March Forth Charters welcomes you on a fishing adventure you’ll never forget. Captain Brian was born and raised in New England fishing the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic. He moved to Marathon drawn by the warm blue water, year round fishing, and an amazing variety of fish for the taking. Once on board, be prepared to learn, whether it’s your first time holding a rod or you’re an experienced angler, Capt. Brian is going to teach you about all the techniques that you’ll use during the trip. 

You’ll head out aboard a 2015 22’ Mako that accommodates up to 4 guests. The vessel is powered by a 200 HP Mercury Verado engine that cruises efficiently at 25 knots. It’s equipped with the latest technology including Lowrance GPS and Sonar, Garmin Radar, as well as multiple bait wells, outriggers, and tons of rod holders to hold all the tools you’ll will need to have a fun, safe, comfortable day on the water.

You can always count on the bite inshore and around the renowned 7 Mile Bridge. Offshore, outer reefs, and deep wrecks are weather permitting. This means that you’re likely to go after Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Jacks, Sharks, and even Tarpon during the summer months. If the weather permits, you can venture farther and target coastal pelagics such as Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo.

Armed with a full array of top of the line rods and reels, there will be different styles and techniques to learn about and test throughout the day. There will be an assortment of bait; fresh, frozen, and sometimes live. Space is limited on a small vessel so traveling with one small bag is suggested for the group. Important items such as hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Also suggested are closed toe shoes that are skid and slip resistant that you don’t mind getting wet. The deck can get wet and be slippery, safety is a top priority. There is a cooler on board filled with ice and bottled water, feel free to bring additional drinks and snacks to add. 



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    A full 8 hour day on the water. Plenty of time to explore all different areas and types of fishing!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    With 6 hours of fishing, there will be plenty of time to fill the fishbox with dinner. Targeting Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, and Mackerel. The captain covers all your equipment and cleans your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This morning trip is perfect for those who want to get an early bite and catch fish when they're most active. Target Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel, and Grouper, depending on the season. All fishing equipment, licenses, and bottled water are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This short afternoon adventure is one of the most popular trips. You don't have to get up early and it's suitable for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you're a family with kids, a group of friends, or a couple, you're welcome to join.
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About the Captain

Brian Parkinson
Marathon, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2020
I grew up in New England fishing the cold waters of the northern Atlantic. The draw to the warm waters and year-round fishing in the Florida Keys was too much to resist. I got my safe boating certificate at 12 years old and have been in the water ever since. I love to fish and share my knowledge. There is nothing better than being on the water.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Catch intended fish
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