Kingfisher Backcountry Charters

29837 Journeys End Rd
Big Pine Key FL, United States

Hi, my name is Captain Robert Horachek from Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc. I have lived in the Keys most of my life and have been fishing since I was a kid. Over 20 years later, I established “Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc.” which was named after my late uncle’s charter boat called “Kingfisher”. He was a great angler and charter captain who inspired me to NEVER give up. I’m hoping to make a new legacy in honor of him. So come and join me as we go after Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and other flats/backcountry species throughout the Florida Keys! Experienced and non experienced anglers of all ages are welcome.

As a lifelong resident here in the Florida Keys, my experience on the water has been a journey with many achievements, including junior master angler in both the Key West fishing Tournament and the South Florida MET Tournament. Other notable catches were an 80lb Wahoo that I caught when I was 13 years old. The Wahoo was a former junior world record holder through the IGFA. My goal and mission statement is to provide the best professional guide service by achieving success out on the water with lasting memories and stories to be told.

Hi, my name is Captain Robert Horachek from Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc. I have lived in the Keys most of my life and have been fishing since I was a kid. Over 20 years later, I established “Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc.” which w


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Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 115 fourstroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bonefish
 
Cobia

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
Permit
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Motorguide Xi5
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Snapper and Sea Trout
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Robert Horachek
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
I have over 20 years of experience fishing in the Florida Keys. I fished a lot offshore with my dad, uncle, and cousin for most of my life. I decided to start fishing inshore for the visual experience of sight fishing the flats for spooky fish. The Adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12 point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game. To me
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Big Pine Key Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Great fishing experience….I’m use to just throwing the bait in the water and wait for a fish to come. Capt. Bob kept us baited up and pointed out the fish as they approached. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that loves fishing.

Fished May 3, 2017
Robert Horachek (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 8, 2017

Thank you Rita,

I look forward to possibly fishing with you again in the Future.

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Perfect day. Captain Bob took us to great spots. Caught a Baracudda on the first cast and we continued to catch fish all day. Captain also helped up bait our lines, take fish off hooks and shared his local knowledge of the waters. Definitely would come again. Nice Sea Trout in the pic!

Fished April 12, 2017
Robert Horachek (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 8, 2017

Hello David,

I appreciate the review and I look forward to possibly fishing with you again soon!

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What a great experience for our first time fishing on a charter.  Robert was very attentive to our want to catch fish and have none stop action versus waiting for the big one.  He got us on the fish and we had none stop action!  He was very informative.  We caught several different species, the most fun to catch was the permit!  He has a cooler on board for your beverages and snacks.
Thanks for a great time Robert!

Fished March 20, 2017
Robert Horachek (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2017

Thank you DD. Look forward to possibly fishing again in the future.

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