Captain
Mark Sampson

Member since December 2015

Summerland Key, United States

Background
I've been working in the recreational fishing industry since I was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City Maryland marina. But since 1987 my "full-time" job has been charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, I also work as an outdoor writer, and a captains school instructor. Here are some highlights: Master - Captain and Fishing Guide since 1986 Founder - Ocean City Shark Tournament Outdoor writer - published in more than a dozen journals and magazines Author of "Modern Sharking" published in 2008 Guide for 20 IGFA world records and numerous Maryland state records Shark Research - tagging & data collection, Volunteer - National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program Advisor - NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Instructor - Three B's Captain's School
Techniques
We’re happy to guide both conventional and fly anglers over the beautiful flats of the Florida Keys. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, barracuda, jacks, and snapper are just a few of the fish we encounter on the shallow flats that surround this tropical Island paradise. And if you like sharks the Keys is the place to be! From 3-foot bonnetheads to 12-foot great hammerheads, lemons of all sizes, blacktips, blacknose, and monster bulls, the calm shallow waters of the back-country is absolutely loaded with big predators that are just waiting for you to come down and play!

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Sampson

Summerland Key, United States
Background
I've been working in the recreational fishing industry since I was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City Maryland marina. But since 1987 my "full-time" job has been charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, I also work as an outdoor writer, and a captains school instructor. Here are some highlights: Master - Captain and Fishing Guide since 1986 Founder - Ocean City Shark Tournament Outdoor writer - published in more than a dozen journals and magazines Author of "Modern Sharking" published in 2008 Guide for 20 IGFA world records and numerous Maryland state records Shark Research - tagging & data collection, Volunteer - National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program Advisor - NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Instructor - Three B's Captain's School
Techniques
We’re happy to guide both conventional and fly anglers over the beautiful flats of the Florida Keys. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, barracuda, jacks, and snapper are just a few of the fish we encounter on the shallow flats that surround this tropical Island paradise. And if you like sharks the Keys is the place to be! From 3-foot bonnetheads to 12-foot great hammerheads, lemons of all sizes, blacktips, blacknose, and monster bulls, the calm shallow waters of the back-country is absolutely loaded with big predators that are just waiting for you to come down and play!
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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March fishing trip
Half day trip with Captain Mike in the Florida Keys back country
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Appropriate for children
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Kseniia K.
Marathon, Florida
 5.00
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New amazing experience

VERIFIED   March 19, 2017
19/03 we had a great fishing trip with Captain Mark. He knows all fish habitat areas, helps starting with ocean fishing very...
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Alan S.
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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We were rigged for anything that came our way.  At one point we had a tarpon rig with large crab, a kite rig for sharks,...
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Todd B.
Des Plaines, IL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 14, 2018
Excellent day with Mark. The conditions were not ideal but he put us on a lot of fish. He even gave us an extra hour to try...
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Mike H.
Piscataway, New Jersey
 5.00
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Top notch experience

February 25, 2015
Captain Mark is a top tier Captain that knows his stuff. He made it a very enjoyable experience even with out the fish; though...
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James S.
Saint Paul, Alaska
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VERIFIED   March 6, 2018
Great experience with rod and reel.
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