Capt Eric is the "Son of a son of a fisherman." Being a fifth generation Conch gives Capt. Eric an unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Key's Waters! Capt. Eric was born in Islamorada and has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. We are involved in many of our local fishing tournaments. Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tourament,The Back Country Challenge, Islamorada Sailfish,Ladies Sailfish tournaments. 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! He is experienced in maintaining a vessels upkeep and detailing. Also has the knowledge in many different fishing techniques. Which can only come from years of experience!!
Fish aboard Blackwater a 18ft Hewes custom built flats boat for fishing the shallow waters of Florida Bay. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats. 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,Trout and Mangrove Snapper!
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18 Ft. Hewes Flats Boat . Backcountry Full Day 2 People $675.00 Backcountry Half Day 2 People $500.00 Tarpon Trip 2 People $500.00 Specializing in Light Tackle and Fly fishing Trips!!! Tarpon and Shark Trips Available!!!
OFFSHORE AND REEF FISHING
Enjoy fishing the calm waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean aboard the Serenity. A 25ft custom center console with everything you need to enjoy a full day of fishing. With plenty of shade to get a break from the sun to all the tackle you need to catch some of the greatest sport fish in the world. From outriggers and Garmin electronics to a YETI fish box and the highest quality tackle to land your dream catch. This custom built boat has very comfortable seating and plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. Islamorada offers some of the BEST Sports Fishing in the world! Offshore you will catch Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Sailfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Wahoo and many Reef species like Yellowtail Snapper! Reef/Offshore Trip
4 people Full day $800.00 Half Day $600.00 Book your trip today!!
COME FISH THE INSHORE WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY WITH CAPT. ERIC SCOBLE ABOARD BLACKWATER CHARTERS!
WE ALSO HAVE OFFSHORE CHARTERS AND REEF FISHING AVAILABLE.
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 Vermillion Snapper.
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 of 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 using a float hang a small live crab just a few feet below the surface. Look for good results on Snook and Redfish in the Flamingo and Cape Sable areas. The water is hot, so fish early and fish the moving tide for the best results. There have been some Tripletail caught in the bay around debris.
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 a 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 March 2019. 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! March 2018
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. Fishing was a little slow that day but we both caught fish and 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!! March 2018
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. January 2018
We fished the bridges along Rt 1. I caught some good sized tarpons 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! October 2017
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 will definitely be rebooking.
Fished September 2017
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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
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