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Islamorada Backcountry Fishing

Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, is known throughout the world for backcountry and flats fishing. The links below provide you with a comprehensive list of backcountry fishing guides in Islamorada. Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, goliath grouper, permit, cobia and many more species provide anglers a great opportunity to catch trophy fish. Take a look at the backcountry charter fishing captains below, and let their experience guide you to exceptional fishing and some of the most beautiful locations that Islamorada, Florida has to offer.

Captain Steve Griswold of Family Vacation Charters invites you to Islamorada, in the center of the Village of Islands, one of the most beautiful spots in the Florida Keys. Islamorada is apply named the “Sports Fishing Capital of the World” It is situated between the shallow waters of Florida Bay and the Gulf Stream and reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the gateway to both outstanding Backcountry fishing for shallow water species such as, Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout and reef and wreck fishing on the ocean side for deeper water fish such as Permit, Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel and other deep water species.

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  • Capitan Name Captain Steve Griswold
  • Office Address Mile Marker 81.5 Overseas Highway
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 393-0204
  • Marina World Wide Sportsman

Capt. Jeff specializes in early season tarpon fishing that others can't and don't match. He's got a network of guides that are confident, extremely professional, and love that nighttime fishing. He's set a pace that's on a beat of its own.

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