Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Charters

Top Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Destinations

Best Backcountry Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Top Backcountry Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Backcountry Fishing in Florida Keys

Spanning 125 glorious miles, the 800 islands of the Florida Keys are a natural phenomenon. Thanks to the tropical climate, it’s a warm water paradise for many sought-after fish. The backcountry shallows are no exception. Step aboard a Florida Keys backcountry fishing charter and catch the biggest variety of fish almost anywhere in the world. 

What to Expect

The backcountry comprises mangrove islands and grassy bays. From Key Largo to the southernmost tip of the US, you’re in for a real treat in these rich fishing grounds. 
 

The Upper Keys

Blending into the Everglades, backcountry fishing is a way of life around Key Largo. You’ll witness some incredible fishing in the shallow waters of the Florida Bay and in the Atlantic, too. 
 
Hop aboard a Florida Keys backcountry fishing charter to explore coves, grass flats, and sandbanks for some prized fish. Beginners can target delicious Trout and Snappers, while avid anglers will relish the chance to land Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, or Bonefish.
 

The Middle Keys

The Middle Keys boast incredible fishing year round. Explore the wealth of mangrove islands leading to the Everglades. With little land mass, these are havens for smaller fish, giving the predators reason to hunt.
 
Out of Tavernier and Islamorada, beginners and enthusiasts will be in their element. Where else in the world can you fill the boat with delicious Redfish and Trout on the same trip you land a Snook or Tarpon?

 

The Lower Keys

Possibly more famed for offshore fishing, there’s a world of backcountry fishing out of Key West. These warm waters see plenty of monster fish passing through. You can land a Barracuda close to shore on your first venture out. 
 
Catch the right time and you could land the “Grand Slam” of inshore fishing. Tough-fighting Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish are the holy grail. A trip in spring or summer will give you the best chance of landing all three! 

How to Prepare

Aboard a Florida Keys backcountry fishing charter, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out. Rods, reels, and bait will be on board and you may even have complimentary water to stay refreshed. 
 
If you fancy yourself on the fly, check with your captain if you need to bring your own gear. Bring snacks and drinks aboard and make the most of your trip. A thrilling adventure awaits, wherever you go in the Keys! 
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Backcountry Fishing in Florida Keys

6 Hr. trip with Captain Armandeo
GARY W. fished with A-Squared Charters on January 9, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready to have a good time with this very knowledgeable fisherman!
3/4 day with Captain Mark
John S. fished with Dauntless Fishing Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love fishing in south Florida in the winter.
December fishing trip
Darryl W. fished with Dee Cee on December 24, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for an exciting time with seasoned professional captains and crew.
December fishing trip
Frank C. fished with Katz Charters on December 14, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do a shorter trip first. Then move up to half or full day.
December fishing trip
Richard F. fished with Good Times Key West on December 13, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Great Day with Great Captain
Ron M. fished with Katz Charters on December 6, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We recommend that you book with Captain Jason of Katz Charters.
Half day
William M. fished with Infinite Blue Charters on December 6, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Watch the weather the wind is not kind.
Great trip
Jay H. fished with Local Grown Charters on November 29, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms

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