6 Hour Charter
80500 Overseas Highway - Islamorada, FL
Our 6 hour Backcountry Charter is the same as our 4 hour charter but we can explore further into the Everglades and we have a much better chance of getting into bigger and more Snook and Redfish as well as we can find small Tarpon in the Summer until the first of November here on some trips. We got to spend more time in the backcountry of the Everglades on this trip which lets us get on more fish and explore more of this amazing National Park.
We will travel 15 to 40 minutes across Florida Bay into the Everglades National Park. Here in 2-8 feet of water we will catch Speckled Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda and several species of sharks. Redfish and Snook can be caught on this trip depending on water temps and the time of the year.
During the ride to the Backcountry and back to our marina we will be see the various wading and shore birds that call the Everglades home. We also can spot pods of Dolphin that often approach the boat and will ride our wake very close to the boat. The ride is very enjoyable and the sheltered shallow waters of the Bay rarely get rough. Many clients tell us that the ride is an amazing part of the charter.
We will fish with a mix of live baits and artifical baits all provided in the cost of the charter. The rod and reel combos we use are well maintained spinning outfits. All of the captains will be happy to teach anyone aboard how to properly cast, retrieve and hook up fish. We bait hooks and take your catch of your hook for you as well. This style of fishing is very much like freshwater fishing in that we will be doing a lot of casting and retrieving similar to Bass fishing. However we will catch fish that will pull more drag and fight harder than any Bass that you’ve ever hooked!
We will fish in channels, basins, on shallow flats and around mangrove shorelines. Our boats have a Minnkota trolling motor for working shorelines and in 1-2 feet of water along the flats. We don’t troll lures, Backcountry fishing is very active and we will be doing a lot of casting.
The captains have a long standing policy of catch and release only for all Snook and Redfish that are caught year round. We are happy to keep legal size Sea Trout, Snapper, Tripletail and Spanish Mackerel for you to enjoy for a meal and we will happily filet and package your catch for you at the dock
- $650 (for 1-2 passengers), $50 for each additional passenger (up to 6 passengers total)
- Fishing Licenses
- Cleaned & Bagged Fish
- Base price is for 1-2 people. Add additional people for $50 each. Max of 6 people per boat per charter.