Captain
Brad Buczko

Member since April 2015

Marco Island, United States

Background
I grew up on Marco Island and spent all my free time fishing the back country 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.
Techniques
Inshore Spin, Nearshore Spin, Live Bait & Artificial

Hey, I'm Captain Brad Buczko

Marco Island, United States
Background
I grew up on Marco Island and spent all my free time fishing the back country 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.
Techniques
Inshore Spin, Nearshore Spin, Live Bait & Artificial

My Charter Listings

Marco Island
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Summer of 17

July 11, 2017

Summer time in South Florida is my personal favorites. Lately we have been relying heavily on our fresh caught bait (pilchards) to get the bite. We have had a lot of smaller sized baits migrate into the area and… Read Full Report →


Catching our way into Spring!!

April 05, 2017

Spring is finally here and along with it the fishing has been great. Once again I have been fortunate to have spent some great days on the water with great guests. We have been catching a lot of fish… Read Full Report →


Early Spring Report

March 12, 2017

What a past few weeks it has been for WATER TIME this March. I have had the opportunity to fish with some awesome people. Both old and young and every trip out has been one I wont soon forget.… Read Full Report →


What a Winter!

February 11, 2017

Winter a time of change for all Floridians and the fishermen and women. This winter started out great October had some of the best Redfish fishing I have seen in a while. When hurricane Matthew approached it seems to… Read Full Report →


Summer Heat!!

August 04, 2016

Fishing has been hot along with the weather and afternoon storms that usually push us off the water. Bait in the area is here in great numbers and is steadily growing in size making it more and more productive… Read Full Report →


Save $50 on a half day trip

May 19, 2016

Enjoy $50 off your next half day fishing trip for a short time! Don't miss out on this great deal, you can't beat the fishing in sunny South Florida! Read Full Report →


Fishing is HOT

April 30, 2016

Fishing is almost considered catching right now in the 10,000 islands and in Marco Islands surrounding waters. The Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon have been abundant on a daily basis. The waters have warmed up and the bait has moved… Read Full Report →


Spring Fling in the 10k

March 15, 2016

Spring is making its approach and along with that our water temps are finally climbing. The presence of bait is getting better and better which has really made fishing action hot. Spent a half day on the water with… Read Full Report →


1/1/16-2/1/16

January 03, 2016

What a great start to the new year here in the 10k. Despite some crazy weather our fishing has remained steady and is falling into our typical winter patterns. We have been finding decent numbers of Trout, Redfish, and… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This was my first guide trip. I have been fishing for sixty years but never with a guide. This was one of the best trips ever. Brad knows his fishing. He knew right where to catch bait and we had 40 bait in one cast. The fishing was a bit slow but we did manage to catch a few. I am planing an other trip in October.

Fished July 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks Gordon.
Once again it was a pleasure fishing with you! Hopefully next time we can get that big one we lost!!! Hope to see you again soon.
Capt. Brad

Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our first time doing a fishing charter in Marco Island and boy did we luck out with Capt.Brad. Capt. Brad was extremely knowledgeable. We caught a lot of fish and had so much fun! Thanks Capt. Brad for a memorable morning of fishing

Fished June 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 19, 2017

Your very welcome and I am glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you all again in the future.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I booked this trip in advance of our vacation to Marco Island. Brad responded quickly and stated that he would reach out again once we arrived in Fla. I landed this trip hoping to reacquaint my wife w/ the joy of fishing. Thanks to Brad and his calm and professional demeanor she has not stopped talking about our day. Thanks Brad for an awesome day on the water.

Fished May 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 22, 2017

Thanks John hope to see both of you back again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A pleasure to fish with Captain Brad.  He knows how to find the fish.  I recommend him to anyone who wants to have a good fishing experience with a good guy.

Fished May 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 22, 2017

Thanks a lot looking forward to another great day in the future.
Capt Brad

Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great trip with an incredibly knowledgeable guide.  Though I was looking for a morning trip, Brad suggested an 11:00 am departure to fish the incoming tide for snook and redfish.  Caught more fish than I could count, including at least seven snook,  and a keeper trout and redfish.  Brad clearly cares more about catching fish than maximizing revenue.

Fished March 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 10, 2017

Ken,
Thanks for the review, I hope to see you back in the future.
Thanks
Brad


Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

My 8 yr old son and I went out on a half day trip with Captain Brad over the March Break. He took us out to a wreck two miles from shore near Marco Island (17 ft of water). There we immediately hooked into a wide variety of fish on nearly every cast (spanish mackeral, sugar trout, blue runners, catfish, bluefish, jacks, lady fish etc). Action was fast and furious and perfect for my son who had never hooked a salt water fish before. Brad was very accommodating and professional; the whole experience was excellent. I would certainly recommend this trip for anyone hoping to catch a slew of fish!

Fished March 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Thanks Dan

Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

We had a great time with Water Time Inshore Fishing and Captain Brad. He was very attentive and good with the three kids. We caught a lot of fish and had great weather. Captain Brad knows the area very well and one of the reasons why we chose him was because of his experience with fishing the Marco Island/Naples area his entire life. Kids can’t stop talking about the trip and the fun they had with Captain Brad. We will definitely go out again with Water Time Inshore Fishing.

Fished March 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Thanks Steve can wait to have you out again!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Beautiful day, great boat, very organized captain. He worked extremely hard to make sure our day was a success. I work highly recommend this trip.

Fished March 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thanks Bob. Looking forward to seeing you and Andrew again.

Went fishing on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Brad was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the very difficult territory. The best part for me was that he allowed us to be part of the decision making process for species and duration spent fishing for them thumbs up Captain Brad awesome !!!!

Fished March 2017

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Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 20, 2017

Thanks a lot guys glad you enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you again soon.
Capt Brad.


Went fishing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Brad was very good…we had a good time, but tough conditions

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Capt Brad made it a great day for myself and my 6 year old son. He really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip. The boat was clean and well maintained as was the gear. Capt Brad was prompt, was actually waiting for us when we arrived .. and we were 15 minutes early. We had an awesome time fishing, we caught redfish, snook, and my son’s favorite.. a shark! We had an excellent time and will go again for sure. Thanks for a memorable day with my son.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 6, 2015

My brother and I had a great time with Water Time. The Captain was nice, courteous and knowledgeable. We caught several nice eating fish and a number of throw backs that added to the fun. This at a time of year considered not the best for fishing. Thought the rate was reasonable. Will definitely use Water Time again.

Fished December 2015

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