Clyde Upchurch(18’)

  • I offer full day (8 hour), half day (4 hour), or evening tarpon (4 hour) trips.
  • Most trips are based on 2 persons, though some boats can take up to 3 or 4 persons.
  • Please check individual guide boat pages for pricing, and please remember some boats may charge more that are larger and/or take more people.


  • GuideClyde Upchurch
  • Guide SpecialtyAll
  • Boat TypeSkiff
  • Seats2 Chairs
  • Max Anglers3
  • Boat Make/ModelWilly Roberts
  • Boat Length18 FT
  • Motor115 HP
  • Other Fishing StylesAll fishing styles



Full day (2 people) – $700.00 Half day (2 people) – $450.00
3rd person – add $100.00 on full day | add $75.00 on half day.

Captain Clyde Upchurch grew up on the beaches of North Carolina, fishing both offshore and inshore . After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, he left North Carolina to fish the Yucatan and Grand Cayman.

He returned to the Florida Keys in the fall of 1980, where through today, Captain Clyde still fishes out of Bud n Marys Marina in Islamorada.

Clyde owned and chartered the “Otter”, a 43 foot Guthrie for two decades. After selling the Otter, he focused on fishing the backcountry off Islamorada. He loves catching everything from trout to tarpon, and everything in between! He uses both bait, artificial spin tackle, and fly tackle.


Go Backcountry Fishing

Click to contact the marina office to book your backcountry fishing trip, or Call 305.664.2461