Marco Island

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Fishing in Marco Island

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 Marco Island fishing charters that depart from this barrier island. Providing access to the prolific Ten Thousand Islands, as well as the deep waters of the Gulf, Marco Island will offer you angling opportunities that you simply won’t find anywhere else!
All about inshore fishing? There’s no better place to start than Marco Island. You’ll have the Ten 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, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Pompano, and Sheepshead. 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. 
Then there’s the Gulf of Mexico, located to the west of Marco Island. Drop your line over nearshore reefs and wrecks for Tripletail, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. Looking for a classic deep sea fishing experience? Look out for trips that’ll take you 20+ miles from shore, where you’ll come across Cobia, Amberjack, Permit, and Barracuda, as well as huge Snapper and Grouper. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to opt for a full or extended full day trip.
Plenty of charters are dotted around Marco Island, with Caxambas Park, Rose Marina, and the Calusa Island Marina being popular departure points. Captains in the area offer a wide variety of trips, suited to anglers of all ages and skill levels, with combo trips being popular too. Why not combine fishing with some shelling or sightseeing?

Rules & Regulations

Marco Island fishing charters will provide fishing licenses for you and your group, and will be able to inform you about any local rules and regulations.
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Marco Island Fishing Seasons

Winter is a great time to explore the Ten Thousand Islands, where you can land Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and more. Or try your luck bottom fishing the nearshore reefs for something delicious.

While fishing less than 10 miles from shore you might catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Pompano, Sheepshead, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and much more. Average temperatures at this time of year vary between 54-73°F.

As the weather starts to heat up so does the fishing! Snook are appearing more inshore while Barracuda are showing up near the reefs. In some years, the Snook season opens as early as March. 
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, Cobia, and Goliath Grouper on the horizon. 

May is a great time to be on the water, anywhere from the backwaters to the deep sea. The season for Gag Grouper and Red Snapper may finally be open, making a trip to the reefs even more exciting. 

Many visiting anglers flock to Marco Island in June, hoping to get in on the Tarpon action while it’s hot! Almost every other species is biting now, too, from Snook and Redfish to Cobia and a variety of Sharks. 
 July usually marks the end of Tarpon’s peak season, though you might hook into the Silver King until early fall. You can expect some of Marco Island’s hottest weather at this time of year, with temperatures between 73-88°F.
The summer heat continues to simmer. As always, the backwaters offer stellar game fishing opportunities, or head offshore and troll near the reefs for Barracuda and Cobia.
If you haven’t made it offshore yet, now is the time! You can still catch Barracuda, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, and now King Mackerel. Bottom fish for some Snapper and Grouper while you’re at it.
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. 

The start of November may be your last chance to board a deep sea fishing charters for the year. Head offshore and catch large bottom fish or troll for a prize worth bragging about. The backwaters are promising, as always. 

It’s the holidays and Marco Island fishing is the gift that keeps on giving! Bring home a fresh catch from the backwaters or nearshore reefs and impress your guests with a scrumptious dinner. 

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Reviews of Fishing in Marco Island

Half day fishing with Captain Brad.
Paul N. fished with Water Time Inshore Fishing on August 2, 2019
Hook up with Captain Brad for a great experience.
Near shore 4 hr trip
Cris W. fished with Water Time Inshore Fishing on July 30, 2019
Let the guide know exactly what your interests are. We specifically wanted to go for Bigger fish over quantity of fish. And that's exactly what Capt. Brad did for us.
Way More Than 3/4 Day Fishing
Ryan P. fished with Captain Rio Adventures on July 18, 2019
3 Things you need to make sure of: 1 - Check the weather often. There will be storms almost everyday 2 - Make sure you have clothing to cover all of your skin. You can change, just make sure you can cover up if needed 3 - Make sure you go with a captain who knows the area for more than a short time. Preferably a someone like Captain Del Rio
June fishing trip
Matt H. fished with Captain Rio Adventures on June 20, 2019
Call Capt Rio he will show you a great time!
Fishing with Colin
Mike K. fished with Fly Fishing Marco Island on May 8, 2019
Practice your casting before you go. Fly rod or spinning rod.
Half Day trip with Captain John
Jim M. fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on April 25, 2019
Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Highly recommend it.
1/2 day fishing with Captain Rio
Stephen S. fished with Captain Rio Adventures on April 7, 2019
Find an experienced Captain who knows the local waters,
We caught a 5ft shark!
Scott S. fished with Captain Rio Adventures on April 2, 2019
Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc. They know were the fish are!

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