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Welcome

We welcome anglers of all ages and skill to experience the backcountry available around Key Largo, Florida. We offer guided flats and backcountry trips in the Upper Florida Keys, Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.

Sight fishing using fly or light tackle for exciting game fish like bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, redfish, and more on shallow flats in protected waters and wilderness areas - some of the best fishing and backcountry waters around.

Available all year long for ½, full, night, canoe, eco, and multi-day trips. Come sight fish paradise for a flats fishing adventure.

Contact us for current conditions and available dates:

Cell (305) 481-0111

mike@blackfootfishing.com

Fishing reports

Here are some seasonal overviews of a typical year and what you can expect.

Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

What to Bring


Captain Mike will provide fishing license, tackle, a cooler full of ice, bad jokes, and all the necessary Coast Guard equipment for a full day on the water.

If you have a favorite rod bring it and if it is adequate for the job we will rig it. When Captain Mike takes you sight fishing you will need to see the fish and for this you will need a pair of polarized sunglasses to reduce the glare from the water.

Comfortable shoes should be worn but please no black soled shoes that will mark the deck. It does rain from time to time so bring a rain jacket just in case. Do not forget a hat and sun protection lotion, SPF 30 or higher is recommended.

Book A Trip!

If you are looking for an enthusiastic expert who is on the fish and truly believes that fishing is not only fun, but it is for everyone… give Captain Mike a call.

Like many captains Captain Mike practices catch and release so please bring your camera.

Captain Mike never knows what his customers like to eat or drink so please bring your own.

Experience the Finest Backcountry Flats Fishing in the Upper Florida Keys!


Book your trip today!


Our Awards

ECO TOURS

Come see the keys and all its wildlife as few have, from the comfort of a shallow draft boat. Witness Dolphin feeding, Osprey diving, or alligators basking in the sun.

Watch crocodiles, herons, sea turtles, otters, manatees, sharks, iguanas, and all sorts of migratory birds during the day.

Or venture out before dark and view one of our spectacular sunsets, followed by shooting stars or perhaps a meteor shower.

We offer half and full day tours - lots of opportunity for great photos of the Upper Florida Keys and its native wildlife.

Canoe trips are also available for the ultimate in a backcountry experience of the natural world. As we get into July, August and September the days get longer and the fishing gets hotter. Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon (the Flats Slam) become the main targets pursued. Sight fishing the gin clear waters of the ocean side flats while cowfish, stingrays and small sharks cruise by you. With early morning and late afternoon/night being the prime time to find these fish moving & feeding. Full day trip (8 hours) can be split 6am-10am (4 hours), then 4pm-8pm (4 hours) to give you the best chance possible. Contact Mike for details.

Recent Photos

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Tarpon

2015
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Redfish

2014
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Sea Trout

2013
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Dorado

2013
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Snook

2015
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Barracuda

2011
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Bonefish

2012
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Grouper

2013

About Blackfoot Charters

Award winning Saltwater Guide since 2004

Welcome - Captain Mike Makowski is a true South Florida native with a deep passion for fishing and a flare for local history. Offering guided flats and Backcountry trips in the Upper Florida Keys, Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.

Sight fishing using fly or light tackle for exciting game fish like bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, redfish, and more on shallow flats in protected waters and wilderness areas. Whether you are an expert or novice, you will find some of the best fishing and backcountry waters around.

Available all year long for ½, full, night, canoe, eco and multi-day trips. Come sight fish paradise for a flats fishing adventure. If you are looking for an enthusiastic expert who is on the fish and truly believes that fishing is not only fun, but it is for everyone… give Captain Mike a call at (305) 481-0111.

Our Rates

  • Full Day: (8 hours) $650 (2 people)
  • 3/4 Day: (6 hours) $550 (2 people)
  • 1/2 Day: (4 hours) $450 (2 people)
  • Additional 3rd person - $75 extra
  • ECO TOURS: $350 ½ Day (4 hours)
  • Canoe trips vary depending on location and time of year.
Complete pricing details and Cancellation Policy
Mike
Your Captain
Mike Makowski

Saltwater Outfitter

Skiff
Your Boat
Hells Bay Boatworks flats skiff

Mercury XS-Pro Outboard

Ocean
The Water
South Atlantic & Gulf

Florida Backcountry fishing at its finest.

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Find Us

Blackfoot Charters is based out of beautiful Angler House Marina in Islamorada, Florida.

80500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, 33036 (305) 481-0111 mike@blackfootfishing.com