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 21’ Wahoo bay boat, capable of hitting 40 knots and carrying 6 guests 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 Penn and Okuma 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.

If you’re up for something a bit bigger, why not drop your baits for tasty Grouper, Snapper, and other awesome bottom-dwellers? And if that’s not enough, you can always head nearshore to battle big game species like Mahi Mahi and Sailfish - These guys do it all!

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.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Hit the Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Florida Bay, Ten Thousand Islands or Upper Keys. Troll for big game pelagics, drop baits for tasty bottom fish, or explore the shallows to wrestle top inshore species. With the entire day on the water, you can try all this and more, with enough time to visit some remote island and sandbars, too!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 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
Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Permit
Redfish
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Wahoo (Bay boat) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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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4.91
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Experience
half day trip with cap'n Clyde
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Jessica S.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day with captain Clyde Morgan

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Our 1/2 day trip was perfect! Captain Clyde was super knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and super nice! I would highly recommend...
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David C.
Miami Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Morgan

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Had a great morning.  Let the Captain know we were a family with a young boy and two inexperienced fishers looking for...
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Jim G.
Tampa, FL
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Half day trip with captain Clyde

VERIFIED   NEW  November 7, 2019
Great day on the water although we didn’t catch any keepers. Captain Clyde proved to be very knowledgeable and showed patience...
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Eric N.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Half Day Back Country with Captain Clyde

VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
My kids and I spent half a day with Captain Clyde and it could not have been a nicer time. Sensing a slow down with the snapper...
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Kelly S.
Fontana, CA
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Half Day AM Trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Had a fabulous time out on the water. We all caught fish and accidently caught a bonnet head shark.  The boat was stocked...
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Fishing Reports

Reef Fishing!

October 17, 2019

Well we finally caught a little break from our, typically windy October, and were able to get out on the reef comfortably. This was part of what we did. Two very nice groupers and mutton snapper. These guys came… Read Full Report →


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