Flats Fishing, and Backcountry in Big Pine and the Lower Keys

 Hello my name is Captain Robert Horachek from Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc. I have over 20 years of fishing experience in the Florida Keys. I established "Kingfisher Backcountry Charters,Inc." which is named after my late uncle's charter boat called the "Kingfisher".  He was a great fisherman and charter captain whom inspired me to NEVER give up. I'm hoping to make a new legacy in honor of him. So come and join me as we go after Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and other flats/backcountry species throughout the Florida Keys! Experienced and Non Experienced anglers are welcome from all ages.

 Mission Statement.

   As a lifelong resident in the Florida Keys, my fishing experience has been a journey of achievements on the water such as achieving the 'Junior Master Angler' status in two season long tournaments, the Key West Fishing and South Florida MET Tournaments. Another notable accomplishment was catching an 80 lb wahoo when I was 13 years old which was a junior world record through the IGFA. In later years, I took a different path from offshore to inshore fishing. My goal is to provide the best professional guide service by achieving success out on the water with lasting memories and stories to be told!

Flats fishing & backcountry charters are available at the following rates:


  • 1/2 day - $400 for 4 hrs
  • 3/4 day - $500 for 6 hrs
  • Full day - $600 for 8 hrs

        3 passengers max per trip.


A $100 deposit will be required in order to reserve a day of fishing.

Go ahead and book your next fishing trip today!!!


Email: kingfisherbackcountrycharters@gmail.com

Phone: (305) 587-0009

 Here is the boat we will be fishing on. It is a 17 ft Action Craft SE Fly Fisher Carbon Kevlar series flats boat with a Yamaha 115 four stroke. This particular boat is a one of most stable flats skiffs on the market today. This boat is equipped with an 8' power pole blade and has a 24v Motorguide Xi5 trolling motor. Average speed of the boat travels at 30mph. This boat provides for great comfortable ride which is not too fast not too slow. The boat itself drafts somewhere between 7 to 9 inches of water.

                                                                          

 When planning your flats fishing trip in the Florida Keys with Kingfisher Backcountry Charters it's good to know what you can bring on the trip so you can have the best experience on the water! Here is a list on what I recommend you bring:


  • Food and water - I provide the food and drink cooler
  • Sunscreen or any kind of protective clothing from the sun - for example long sleeve fishing shirts and pants 
  • A good pair of polarized sunglasses - this is important for all people on board!!!
  • Towel per person
  • Camera - capturing photos of fish and other wildlife
  • Sun Buff for keeping your neck, ears, and face out of the sun - optional

Optional stuff to bring: 


  • 7 ft 15 to 30lb spinning rod for tarpon or sharks 
  • 7 to 7 1/2 ft spinning rod and reel for flats fishing or fishing in the basins filled with 15lb braided fishing line
  • 8wt fly rod set up for bonefish or redfish 
  • 9wt fly rod set up which is best all around 
  • 10wt for permit or tarpon 
  • 12wt for tarpon
  • Any flies that you might have that you would like to try


What I provide for the trip:


  • Rods and reels 
  • Tackle
  • Live bait ( usually shrimp and blue crabs )
  • USCG OUPV six-pack captains license and insurance
  • Fuel and oil
  • Fishing license 
  • Flies for fly fishing
  • Fly rods and reels
  • Yeti Cooler with Ice for your drinks and food


Go ahead and book your next fishing trip today!!!


Email: kingfisherbackcountrycharters@gmail.com

Phone: (305) 587-0009