Dirty Waters Charters


Dirty Waters Charters offers backcountry fishing charters from the Upper Keys to Florida Bay, Everglades National Park and Biscayne Bay.  Capt. Lain Goodwin is the owner/operator of Dirty Waters Charters  and specializes in targeting shallow-water species around Key Largo and Islamorada.  The Upper Keys are surrounded by some of the most pristine waters in the world.  To the west, Everglades National Park is known for its expansive flats and channels teaming with snook, redfish, trout, tarpon and snapper just to name a few.  The Oceanside of Key Largo provides world class sight-fishing for big bonefish, tarpon and permit as well as the numerous shallow reef species like grouper and snapper.  Capt. Lain is a USCG licensed and fully insured captain who takes pride in being a Full-Time guide here in the Florida Keys.  Whether tournament fishing with professional anglers or taking a family out for some rod bending fun-fishing, Capt. Lain has the knowledge and expertise to provide a fun and productive day on the water.

“Excellent captain for back-country fishing”


Review from TripAdvisor.com:

I hired Captain Lain Goodwin of Dirty Waters Charters for the past three years for fishing in the Florida back-country near the Everglades. The man knows how to put you on fish. On our most recent I achieved my first back-country slam (Snook, Redfish and Trout). The Snook in the Everglades area were devastated by a freeze a few years ago and I was on a mission to catch my first. I caught seven Snook during our outing in addition to more reds and trout than I can remember.

There seems to be no end to the locations he can find that are beautiful and have great fishing. During our hours on the water, I learned to identify the type of fish based on their wakes in the skinny waters. I sharpened my casting skills and really felt in the hunt for the fish. It was exciting, rewarding and memorable. I highly recommend Captain Lain. Great gear, great times and tight lines!

Dan Harps
Western Springs, IL

You got me “hooked’’ on fishing the Everglades…



I just wanted to tell you what a great time I had fishing with you and the Allingtons’ last Sunday. You are the consummate professional and have great patience. You got me “hooked’ on fishing the Everglades and the salt. I have every intention of coming back next spring and fishing with you again. I hope to get the chance to use my fly rod and possibly do the “Grand Slam”.

Thanks for a great time and some super memories. Have a great season, and we’ll stay in touch.

All the Best,
Jim Palmer