouper (Goliath)


Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
Capt. Eric's grandfather was a successful fishing guide who first taught him how to fish. His father, also a fishing guide, continued his education. Eric's been a guide himself for over 15 years now and is on these waters almost every single day.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Captain Eric was a blast. Fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. He put us on fish straight away and took us to some very secluded “not your normal flats” locations. We got a late start due to weather but enjoyed talking with other captains and anglers in the mean time. Captain Eric made up for the lost time and we were thankful for the cloudy day! We will definitely be rebooking.

Fished September 2, 2017
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Capt. Eric was very knowlegable about the fishing waters and how to catch the fish we were after. He was very helpful and enjoyed answering our questions, he even made the pinpoint cast for my wife when needed. He was very pleasant and provided great customer service. We had a great time.
When I come back for my tarpon I will be calling Capt. Eric

Fished July 18, 2017
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Capt Eric was a pleasure to fish with, very friendly and we got on really well. The tackle was good quality and in good condition. Unfortunately the fishing was slow, but the weather was very unpredictable and conditions weren’t ideal. Even so Capt Eric tried his hardest to locate the intended species, Tarpon and Permit. I managed to land a small Bonnet Head shark, a good Jack Crevalle approx. 25lbs and got bitten off and lost several other fish. The overall day was a great experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Capt Eric Scoble for a day’s fishing in the Key’s.

Fished June 11, 2017
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