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David Lawrence
• Thursday, 19 November, 2020
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We found 56 results for you in MarcoIsland Clear all filters When we showed up to fish the temperature was cold and it was windy but Captain Brother did everything he could to make sure we had a great time.

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He is a great guide and knows the water and spots to catch fish! We had an amazing time, RJ did a great job explaining how to move the baits to catch the fish, and we ended up slaying them, around 150 fish caught in a short time.

He is very congenial and set us up for success all day long. Great experience and a perfect way to spend the day off MarcoIsland.

Response from bubbyh2017, Owner at Florida's Finest Fishing Thank You, Steve, for your awesome review of Capt R. J of Florida's Finest Fishing. We love repeat business and hope to see you and Family again.

Looking for an angling adventure where you can cast your line in offshore waters and also explore Southwest Florida ’s stunning backcountry? Hop aboard one of the many MarcoIslandfishing charters that depart from this barrier island.

Providing access to the prolific Ten A Thousand Islands, as well as the deep waters of the Gulf, MarcoIsland will offer you angling opportunities that you simply won’t find anywhere else! You’ll have the Ten A Thousand Islands at your disposal, as well as Rookery Bay.

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Get ready to drift through this seemingly endless chain of mangrove islands as you search for Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shook, Jack Crevasse, Lady fish, Pompano, and Sleepyhead. You’ll be able to cast your line just a few minutes from the dock, which means even a half day trip yields excellent results.

Looking for an angling adventure where you can cast your line in offshore waters and also explore Southwest Florida ’s stunning backcountry? Hop aboard one of the many MarcoIslandfishing charters that depart from this barrier island.

Providing access to the prolific Ten A Thousand Islands, as well as the deep waters of the Gulf, MarcoIsland will offer you angling opportunities that you simply won’t find anywhere else! You’ll have the Ten A Thousand Islands at your disposal, as well as Rookery Bay.

Get ready to drift through this seemingly endless chain of mangrove islands as you search for Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shook, Jack Crevasse, Lady fish, Pompano, and Sleepyhead. You’ll be able to cast your line just a few minutes from the dock, which means even a half day trip yields excellent results.

Based on 19896 reviews by Fishing Booker anglers January Winter is a great time to explore the Ten A Thousand Islands, where you can land Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sleepyhead, Jack Crevasse, and more. February While fishing less than 10 miles from shore you might catch Snapper, Grouper, Amber jack, Pompano, Sleepyhead, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and much more.

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April By now the Tarpon are arriving, meaning you can add the Silver King to your inshore checklist. The fishing nearshore and offshore is starting to pick up momentum, with Barracuda, Cobra, and Goliath Grouper on the horizon.

The season for Gag Grouper and Red Snapper may finally be open, making a trip to the reefs even more exciting. Almost every other species is biting now, too, from Shook and Redfish to Cobra and a variety of Sharks.

You can expect some of MarcoIsland ’s hottest weather at this time of year, with temperatures between 73-88 °F. As always, the backwaters offer stellar game fishing opportunities, or head offshore and troll near the reefs for Barracuda and Cobra.

You can still catch Barracuda, Cobra, Goliath Grouper, and now King Mackerel. October Autumn is a great time to fish the backwaters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species.

Then again, the reef fishing isn’t bad either--you can still catch anything from Barracuda and King Mackerel to Snapper. Head offshore and catch large bottom fish or troll for a prize worth bragging about.

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Bring home a fresh catch from the backwaters or nearshore reefs and impress your guests with a scrumptious dinner. January Winter is a great time to explore the Ten A Thousand Islands, where you can land Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sleepyhead, Jack Crevasse, and more.

February While fishing less than 10 miles from shore you might catch Snapper, Grouper, Amber jack, Pompano, Sleepyhead, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and much more. April By now the Tarpon are arriving, meaning you can add the Silver King to your inshore checklist.

The fishing nearshore and offshore is starting to pick up momentum, with Barracuda, Cobra, and Goliath Grouper on the horizon. The season for Gag Grouper and Red Snapper may finally be open, making a trip to the reefs even more exciting.

Almost every other species is biting now, too, from Shook and Redfish to Cobra and a variety of Sharks. You can expect some of MarcoIsland ’s hottest weather at this time of year, with temperatures between 73-88 °F.

As always, the backwaters offer stellar game fishing opportunities, or head offshore and troll near the reefs for Barracuda and Cobra. You can still catch Barracuda, Cobra, Goliath Grouper, and now King Mackerel.

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October Autumn is a great time to fish the backwaters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species. Then again, the reef fishing isn’t bad either--you can still catch anything from Barracuda and King Mackerel to Snapper.

Head offshore and catch large bottom fish or troll for a prize worth bragging about. Bring home a fresh catch from the backwaters or nearshore reefs and impress your guests with a scrumptious dinner.

Half Day trip with Captain John Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc.

Half Day trip with Captain John Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc.

Fishing Marco Island MarcoIsland boast some of the best year round Sport fishing in the world. The shallow waters around Marco and the 10,000 Islands hold Sport fish such as Tarpon, Shook, Redfish and Sea Trout.

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For those of you that prefer the deep waters venture in to the Gulf of Mexico for a catch of Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Little Tune, shark and Cobra. Once an isolated barrier island on the Gulf backed by mangroves, it's a full-service, if little-known destination with exceptional beaches, wonderful bay and offshore fishing, fine boating and sailing and a host of solid hotels and acceptable restaurants.

While I remember the area from years back when the only access was by ferry, we last visited during a convention of the Outdoor Writers of America. Shook and a host of saltwater pan fish and -- at least temporarily -- a tarpon hit plugs and jigs.

Newcomers might park and ride the MarcoIsland Trolley which makes 21 stops on its 1 3/4-hour tour. MarcoIsland is famous for its seashells, and beach walks at low tide added more than a dozen notable specimens to my collection.

Note: not every shiny object on the beach is a pull-tab; very now and then some lucky shell collector finds a gold Spanish coin. We found the best beaches were along “hotel row” where wide, soft sand invites a lazy day contemplating the cosmic all.

Rent an umbrella, slosh on lots of sun block and, if you get thirsty, try beachfront bars which mix a lethal line of tropical drinks. Portuguese Man-of-War aren't common, but if you spot one you need to avoid the painful tentacles which trail below their pinkish-blue gas-filled floats.

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Offshore fishing offers a chance to catch grouper and snapper off reefs and wrecks. We spent a half-day at this and connected with masses of feisty barracuda, a cobra, lots of tripletails and the odd permit.

Like bone fish, tarpon shine in the water, not the pan, so you catch and usually release your fish. On calm days freshwater-type boats might run out to Reef #1 just a couple of miles offshore from MarcoIsland.

This artificial reef made of old tires collects shook and snapper schools. We tried this one morning with Captain K. O. Williamson out of the MarcoIsland Marina and caught and mostly released 20 to 30 fish shook, trout and other species.

These are highly recommended and a wonderful chance to see southwest Florida's only manatee sanctuary. When we visited the Biggs Nature Center in the Reserve we were delighted to spot Roseate spoonbills, ospreys and bald eagles too.

The Center offers canoe trips, bird watcher safaris and boat tours at a nominal fee. A number of small Seminole Indian villages offer visitor access.

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Such airboats take several passengers at a time for tours to spot alligators and other swamp life. We found the usual beachwear and shell shops -- some best are in the bigger hotels -- along with adequate arts and crafts and some astonishingly tacky souvenir items.

There did not seem to be much difference in seafood quality between local spots recommended by the Chamber and the much more expensive hotel restaurants. The weak spots were poor bread and the dubious joys of Southern specialties such as biscuits and gravy or grits.

Overall, MarcoIsland offers a laid-back escape from the too frantic East Florida Coast life. After a few days in Orlando or Miami a relaxing stay at Marco lets visitors wind down before they head home.

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2 en.wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_goliath_grouper
3 safmc.net - https://safmc.net/regulations/regulations-by-species/goliath-grouper/
4 answers.yahoo.com - https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index
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