Captain
Mark Maloney

Member since October 2015

St. Petersburg, United States

Background
Captain Mark Maloney is a third generation captain. He began his “charter” service career in 1972 at the age of eight. Back then, his equipment was a 10' aluminum Jon boat, the classic “Red Flyer Wagon” as the trailer, the famous Zebco 202, and a Maxwell House coffee can filled to the brim with worms. Today, he has more than 15 years of experience fishing in the St. Petersburg area. He says, "What better way to go to work than by boat?"
Techniques
Live bait offshore and inshore fishing we cater to clients preference in fishing style...

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Maloney

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Captain Mark Maloney is a third generation captain. He began his “charter” service career in 1972 at the age of eight. Back then, his equipment was a 10' aluminum Jon boat, the classic “Red Flyer Wagon” as the trailer, the famous Zebco 202, and a Maxwell House coffee can filled to the brim with worms. Today, he has more than 15 years of experience fishing in the St. Petersburg area. He says, "What better way to go to work than by boat?"
Techniques
Live bait offshore and inshore fishing we cater to clients preference in fishing style...
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Fishing Reports

Kings are thick off Gulf beaches

October 26, 2015

East winds have brought kingfish within a few miles of our beaches! Our fall run should last through November. Live bait will get the largest fish locate fish by hitting hard bottom and look for bait schools. Kings will… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.80 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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Danbury, ct
Went fishing on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Great time on the water and the Captain put us on the fish in his own spot. Great with kids. Looking forward to the next trip!

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St. Petersburg, fl
Went fishing on Monday, April 9, 2018

Catching mackerel offshore from St. Pete

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Gladstone, nd
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Capt mark was very nice and patient. He put us on the fish and we had a blast

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mark was great. Had a great day put us on the fish first time

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

Awesome, first time out and wanted to experience a great time with family. Couldn’t have been better,  thanks captain mark maloney.

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Five of us booked this fishing trip and all had a great day. Captsin went above and beyond to make sure we cought fish. Will definitely book again.

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Sandusky, oh
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bad weather never should have gone! He should have cancelled trip, waste of money! Capt not prepared for number of fishermen on board, wasted to much time getting bait and rigging poles! Promised to pay for half of our lunch to make up for and instead gave us voucher for half off next trip which we won’t be using because I won’t be fishing with him again

Tim Kaser does not recommend Barracudaville Charters

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Mark Maloney (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I agree the weather was not the best.  We were not offshore but inshore behind mangroves and bridges in calm water most of the 4 plus* hours.
In retrospect I would have cancelled if I knew the outcom in advance… I do cancel many trips as I did today if I have a good reason to believe the day will not be up to par… (Often the clients are upset about the cancellation)

Unfortunately fishing or the weather is not what I or anyone can predict with 100% accuracy…

We fished behind mangroves in flat calm waters, Rock piles, bridges, docks and protected Waters for the majority of the 4 hour trip.  The bite was not what I was expecting.  I went to every effort to give the 6 clients of various fishing experience the best chance for a good day on the water…

I was on the water 1 hour prior to the trip throwing a cast net trying to secure bait with little success.  8 rods were rigged ready for a typical half day of fishing prior to the trip!

In the beginning of the trip I did spend 10 to 15 minutes in rough water throwing a cast net in a different location trying to secure extra live bait for our trip. 
We fished an extra 30 minutes past the scheduled time again trying to do everything possible…

8 rods (2 extra) were rigged and ready for the day but had to re-rig rods and change plans to meet the conditions and the bait available and change of target fish…  (Rods rigged for trout need to be changed if you’re fishing for another species)
Clients needed all handles on opposite sides of reels since they were unfamiliar with spinning reels… 
Not a problem but it takes a few minutes to change handles…

I gave clients a hundred percent effort and was properly equipped and prepared to the best of my ability, traveled extra distance and extra TIME for a half-day trip trying to find a decent bite.

Thankful and greatly appreciate my clients patients during a challenging half-day Charter.
Thank you,
Captain Mark Maloney

Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, February 15, 2018

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

We had a great day out on the water with Mark! Took my Dad out with us who was visiting. Caught lots of fish and plenty of keepers which we cooked up that night for dinner. Our lines were busy all day and Mark was a great host. We highly recommend booking with Mark and we will definitely be giving him a call again!

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Roscommon, Michigan
Went fishing on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, January 15, 2018

Great day on the on the water. The captain was great, tight lines and smiles on faces!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 16, 2017

This was a very enjoyable experience. The only down side was the size of the fish that we caught. However we did catch a bunch of them.

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Lake Mary, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thank you to the Captain for a great day on the water. Would recommend highly,

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Park Ridge, Illinois
Went fishing on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Our group of 6 had a great time fishing. Capt Mark was very accommodating and easy to get along with. Very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, September 22, 2017

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Newnan, Georgia
Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Trip was awesome, took us right to the fish and had a blast caught them all day long. Highly recommend

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I had booked a half day inshore for friends who weren’t fishers, but at this time of year and a calm sea Mark suggested offshore- 20miles. It was fantatsric

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Captain Mark took care of us from start to finish! He took us out to some great spots he knew of and helped even the beginner fishermen we had on the boat catch some fish and feel like pros! We caught several Barricudas and Mackeral and had a blast with Captain Mark! His professionalism and sheer knowledge of the fish and how to catch them in this area was incredible! We will be back! Thank you Captain Mark!

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

Great captain, great fishing! Caught the big fish and went home with some beautiful fish filets, I recommend this charter to anyone!

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Columbus, Ohio
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Private fishing experience, undivided attention; the fish weren’t quite as active as we would have liked, but that is fishing. Tremendous experience all the way around.

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Longwood, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

Great Captain and great time

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Mark Maloney (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thank you !

Mt. Dora, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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Deltona, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Great afternoon fishing with a good captain who knew his stuff. Would highly recommend to all was nice to catch a shark!!

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Franklin, Tennessee
Went fishing on Saturday, May 21, 2016

Captain Maloney was fantastic.  His knowledge of the area and experience overall made the trip extremely enjoyable! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to enjoy time on the water.  We will definitely use his services next time we’re in the area.

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Mark Maloney (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thank You!
Pleasure to fish with you as well.

Capt. Mark