Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Trip

Islamorada, FL

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Private trip guided by Florida Keys Fun Fishing

Florida Keys Fun Fishing 20-29 years of experience


A unique and treasured island among the upper Florida Keys, Islamorada’s shore is a stones throw from the Florida Bay which is only the beginning to the Backcountry and the Everglades National Park (ENP). The ENP encompasses approx. 900sq. miles of shallow water with roughly 100 individual islands scattered throughout. The average water depth in the Backcountry is only 3ft deep, with the deepest areas at 6-7 ft deep with any consistency.

Backcountry fishing in Islamorada is our areas most popular charter for fishing. Why you may ask? Well, our Islamorada backcountry offers a variety of fishing experiences for anglers and families alike. You can chum up some sharks in a channel and go around the corner to a mud for trout, lady fish and catfish. You can fish the mangrove island moats for snook and redfish all while keeping your eye out on the for a permit on the flats. Our area offers a great diversity among sea life and the ability to catch several different fish in the same day which truly showcases why Islamorada Florida is widely known as the fishing capital of the world.

We recommend our backcountry fishing trip for those looking for an exciting day on the water who would like to catch a variety of fish species. Bring the entire family for a fun filled day of fishing with Florida Keys Fun Fishing!

Targeted species

  • Snook
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Tarpon
  • Spotted Sea Trout
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Shark
  • Ladyfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Bluefish
  • And many more!

What's included

  • Rod / Reel
  • Tackle / Flies
  • Cold Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Water

What to bring

  • Bring your own lunch / snacks
  • Camera
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Quick-Dry / Sun-protective Clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen


  • Islamorada, FL

Exact meeting location will be discussed after booking.

Guided by Florida Keys Fun Fishing

Islamorada, Florida20-29 years of experience

Florida Keys Fun Fishing is owned and operated by Capt. Mark Johnson and his wife, Kara, and located right in the heart of Islamorada, the centerpiece of Florida Keys Fishing. Capt. Mark spent much of his childhood right here in Islamorada as a destination for his family. Oddly enough, all through the 70′s, his family stayed at the original La Siesta Resort and Marina, located at Mile Marker 80.5 ocean side, in Islamorada. “My parents loved to go boating, fishing, and snorkeling and they created endless family fun in the Florida Keys for their kids. My younger brother and I spent many a day and night as kids fishing, snorkeling and flat out exploring islands in the Florida Bay and Everglades and that created a passion that still drives me today 35 yrs later.”

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