CAPT. MARK WARD'S EVERGLADES GUIDE SERVICE

Experience the backcountry saltwater mangrove estuaries of Naples, Marco Island, the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. Light tackle sport fishing for snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, pompano, bonita, sharks and other saltwater species.

NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS & EVERGLADES

Backcountry Fishing Charters

The coastal and backcountry waters of Southwest Florida are defined by endless miles of mangrove estuaries forming unlimited creeks and bays. Our guided fishing trips offer you the ability to see the Everglades, 10,000 Islands and Rookery Bay from a unique perspective and at the same time fish for some of Florida’s premiere game fish and see a wide range of sea life, birds and animals including dolphins, manatees, egrets, herons, bald eagles, osprey and more.

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Naples Fishing Charters

2021 Tarpon Season

There are a few dates still available for the upcoming tarpon season here in the Naples, 10,000 Islands and Everglades area. We offer fly and spin fishing opportunities.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Naples Backcountry Fishing Report

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks leading up to the cold front we had two days ago. The warm stable weather was great and lasted three weeks! Tarpon fishing, shark fishing, snook fishing, big jacks all we’re active.  As I suspected and mentioned in my last fishing report tarpon, big tarpon, showed up in

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Naples Late Fall Fishing Report

The weather the last couple weeks has been exceptional with consistent warm temperatures. Our daytime highs have been around 80 with the lows around 60, everyday for almost two weeks. Perfect weather. The water is azure blue in the gulf and and the incoming high tides bring that gin clear water into the adjacent bays

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Naples Fall Fishing Report

The first couple of cool fronts of the fall have gone through the last couple of weeks accelerating our transition from summer to winter fishing. This means live pilchards (spanish, sardines/minnows) are less available during and after the fronts so we switch to shrimp, jigs and artificials. This also means we target trout and pompano

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Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

Beautiful is the word that comes to mind when thinking about the weather, water and fishing of late. The daytime temperatures have started to cool and the weather has been very consistent with a light breeze out of the east which keeps our gulf water calm and clear.  Consequently, the fishing is very good. Snook

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Naples Inshore & Nearshore Fishing Report

Been mixing it up quite a bit, snook and redfish bite got slow the other morning so we threw jigs for trout and pompano, ended up catching the above as well as lady fish, lizard fish and other non-target species but gave us some action as well as our shark bait. Snapper are still prevalent

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Naples Late Summer Fishing Report

The fishing isn’t quite as hot as it was a couple of weeks ago but still good action with a variety of species. Nearshore wrecks, the beaches, passes, adjacent bays, as well as some backcountry bays, are fishing well. Let’s start with the nearshore and beaches. I had a client recently, Josh and his son

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FLY & SPIN FISHING

Fish we may Catch

During your Naples and Everglades fishing charter we can target a variety of species depending on the season your trip is booked.

Common fish in our area include: snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, pompano, sharks, bonita (little tunny), flounder, tripletail, mangrove snapper, permit, spanish mackerel, sheepshead, bluefish, jack crevalle.

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SIGHTSEEING TRIPS!

The coastal and backcountry estuaries of Southwest Florida are one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world. Let me take you on an adventure to explore this unique and diverse environment. From the pristine barrier islands of Keewaydin to the deep mangrove jungles of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, we will use my specialized backcountry skiff to access this remote backcountry.

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