Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Come fish the Florida Keys with Captain Justin Bachert of Hot Water Fishing. From fishing the beaches for Tarpon to stalking bonefish on the flats, let Captain Justin customize your inshore fishing experience in the Lower Keys and Everglades National Park!

Meet your Captain

Captain Justin Bachert puts all his experience to use to make your time on the water off the Florida Keys an unforgettable time.

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Captain Justin Bachert specializes in inshore and back-country adventures targeting Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook and other coastal Keys and Everglades species.

Fly and Light Tackle sport fishing!

A tarpon breaches the water on a lower keys fishing charter with Hot Water Charters


Known as the “Silver King”, the powerful Tarpon puts up the best fight on the flats!

A permit caught on a backcountry fishing excursion in the lower florida keys with hot water fishing.


Permit are by far the most elusive and intelligent flats target…think you have what it takes?

An angler touches a bonefish that was just caught on a hot water charter in the lower florida keys.


One of the more honest fish to target, a good cast & presentation will get you tight!

A beautiful snook caught by an angler onboard a lower keys fishing charter with Captain Justin Bachert.


The Snook is as sly as it is ferocious…bring your bass skills!


Always on the hunt, redfish will forage on just about anything that comes their way…the ultimate Florida gamefish.

Our Florida Keys Fishing Available Packages

An image of an angler catching a snook on a 1/2 day charter with Hot Water Fishing

1/2 Day Charters

Best suited for Summer/Evening trips. In the heat of Summer, early morning or late afternoon trips are more comfortable, for the fish as well as anglers!

An image of an angler catching a beautiful tarpon on a 3/4 day charter with Hot Water Fishing

3/4 Day Charters

When a “1/2 Day” just isn’t long enough! Perfect for hunting around the flats with a little more leisure.

An image of Captain Justin Bachert with an angling guest on a full day charter at sunset with Hot Water Fishing of the florida keys.

Full Day

Recommended for “Tarpon Season”, (March – June). Full day trips are designed to maximize the fishing experience in the Florida Keys.

Come fish the Florida Keys with Captain Justin!

Captain Justin was born in Carmel, NY and introduced to Bass and Trout fishing at the age of 4. After moving to Marco Island at the age of 13, snook, tarpon and redfish became the fish of choice.

Captain Justin is a firm believer that inshore fishing is more similar to “a hunt” than anything else. The Florida Keys ecosystem is as visually stunning as it is alive!

What our anglers are saying

Justin is a great Captain and Ex-Navy, you’re in great hands all round as far as safety and guidance for fishing !!! I’d thoroughly recommend his service to any visitors and locals. Top Notch
Tony Smith

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Capt. Justin Bachert is the man. He works his butt off on the square end, so you stay tight on the pointy end. He has an eagle’s eye from that platform, and knows what the fish want. Make sure you have your game on point, because Justin is on top of his! HE WILL PUT YOU ON THE FISH!!!
Bryce Etter

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Most patient guide there is. If there’s a fish out there, he’ll find it. Highly recommend this dude for anyone trying to do any kind of keys fishing!
Madi Tisch

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Ready for some fun on the Flats?

Trust Captain Justin Bachert of Hot Water Fishing for all of your Lower-Keys Back-Country Fishing Adventures!