Florida Keys BACKCOUNTRY
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
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.