Backwater Promotions Guide Service

Fish the pristine backcountry, flats and coastal waters of the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve, lower Tampa Bay, and Gulf of Mexico with Florida native. Capt. Ray Markham, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured charter boat captain with over 50-years experience fishing Florida waters. You'll fish aboard the Flat Back II, a custom built high tech 1820 Action Craft Flatsmaster SE Hybrid flats skiff for snook, trout, redfish, tarpon, cobia and more depending on season. Powered by a 115 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard and a Minn Kota Co-pilot/ Auto Pilot trolling motor, this light weight, shallow running skiff will get you where the fish are.
Capt. Markham is an artificial lure specialist, using spin, plug, and fly tackle.
Active in the fishing community, Capt. Ray Markham is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, Suncoast Fly Fisher's, Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers, the Old Salt Fishing Foundation, the International Game Fish Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Guide's Association and the Florida Outdoor Writer's Association. Capt. Markham is the West Central Field Editor for Florida Sportsman Magazine, and online outdoor writer for and the Tampa Tribune's "On the Waterfront" column.


Average Visit Time

Full day, Half day, Multi-day

Guest Information

Family Friendly