Testimonials

From trip Advisor: We won’t use anyone else when we’re in Naples/Marco Island. The fishing was great! Caught a huge bull shark. Capt. Mark is an expert fisherman. Great with beginners (like me!) and had excellent tips for my relatively experienced husband. Beautiful, clean boat. Mark is the friendliest, most personable guide we’ve ever had! Loved his tips for improving efficiency…made for more time on the fish!!!! Thanks for a wonderful day. Can’t wait for our next trip – next time with the kids! Corinne Wendell, North of Naples somewhere

From Trip Advisor: Mark was very flexible in accommodating our last minute booking, even in the off season! He was fully transparent in the success of his recent charters and even rebooked us on another day within our trip when the weather turned south. We would absolutely recommend Mark to anyone in the area looking for a great fishing charter! John Barnhardt, Washington DC

From Trip Advisor: Wow! We have just had the most incredible day with Capt Mark on his boat. The early start was well worth it as Mark took us to a prime tarpon spot foot the precise moment when they started to roll. He then helped one of our party bring in a 90lb tarpon in an epic two hour battle! I’d that wasn’t enough, he then took us to another location where we hooked a number of huge groupers and even a 9ft shark! Mark was incredibly helpful and patient with us clueless fishers, and was great fun too. We will definitely be using him when we come back next time. Highly recommended. Peter Hill, London, UK

From Trip Advisor: My son-in-law and I spent an afternoon with Capt. Mark. He knows the backcountry well and brought us to productive spots. We capped the trip with my son-in-law’s catching a 90 lb. tarpon as the sun was setting off of Naples beach. It was the trip of a lifetime! Michael L., Peoria, IL

Capt. Mark, thank you so much for the recent trip. My two sons had a great time in adverse conditions. Catching ten species in one day was unbelievable. Thank you so much, we’ll call again next time we’re in town. I’ve sent some pics. Let me know if you use them on your web site. Jennifer P., Cleveland, Ohio

Mark, Another amazing day of fishing! Can’t imagine a better guide/experience. I can’t believe the numbers and species we caught! Thanks – Mike Cress, R&R Donnelly

Dear Mark, Why go to the Bahamas, Belize, or even Islamorada…? 17 snook, a 27″ red, jacks, and ladies with a 7 wt on a rainy, overcast day is hard to beat. Most of the time this weather would preclude good fishing, much less sight casting. I will be back in March. I only wish it was sooner. Bud Robertson – Savannah, Georgia

Dear Mark, I can’t thank you enough for arranging a most enjoyable fishing excursion during my recent trip to Naples. It was a pleasure to meet you and I very much appreciated your accommodating the equipment needs of myself, my son and my guest. Your attention to detail was quite unexpected and invaluable. I will be sure to recommend you highly to fellow anglers and will look forward to meeting up with you again in the future. Doug Daft, former CEO Coca Cola

Mark, Thanks for a terrific day fishing.  Having a big tarpon hit within five minutes of getting in the water has to be the best ever fishing experience for us.  With your help Janie hooked a tarpon and a snook, two fish that have eluded her for quite some time, both in one day.  You put us on the spots and gave us the tips for success.  We will definitely be back and will tell our friends about you as well. Thanks for a great day and we’ll see you again. Tight lines. David and Janie Adair, Tampa, Florida

Mark, Although this feedback is quite tardy, the gratitude and excitement remains as fervent as if I had been on the water yesterday. Your guides are incredibly patient and informative while dealing with this first time salt water fly angler. We had tarpon on, snook caught, and redfish chasing which added up made for a day I will not soon forget. Thanks so much and I hope to see you very soon. Reynolds Hillyer

Hi Mark, Here is a series of pictures from our recent trip with you. We want to tell you again how great a time we had on our trip. Great fishing, great scenery and a great guide added up to a GREAT day! We look forward to getting out with you again. Also, please send me some business cards. I have several friends who are definitely interested after hearing about our trip. Again, thanks for everything. Fred Crabill

Mark – I have been out of town and have not had a chance to tell you how much Richard and I enjoyed fishing with the you on Saturday, June 1st. We had a great time and really enjoyed being our day. I had fished in SW Florida on four previous occasions and had very poor, to say the least, experiences with the guides. Needless to say, I was somewhat apprehensive about the trip with you. I was more than pleased and would highly recommend you to anyone that that is coming to your area. If you need to use me or Richard as a reference to anyone, please tell them to call or email me. Thanks again for a great time.  David Drez, Jr., M.D.  Lake Charles, Louisiana

Dear Mark, On our trip, you guided guided us to one of the best days of charter fishing we have had in years. We caught and released ten different species of fish that included redfish, snook, trout and pompano on a day that saw a variety of different weather conditions (including a torrential downpour). A total of eleven redfish were caught, three of them being well in the slot. My father and I have taken charter and guided fishing trips in different countries and in different oceans and we had as much fun fishing the back country that we have ever taken. As private boat owners, we take chartered and guided trips not only for relaxation and recreation, but to also learn from the professionals. I thank you for a great fishing trip. With warm regards, I am, Very truly yours, Robert L. Simon, Jr., Omaha, Nebraska

Mark, Ladyfish, Jack Creville, Red fish, Flounder, Trout, Snook, and last but not least a Bull Shark – all caught in a ½ day trip on your boat. I would like to again thank you for an outstanding day on the water and as promised attached is the picture of the 28 inch snook we landed. I used to think heaven on earth was surf fishing with plugs for stripers in the Northeast . . . well I’ve found another heaven – sight fishing the flats of SW Florida. What an experience, by far the ultimate in angling. Take care, and I hope to see you during Tarpon season. Ed Sullivan, Ennis, Montana

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