Florida Backcountry Fishing welcomes you aboard for an awesome day in the Florida sun. Every trip is tailored to what you want to do, with a wide range of fishing techniques and habitats to choose from and an experienced captain to put you on them all.

Never fished before? Awesome, we love teaching people what we know about fishing! It’s our passion and we are always happy to share it. No pressure, no judgment, just fun, and the excitement of learning something new.

You will be spending the day aboard an 18’ Kenner/Nitro flats boat, capable of cruising at 30 knots and carrying 4 guests (up to 4 adults within weight restrictions) out in search of fun fishing and great times! She has a livewell to keep your bait fresh, a full range of marine electronics to navigate the best fishing areas, and quality tackle to bring them in.

Florida Backcountry Fishing offers specialized fishing on shallow grass flats and in island coves for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Bonefish, (when in season), and more in the unspoiled waters of Islamorada, Flamingo, and Florida Bay.

Not really interested in fishing? Just here to enjoy Florida’s stunning waters? Jump aboard for a day hopping islands and cruising the backwaters. You can visit some of the most beautiful spots in the state and sunbathe on the way and take in the sights the best way possible - from the water!

Captain Clyde and his team, including Captain Mike on occasion, offer all this and more on his awesome range of charters. His aim on every trip is to make things as simple and easy as possible while giving you complete guidance and flexibility as to how you spend your day. In short, his aim is to give you the perfect day on the water, whatever that means to you.

The maximum number of adults onboard is 4 and the captain can accommodate up to 3 kids with one adult. Please keep in mind that there is a weight limit of 600 pounds.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    This experience provides you with a visit to nearby Backcountry Islands and some sure fishing. The crew will take you straight to a couple of spots with the happening bite of the day where you'll enjoy some beautiful scenery and fun fishing. Perfect for families with little children. This trip does not include targeting any specific species but you will keep your eyes focused on anything that may lurk close by. Please note that you will not target Tarpon during the season April 1 - June 30 on this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This experience provides you with a visit to nearby Backcountry Islands and some sure fishing. We will take you straight to a couple of spots with the happening bite of the day where you'll enjoy some beautiful scenery and fun fishing. Perfect for families with little children. This trip does not include targeting of any specific species, but we will keep our eyes focused on anything that may lurk close by. Please note that we will not target tarpon during the season April 1 - June 30, on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This experience takes us into the Backcountry where you can chase down some awesome species. You select the target species in season, and we hunt them down. With 6 hours, we'll have enough time to track down at least 2 species, and maybe even 3 if we're lucky. You'll enjoy some beautiful scenery along the way. Maximum of 4 anglers. Not recommended for families with little children. Please note that we will not target Tarpon during the season April 1 - June 30 on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $710
    Six hours of only Shark fishing in shallow waters. Lemon, Blacktip, Bull, Hammerhead, Bonnet, and many others. Pure adrenaline! Four persons maximum on board. This trip is not suitable for children under 10. Please note that the crew will not target Tarpon during the season April 1 - June 30 on this trip. This is not a backcountry trip. Due to the nature of gear and bait required, this is a Shark only trip. You will not be equipped to fish anything else. By booking this trip, you agree to the above.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon April-June
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 27 - Jun 30
    $750
    Six-hour Tarpon only trips during the Florida Keys Tarpon Season which begins in April and runs through the end of June. The crew will provide special gear to give you the best possible chance to land that trophy Tarpon. This trip is a conventional tackle-only trip. Please note that you will not target Tarpon during the season on any other trip selections not specifically titled “Tarpon”. This trip is not suitable for children under 10. A maximum of 3 people on board. This is not a backcountry trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Ultimate Experience (MAX4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    This is the ultimate backcountry experience, a full 8-hour day charter. We will explore as deep as we can into the Everglades, and might make a pit stop at Flamingo. This trip is the best experience for guests wanting to maximize catch variety or catch quality. Maximum of 4 anglers. Great for trying to catch multiple species or an inshore slam. This trip is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Please note that we will not target Tarpon during the season April 1 - June 30, on this trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Flats Angler, Llc.
Islamorada, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
205 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2018
I'm Captain Clyde Morgan, a US Coast Guard Licensed Master 50 Ton. I was born and raised in South Florida, and I have fished these waters my entire life. Along with my team of highly experienced saltwater flats fishing, Flats Anglers, we are dedicated to providing you a personalized and exciting World-Class Fishing trip in the Florida Keys, the Flats of Miami & Biscayne Bay, the near shore reefs and or, some Florida Backcountry Fishing in the Everglades, Flamingo Flats, and Florida Bay.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Kenner/Nitro (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Near the main islands and channels.
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
National Park Pass is required. $30 fee to Park.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Your tackle, none provided by us.
Drift Fishing
Over certain flats and bays

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Separate cooler for kept catch.
Life Jackets
Adult and child sizes.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When needed and or available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
Fishing License
Additional Everglades pass is required. $30 fee.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Aged 4 and up.
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
In season and Legal size limits.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 204 reviews
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Ashley D.
Fort Worth, TX
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 24, 2022
Captain Clyde is awesome! Our offshore charter from another company had been canceled due to high winds, so we messaged Captain...
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Absolutely Awesome!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 20, 2022
Captain Clyde was lights out! He brought myself and my 2 sons to a spot that was non stop action. No exaggeration, if bait...
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6 hour trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 30, 2022
Captain Mike was very accommodating and helpful. After booking a Saturday trip that we thought was a Sunday trip Captain Mike...
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Martin S.
Portage, MI
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3/4 day trip with captain Michael

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 28, 2021
I was trying for an inshore slam and we started the day out with a 5lb bonefish with numerous bites. Captain Michael then netted...
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Half day backwater fishing 🎣

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 18, 2022
My son and I had a great day with Captain Clyde who entertained us with some fishing stories and a lot of information about...
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FAQs about Florida Backcountry Fishing

Florida Backcountry Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $710 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Shark Experience (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon April-June (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Ultimate Experience (MAX4) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Backcountry Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Separate cooler for kept catch.
  • Life Jackets Adult and child sizes.

Trips booked with Florida Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When needed and or available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License (Additional Everglades pass is required. $30 fee.)

Florida Backcountry Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Near the main islands and channels.)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (National Park Pass is required. $30 fee to Park.)

Florida Backcountry Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Your tackle, none provided by us.)
  • Drift Fishing (Over certain flats and bays)

Top targeted fish species with Florida Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon