Captain
John Pipitone

Member since May 2016 Marco Island, United States
Background
Grew up on the small island of Marco. I began fishing as a kid and got my own boat when I was 15. I started going fishing after school and on the weekend with my buddies. I fell in love with the backcountry and the abundance of fish that you can catch. After many years of fishing, I decided to start my own charter business to show people what I have learned over the years. Book a trip today and see what fishing around Marco is all about
Techniques
I fish the backwaters and nearshore wrecks around Marco island with spinning outfits with livebait or jigs. I fish off a brand new 25 pathfinder 2500 hybrid dry and comfortable.

Hey, I'm Captain John Pipitone

Marco Island, United States
Background
Grew up on the small island of Marco. I began fishing as a kid and got my own boat when I was 15. I started going fishing after school and on the weekend with my buddies. I fell in love with the backcountry and the abundance of fish that you can catch. After many years of fishing, I decided to start my own charter business to show people what I have learned over the years. Book a trip today and see what fishing around Marco is all about
Techniques
I fish the backwaters and nearshore wrecks around Marco island with spinning outfits with livebait or jigs. I fish off a brand new 25 pathfinder 2500 hybrid dry and comfortable.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 193 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (179)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
91%
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Randal A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on February 21, 2024
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Neal C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on December 29, 2023
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Brandon S.
Runnells, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on June 20, 2023
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Dan M.
New Lenox, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on January 27, 2023
Booked a morning charter with Captain John in late January. His pre trip communication was clear and accurate leading up to...
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Tom C.
Grand Rapids, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Trip w/ Captain John

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Extreme Inshore on April 24, 2022
Had a great day, the weather was beautiful. Captain John took us to all the hot spots, but the fish weren’t cooperating....
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