THE FLORIDA BAY AT ITS FINEST
Join us for a day of backcountry fishing in one of the world’s nicest bay and estuary systems. We have a beautiful year-round fishery in Islamorada unlike anything else in the world. Our “backcountry” is considered the Florida bay – the body of water that separates the Florida Keys from mainland Florida. This shallow, protected body of water is home and nursery to dozens of species of fish.
Our favorite targets are tarpon, snook, redfish, permit, and sharks. But we also catch snapper, goliath grouper, seatrout, ladyfish, and jacks.
This rich eco-system also supports an amazing array of birds such as roseate spoonbills, osprey, bald eagles, white and brown pelicans, egrets and herons. Keep in mind that birding is best in the winter months. You will also find alligators, crocodiles, manatees, dolphin and sea turtles.
What does “Backcountry” mean anyway?
Today, “backcountry” is a term used loosely to mean pretty much any area on the Bay side of the islands. The southern boundary of Everglades National Park is only about a mile from the shores of Islamorada. The southern third of the park – where will be fishing when we go to the “backcountry” – is a wide open bay with shallow basins divided by even shallower banks and many mangrove islands. Depending on the season and the weather, we may be fishing for tarpon within sight of Islamorada or sight casting to snook and redfish on the flats and mangrove shorelines by the mainland of Florida.
After a backcountry experience, we think you’ll agree – this is an incredible environment that makes you sit back and appreciate nature and its beauty. Don’t forget your camera.