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.

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

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.

The maximum number of adults onboard is 4 and the Captain can accommodate up to 2 additional kids. Please keep in mind that there is a weight limit of 1400 pounds.



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
    Spend the whole day on the water, exploring the wilderness of the Everglades National Park and targeting multiple species calling it their home. 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. Please note that you'll need to obtain your National Park Pass prior to the trip, it costs $30.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    A 6 hour will give you plenty of time to do some serious backcountry fishing and target specific species. Please note that you'll be fishing within the Everglades Park waters so you should obtain your National Park Pass prior to the trip, it costs $30.
  • 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
    During the long days of summer, you can climb aboard for an evening of awesome fishing, hitting the flats, backcountry, or reefs if sea conditions allow. Please note that backcountry fishing will take you within the waters of the Everglades National Park. This means you'll have to obtain your National Park Pass prior to the trip which costs $30.
  • 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
    $450
    Spend 4 hours fishing the productive backcountry waters, flats, or even reefs depending on the sea conditions. This trip is for a maximum of 6, but is best suited to up to 4. It's equally perfect for families with children or a group of friends. On a four-hour charter, there will only be enough time to target one type of fish. Please note that if you're interested in fishing the Everglades, you'll have to obtain a National Park Pass prior to the trip, it costs $30.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    There are several options for how you can spend your day, depending on the weather and what you want to focus on. You can inshore, prowl the backcountry and flats, or hit the reefs if weather conditions permit. You will only have time to enjoy one of these on a half day trip, though, so choose wisely! Please note that if you're interested in fishing the Everglades, you'll have to obtain a National Park Pass prior to the trip, it costs $30.
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About the Captain

Clyde Morgan
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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150 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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
82%
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Fishing (AM) on April 12, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing (PM) on March 16, 2021
We had an amazing time with Mike - the Dark Angler! He is a sarcastic, entertaining, funny fisherman who did an incredible...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing (AM) on March 11, 2021
We had a good half day trip with Captain Mike. We got on fish early and had limited out on snapper in the first hour of the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing (PM) on February 26, 2021
Capt Mike took us out for Capt Morgan who was wet and exhausted from morning trip.  Capt Mike did an excellent job.  We chose...
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FAQs about Florida Backcountry Fishing

Florida Backcountry Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Fishing (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.)

Trips booked with Florida Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, KastKing, Vexan, Diawa)
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip.)
  • 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
  • Jigging
  • 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
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon