Water Time Inshore Fishing

If you are looking to experience the 10,000 Islands in ways not everyone has, Water Time Inshore Fishing is your best choice. From backcountry creeks to nearshore wrecks, you will be able to explore some of Florida’s most productive fishing grounds.

Captain Brad Buczko grew up devoting all his time to learning this uncharted area and mastering these prolific waters. His goal is to put you on fish and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Brad will take you out aboard his 23’ Pathfinder boat, which was built in 2018. This spacious vessel can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 60 knots thanks to its 250 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort and style. All you have to do is hop onboard and enjoy the ride!

Check the bite in the 10,000 Islands or head up to 9 miles out. Fish the backcountry waters of the Everglades, explore the vast grass flats, wrecks, and artificial and man-made reefs.

Get your hands on anything that is in season and biting, including anything from Jack Crevalle, Permit, and Snook to Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Gag and Red Grouper, Ladyfish, Weakfish, Redfish, and even Sharks.

All trips with Water Time Inshore fishing are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Please note, that a discounted rate is available for 1st response workers on the half day trip. This is offered to parties that are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. Proof of ID is obligatory to qualify for this special rate.

So what are you waiting for? Join the captain and get some WATER TIME!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy 6 hours of inshore fishing getting a full dose of the famous Everglades action. With more time on the water, the possibilities are endless. Please note, that the departure time depends on the fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    This is 4 hours of all-inclusive fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, Flounder, Tarpon, and Sharks. The departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Strictly Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    Engage in a rod-bending battle with the area's elite predators in this all-out Shark excursion. Start times can be adjusted upon guest's request. Please note that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    This is a discounted trip to eligible first responders. Included parties are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. With proof of ID enjoy a steeply discounted trip. Thanks for your service. Please note, that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.
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About the Captain

Brad Buczko
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
95 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2015
I grew up on Marco Island and spent all my free time fishing the backcountry near Marco Island and the surrounding 10,000 islands. I am a full-time firefighter and guide on my days off. I spend multiple days a week on the water so I am always familiar with where the fish are and how we are going to catch them.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Performance fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 95 reviews
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1\/2 day with Brad Buczko
Great experience. We caught a variety of fish.
Brad was great with young people.
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99%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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John A.
Wyoming, MI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
This was a great trip. Got to the marina and Captain Brad had already gone and caught some bait. First thing in the morning...
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Angela D.
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 18, 2020
Took our two boys, ages 7 and 9 on a morning trip for Snook.  My husband recently had shoulder surgery and Captain Brad...
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Danny B.
Lakeland, FL
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VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Capt. Brad put us on some fish. We had really bad weather 2 days prior to and also on the day of the trip. Also day after the...
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Richard M.
Franklin Lakes, NJ
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   January 9, 2020
Another great day fishing with Captain Brad!  I got 15 fish today including Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, a couple Lady Fish...
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Robi J.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   October 23, 2019
Can’t go wrong fishing with Captain Brad. Super nice boat and tackle.  He knows how to put u on top of fish and...
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