There are two types of fishing in Southwest Florida, off-shore and backcountry -I fish the backcountry. The coastal and backcountry waters of Southwest Florida are defined by endless miles of mangrove estuaries forming unlimited creeks and bays. Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, pompano, bonita, sharks and other saltwater species are in abundance depending on the time of year. In addition dolphins, manatees, egrets, herons, bald eagles, osprey and a host of other wildlife is abundant.
Rates: Half Day (4 hrs) $450, 3/4 Day (6 hrs) $650, Full Day (8 hrs) $850, rates are for two anglers, a third angler is additional $50.
What’s included: All fishing gear, bait and tackle, fishing license. Cooler with ice and bottled water.
What you should bring: Hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and anything you want to drink besides water or eat.
Call me to talk about fishin’ or book a trip, 239-450-9230
Capt. Mark Ward
Fly Fishing – A quick note on fly fishing if that’s your preference. Saltwater fly fishing is much different than freshwater fly fishing and is very challenging. In freshwater when you spot a rising fish you can recast until you get that perfect drag free drift. In saltwater when sight fish a quick, accurate cast is necessary. A fly presented to close spooks the fish and too far away he doesn’t see it. In Southwest Florida much of the time the conditions don’t allow for sight fishing so we blind cast, again accuracy is important as it’s extremely important to get the fly up tight to the mangroves, to close your in the trees, too far away and your not in the fish. Fly fishing is one of the most exciting ways to fish in the backcountry of Southwest Florida. Once you become proficient in SW Florida you can go anywhere in the world and fly fish with success.