Key Largo Backcountry Fishing Charters

Best Backcountry Fishing Charters in 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?

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Reviews of Fishing in Backcountry Fishing in Key Largo

Half Day Trip = Day of fun!
Ron M. fished with Off Course Charters on October 9, 2020
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Half day trip with Captain Dan and First Mate Matt
Bob S. fished with Miss Chief Charters on March 12, 2020
Take your catch to Sharkeys and let them fix it up for you. Awesome!
Fishing with Ben
Rob M. fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on February 26, 2020
February is just a little early for the big tarpon run. I was hoping to get lucky on some early arrivals. It didn't happen so changed the game plan, and had a blast the rest of the day smashing all different species of fish of all different sizes. Don't be afraid to adapt or even change your game plan. You might enjoy it. I loved it!
Fishing w/ the cousin
Armando A. fished with Tail Gator Charters on February 17, 2020
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Wonderful Day Fishing!
Arlen S. fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on September 12, 2019
I recommend looking at the reviews and getting an experienced and established fishing captain.
First Bone fish.
George G. fished with Randy Stallings Charters on July 27, 2019
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.
3/4 day dolphin fishing
Santiago G. fished with Sea Time Sport Fishing Charters on July 26, 2019
Set expectations realistically , fishing is hit or miss try fishing different species
Half day with Captain DJ
Rodger D. fished with AARedfishFelicity LLC on July 25, 2019
Fish Eveglades National Park. It's a different experience.

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