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 Keys. He has 25 years of personal experience Backcountry fishing in the Florida Bay, Inshore and Offshore waters. He has been a Backcountry Fishing guide for many years. Capt. Eric likes using Live bait and Light spinning Tackle. 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!! Blackwater Charters is family run business, Father and son. Captain Dylan is 6th generations born in Islamorada ,They both know how to navigate through these waters and have fished them for many years!. This is shallow water fishing in the Calm waters of Florida Bay. No need to worry about getting Sea sick! Enjoy the Beautiful sites and Great Backcountry Fishing!
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!!
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. Or choose our 18ft Hewes Flats boat made to Pole the shallow water Flats stalking the Fish up along the shoreline! Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys Backcountry 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 like Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, Speckled Sea Trout and Mangrove Snapper!
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BAY BOAT 22FT SKEETER ☆ PRICES
Backcountry Trip Full Day $900 Backcountry Trip 3/4 Day $750
Backcountry Trip 1/2 $650
Evening Tarpon/Shark $600
18FT HEWES REDFISHER PRICES ☆
FULL DAY $900 3/4 DAY $750
HALF DAY $650
EVENING TARPON/SHARK TRIP $600
GULF / WRECKS AND REEF FISHING
Charter our 24ft Proline Powered by a 2023 Suzuki 250 motor. Great boat for Patch Reef Fishing Trips! Reef trips target Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Groupers and what ever else bites!
We also have a Gulf Wreck trip that hold a bounty of different species of fish on it such as Cobia, Goliath Groupers, Permit and Snapper!
We can also do a Spanish Mackerel trip in the Gulf of Mexico, Lots of Action!
This boat takes up to 4 anglers
REEF TRIP - FULL DAY $900 3/4 DAY $750
HALF DAY $650
GULF/ WRECK TRIP PRICES
FULL DAY $1000 - 3/4 DAY $850
*Forth person is additional $50 on ALL Trips
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 Islamorada Backcountry Fishing and The Florida 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, Snook, Redfish and a Tarpon! We learned a lot about fishing in Islamorada and the Everglades National Park, 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.
We fished the bridges along the Florida Keys. 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!
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!
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84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
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