Capt. Mark Ward

Fishing Report June 27, 2020 – Fishing in the Naples and Marco Island Island area has been great…Click here for report.

Capt. Mark Ward

Fishing and exploring the estuaries and mangrove jungles of the SW Florida backcountry is a great experience that shouldn’t be missed. Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, pompano and sharks are a few of the species that can be caught plus dolphins, manatees, and a huge variety of birds such as bald eagles, roseate spoonbills, egrets, and peregrine falcons can be seen.

I’ve been guiding and fishing the backcountry of south Florida for over 25 years. I received my USCG license in 1987. In 1990, I was invited to join the Orvis Endorsed guide staff. In 1992 this turned into the Everglades Angler Fly shop. For sixteen years I ran the shop, Guide Service and guided part-time. Missing the water, in 2009, I went back to guiding full-time and doing what I love, being on the water, fishing, meeting new people and enjoying the outdoors. I especially love kids, helping them catch fish and teaching them about the wonders of this special estuary. “Spin, plug or fly fishing, I love it all”

I fish out of 18′ Silver King Flats boat. It’s a specialized backcountry skiff designed to float in shallow water yet can take a chop if we’re out in the gulf chasing bonita, sharks, tarpon or triple tail. It’s extremely stable and is a fishing machine.

Please call me to book a trip or to talk fishing and I’d be happy to answer any questions.

Phone: 239-450-9230



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6 thoughts on “Capt. Mark Ward”

  1. Looking for available fishing dates between 3/8 thru 3/15. Please advise. Can you also provide rates for half-day and full day.
    Thank you,
    Dan Klingberg

  2. Dear …‘
    My name is Thomas, I am from Austria and I intend to spend my X-mas holidays with my family in Florida. It has always been a dream to fish the flat waters connecting the everglades and the gulf. I have only one day for that, on Dec 27. Can you offer the service of guiding, providing tackle, boat etc ? . Does it make sense for one day? What is the cost? Is the cost per rod or per person? (one of my sons would like to join me, but would only try) How many person can join the party as guests?
    Please advise.

  3. Mark, this is Bob Faust. You mentioned that you could email me some photos that you took on Friday. My email is rob! Thank you! Bob

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