Back Country and Flats Charters

If you like to sight fish, then get up on the famous flats located all around Islamorada. Bonefish, permit, barracuda, and shark can be spotted on the grass and sandy flats. The back country offers snook, redfish,mangrove snapper, trout and many more. Did we forget something? A fish they call the “silver king “the prize of the Florida keys. Hook up on a tarpon and depending on the size, an hour or two later you will understand what we are talking about.  

Stray Cat Fishing Charters


Welcome to Stray Cat Charters, home of Captain Chris Barron, and the most versatile charter service in the Florida Keys. From Islamorada’s inshore flats, channels, reefs, and surrounding areas to the Florida Bay and Everglades National Park, sportfishing is a year-round event in the Keys! Whether you’re a novice or expert angler, Stray Cat Charters offers a variety of exhilarating expeditions for individual anglers, families and groups. Stray Cat Charters features light tackle fishing for all trips including live bait, spin, or fly. Charter and fish aboard the 18’ Maverick or the 24’ Everglades. Captain Chris’ intimate knowledge of the Florida Keys will make your day a successful one.Read More
Captain Fred's Back Country Fishing


Captain Freddie was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard Island , Massachusetts , location of the Monster Shark Tournament. Fred’s passion for fishing began on this Island at a very early age, Shell fishing and Hook and Line fishing as soon as he could walk. Fred has been fishing for more than 50+ years, both recreational and commercially, Inshore and Offshore, from New England to the FL Keys and the Bahamas .His former profession, when he wasn’t fishing, was in the Education system, retiring as Vice Principal.  Those experiences have fueled his passion for fishing with Families and Kids. Living in and Fishing the FL Keys for over 20 years have given him the local knowledge necessary for successful Fishing.  For the serious Fisherman or for a Family Fun Fishing Trip, give Captain Freddie a call, his background in Education to his years of Fishing experience will always ensure a great Fishing Trip!Read More
Beats Land Charters


Capt Juan Garcia was born and raised in beautiful Puerto Rico where the pristine Caribbean water was his playground. He fished both the inshore and offshore waters of Puerto Rico where he started building a vast amount off knowledge of sport fishing. Capt Juan is an easygoing, fun family man. There is nothing that Capt Juan loves more than sharing his passion for the water with his anglers. Capt Juan is currently the Florida Sportsman Magazine weekend fishing forecaster for the Florida Keys backcountry and has been featured in the Florida Sportsman TV show and Florida Sportsman Magazine.Read More


PO Box 1690 Islamorada FL.

Rusty IV Sportfishing


Welcome to Islamorada: Home of great TARPON and BACKCOUNTRY fishing. Captain Russ has been fishing out of Whale Harbor for three decades carrying families, kids, and experienced anglers to fun productive fishing adventures, whether it’s for the heavyweight TARPON or light tackle spin fishing for SNOOK, REDFISH, SEA TROUT and more in the shallow pristine back country of the Everglades National Park. Captain Russ lives and fishes year round in Islamorada. No fleet, just one guide and one boat. Other Captains available for larger groups.Read More
Bowed Up Fishing Charters


I have been fortunate to fish the beautiful waters of The Florida Keys for over 18 years. My love of the water, enthusiasm for catching fish led me to a career as a fishing guide in  Islamorada, the Sportfishing Capital of the World. I will customize the perfect Islamorada fishing charters for you and your party, and will put you on trophy tarpon, snook, redfish or permit – or guide you to catching snapper and grouper that you can take home (or to a local restaurant) for dinner. Whether you are an experienced fisherman or this is your first time on the water, I will guide you through a fishing adventure in Islamorada that you won’t soon forget.Read More
Bud N Mary’s Marina


MM 79.9, Islamorada, Fl 33036


Over 20 backcountry Captains.