Best Backcountry Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Top Backcountry Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Backcountry Fishing in Key Largo

When it comes to fishing, there are many places around the world that offer a variety of different techniques that should be on your bucket list. Key Largo backcountry fishing shoud definitely make the cut. These beautiful waters have high levels of nutrients that attract huge populations of bait fish. This in turn draws in the larger game that you’ll be targeting on your trip.

Trip Types

The backcountry is protected from strong winds and high waves, making these trips great for people new to fishing or who suffer from seasickness.

You’ll spend the day fishing on a small boat such as a skiff or a flats boat. These can usually take around 2–3 anglers. They are versatile and can easily maneuver into hard-to-reach areas.

You can expect to be sight fishing in these shallow waters on a 4–8 hour trip. Most boats will have an elevated platform specifically for this technique.

Backcountry fishing in Key Largo is the trip to go on for anglers who want to catch many different species. The species you’ll be targeting include Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Sharks, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, and Black Drum. The captain will advise you what can be kept and of what size.

How to Prepare

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the boat, so you don’t need to worry about buying one on your own.

Due to the space available on the boat, you won't be able to bring a cooler of food and drinks along. Pack the essentials, a camera, and your lunch in your bag.

The captain will have light tackle on board for you to use. If you're bringing your own, let the captain know in advance so he can make room. Spinning gear and fly fishing rods and reels will be put through their paces in the backcountry.

Book a Key Largo backcountry fishing trip today for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be surrounded by nature, wildlife, and non-stop fishing – what more could any angler want from their fishing trip?

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What People Are Saying About Backcountry Fishing in Key Largo

"Half day trip"

Jon House fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on July 10, 2020

Captain Trainer did an excellent job and really worked hard to make it enjoyable and we caught a ton of fish. I plan on returning when the Tarpon are running with my brother in April/ May and I would highly recommend Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing

"Would give 6 stars if it was possible"

Quentin Smith fished with A-Squared Charters on July 12, 2019

Capt Armando Alejo of A2 Charters was on the ball from the jump. Very professional guide. He put me and my son on fish from literally the first cast if the day to the last cast. He got us the Backcountry Slam that we wanted and much more. More than pleased with our experience and had the best father and son fishing trip ever. Look no further, Capt Armando is your guy.

Top Targeted Backcountry Fishing Species in Key Largo







Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mangrove)