Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Charters

Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Charters

Best Backcountry Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Top Backcountry Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Backcountry Fishing in Islamorada

There’s a reason that Islamorada is the sportfishing capital of the world. Located across five islands, you’re a stone’s throw from thousands of mangrove islands of the Everglades. These are excellent hunting grounds for delicious and tough-fighting fish. Islamorada backcountry fishing charters will take you to the sweetest shallow fishing grounds. 

What to Expect 

Picture the scene: you’re gently drifting along the water, surrounded by stunning wildlife – manatees, pelicans, even alligators... You swing your line to the tailing fish, and bang! The rod doubles over, and you’re in for a fight. Battle it out with a prized fish, before reaping the rewards of your hard work.
 
There’s something for everyone when backcountry fishing in Islamorada. The calm, shallow waters average just 3 feet in depth and are ideal for beginners to get your sea legs. 
 
Take advantage of four-hour trips to test the waters, while the more keen angler can opt for an eight-hour trip to really hone your fishing skills. If you’re torn between the two, then the six-hour option is for you. 
 
You’ll get more bang for your buck in the backcountry than elsewhere in the Keys. The mangroves make for excellent hiding and feeding spots for smaller fish and you know what that means – the predators love it too! Battle it out with a range of fish, from Snappers, Trout, and Redfish, to Tarpon, Permit, and Sharks. Head back to shore with a delicious treat and prized catch to your name. 
 
You’ll most likely navigate these waters aboard a small skiff. These light vessels can handle even the skinniest spots, and your charter captain will steer you using a push pole. Creep up quietly on the spooky fish and sight cast with live bait to attract their bite. 

How to Prepare

Make sure to protect yourself from the powerful sun and cover up well. Wear long sleeves and sunscreen, as well as a hat and shades. Most captains will provide water to keep you hydrated, but you should also bring aboard drinks and snacks to stay refreshed.
 
If you fancy your skills on the fly, check with your captain whether you need to bring your own gear. 
 
These calm, clear waters are ideal for sight casting and fly fishing, and the tough-fighting fish are sure to give you a run for your money. Hop aboard an Islamorada backcountry fishing charter and see for yourself!
 
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Reviews of Backcountry Fishing in Islamorada

1:00pm Half Day trip with Captain Troy
Meghan I. fished with Miller Time Sportfishing on August 8, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Morning trips are the beer time for fishing.
Great Experience
Tom R. fished with Pirate For Hire Charters on July 30, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Perfect day on the water
Tammy K. fished with Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters on July 26, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
July fishing trip
Bryan S. fished with Pirate For Hire Charters on July 17, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Successful half day trip
SCOTT F. fished with Overtime Sportfishing Charters on July 13, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You can't go wrong with Overtime SportbFishing
Awesome shark bite
Brian R. fished with Singing Reel Charters on June 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ask the locals they will tell you the best charters to catch fish on
Half Day Trip with Captain Clyde Morgan
David W. fished with Florida Backcountry Fishing on June 25, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
Fishing trip with Captain Scott
Joe P. fished with Hound Dawg Charters on May 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.

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