Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Eric Scoble

Flats Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
28 Years of Experience
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Captain Eric is the "Son of a Son of a Fisherman." Being a fifth-generation Conch gives Capt. Eric unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Keys Waters! Capt. Eric is born and raised in Islamorada Florida. He has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. Islamorada Charter fishing at its best! Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tournament, Taking Stock in Children, The Back Country Challenge, Specializing in Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing. All with great success!! His experience is not limited to the Keys. He does lots of traveling to the Bahamas on private boats. He knows how to navigate through those waters and has fished them for many years! Also has knowledge in many different fishing techniques. Which can only come from years of experience!!

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters Trips

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Fish stalk the shallow what aboard a 18 ft Hewes Flats boat with Captain Eric! This boat is a super shallow draft skiff for fishing the skinny waters of Islamorda's gorgeous inshore waters. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats and estuaries, or venture back into the Everglades National Park. There are a variety of species to target while Inshore Fishing with Captain Eric-Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, Speckled Sea Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! Captain Eric specializes in Light Tackle Fishing, and with more than five generations of local Florida Keys fishing experiences in his veins. Captain Eric knows where the fish are!! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fury With Captain Eric

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person
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Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? How bout an overgrown Gold Fish weighing in at 100lbs+ of straight muscle? With Captain Eric, you can have the opportunity to do both in the same afternoon! Your Shark/Tarpon evening adventure will begin at the dock as Eric explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. If you are ready to be put through the paces, clamp down on your rod, and haul in one of these beasts. Islamorada is one of the Tarpon and Shark Capitals of the world, and this unique trip is for the angler looking for a thrilling excursion. Possible Species: Tarpon, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Inshore Tarpon Trip

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $325 / person
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Get out there on board a 2021 22' Skeeter with Captain Eric! This boat is a custom-built Bay Boat for fishing the shallow waters of Florida Bay. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats and estuaries, or venture back into the Everglades National Park. There are a variety of species to target while Inshore Fishing with Captain Eric-Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, Speckled Sea Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! Captain Eric specializes in Light Tackle Fishing, and with more than five generations of local Florida Keys fishing experiences in his veins. Captain Eric knows where the fish are!! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Backcountry Quest

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person
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Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? With Captain Eric, you can! Your Shark adventure will begin at the dock as Eric explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. If you are ready to be put through the paces, clamp down on your rod, and haul in one of these beasts. Islamorada Shark fishing is where it’s at! This unique trip is for the angler looking for a thrilling excursion. During Tarpon season, you'll be chasing one of the best trophy fish Florida has to offer Possible Species: Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Monster Hunt: Shark & Tarpon

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person
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This is an inshore fishing trip staying relatively close to shore, only venturing out a couple of miles to the shallow Patch Reef’s. We will target such species as Yellowtail, Snapper, Mangrove, Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Groupers, and Barracuda. We also fish in Florida Bay for Speckled Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper’s, Spanish Mackerel and Tarpon. This is a great trip for families to keep the action going and the lines tight! You can bring home some fish for dinner. I will filet them for you and bag them up and you can have one of our local restaurants cook them for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

SALTWATER SAFARI REEF TRIP

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1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Recent Reviews of Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

David

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Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

David

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Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

Michael

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Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.

Zach

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Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!

Kevin

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Fishing trip was a lot of fun, Captain Dylan was a true gem. Captain was very informative on fish and fishing techniques, not to mention the number of different species he helped us catch. Captain was a lot of fun while still being very professional, would definitely charter with Dylan and Blackwater Fishing Charters again.

Brian

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We had a blast. Dylan took care of us. Caught lots of fish and Dylan is good dude to just hang out with. Thanks for the fun bud!!!

Stephen

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Five Stars!!!! We had a wonderful fishing experience. We fought one large, 100 pound Tarpon and caught and released one 80 pound Tarpon. What a great experience!! We also caught 3 Nurse Sharks. They were fun too!! Thank you for a wonderful time!

Matthew

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Great trip. Capt Eric knew where the fish were and made sure we had a great time. Would do it again.

Jay

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friendly. good stories. good fisherman

James B.

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My wife and I had a great time today with Captain Eric. He was very patient with us, baited our hooks and removed the fish. We caught about 30 between the 2 of us!!

Justin S.

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These guys are the absolute best! My girlfriend and I had an awesome day out with Captain Eric catching tons of Reds, Snook, Trout, and a few Jacks. We had such a great time that we booked another trip with his Partner Captain Dylan a few days later, he kept us busy pulling in dozens of Mackerel and we even came across a Goliath Grouper. These guys are absolute pros with an incredible knowledge of the water. Highly recommend!

Ron M.

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They Find Fish!!! Captain Eric and his son Captain Dylan two of the nicest fellas you will run across. Personable, knowledgeable and willing to teach if you are wanting to learn. They both treated the novice and seasoned angler the same. Most of all they put you on fish. We charted Captain Eric the first day and asked for quantity of fish versus searching for a trophy. He said "Fellas I am going to wear you out!" He did ! Too many fish to count and a wide variety of keeper fish. Liked it so much we signed up for the next day with his son Captain Dylan. "Like Father Like Son" We caught a great deal of fish and a couple of Monsters!! You will not be disappointed. Great two days fishing!!

Jon

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Very good experience. Caught red snapper, grouper, and snook. Also saw dolphins. Overall good experience, Captain Dylan was great.

Stewart

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Eric was concerned about us going out because of high winds but we were here for a special occasion so his partner Dylan persevered and took us out in a bigger boat. The conditions were indeed challenging but Dylan worked extremely hard to see that we had a good time. His love of the area and the nature around was obvious and we benefited from it. My wife caught fish for our lunch and a really nice grouper that we were unable to harvest due to seasonal restrictions. We had a lot of fish on and boated, had a great chat, saw beautiful nature and even had two birds, an osprey and cormorant, go after our baits. It was a wonderful adventure. We’re going out with Eric or his crew again tomorrow. It was an awesome morning! Highly recommend them.

Sean

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We had a great time. Through windy conditions we were still put on fish and enjoy the overall experience. We will be back.

Courtney B.

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My son and I had an excellent day with Captain Eric, we caught tons of sea trout, lady fish, and a few sharks. Eric was professional, and honestly just cool to be around. He was great with my son, and answered his million questions. We HIGHLY recommend Captain Eric, and will be booking him again for our next trip!

Sean W.

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Booked a half day backcountry outing with Capt Eric for my wife and I as part of our 25th anniversary celebratory trip to the Keys (yes I’m a fortunate man!) Promised my wife a fun day on the water with some fishing thrown in. :) Had hoped to perhaps try my hand at some Tarpon on the fly but a cold front and steady north winds diverted us to a trout hunt instead. Eric delivered putting us on a mess of trout, lady fish and assorted others. Ended up with just two legal for the creel but had a great time and learned a ton about the area and the local fishing scene. Also enjoyed the ride out to the marine sanctuary. Was made all the better by the Captain’s friendly nature and good conversation. So much so that I look forward to my next outing with him and can recommend to others without hesitation. Next time here’s hoping I can start my schooling in the saltwater side of fly fishing as well. Tight lines all!

Joshua M.

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We done the full day with Capt Eric and it was AWESOME!!! My wife and I both got to experience a tarpon on the other end of the line and it’s an experience that I can’t hype up cause it doesn’t need it!! Lol!! The silver king definitely does not disappoint lol!!! Can’t say enough about Capt. Eric, coolest Capt in the Keys!!! Book your trips NOW!!!

Dan J.

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What an awesome day with captain Eric. First and foremost my wife, who is new to fishing, felt comfortable and included the whole time. Captain Eric taught both of us a lot and had her catching fish after fish on soft plastics. We missed a tarpon early at the bridges and headed to the backcountry shortly after. We caught dozens of large trout and had a ton of fun bringing in ladyfish and jacks. We hooked up to numerous large sharks and ended the trip catching a large bull shark that gave us an incredible fight. Can’t wait to fish with captain Eric again next time we are in Islamorada.

Species

Black Grouper, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Lemon Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, 84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Duck Key, Key Largo, Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay

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