Bamboo Charters • 20-29 years of experience
Contender Center Console w/ Yamaha 300HP
The 8 Hour Backcountry Charter is there Big Adventure! This trip opens up the ability to run deep into Florida Bay and explore several different areas.
We can fish the extreme reaches of the Everglades along the beaches of East & Middle Cape Sable on up to Big Sable and Lake Ingram. This area is only reached by boat, there are no roads on the mainland and this is the last of the true wilderness of the entire State of Florida.
The wildlife is amazing! Bald Eagles, Osprey, White Pelicans can be seen up close and the wading bird life we see is stunning as well.
We will catch Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail and Spanish Mackerel. Shark fishing out in these waters is crazy good! The Bull, Lemon, Tiger, Blacktip and Hammerhead sharks can be everywhere at times out in the deep backcountry.
This part of the Everglades is pure wilderness and totally primitive, the last true Dinosaurs are found out here, true Saltwater Crocodiles will be basking on the beaches and along mud banks in Lake Ingram. You can even hook Sawfish that can reach 20 plus feet in length!
Photographers love the scenery and the chance to photograph the wildlife in this pristine environment.
Islamorada, Florida • 20-29 years of experience
Capt. Matt Bellinger owns and operates Bamboo Charters and has been living in and fishing the waters of the Florida Keys since 1989.
He first discovered the inviting waters of the Florida Keys on November 25, 1981 while SCUBA diving off Key Largo. He was a freshman at the University of Tampa studying marine biology. The fish life, and laid back lifestyle of the Florida Keys, had him from the “get go”! Years passed and in 1989 he came down for a week and since has never gone home for long!
Capt. Matt began fishing as a young child with his Dad and Grandpa George. Fishing the rivers and streams as well as the lakes and ponds of North Georgia was a way of life for him right up ‘til he moved to the Florida Keys.
Fishing with family was always as important as the actual fishing itself. His love of fishing, family, and the Florida Keys environment, is the driving force that influences his life and charter guide service.
Let Capt. Matt Bellinger show you the waters of the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park on your next trip to south Florida. His love of the water and background in marine biology only serves to add to what will be a day on the water that you will never forget.
Matt is also a huge ham! A 44-year-old class clown! To this end, he has a live fishing report that he airs daily on three radio stations here in the Florida Keys.
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