Islamorada Backcountry Fishing



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.


When fishing with one of our captains on a backcountry fishing trip, our clients will have an opportunity to catch a number of different fish. Species of fish you can expect to catch during a backcountry fishing trip on the appropriate tackle may include:

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


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!

Have any questions about what trip would be best for you? Contact us directly at 305-393-8670 to discuss your fishing trip needs and we’ll help you select the best trip for you and your family! You can also email us using the form on our Contact Us page.

making memories, one fish at a time

photo & video from previous trips