Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing is one of the best charters you can find for shallow water fishing. Join Captain Brock for a day of fishing, whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler. The trips are available year round, so you just need to pick one that sounds best for you.

Fishing is done from a 17’ Maverick which allows you to get into shallow water and fish areas that can’t be accessed by most. There’s enough room for 2 guests to join. The boat is powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine and features a live bait tank and a cooler.

Using a 23’ carbon fiber push pole, the captain will silently push the boat through shallow water to stalk even the weariest of shallow water gamefish. Once the fish is spotted, you will present a cast to that fish and work for the bite which is extremely rewarding when sight fished.

During your trip, you will be going after species like Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Barracuda, and more. If you would like to target anything specific, just let Capt. Brock know and he will make plans to target that species.

Don’t forget to bring refreshments for the day and good sun protection is always advised.

The memories that are made fishing the world class game fish of the Florida Keys will last a lifetime. Join Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Start fishing in the morning and spend the day in the backcountry, flats, or nearshore spots. The captain will adjust the trip depending on what you want to catch. You don't need to be an avid angler to join. Just bring a positive attitude!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Starting time is flexible for this trip, so get in touch if you want to change it. Target Tarpon, Snapper, Snook, Redfish, and other species of the area. Let the captain know if you're a beginner, so he can show you best ways to use your equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip has a flexible starting time, so get in touch with the captain if you want to change it. Target Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, and many other fish species. The captain will provide all fishing equipment you need.
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About the Captain

Brock Ashton
Islamorada, Florida, United States
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Captain Brock runs a well kept Maverick HPX17V. He specializes in shallow water sight fishing, targeting species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, And More!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Ashley A.
Madison, CT
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4 hour trip afternoon

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on March 31, 2021
Had a great time fishing with Brock! The beauty of the backcountry was amazing and our goal was to catch some fish for dinner...
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VERIFIED   2 Hour Fun Trip on February 24, 2021
Went out for a 2 hr trip with captain Brock and it was fabulous! Love that he offers quick trips as the wife of a fisherman...
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Cody C.
Denver, Colorado
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Two hour evening trip with Captain Brok.

VERIFIED   2 Hour Fun Trip on January 16, 2021
Absolutley wonderful! Brok was informative and helpful. Would highly recommend this trip. We had a wonderful time!
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Matt C.
Marietta, OH
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 24, 2021
Awesome trip, great captain!! A+++. Caught some nice snook and saw tons of wildlife!
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Full day with Captain Brock

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on April 11, 2021
I fished for tarpon,  snook, and Redfish with a fly rod.Brock was knowledgeable and worked hard all day. The water was very...
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FAQs about Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing

Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon