Backwater Fishing Adventures

2110 2nd Avenue North
Jacksonville FL, United States

Capt. David Borries specializes in light tackle and fly fishing in the scenic Jacksonville Beach area of Florida. This area has some of the best shallow water fishing in the world, and Capt. David is looking forward to exploring it with you.

Backwater Fishing Adventures use a 19 ft Baycraft skiff to navigate the shallow waters of the area. With a large casting area at the front of the boat, it is perfect for fly fishing, and it is spacious enough to allow up to 4 anglers on board at a time fishing with light tackle.

On a trip with Backwater Fishing Adventures you are likely to peruse the shallow flats, creeks, and the Intracoastal waterway for a variety of species including Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder.

Capt. David has been a full time guide in north east Florida for over 15 years. His passion for fishing was ignited when he learned to fish along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a young boy. While all ages and levels of angler are welcome on board, he particularly enjoys teaching children how to fish.

Capt. David Borries specializes in light tackle and fly fishing in the scenic Jacksonville Beach area of Florida. This area has some of the best shallow water fishing in the world, and Capt. David is looking forward to exploring it with you.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Bay Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

19 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Spotted Seatrout
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

20% 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, Checks.

About the Captain

David Borries
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
Capt. David has been guiding in north east Florida for over 20 years. He started fishing as a young boy in Mississippi and never looked back!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Jacksonville Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Great experience! Fish on!
Cap’n. Dave was attentive, timely and an active part of our fishing experience from arrival to departure. Reds and Snapper were the fare and we were on fish from start to finish. My son and I had a great time.

Fished August 16, 2017
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We had a fantastic experience and trip with Captain Dave Borries and Captain Todd Philcox. Both Captains were very prompt, friendly, professional, knowledgable and patience. We needed two boats for 7 anglers. We were able to split up on to two boats and cover more ground and had an incredible day of fishing. We caught 15 different species of fish over the course of the morning including flounder, redfish, snapper, black sea bass, speckled trout, yellow trout, stingray, pinfish, angelfish, catfish and more. We also caught two big red bulls both of which were 35+ inches and put up a great fight for the boys. The 3 kids in our group (15 year old boys) had a blast and caught all kinds of fish (even when the tide switched and went slack) on shrimp, mullet and cut bait in some honey holes. When we were done, Captain Dave cleaned and bagged the fish for us at the end of the day too. We went right next door to the Safe Habor restaurant and they cooked (fried, grilled/blackened) the fish for us and it was AWESOME! So fresh. Can’t say enough about Captain Dave and Captain Phil. Highly recommend both these Captains. Mike McCarty - Holly Springs, North Carolina

Fished July 28, 2017
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Captain David obviously has been fishing the inland waters for a long time.  His knowledge of the waters and the habits of the fish were spot on.  We were with him on a day when the fishing was slow; however, he kept working different areas until we caught fish.  Another benefit of the trip, which was unexpected, was the viewing of dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and various shore birds.  It was a fantastic morning with Captain David and we can’t wait until our next outing.

Fished July 3, 2017
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