Established in 1988, Backwater Fishing is your top choice for some of the best backcountry and flats light tackle sport fishing in the Key West area. Capt. Sean O'Keefe is your guide when you book a trip with Backwater Fishing. He has lived in key west for over 30 years and has been fishing the flats and backcountry of Key West and the lower Keys year round as a fully licensed full time professional guide for over 24 years. His boat (Backwater) is a comfortable 17 foot custom Action Craft powered with a Mercury 150HP Opti-Max outboard motor. The fully insured boat is suitable for the Captain and up to two anglers.
When fishing the backcountry and flats of the Florida Keys, we use top-of-the-line Daiwa spinning and plug casting tackle and Thomas & Thomas fly rods. We will mainly fish for the following species:
- Speckled Sea Trout
While fishing, we will primarily employ the method of poling the boat while stalking and sight casting the shallows with either fly, spin, plug casting tackle or use live bait depending on the preference of the angler.