Backcountry Captains

Our skilled and experienced back country captains know just where to take guests for the best backcountry fishing in Islamorada. Backcountry fishing boats are smaller, seating up to 4 guests comfortably. They usually stick closer to shore, searching and exploring the nooks and crannies of our beautiful Islamorada coast for fish such as bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish.

Capt. Steve Murray

Vessel: Florida Fisher
He has over 40 years fishing experience. Steve was raised in the Chicago area and as a youngster fished throughout the western suburbs.

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Capt. Curt Temple

Vessel: Catching Fins
Welcome to Catching Fins Charters & Tours! Here at Catching Fins we encourage all things fishing, family, and most of all fun. Islamorada is the ideal place for the competitive sport fisherman.

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Capt. Paul Hunt

Vessel: Fin Hunter
I grew up in south central Pennsylvania and began fishing at a young age. My lifelong love of fishing led me to the Florida Keys.

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Capt. Ted Benbow

Vessel: Skins & Fins
Captain Ted Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters has been fishing the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo and Flamingo in the Everglades National Park since the age of 8 years old.

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Capt. Donnie Benbow

Vessel : Skins & Fins Too
Capt. Donnie is a 2nd generation fishing guide, catching his first bonefish at age seven. As a Junior Angler, he won the bonefish division five years straight in the Miami M.E.T. Tournament

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Capt. Chuck Kitto

Vessel: Sniper Charters
I am a Licensed Florida Keys Fishing Guide that truly loves what I do and enjoy sharing the fishing experience with all levels of anglers and adventurers.

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Capt. Billy Wert

Vessel: Whisper
Moved to Florida from his home state of Ohio after visiting the sunshine state on a Scuba Diving trip in the early 1970s.

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Capt. (Kiwi) Joseph Hughes

Vessel: Outback Charters
Was born in New Zealand. I left in 1987 to travel through Europe, which most Kiwi's eventually do.

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Capt. Dave Purdo

Vessel: Lil Fin
Fishing the waters of the Key West and the Florida Keys for approximately 20 years. For eighteen of those years, Captain Dave fished the offshore waters for sailfish, marlin and dolphin.

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Capt. Scott Bannerot

Vessel: Ultimate Dream
20-foot Seacraft SuperFisherman, center console, fully equipped, Suzuki 140 hp outboard

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