Backcountry Flats Fishing
Backcountry Flats Fishing
, FL 32459, United States
Captain John Skiffington of Backcountry Flats Fishing invites you to come explore this special corner of angling paradise. Fishing out of Santa Rosa Beach, he welcomes you aboard his boat SeaRations to experience some of the finest flats fishing you will ever encounter, in an area that is surrounded by natural beauty and 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.
Captain John’s 16’ Action Craft FlyFisher flats boat is perfectly suited to these shallow waters. 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.
During your trip you are invited to either hone your fly fishing skills or to use light tackle, light line spinning gear or baitcasters as you 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, or you could take advantage of the captain’s large selection of artificials that includes jigs, soft plastics, crank baits, spoons, and an array of saltwater flies.
Whether you are an experienced fisherman angling for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to learn more about fishing, Captain John Skiffington would be delighted to share with you the sense of satisfaction that can be gained from spending a day aboard his boat, SeaRations in the crystal clear waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
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Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Action Craft 1622 FlyFisher Hybrid SE (Flats boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha Two Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since January 2016
Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on July 11, 2018
Capt John was excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable in regards to fishing and the local surroundings. My son and I did the am half-day charter and we had a great time. The weather was perfect. We caught a couple of sea trout, a couple of redfish, and a lizard fish. Wish we could have caught more fish but that is how fishing goes. Overall, great trip! Would highly recommend for a parent/child fishing trip. Thank you John.
Fished July 2018Fished July 11, 2018Steven Trostel recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing
Went fishing on July 1, 2018
My 14 year old son and I had a great time on our half day trip. Enjoyed the conversations with the captain, learned some new things and even caught a couple of fish. An overall great experience.
Fished July 2018Fished July 1, 2018Jason Clark recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing
Went fishing on April 19, 2018
John was a great captain. He was very helpful throughout our fishing trip.Went to several areas to try for different varieties of fish. He changed our equipment and baits to wharever was working best .He knowledgable about the areas we were in.He was prompt,professional and made us feel very welcome.Highly recommend Capt.John
Fished April 2018Fished April 19, 2018Cecil Smith recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing