Key Largo Backcountry Fishing Charters

Key Largo Backcountry Fishing Charters

Best Backcountry Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Key Largo: 92 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(147 reviews)
Key Largo
trips from $350
Key Largo
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trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(5 reviews)
Key Largo
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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?

Key Largo
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,616 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Backcountry Fishing in Key Largo

Make sure and research the company you go with and book early as boats fill up fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure and research the company you go with and book early as boats fill up fast.
Michele  H.
Michele H. Hooper, UT
Be prepared for a great time! Lather up with sunblock, wear polarized sunglasses, wear a hat, bring a towel, enough water to hydrate and prepare for a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great time! Lather up with sunblock, wear polarized sunglasses, wear a hat, bring a towel, enough water to hydrate and prepare for a great time.
Shannon  M.
Shannon M. Riviera Beach, FL
Be flexible. Wind came out of nowhere and we had to change our plans. In doing so we still had an incredible time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. Wind came out of nowhere and we had to change our plans. In doing so we still had an incredible time
Samuel  C.
Samuel C. Anderson, IN
We were lucky to snag a Wahoo today as it is the end of their season. January is the beginning. So if Wahoo is what you're after, know that is your window.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky to snag a Wahoo today as it is the end of their season. January is the beginning. So if Wahoo is what you're after, know that is your window.
Shelly  B.
Shelly B. Key West, Florida
We have had good luck fishing at the end of March.for 2 years now. Maybe we were just lucky, maybe not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have had good luck fishing at the end of March.for 2 years now. Maybe we were just lucky, maybe not.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Livonia, NY
GREAT fishing! We were there the latter part of the month and had never fished Key Largo before. But we will be back as often as possible!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
GREAT fishing! We were there the latter part of the month and had never fished Key Largo before. But we will be back as often as possible!
Ana  D.
Ana D. Daniels, MD
Go with Captain Charlie Rogers we fished all our lives in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan this is not the same!!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go with Captain Charlie Rogers we fished all our lives in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan this is not the same!!
Mary  R.  R.
Mary R. R. Baltimore, Maryland
Be ready! Lots of action! Lots of sun block on hands and face. Take very little on boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready! Lots of action! Lots of sun block on hands and face. Take very little on boat.
Mac  D.
Mac D. United States
Talk to your charter and make clear what your expectations are. If they are as good as Underwater Cowboy, they will be upfront and professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your charter and make clear what your expectations are. If they are as good as Underwater Cowboy, they will be upfront and professional.
Otto  B.
Otto B. Rapid City, MI
Bring sun screen, water, snacks & a good attitude! That's it! You'll have the best day of your vacation on the water!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring sun screen, water, snacks & a good attitude! That's it! You'll have the best day of your vacation on the water!!
Jen  M.
Jen M. Hamilton, MI
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Steve  A.
Steve A. Barton, ND
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Acton, MA
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Westland, MI
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Rick.  ?.  S.
Rick. ?. S. Dublin, OH
Captain Pete is friendly and helpful. We caught snapper, sharks and a barracuda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Pete is friendly and helpful. We caught snapper, sharks and a barracuda
Liz  F.
Liz F. Chicago, IL
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Jay  H.
Jay H. San Juan
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Ron  M.
Ron M. Marathon, Florida
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Armando  A.
Armando A. San Juan
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.
George  G.
George G. Key Largo, FL
Set expectations realistically , fishing is hit or miss try fishing different species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set expectations realistically , fishing is hit or miss try fishing different species
Santiago  G.
Santiago G. San Juan

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