Key Largo Fishing Charter On 18' Bayfisher Flats Boat With Captain Bob

Fishing Boats
18 ft
4 Guests

About This Boat

Come down to Key Largo, Florida and enjoy a memorable backcountry fishing trip onboard the Hewes Bayfisher Flats Boat with a fantastic Captain with over 25 years experience. Rates as low as $100 for 1 or 2 anglers per hour (minimum 4 hours). Trips include everything we need for the time fishing, all rods, tackle, bait, & fishing license provided .


Hewes Bayfisher Flats Boat

• 1/2 Day (4 hours) 1 or 2 anglers: $400
• 3/4 Day (6 hours) 1 or 2 anglers: $500
• Full Day (8 hours) 1 or 2 anglers: $600
• 3rd Angler add $50

What You Can Expect:

We are centrally located in Key Largo at mile mark 104. Our captain has been fishing Key Largo 25 years as a full time charter captain/fishing guide. Departing from the Caribbean Club on Blackwater sound just minutes from the “Key Largo Waterway” (outlet to the Atlantic side) providing quick access to both Florida Bay's Backcountry waters and the Atlantic Ocean off Key Largo. Pick up by water at local resorts in Key Largo can also be arranged. Whether in the Backcountry ,on the Reef or Offshore in the Gulf stream, the Captain is well versed in all styles of Key Largo fishing. Specializing in Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout and Tarpon in Florida Bays Backcountry, shallow water light tackle reef fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Yellowtails, ect. As well as Blue water angling for Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo and Sailfish we can arrange a fishing trip that’s right for you.

The Captain operates boats, which allows him the versatility to provide options on different kinds of fishing and to take advantage of what’s best on any given day. Catering to small groups 2 to 3 passengers works well on any trip but we can take up to 4 on inshore trips. Novice or seasoned anglers alike, we will work with your skill level to assure you a great fishing experience. Children and families welcomed. Eco trips and kayak fishing/tours in Everglades National Park are also available on request.

Backcountry Fishing

Stretching from the bottom of Florida and heading south to the upper keys lays a body of water called Florida Bay. It is this vast area of shallow waters and mangrove islands referred to as the Backcountry. Practically all of Florida Bay is situated in Everglades National Park, which has restricted development of any kind with the exception of Flamingo Visitor center located at the end of the park road, this is truly a remote wilderness area. This strange world of half land half water is still home of the alligator, panther, deer, raccoons, birds of all shapes and sizes just to name a few. But best of all it is home to some of the finest light tackle fishing in the world. Snook, redfish, sea trout and tarpon are just a some of the species you could encounter on a backcountry fishing trip .

The average depth of the bay is about 3 feet and most fishing is done in 1 to 4 feet. Spin, casting and fly gear all work well with spin fishing with 6 to 10 lb line being the most popular. Methods of fishing include: casting on the drift in open water, casting to the shorelines, sight fishing on the shallow flats and fishing in mangrove creeks. We use both bait and artificial lures depending on species and seasons. Key Largo Backcountry fishing is a lot like freshwater fishing but the numbers, size, variety and fighting ability of the fish let you know you’re in the saltwater. Just a quick word on motion sickness, in the 20 years that I have been a full time guide even on the windiest days I have NEVER had a client get seasick. Because of the many islands and shallowness of the water you will not get the waves like in the ocean or on a good-sized lake. Key Largo Backcountry fishing provides action 12 months of the year.

What To Expect Onboard:

The Hewes Bayfisher Flat Boat is designed for light tackle anglers. Boat is powered by 1 outboard motor engine and carries 2 to 3 passengers.


• Make: Hewes Bayfisher
• Type: Flat Boat
• Length: 18ft
• Capacity: 3 anglers

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Fishing Boats
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Make Model: Hewes Bayfisher Flats Boat
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 18 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Trip Information

• Departure times are flexible depending on availability, type of fishing and personal preferences
• Things to bring with you- food and drinks (cooler on boat or bring your own), comfortable shoes (boat shoes or sneakers are good)
• Hat and clothing for sun protection, sunscreen, chap-stick or SPF lip balm, camera, any personal items needed for the time frame out on the water


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Outboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Watersports Equipment

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Meet Captain Bob

Captain Bob

Member Since Sep 2015

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