Florida Backcountry Fishing

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

You will be spending the day aboard a 20’ Carolina Skiff DLV, capable of hitting 30 knots and carrying 6 guests (up to 4 adults) out in search of big fish and great times! She has a livewell to keep your bait fresh, a full range of marine electronics to track down the best fish, and quality tackle to bring them in.

Florida Backcountry Fishing specializes in fishing shallow grass flats and island coves for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Bonefish and more in the unspoiled waters of Biscayne Bay, the Upper Keys, Flamingo, Florida Bay and Ten Thousand Islands.

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

Captain Clyde offers 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 control 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.

Maximum number of adults onboard is 4 and the Captain can accommodate up to 2 additional kids.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Spend the whole day on the water, hitting every habitat to target the widest range of fish. Battle monster pelagics in the morning, then hit the reefs to pull in some tasty bottom fish. End the day by fishing the shallows for inshore species, then jump in the water to cool off. This is the perfect way to experience all the area has to offer, and the top pick for getting the most out of your time in town.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend the day battling big game pelagics offshore, pulling in delicious bottom-dwellers around the reefs, or chasing inshore species across the flats and backwaters. With six hours on the water, you will be able to choose two of these techniques to get the most out of your day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    During the long days of summer, you can climb aboard for an evening of awesome fishing, hitting the shallows, reefs, or bluewaters offshore to battle a huge range of species. Six-hour charters allow you to choose two of these techniques, letting you enjoy even more awesome angling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fish the Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Florida Bay, Ten Thousand Islands or Upper Keys. This trip is for a maximum of 6, but is best suited to up to 4. Dependent on the weather and area fishing, we could target pelagics, reef fish, or any of the multiple inshore species found nearby. On a four-hour charter, there will only be enough time to target one type of fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    There are several options for how you can spend your day, depending on the weather and what you want to focus on. Target pelagics, hit the reefs, or stay inshore to wrestle big fish in shallow water. You will only have time to enjoy one of these on a half day trip, though, so choose wisely!
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About the Captain

Clyde Morgan
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
67 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff DLV (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Afternoon trip with Captain Mike
July fishing trip
Clyde!
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Angler Rating
63
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Mark B.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Fun half-day in the sun

VERIFIED   NEW  July 9, 2020
Clyde did a great job getting us in position to catch some fish on a broiling hot afternoon when they clearly weren’t...
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Kevin G.
West Palm Beach, FL
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
Had a great time, caught so many fish we decided to try a couple other spots. Caught fish at every stop. Caught mangrove snapper...
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Victor K.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 5.00
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Nuttin but Mutton! (actually a lot more than that!)

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
After reading about his reviews and how well he works with families, we chose Capt Clyde!  We were not disappointed. ...
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Ben R.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Clyde

VERIFIED   January 1, 2020
Took a backcountry trip with Captain Clyde which was just amazing.  Clyde grew up in the keys and knew the good places...
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Derek W.
Milton Keynes, ENG
 5.00
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Clyde is a great captain

VERIFIED   February 17, 2020
We just had a fantastic day out with Clyde. One fisherman, 2 novices and 2 photographers. Clyde worked hard to ensure that...
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