Learn More about Backcountry fishing
Fishing the backcountry is done in a couple ways. for a technical edge many anglers prefer flats fishing in the backcountry. For a fun day of fishing with 1 - 4 persons anglers chose backcountry fishing. Fast becoming the Florida Keys and Key West most popular fishing charter backcountry fishing opens up all the options to the anglers that chose it. Anything goes, whatever is in season your backcountry guide will show you all that is out there and how to catch it using light tackle spin fishing gear, bait casters and fly fishing gear.
Pioneered by flats fishing guides backcountry trips were started off here in the Florida Keys on flats boats and many still use flats boats today. As time progressed and the popularity of this type of fishing became more prevalent many fishing guides switched to bay boats to offer more room and versatility for a day fishing with 3 and 4 anglers. Heavier than flats boats bay boats needed trolling motors to get around silently. Most bay boat guides offer stealth trolling motor systems on their boats to get you closer to spooky fish and show you the best day possible. Some bay boats are even equipped with a head.
Your backcountry fishing guide is an expert fisherman himself and will be able to make the call as to what is best for your day and your group. Backcountry fishing guides are customer service oriented and know that one day it may be a group of 3 drinking buddies and the next a family of four with small children. Capable of catching fish for all with any experience level backcountry fishing guides may be the most versatile fishing guide in the Florida Keys.
Backcountry fishing is the most popular way to go fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West with it's diversity and ability to catch so many different species many people chose backcountry fishing simply because it is always calm and no chance of sea sickness. From the avid angler to the little guy catching his first fish backcountry fishing is the way to go for great results and a fun day.
Any Experience Level
There is no experience
necessary for backcountry fishing. From the total novice to the
expert angler there is much fun to be had catching fish and
enjoying your day. We encourage all anglers young and old alike to come out and experience this sort of fishing. Everyone catches fish and has fun. For the more experienced anglers backcountry fishing is great if you want to bring 3 persons to the flats or shallows and target specific species.
Specialty Backcountry Fishing Charters
Tarpon Fishing is incredible in the backcountry. Many guides
offer 4,6, and 8 hour trips focusing on tarpon using flats boats
or bay boats. Tarpon Season runs from March through July in the
Bonefishing charters in the backcountry can be done two
ways, on a flats boat and on a bay boat. The bay boat is about
the only way to get 3 or 4 persons flats fishing for bonefish.
Shark Fishing is also a main staple to the backcountry.
Shallow water sight fishing for the monsters of the flats. Check
it out and see who our shark fishing specialists are.
Bay boats are the preferred way to fish the backcountry.
Offering smooth dry rides and plenty of room for fishing.
Versatility are what Bay Boats are all about with the ability to
fish the flats, shallows, wrecks and reefs. Bay Boats are also
the only way to fish more than two persons on the flats for
species like bonefish and permit.
Flats Fishing Add a technical twist to your fishing charter in the backcountry. Flats fishing is sight fishing at it's best and fun for the angler who wants to challenge himself a little bit and volume is not the focus.
- Dr Catcher