Backcountry Flats Fishing

200 Collier Ave
Everglades City FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Action Craft 1820 Flatsmasters (Flats boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2015. Powered by 115HP Mercury 115 Four Stroke CT engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
2 miles
Flats Fishing
10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
8wt-9wt-12wt- G-Loomis Fly rods
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Redfish

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
Description

“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

Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Lowrance HD-S
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Lowrance HD-S
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water and ice
First Mate
Fishing License
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
accompanied by one parent
 
No Smoking
 
No Alcohol
Beer
 
You Keep Catch
Daily limits apply
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

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, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

T John Skiffington
Everglades City, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
Avid fisherman in my early years, 38 years in Costa Rica for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and the Caribbean Coast for Tarpon and Snook. Owner/Operator of Sportfishing Quepos in Costa Rica and Owner/Operator of Backcountry Flats Fishing in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands in Southwest Florida.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 91%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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My wife I had half day fishing trip with Capt. John on 01/16/2017. It was a good experience. Capt. John is very professional.
Doug Cameron

Doug Cameron • Fished January 16, 2017
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Tough wind and tide but we caught fish including a trophy red fish.  Meticulous and professional, best charter experience I have had.

Tom King • Fished November 20, 2016
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Wendy Warren • Fished November 13, 2016
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Location

  • 200 Collier Ave, Everglades City
    FL 34139, United States