Kingfisher Backcountry Charters in Big Pine Key, Florida

Guided by Robert Horachek

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Robert has over 20 years of fishing experience in the Florida Keys. He established his charter which is named after his late uncle's charter boat called the "Kingfisher". He was a great fisherman and charter captain whom inspired Captain Robert to NEVER give up. He is hoping to make a new legacy in honor of him. So come and join Captain Robert and he'll show you how to chase down Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and other flats/backcountry species throughout the Florida Keys! Experienced and Non Experienced anglers are welcome from all ages.

Kingfisher Backcountry Charters Trips

Down in the Lower Florida Keys there is a lot to see more than just fishing! The wildlife is plentiful and interesting with a wide variety of birds, turtles, stingrays, and dolphins. Every time Captain Robert has a trip or a charter, people seem to be captured by the scenery there in the lower keys backcountry as well as having a successful fishing trip with Captain Robert! Light tackle fishing on the flats gives you better opportunities with sight fishing Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, and Redfish. Light tackle fishing makes itself the most common and versatile type of fishing with just about anything you can think of catching. Light tackle makes a great day out on the water in producing numbers of fish like Mangrove Snapper and Jack Crevalle which is great for the kids. Another possible great opportunity for kids is Bonefish believe it or not. For light tackle fishing Captain Robert provides all rods and reels for the trip. If you have a fishing rod that you would like to bring you are more than welcome to. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cudjoe Key

Big Pine Key Action

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $250 / person

Down in the Lower Florida Keys there is a lot to see more than just fishing! The wildlife is plentiful and interesting with a wide variety of birds, turtles, stingrays, and dolphins. Every time Captain Robert has a trip or a charter, people seem to be captured by the scenery there in the lower keys backcountry, as well as having a successful fishing trip! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Robert will motor you around the Florida Key inshores where you'll be chasing after some elusive Tarpon. You can target these hard-fighting fish with light tackle or fly rods. Going at night when the Tarpon like to feed will give you opportunities to land one on your line when the fish are most active! There's also nothing like being on the water as the sun goes down. Light tackle fishing on the flats gives you better opportunities with sight fishing Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, and Redfish. Light tackle fishing makes itself the most common and versatile type of fishing with just about anything you can think of catching. Light tackle makes a great day out on the water in producing numbers of fish like Mangrove Snapper and Jack Crevale which is great for the kids. Another possible great opportunity for kids is Bonefish believe it or not. If you would like to do some fly fishing, feel free to bring your rod and Captain Robert will accommodate you! Fly Fishing is one of the most unique and challenging ways to go after saltwater species. It's especially true when going after bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Captain Robert suggests bringing a 9wt fast action fly rod with a good saltwater reel which is the most ideal for Bonefish, Permit, Jacks, Barracudas, Sharks, and small Tarpon. A 10 or 12 weight fly rod and reel is ideal for Big Tarpon, Big Sharks, Barracudas, and Permit. Captain Robert provides all fishing licenses, light tackle rods, reels and tackle, and an ice box. All you have to bring is any food or drinks you might want on the water as well as a fly rod if you want to fly fish. Book your trip and get ready to fight some Silver Kings! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cudjoe Key

Nighttime Tarpon Adventure

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person

Recent Reviews of Kingfisher Backcountry Charters

Kurt N.

Fishing

Captain Robert was fantastic, knew the backcountry extremely well new when and where to find fish. A lot of fun.

RACHELLE R.

Fishing

Amazing experience! Thank you! 10/10 recommende for seasoned fishermen or novices. Thank you!

Gregg E.

Fishing

Robert was awesome. Me when his waters extremely well and had a amazing day of fishing

Micah W.

Fishing

Robert was the best! Put us on a variety of fish. Very friendly too. One for the books! We will be back. Thank you Robert!!

Christian L.

Fishing

Such an incredible half day trip. Can’t beat the price for the experience. Captain Robert is extremely fun and knowledgeable and will do anything to get his guest on the fish! Highly recommend.

Alfred R.

Fishing

Captain Robert was fantastic. After leaving the ramp and within 5 minutes we saw Tarpon rolling in the channel and my son hooked and landed an 80 lb tarpon . We then hooked a second Tarpon that broke free. Shortly after we caught 2 redfish and finished the day looking for bonefish. I would highly recommend Captain Robert

Bruce M.

Fishing

Took a half day morning start back country trip with Capt. Robert on March 20. A cold front was still passing through and conditions were windy but Capt. Robert still managed to put us on some fish (trout, snook, juvenile tarpon). He worked hard, changed locations, baits/rigs, etc. to make sure we got the most out of a windy slow day of fishing the back country in March. We’ll be back and will hopefully be able to charter with Capt. Robert again when the weather (and fishing) warms up!

Species

Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Bonefish, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon

Techniques

Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

477 Drost Dr, Cudjoe Key, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key, Duck Key, Summerland Key, Key West

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