BACKCOUNTRY CHARTER SERVICE
"Areas oldest and
most experienced fly fishing and light tackle guide
Florida Backcountry Charter
Service offers something for everyone! Located right in
the middle of Central Florida, the professional
guides offer fishing and nature
charters throughout Merritt Island
National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas. This
- Light tackle inshore
Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon, and Banana River
Lagoon for saltwater gamefish.
- St. Johns River, Ocala
National Forest, and Stick Marsh/Farm 13 for
- St. Johns River for a
Wildlife Safari, either by power boat or airboat.
Merritt Island National
Sheltered by the barrier
island known as the Canaveral National Seashore, the
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge makes you feel as
if you've stepped back a hundred years. Miraculously
escaping development, it is a primitive vision of native
Florida. The 200,000 acres of pristine mangrove shoreline
and lagoon waters are home to over 700 species of fish,
310 species of birds, and many rare and endangered
animals. These endangered animals include manatees, bald
eagles, roseate spoonbills, sea turtles, alligators and
wood storks. The refuge is a key wintering ground for
waterfowl, supporting populations of in the tens of
thousands of ducks, coots, gulls and terns, and
approximately 2000 raptors.
You can visit by water, by
land, and by auto. Both the hiking path and the auto path
are marked with plaques that identify and describe the
native plants and animals. Explore mud flats, marsh and
other animal habitats.
Ron Rebeck observes that the diverse refuge is like an
oasis amid the surrounding development - like a miniature
"We see white
pelicans, manatees, dolphins, and even flamingos on some
days. In places, the water is as clear as anywhere in
In addition to standard
half day and full day inshore fishing charters, Florida Backcountry
Charter Service offers several Angling Adventure
packages. Below are some examples of their more popular
packages, but if you want something a little different, a
personalized trip can be designed just for you! Fish for
snook, seatrout, tarpon, bass, redfish, stripers,
ladyfish, shark, jacks and more! For an angling adventure
you'll never forget, contact
Capt. Ron Rebeck .
- Saltwater Flats Fishing
on the Lagoons
- You can sightfish for
trophy redfish, spotted seatrout and more on the clear
shallows of the Indian River, Mosquito and Banana
River Lagoons that surround the Kennedy Space Center.
These waters have produced the majority of IGFA
world records for both species.
- Three Day Florida
- One day in pursuit
of Largemouth Bass using wild shiners.
- One day of stalking
the flats for gator seatrout and bull redfish on
the lagoons. Combine the elements of hunting and
fishing as your guide quietly maneuvers across the
clear, subtropical shallows.
- One day of deep sea
fishing on the deep blue Atlantic. Here the
possibilities are as deep and wide as the Gulf
Stream itself. All in a days' fishing you could
battle sailfish, grouper, shark........
- Florida on the Fly
- Two days of saltwater
flats fishing, followed by one day of sweetwater
fly-fishing for Florida largemouth bass and bluegill
make this a most enjoyable trip for the fly-fisher
yearning for new challenges and plain old fun!
Fly-fishing for redfish is just as demanding as
bonefish, and a knowledgeable guide is a definite
prerequisite to success on the lagoons. Some of the
most productive and scenic waters await the
enthusiast! Two days freshwater and one day saltwater
packages are also available.
1/2 day, 3/4 day and full
day fishing trips are available, but if you have a special
request, be sure to contact Capt. Ron
Rebeck . And don't forget to check out your
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING
All standard full day
saltwater fishing charters include top-notch guide,
fishing license, bait, tackle, ice, drinks, snacks, rain
gear, sunscreen, insect repellent and instruction if
necessary for up to two persons (3rd person optional).
Lunch available with prior notice. Airboat Wildlife
Safaris include hearing protection.
For freshwater fishing, a Florida fishing license must be
purchased. Your guide cannot provide one for you. A
non-resident 3-day non resident license can be purchased
by phoning 1-888-FISH FLORIDA for $6.50 plus a $3.95
Clients with Beautiful Snook and Redfish!
Price of license subject
Jon Cave, Captain Kent Gibbens and Captain Ron Rebeck
Your professional guides
for light tackle saltwater flats fishing. Guiding
anglers through central Florida's lagoon system for
over 20 years, these captains have impressive
Our team of professional
bass guides headed by Capt. Dave, will help you
accomplish your goals in freshwater angling.
These guides are professionals
and are highly qualified. For an adventure to remember for
a lifetime, go Backcountry! Come and share our
East Central Florida
E-mail Capt. Ron
Toll-Free to Florida
Backcountry Charter Service: 1-800-932-7335