Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Frequently Asked Questions
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If you have never been on an Islamorada backcountry fishing trip it is understandable that you might have some questions. Listed below are answers to a few Islamorada backcountry fishing frequently asked questions. Should you not find your question answered, just ask.
What kind of boat to do you have and how many people can you take on Islamorada Fishing Charter?
I run my Islamorada fishing charters on my 17’ Maverick Master Angler which is a shallow-water skill. It is powered by a Yamaha 150 engine. I can fish up to 3 people but please note there is an additional charge for the 3rd person. See my Islamorada fishing charter rates for 3rd person pricing.
Is there a bathroom available?
There is not a bathroom available on the boat but we are rarely more than 10-20 minutes from a public restroom.
Do we need to bring our own rods?
You are more than welcome to bring your own rod(s) if you desire but all tackle is provided in the price of the charter.
Should I be afraid of getting sea-sick?
It is rare that people get sea sick on Islamorada backcountry fishing charters because the trips are all run in shallow and protected waters.
How deep will the water be?
The majority of the time we are in water that is anywhere from 2-12 feet deep.
Do I need to bring food and drinks?
You should bring anything you want to eat or drink on the boat during the charter. Captain Ted provides ice and cooler to keep your items cold. There is a deli at the marina if you want to grab breakfast and pick up a sandwich to bring with you.
Can I bring my dog?
If the canine is a service dog, then yes; otherwise Captain Ted prefers that you leave your pet at home.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes, Captain Ted loves fishing with kids. Be advised that children under 6 years of age are required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to wear a personal flotation device (PFD). There are fish to catch, things to learn, and beautiful sights to see. Life jackets are provided for adults and children over 6 years of age.
Where will our trip depart?
All trips depart from Bud N Mary’s Marina located at mm 79.8 ocean-side in Islamorada, Florida. Just look for the BIG shark – you can’t miss it. You will find my boat in the guide barn, fourth boat on the left when you are walking down the dock. Or you can ask for Captain Ted in the tackle shop.