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
2022 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
Weather has cooled some over the last couple weeks as has the water which is good. Overall we’re catching a mixed bag of species including redfish, snook, mackerel, jacks, sharks and a few baby tarpon. As frequently happens in September redfish have showed. A lot off reds in the high teens but also some bigger
Tarpon fishing is where it’s at right now. We’re in peak tarpon season and so far it’s not been disappointing. There are fish off the beaches, some in the passes and a few in the backcountry. I’ve transitioned from a 6am departure to a 5:30am departing with the longer days. I love that golden hour
My favorite time of the year is here, May & June, the weather is typically nice, consistent and stable, the tarpon are running, peak time for snook, sharks are around, reds, mackerel and overall a good time of year to fish. Most of my trips this time of year are tarpon trips. We leave the
Spring is here in SW Florida. Sharks and tarpon have showed in the backcountry, snook are showing in the passes and adjacent bays, mackerel and sharks are off the beaches mixed in with a few tarpon and there are some reds lurking about. When the water hits 75 degrees in the spring, usually mid-March, sharks
We had big tides this past week with the passing of the new moon on Monday. Our full and new moon tides create strong water movement and fish tend to feed better during these phases being in our outgoing tides. If I had to pick I’d say fish a couple days either side of the
We’re in typical mid-winter southwest Florida fishing conditions. I tell my clients my goal this time of year is to have good action and catch a variety of species. That’s one of the things I love about saltwater fishing is the variety of species and the diverse marine ecosystem in and around the marine environment.
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.