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
Late season cool (not really) front moved in meaning winds from the NW screwing up the coastal and beach tarpon fishing but managed a nice estimated 100# tarpon in the backcountry of Naples today. Great job Eric Mooney and a great beautiful hard-fighting tarpon. May & June are my favorite months of the year to
It’s been a stellar week fishing in the Naples Marco Island area in lieu of the windy days. Some days it blew south and some north but we made it work. The strong incoming in the mornings and hard falling tides in the afternoons, leading up to the full moon today, has contributed to the
Snook, redfish, tarpon, sharks, speckled sea trout and nice snapper describe the fishing this past week here in the Naples area. Overall a great week with a couple slow periods during the higher tides in the afternoons. We’re in a SW flow with winds 10-20 mph the next few days so bait may be tough to
Fished new clients Erika Ford and Brad Schofield today. Brad is a crappie fisherman from Illinois. He wanted to catch his first shark so we caught a bunch of snook and jacks first to have some action then went sharking’. Brad quickly learned how to pump a big fish and battled this 70# black tip
Another good week fishing the backcountry in Naples in lieu of some tough conditions. The wind blew hard for a few days mid week behind the approaching front. We were able to get in the lee of some islands and also fish downwind. Long time client and friend John Wittemore battled and landed a feisty
Another great week of Naples fishing charters in the backcountry saltwater estuaries of SW Florida. The water has cleared after the recent cold front and is pushing the high 70’s. Tarpon and sharks continue to lurk in specific backcountry bays and are being caught on cut bait. Snook are in the backcountry as well as
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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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.