Backcountry and Everglades FAMILY FUN FISHING!  This could be your catch of the day! I am Located on the dock at ISLAMARINA (formerly, Smugglers Resort & Marina) 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 (North side of the Bridge)  

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(North Side of Bridge) Address: 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Contact Freddie:

eMail: Phone: Snail Mail: 305-304-6788 Captain Fred Ferreira
192 Indian Mound Trail
Tavernier, FL 33070

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Leaves ISLAMARINA at 7:30 AM - Returns at 3:30 PM

Perfect for company outings, family reunions, sightseeing! We offer a variety of services for the fisherman and non-fisherman. Ladies and children encouraged to experience the fun! Multiple boats, all with quality Captains. GUARANTEED RESULTS!EVERGLADES TRIPS



Leaves Smugglers Cove at 7:30 AM - Returns at 11:30 AM

Perfect for company outings, family reunions, sightseeing! We offer a variety of services for the fisherman and non-fisherman. Ladies and children encouraged to experience the fun! Multiple boats, all with quality Captains.       It is approx. a 40-minute ride across the flats and around the mangrove islands to the fishing grounds. There is plenty of action to keep the youngsters' attention or fine tune your fly casting.


November , 2015 Muttons, Muttons, and more Muttons

The Mutton bite is the big story. In 19 feet of water on the patches I caught Muttons all morning long. Fish up to 28 inches. Hogfish, Grouper and Mangrove mixed in.

The snook have slowed down but you can have a good catch if you work for them. Yesterday we managed to catch a few and a nice catch of reds. Black drum r showing up as the water cools off. There are some Trout out west along with a bunch of Mangroves.

I have not been out to the Gulf . It should be going off out there soon with Mackarel and Cobia and Pompan. I will let u know. I an heading out there on Wednesday.

The reef continues to produce a good bite of Yellowtail, Kings and Bonito. Great fun.


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Remember if you are looking for information just give me a call . I will be happy to help you. You will never be yelled at on my boat.


Florida Keys and Backcountry Fishing Report

Captain Freddie


Captain Freddie was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard Island, located off the coast of Massachusetts.

Being born on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean, Fred began Shell fishing and Hook and Line fishing as soon as he could walk.  Fred had a passion for fishing and catching Stripers, Blue Fish, Fluke, Bonito and Albacore Tuna along the shores and beaches of the Vineyard.

As he came into his teen years he began to fancy Offshore Fishing and catching White Marlin, Yellow fin Tuna, Swordfish, Maco and Thresher Sharks.

Fred commercially and recreationaly fished throughout his teen years.  At the encouragement of his Dad to get a “Reel Job”, Fred pursued a career working with handicapped youth.  This also enabled him to continue fishing.   Read more...

Fish Bite by Month
Grouper, Snook, Sheephead
Grouper, Redfish, Sheephead
Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon
Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish
Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish
Tarpon, Snook, Redfish
Redfish, Snook, Permit
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon
Bonefish, Snook, Redfish
Mackerel, Tripletail, Black Drum
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Play the Upper Keys in Islamorada, Florida

 At Day's End

With kids entrenched at Camp Cheeca, you are free to take a private, half-day backcountry fishing trip to the Keys and Everglades National Park with Captain Fred Ferreira ($400 for two people, Most nights kids get entertained with pizza and a movie, while parents work over seared red snapper and Florida stone crabs at the lodge's Atlantic's Edge restaurant.






Captain Fred Ferreira
116 Plantation Shores Drive       
Taverneir, FL 33070  305-304-6788

  • All Bait, Rods & Tackle Furnished               I accepy all Major Credit Cards
  • No License Required
  • We promote Catch & Release
  • Fly - Spin - Plug
  • Fresh, Live Bait
  • Company Outings
  • Family Reunions * Sightseeing
  • Ladies and Children encouraged
Don't be fooled by lower prices...  Remember - you get what you pay for! 
Customer Reviews
Hey Freddie, I had such a great time and came home so happy my wife said I could go again next month.
Hey Freddie, just a quick note to tell you how much we appreciated the fishing trip to Flamingo and Eastgate. What a gre ...
Tim and E
How sweet it is. Captain Freddie put me onto the biggest Tarpon I have ever seen never mind caught. After fighting a Tarpo ...
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