Captain Ron Rebeck was featured in Saltwater Sportsman, Fishing World, Florida Sportsman & more...

Florida Backcountry Charter Service

Saltwater Flats

Captain Jon Cave is a professional guide with over 15 years experience in saltwater flats fishing. He is the founder of the oldest fly-fishing school in Florida at Seminole Community College, co-founder of the Florida Backcountry Fly-fishing Association, and an executive board member of the Florida Conservation Association. An outdoor writer and photographer, Capt. Jon has been featured in Fishing World, Field & Stream, Florida Sportsman, Florida Magazine, and Woods and Waters magazines. In addition to being a USCG certified captain, he is an International Game Fish Association World Record holder, a lecturer on fly-fishing and tying, and holds a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources, specializing in Fisheries Management. Website:

Captain Ron Rebeck Founder of Florida Backcountry - Home of the PoleMateCaptain Ron Rebeck conducts lectures and instruction on fly-fishing and tying. Along with Capt. Jon, he is co-founder of the Backcountry Fly-fishing Association. Capt. Ron has been a regular columnist for a sports fishing magazine, and a contributor to the monthly Florida Woods and Waters publication. He has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman, Fishing World, and Florida Sportsman. He holds a USCG certified captains' license.

Captain Kent Gibbens is a lifelong resident of the East Central Florida area and has gathered an impressive array of International Game Fish Association World Record fish in a variety of line weight classes throughout the years. Capt. Kent also holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has taught and lectured on sport fishing throughout Florida. He has been a featured speaker at the Saltwater Sportsman Fishing Shows and has made numerous P.B.S. television appearances. He has been featured in Florida Sportsman and Saltwater Sportsman magazines among other publications. Website:

The comfortable and specially equipped 18' backcountry skiffs will take you onto the pristine waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon, and Banana River Lagoon to challenge a variety of saltwater gamefish.

These Captains are highly experienced and professional, and are avid conservationists, with years of fishing and guiding experience among them. Captains Jon, Kent and Ron offer Saltwater Flats charters in and around the Merritt Island Nature Refuge. For more information or to book your Saltwater Flats adventure, contact Capt. Ron Rebeck at Florida Backcountry Charter Services.

Florida Backcountry Charter Service

Captain David Gaines

Freshwater Bass Fishing

Captain David Gaines is a professional guide with several years experience in Florida's natural environment. An acknowledged Bass expert, Capt. Gaines can put the odds in your favor. He was born and raised in the heart of Big Bass Country, and has personally landed many Bass over ten pounds! He has the know-how and the equipment, and is eager to help you catch one yourself! An official with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission for over 18 years and a professional guide for over 10 years, a Big Bass charter with Capt. David gives you a solid advantage to achieve your goal of landing your trophy Bass!

Central Florida, with its numerous lakes and river systems, are renowned for trophy Bass. Fish some of the most beautiful and productive in the state with Capt. David. The St. Johns River, Ocala National Forest, Kissimmee system, and the very productive Stick Marsh/Farm 13 are just a few of those areas available to you. Most charters are within an hour driving distance from Florida's major attractions.

Wild river shiners are, without question, THE bait for trophy Bass in Florida. Freshwater wild river shiners are available for an additional fees. These shiners are 7 to 14 inches in length and can provide some explosive action as you pursue the Bass of a lifetime! For more information or to book your Big Bass charter, contact Capt. Ron Rebeck at Florida Backcountry Charter Services.

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 credentials.

Captain David Gaines
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 Great Outdoors!


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