Fishing in the Backcountry and the flats in the waters of Key Largo, Florida is one of the best experiences you will ever have with light tackle fishing.  Captain Mitch Mitchell has been fishing the flats and backcountry waters of Key Largo for his whole life. Not only is Capt. Mitch a Licensed and Insured Master Captain, he is also a licensed Everglades National Park Fishing Guide.  We fish the waters of the Upper Florida Keys, including Tavernier and Islamorada, and up the West Coast of Florida all the way to East Cape. The waters here in the Key Largo Backcountry are filled with some of the best sport fish in the world. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish, and even sharks are just a few of the many fish that make the Key Largo backcountry a destination that every angler should experience.

Captain Mitch is dedicated to bringing you the most fast paced and exciting backcountry fishing in the Upper Keys.  Our Key Largo Fishing Charters regularly take you through the Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Flamingo, and Biscayne Bay.  Don’t forget your camera!

The waters and areas where he will take you fishing are filled with many different types of wildlife. It’s not unusual to see bald eagles, brown and white pelicans, osprey, and spoonbills. In addition to the fish that you will catch you might even get lucky enough to see or even have some dolphins swim by the boat and maybe even a see a saltwater crocodile or manatee.  Again, don’t forget your camera!


When your looking for a Key Largo fishing guide you want to be sure they are knowledgeable about the area as well as with the fish you are looking to catch.  Capt. Mitch was born in Key West, Florida. He spent his youth running up and down the Florida Keys in his little Boston Whaler, fishing for lobster, redfish, snook, trout, bonefish, snapper, tarpon, you name it!

To this day, 4 a.m. will find him on the Reel Chaos, cruising the shallow waters of Key Largo, looking for quiet out of the way fishing holes that deliver peaceful solitude as well as exciting fishing.

When you decide to go backwater fishing in the Keys you want to know that your captain is a local and will be able to guide you to areas that aren’t already over fished.

Captain Mitch was born and raised in the Florida Keys.  The sounds of the ocean waves lulled him to sleep every night and were the first sounds he heard every morning.  With over 30 years of experience captaining boats from 86+ foot pleasure yachts for the wealthy to fast paced deep sea marlin and sailfish tournament sports fishers, you can be assured that you are getting a captain with the experience and charisma to make your time in the backcountry enjoyable and filled with the fish that take your breath away.


The Reel Chaos is a 21′ Release Boat, it has a 10″ draft so that we can get you into the shallowest of water. According to numerous reviews the people that have owned a Release Boat have all said the same thing. It’s a great do it all boat. The set up is perfect for backcountry fishing and it fishes three plus the captain comfortably.

The Reel Chaos handles the water well and has no problems at all with a bay chop, and when the weather is good we can head out ocean side for some additional charter fishing.

We now have a second boat that we have added to our fleet. We have added an 18′ Hell’s Bay. This is one of the finest shallow water boats made. It opens up a lot more fishing areas to us. We are now able to do EXTREME shallow water fishing for bone fish on spinner tackle or fly fishing. We will also now be able to offer very shallow red fishing as well. We are now able to get to places in Flamingo that we had not previously been able to reach. The boat is now ready and available. Call today to book your charter on the Reel Chaos II.