Backcountry Flats Fishing
Backcountry Flats Fishing
About this listing
Action Craft 1820 Flatsmasters (Flats boat) originally built in 1998 and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury 115 Four Stroke CT engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they always have been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known.”
‘The Everglades: River of Grass’
Majorie Stoneman Douglas
Captain John Skiffington of Backcountry Flats Fishing invites you to come explore the special corner of paradise he calls home. Fishing out of Everglades City, he welcomes you aboard 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 18 ft Action Craft FlatsMasters boat is perfectly suited to these shallow waters. Equipped with a push pole, trolling motor, Lowrance HDS-5 Chart Plotter, GPS, and Depth Sounder, the boat has everything you need to fish the deep channels, passes, 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 bait casters as you target Snook, Sea Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon. Should you choose to fish with live bait, you could be using threadfin herrings, pinfish, mullet, live shrimp, and pilchards, or you could take advantage of the captain’s large collection of artificials that includes jigs, soft plastics, crank baits, spoons, and more.
Whether you are an experienced fisherman angling for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to learn more about flats fishing, Captain John Skiffington would be delighted to have you aboard his boat and share with you the sense of satisfaction that can be gained from spending a day in the backcountry of Southwest Florida
25% 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, Visa, Master Card, American Express, PayPal.
About the Captain
Member since January 2016
Went fishing on July 19, 2016
Not only will you catch fish, you will have a great time in Capt. John’s company. John’s lifetime of fishing experience is evident while on his boat. You’ll certainly learn a new technique, or two, even if your an experienced fisherman. His boat is completely dialed in for inshore fishing and his equipment is top notch. Tight Lines!
Fished July 2016Kenny Main III • Fished Jul 19, 2016Kenny Main III recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing
Went fishing on June 9, 2016
Enjoyed a wonderful day in the ENP with Captain T. John recently. John is a knowledgeable, meticulous guide who understands how to make the most out what a day, and it’s tides, can give you. He and I covered many miles doing just that. John adds a wonderful personality, and a love for what he does to the experience.
Fished June 2016Jon Roberson • Fished Jun 09, 2016Jon Roberson recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing
Went fishing on May 24, 2016
I am new to fly fishing so this was an ideal trip for me. John is great at sharing his fishing knowledge. I learned a lot of practical lessons. We went out of Port of the Islands in John’s skiff and fished out to Round Key and then further south into Ten Thousand Islands.
Fished May 2016John Smith • Fished May 24, 2016John Smith recommends Backcountry Flats Fishing
200 Collier Ave, Everglades City
, FL 34139, United States