Meet Captain Justin Bachert

Your captain, guide and life coach when the knee shakes set in and your back cast falls flat!

Mini Bio

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.

Growing up in turn with multiple successful Southwest Florida fishing guides. Both spin-fishing  & fly-fishing were introduced early and are still equally enjoyed. 

Captain Justin is a Florida Atlantic University Graduate, US Navy Veteran & Full-Time, Year-round guide in the Florida Keys.

Style of Fishing

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!

At Hot Water Fishing, we are well equipped to either fly-fish or spinfish, live-bait or artificial. I am also a HUGE conservationist and practice “catch and release” philosophy 99.9% of the time.

There’s always the possibility that we could stuff a Grouper or Snapper in the box for dinner!

Custom Back-Country Trips

Looking for a custom Florida Keys adventure? Captain Justin helps make your day on the water unforgettable.

High Performance Gear

No gear, no problem! Captain Justin has a quiver of fly & spin tackle for every back-country situation.

Veteran Owned & Operated

Captain Justin is a US Navy Veteran! Ask us about our Military Discounts!

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

Via Facebook

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

Via Facebook

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

Via Facebook

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