about capt. craig clopper

Capt. Craig Clopper - Lower Keys Backcountry Fishing Guide

Capt. Craig Clopper was practically raised on the water and has been fishing his entire life. His burning passion for the outdoors and a lifelong dream of fishing the Florida Keys makes him the perfect guide for your Lower Keys backcountry fishing adventure.

Fulfilling his dream of planting roots in the Lower Florida Keys, Capt. Craig loves to share his backyard with clients from around the globe. When not exploring the backcountry flats of Cudjoe Key and the Lower Keys,  you may find him seasonally guiding on Alaska’s Alagnak River.

Oh, did we mention that Capt. Craig is a US Navy Veteran, Padi-trained divemaster, 25 ton US Coast Guard certified captain and aquatics first aid instructor? When you’re on the water with him, believe us – you’re in very capable hands!


Capt. Craig Clopper
captain craig clopper key west
ADVENTURES starting at $400

From half-day trips to full-day backcountry fishing charters & adventure tours on the waters surrounding Key West, Florida – We’ve got you covered!

call (305) 791-7263



Ryan W.

Google Reviews
“Captain Craig with Goliath Charters is the premier captain of the keys! Every trip out with his charter has been an absolute blast. Bucket list catches , drag screaming action, and expert knowledge are what makes Captain Craig the gold standard of Charter Captains.”

Matt C.

Google Reviews
“I am still buzzing from an absolutely amazing guided trip with an extremely knowledgeable and personable captain that offers the coolest experience in catching dinosaurs. if you’re interested in fishing the florida keys in the most memorable way do not hesitate to book Capt Craig Clopper!”