Key West Backwater Fishing
Key West Backwater Fishing
, FL, United States
With 25 years’ experience guiding anglers in the lower Keys, Captain Sean O’Keefe of Key West Backwater Fishing will make sure your day on the water with him will be not only fun, but also a great learning experience. These trips are a great chance to fish for some of the most exciting backwater species, including the elusive Bonefish, brutish Tarpon, and hard-hitting Permit.
Fishing aboard a 17 ft Action Craft boat, Captain Sean has all the equipment and knowledge you need to have a rewarding fishing experience in some of the most beautiful waterways in the world. The vessel is an Action Craft flats boat powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine. She can take up to two people.
The boat is fitted with navigational electronics, has a live bait well, an ice box, and stores safety equipment. For fly fishing enthusiasts, you will find the gear onboard, but can bring along your favorite set.
Another great thing when fishing lower Florida Keys is that you could be fishing within 15 minutes of leaving the dock, sometimes even less. This, of course, depends on the tide, but works as a general rule. So, if you’re a novice angler, even a half day trip will get you enough time to get nice fishing action.
You will find all the fishing gear onboard. Captain Sean mostly uses Penn and Lew’s these days. He will provide the leads, flies, tackle - basically all you need to have a successful trip. The fishing license is included in the trip rates. You will need to bring your own food and drinks, as well as sun protection, a cap, polarized sunglasses, and a camera. Put on appropriate clothing, and come aboard to see for yourself how good fishing the flats can be.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since August 2016
Key West Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on June 8, 2018
Tarpon fishing was slow but captain Sean really worked hard to put us on fish. We had one tarpon strike and caught a few other species, captain was very knowledgeable and personable. I will be coming back for sure need to catch a silver king!
Fished June 2018Fished June 8, 2018Tyler Hillman recommends Key West Backwater Fishing
Went fishing on March 31, 2018
Awesome day out. Capt. Sean is very knowledgeable of the waters and the flats and took us all over during our 6 hour trip. The weather was perfect but the fish weren’t biting for us. We did catch a 14lb Barracuda and a couple of Jacks.We saw Rays and Sharks and a beautiful Osprey. We would highly recommend Sean for his patience and determination to find us fish and we hope to get out with him again.
Fished March 2018Fished March 31, 2018Peter Plows recommends Key West Backwater Fishing
Went fishing on March 20, 2018
This guy was worried about himself fishing honestly he BATED my pole twice in 4 hrs he BATEdS my wife once. He went around in circles in the same area. He was fishing the whole time himself. I have fished the keys 4 times this was the worse I want my money back.
Fished March 2018Fished March 20, 2018Frank Falco does not recommend Key West Backwater Fishing