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Lower Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Charters

Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key, Key West and the rest of the Lower Florida Keys are home to some of the most spectacular flats and backcountry fishing on the planet! A charter fishing the mangroves, flats and inshore waters gives you the opportunity to target gamefish species including tarpon, snook, redfish, permit and more!

Whether you’re an avid fly fisher, prefer light spinning tackle or are a complete novice – Capt. Craig Clopper welcomes you aboard his skiff and will do everything in his power to put you on the fish of a lifetime!

Half-Day Backcountry Charter (4 Hours) – $600

Includes Up To 3 Persons

3/4-Day Backcountry Charter (6 Hours) – $800

Includes Up To 3 Persons

Full-Day Backcountry Charter (8 Hours) – $1000

Includes Up To 4 Persons

Are you ready for the Florida Keys backcountry fishing experience of a lifetime? Capt. Craig Clopper guides the inshore waters, flats and mangrove islands putting guests on many of the most sought-after gamefish on the planet including:

  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Trout
  • Permit
  • Bonefish
  • Tarpon
  • Goliath Grouper
  • and more!

Backcountry fishing charters are by far our most popular charter! The key reason these charters are so popular is the beauty and diversity of the area. Unspoiled mangroves, crystal clear water and shots at fish ranging from sharks to the “Silver King” – Tarpon!

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What We Provide

Here’s what Capt. Craig provides for your Florida Keys fishing charter:

What to Bring

Here’s what you should bring to make your charter more enjoyable & memorable:

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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!”