Captain
Matthew Hoover

Member since March 2017 Goodland, United States
Background
Captain Matt Hoover grew up fishing the waters surrounding the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. In 1977 he moved to Napes, he got his first taste of Florida fishing in the waters surrounding Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades National Park. Capt. Matt holds the world record for Snook on a fly in the 2 lb test tippet category. As well as being a fly casting instructor, he writes for magazines, including Florida Sportsman, and has a weekly fishing column for the Marco Daily News. He enjoys taking his friends and guests out on the water and looks forward to meeting you!
Techniques
spin,fly,live bait and plug

Hey, I'm Captain Matthew Hoover

Goodland, United States
Background
Captain Matt Hoover grew up fishing the waters surrounding the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. In 1977 he moved to Napes, he got his first taste of Florida fishing in the waters surrounding Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades National Park. Capt. Matt holds the world record for Snook on a fly in the 2 lb test tippet category. As well as being a fly casting instructor, he writes for magazines, including Florida Sportsman, and has a weekly fishing column for the Marco Daily News. He enjoys taking his friends and guests out on the water and looks forward to meeting you!
Techniques
spin,fly,live bait and plug

My Charter Listing

Night Flight Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (22)
Goodland
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Customer Reviews

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4.8
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out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Half day with Captain Matt
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dan W.
Frisco, TX
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Half day backwater fishing with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 9, 2022
Great experience with a seasoned and fun Captain…would definitely book Captain Matt for our next Marco fishing trip!
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Scott G.
Norwell, MA
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on December 31, 2021
Great experience fishing the backwater for our first time! Thank you Captain!
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Wayne M.
Deerfield Beach, FL
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 27, 2021
Truly an amazing trip. Captain Matt put us on the fish and kept us hooked up all day. My son caught the slam with a redfish,...
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Steve P.
Silver Spring, PA
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 11, 2022
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Deborah Y.
Dublin, OH
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on December 27, 2021
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