top of page
Florida Keys Barracuda



Although sight fishing the flats for bone fish, permit, tarpon, barracuda and sharks is what I primarily do; there are situations where some of our other backcountry species can be targeted. Some examples are: casting artificial lures for snapper around mangrove shorelines or other structure, drifting deeper grass flats for spotted seatrout and as always - keeping an eye out for schools of jacks or mackerel feeding on bait. Targeting these species is typically a great way to get plenty of action and get bends in the rods. Be sure to let me know if you are looking for a more "backcountry" fishing experience opposed to sight fishing the shallows and I will plan accordingly.

Best Times for Backcountry Fishing

All seasons


Really there isn't a bad time to go fishing in the backcountry. However, during the winter months as the water temperature drops, the backcountry species become much more abundant on the flats. 


More fishing options...

Florida Keys BONEFISH

Fishing for bonefish is a sight fisherman's dream. Nicknamed the grey ghost of the flats this fish has earned it's reputation with it's ability to appear and vanish before your eyes. 

Florida Keys PERMIT

The lower keys flats offers some of the best permit fishing in the world. They are probably one of my favorite fish to pursue. 

Florida Keys TARPON

Although tarpon can be caught year round in the Florida Keys, we are blessed with an annual spring tarpon migration. Anglers from all over the world converge on the Florida Keys to catch the fish of a lifetime. 

Please reload

Captain Danny Clark


bottom of page