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

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

My Charter Listings

Marco Island
trips from
US$ 350

Fishing Reports

Cold and windy trout fishing

March 18, 2017

Took some people out from Ohio today. They had a blast especially the twins. It was windy and cold this morning but we managed to keep the rods bending all day and we missed a nice shark. Read Full Report →


Pompano and Trout today

March 09, 2017

Had and awesome day inshore with a family from North Carolina. Caught a bunch of species including trout, pompano, and jacks. While fishing the manatees came and said hi. Book your trip today Read Full Report →


Good day inshore

January 21, 2017

I had an awesome day last week with Sal and his friends from New Jersey. We caught a lot of trout in the morning and black drum in the afternoon despite having some rough winds out of the North.… Read Full Report →


Trout bite is on Fire

May 22, 2016

Brought some gentleman out for an inshore 3/4 day trip and slammed the trout and some snook. The guy really wanted to catch some fish on his fly rod and we did just that. He caught trout, lady fish,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Fishing with Captain John was great!!!  The rods were continuously bent.  Our party included 3 generations of our family and he accommodated us all.  We even had a shark bite at one point. (high on 8 1/2 year olds list) it was not landed, but can’t blame that on the captain he put us on the fish.  We caught speckled trout, ladyfish, jacks and catfish. We highly recommend Southbound Fishing Charters.

Fished March 2017

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John Pipitone (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Had a blast fishing with you guys. I’m glad everyone had a good time and hope to see you guys again. Thanks again and Tight Lines.

Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Captain John Was Very Good To Answer All My Questions, Knows What Spots To Fish And The Tides, I Caught Several Fish But The Most Exciting Was Catching My Very First Red Fish Man What A Fight I Had On My Hands, I Caught My Dream Fish With Captain Johns Help, Then You Always Have The One That Gets Away I Hooked Into A Fish We Never Got To See, It But John Turned The Boat Around To Go After It And It Was Dragging His Boat And Its Not A Small Boat Either, The Fish Turned To Big Water And Shook Out The Hook. But That’s Why Its Called Fishing Not Catching I Had A Blast Hope To Go Again Next Year.

Fished October 2016

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John Pipitone (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 24, 2016

Thanks again Rick for fishing with me I had had a blast. Hopefully we will be able to get the big one that got away. See you next time John Pipitone.


Went fishing on Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great experience!  Asked John to target big fish and he delivered .  We were unable to land two big jewfish, however I’ll never forget this experience. Great fun targeting snapper to.  Can’t wait to go out and get another shot at those big ones. Many thanks to John.

Fished July 2016

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