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.


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.

Our Latest Adventures

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.



Recent Fishing Reports

Naples, FL Winter Fishing Report

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian things have for the most part returned back to normal save the random floating debris and some changes to sandbars, beaches and shorelines. I love fishing in the spring namely May & June in large part because tarpon are as abundant as they get in SW Florida. Besides those

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Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

It’s been a great few weeks of fishing. Tarpon, snook, redfish, pompano, sharks, and snapper have been the targets. A nice variety. The tarpon have thinned off the beaches but I’ve been finding a few in the backcountry. Cut bait works best and along with the tarpon there’s plenty of sharks. I’ve fished backcountry tarpon

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Naples & marco Island Summer Fishing Report

Fishing the Naples and Marco Island area the past couple of weeks has been a blast. I’ve been concentrating on fishing the gulf and nearshore waters. Spanish mackerel have been active and prevalent, sharks seem to be everywhere, tarpon are cruising up the beaches and snook are cruising the surf line tight along the beach. 

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Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

Fishing in the Naples Marco Island area has continued to improve with sharks continuing to be very active as well as snook, redfish, jacks, mackerel, snapper and tarpon are showing. Sharks were the highlight last week with numerous caught including two hammerheads, black tips and spinners. I hadn’t caught a hammerhead for many years. Jack

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Naples Early Spring Fishing Report

The water in the backcountry has warmed into the mid 70’s and consequently, sharks and tarpon have shown up and other species are getting more active. 73-75 degrees seems to be the temperature that inspires sharks and tarpon to frequent the backcountry. They show up in the same parts of the same bays every year

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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.



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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