Captain
Marc Laurin

Member since March 2017 Sarasota, United States
Background
Captain Marc is a Florida native, originally from Palm Beach County where he grew up fishing local bridges, spillways, and inlets, and eventually offshore on the East Coast. He worked as an executive chef with companies such as Tommy Bahamas, Radisson Suites, Morton’s Steakhouse and other fine restaurants. In 1995 he took a backcountry flats fishing trip to the Sarasota andCharlotte Harbor areas and was hooked. He started a business here and has not looked back since.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle inshore/near shore fishing. I believe no matter what skill level someone is, they can catch fish on artificial and have a great time doing it. With artificial, you are casting, covering more ground, and actually finding the fish instead of waiting on the fish to find you. On the other hand, using live bait has its own rewards, such as casting live crabs to Tarpon on the beach or enticing snook and redfish out from underneath the mangroves or boat dock. I enjoy fishing with both artificial and live bait, and am happy to offer both options to my clients. After Tarpon season ends in mid July, I go to Cashiers, North Carolina and stay through October. There, I guide fly fishing trips in the many streams and rivers of the Western North Carolina Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting this area since I was a boy and it is where my passion for fly fishing began.

Hey, I'm Captain Marc Laurin

Sarasota, United States
Background
Captain Marc is a Florida native, originally from Palm Beach County where he grew up fishing local bridges, spillways, and inlets, and eventually offshore on the East Coast. He worked as an executive chef with companies such as Tommy Bahamas, Radisson Suites, Morton’s Steakhouse and other fine restaurants. In 1995 he took a backcountry flats fishing trip to the Sarasota andCharlotte Harbor areas and was hooked. He started a business here and has not looked back since.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle inshore/near shore fishing. I believe no matter what skill level someone is, they can catch fish on artificial and have a great time doing it. With artificial, you are casting, covering more ground, and actually finding the fish instead of waiting on the fish to find you. On the other hand, using live bait has its own rewards, such as casting live crabs to Tarpon on the beach or enticing snook and redfish out from underneath the mangroves or boat dock. I enjoy fishing with both artificial and live bait, and am happy to offer both options to my clients. After Tarpon season ends in mid July, I go to Cashiers, North Carolina and stay through October. There, I guide fly fishing trips in the many streams and rivers of the Western North Carolina Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting this area since I was a boy and it is where my passion for fly fishing began.

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Samuel T.
Bradenton, Florida
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Half Day with Capt. Marc Lauren / Fish on Fire

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 23, 2020
The only regret I have about this trip is I should have booked a whole day!  Marc is a highly knowledgeable, very professional...
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Paul L.
Sarasota, FL
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Best Half Day Trip with Captain Marc Laurin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 21, 2021
Are you looking for/researching the best Fishing Charter in Sarasota?  You Found it!  Captain Marc is simply the best Charter...
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Bj L.
San Juan
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 3, 2021
Can’t beat the value. Capt Marc had his work cut out for him on our trip- terrible cold spell, high winds, rough water. He...
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Nick D.
Breezy Point, MN
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Fishing with Marc

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2020
Captain Marc got us on fish all day!!  He kept my 6 year old busy reeling in a variety of fish!!  We had plenty to bring...
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Mason H.
Orlando, Florida
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2 half day trips with Capt. Marc

Half Day Trip (AM) on November 23, 2020
We had an outstanding day with captain Marc catching King Mackerel, sharks, and Bonita. So good that we booked him again the...
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