Captain Eric Scoble is the "Son of a Son of a Fisherman." Being a fifth generation Conch gives Capt. Eric an unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Keys Waters! Capt. Eric is born and raised in Islamorada Florida. He has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. Islamorada Charter fishing at its best! We are involved in many of our local fishing tournaments. Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tournament, Taking Stock in Children, The Back Country Challenge, Specializing in Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing. All with great success!! His experience is not limited to the Keys. He does lots of traveling to the Bahamas on private boats. He knows how to navigate through those waters and has fished them for many years! Also has the knowledge in many different fishing techniques. Which can only come from years of experience!! SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NATURAL WHILE FISHING
Fish aboard Blackwater on a 2021 22 ft Skeeter powered by a 150 Yamaha. This is a custom built Bay Boat for fishing the shallow waters of Florida Bay. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats and estuaries. We also do lots of fishing in Everglades National Park. There are a variety of species we target while Inshore Fishing-Tarpon,Snook, Redfish,Permit,Bonefish,Speckled Sea Trout and Mangrove Snapper!
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BAY BOAT 22FT SKEETER
22ft Skeeter Backcountry Full Day $800 - 4 People. 3/4 Day $700 - 4 People 1/2 Day $600 - 4 People
SHARK TRIP $550 4 People
GREAT BOAT FOR FAMILY FISHING TRIPS
HEWES REDFISHER 18ft FLATS BOAT
18 Ft. Hewes Flats Boat . Backcountry Trip Full Day - 2 People $700 Backcountry Half Day - 2 People $500.00 - Backcountry Trip 2 people - 3/4 Day $600 Tarpon Trip 2 People $500.00 Shark Trip $500 Specializing in Light Tackle and Fly fishing Trips!
COME FISH THE INSHORE WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY WITH CAPT. ERIC SCOBLE ABOARD BLACKWATER CHARTERS!
Experience the natural beauty of Florida Bay or the beautiful Atlantic ocean!
Islamorada has the best of both worlds.
More than five generations of local Florida Keys fishing experience.
Born and raised in Islamorada Capt. Eric knows where the fish are!!
Catch Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and more!!
We specialize in Light Tackle Fishing.
Which ever side of the Island you choose ,I promise you a experience you'll NEVER FORGET!!
Even with the clear waters charters are having good success with the Yellowtail Snapper. Beyond the reef in the 200 plus foot depths some charters report getting into good action on Kingfish and Mutton Snappers.
It’s a broken record in this zone these days. In the boundary area where the bay meets the Gulf the Trout and Snapper bite is on and just great. The method for success is to drift and jig through the lush Turtle Grass bottom. It will be either Trout or Snapper to take the jig. In the same vicinity there are still plenty of willing Tarpon.Fish tide for Tarpon. Anchor or drift in the channels with live Mullet or Ladyfish and concentrate on the last of the falling or first of the incoming tide.
In the Islamorada area the Tarpon still garner most of the attention. Morning or evening in the low light or in darkness the bite will be better. Live bait or chunk bait on the bottom in the channels or just off the shallow banks will be the target rich area. Captain Eric has been on the Tarpon in the evenings. Look for Permit [fish] in the channels and on the Flats. For the channels use a small live crab just a few feet below the surface. Permit site fishing with small crabs on the Flats. Look for good results on Snook and Redfish in the Flamingo and Cape Sable areas. There have been some Tripletail caught in the bay around Structure.
Fishing right at the bridge where the channel tightens/narrows the fish are arguably more concentrated. On bright days it is reasonable to assume that many species of fish covet the shade. Taking this into consideration it seems prudent to fish this specific area, making it all about your presentation. A good bait and the right drift will yield a catch. Baits vary from Shrimp and Pinfish to jigs and soft tails. It is now all about the presentation, aka the right drift. Use as little lead as needed and as light a leader as reasonable. Think about having your bait drift and descend as if it was unencumbered, or as a natural bait in the current. The players will be many, such as Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Snapper, Jacks, Sharks, Mackerel and more.
My wife and I went fishing with Captain Eric in September. We caught some very nice Snook and Redfish. He is very knowledgeable about the Fishing and The Keys. All-around a great guy would definitely go fishing with him again!
What an amazing morning with Captain Eric!! We caught lots of fish, learned a lot about fishing and the area and just really enjoyed our experience. Highly recommend!
My wife and I booked a full day of Backcountry fishing with Captain Eric and we absolutely loved it. The views were amazing and we had a blast. We had a great day of Fishin. Caught a Large Snook some Redfish and a Tarpon! Had a great time talking with Eric and learning about the area. Would definantely recommend Eric and we will be going out with him again on our next trip to the Keys!! August
Capt Eric is incredibly knowledgeable about fishing in the area. He determines your skill level and sets you up for success. Highly recommended. I hope to fish with him again very soon. July 2021
We fished the bridges along Rt 1. I caught some good sized Tarpon which jumped all over and gave me a great fight. Capt. Eric was born and raised in the Keys and knows the waters and fish. He makes the trip fun as he puts you on the fish and all you have to do is reel them. In fact I booked an extra day (third in a row) with Capt. Eric based on my first two days fun experiences. Give him a try, you won’t regret it! September 2021
Captain Eric was a blast. Fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. He put us on fish straight away and took us to some very secluded “not your normal flats” locations. We got a late start due to weather but enjoyed talking with other captains and anglers in the mean time. Captain Eric made up for the lost time and we were thankful for the cloudy day! We caught Redfish,Snook and Speckled Sea Trout. I will definitely be rebooking!
Fished September 2021
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