Around these backcountry islands lies the flats of the Florida Keys. A flat is a shallow area of water that can be comprised of a grass bed, sand bar or lime stone table rock. Between the flats and shallow areas are the channels that feed them with fresh tidal flow from the Gulf of Mexico. This flow is what makes the backcountry so incredible for fishing. Bringing everything in from the deeper waters like shrimp, bait fish and nutrients as well as cooler and warmer waters to stabilized the water temperature of the backcountry.
No matter where you decide to fish out of the Florida Keys the numbers of different species of fish you can catch in the backcountry are staggering. All up and down the Florida Keys and Key West one of our anglers can expect to have chances to catch the following species on a backcountry fishing charter, availability depending only on seasons: tarpon, bonefish, mackerel, bull sharks, lemon sharks, black tip sharks, great barracudas, snappers, goliath groupers, jack crevalles, blue fish, sea trout, pompano and lady fish.
Each area has it's known species that may be more plentiful than others on the backcountry fishing trips.
Backcountry Fishing Near Key Largo and Islamorada are well known for snook, large trout, numerous redfish, and goliath groupers.
Backcountry fishing in Key West anglers can expect to have more shots at; Tarpon almost year round, permit, numerous bonefish, loads of ladyfish, bluefish and jack crevalles in the cooler months.
Its the whole package. potentially big fish, numbers of different species, the beauty, the wild life, sight fishing, everyone can do it, inexpensive charter, calm waters and high volume of fish. It is all the things that anyone who loves to fish would like. You have it all in backcountry fishing here in the Florida Keys and Key West.
For as little as $450.00 two anglers of any age or skill level can enjoy a 4 hour trip on one of our fishing guides bay boats from Key Largo to Key West. Additional charges will be applied for additional persons. These rates will include everything you will need for a great day fishing in the backcountry plus bottled waters and a cooler with ice. Check out our inshore fishing rates here.