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.  

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


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
Bud N Mary’s Marina


MM 79.9, Islamorada, Fl 33036


Over 20 backcountry Captains.