What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Marco Island, Florida for the first time?

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Alex Bull
Dover, NH
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on August 15, 2023
Note: I'll fish any any condition (hot, cold, rainy, etc). Fishing in August in Marco Island is HOT, so it's not for everybody. 5 stars for the beautiful location, abundance of fish species, and ease of access to shoreline fishing, charters, and boats. August is also the rainiest month of the year in Marco, so take the heat and rain in consideration if planning fishing here for the first time. You'll find an array fish species around Marco Island, so there's always something to catch. If you're targeting certain species, make sure you book a charter accordingly (mangroves, surf, offshore, etc). Also, check out out the fishing regulations - many species can't be bagged/kept in August. Good luck and have fun!

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Ryan Parker
Denver, CO
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on July 18, 2019
3 Things you need to make sure of: 1 - Check the weather often. There will be storms almost everyday 2 - Make sure you have clothing to cover all of your skin. You can change, just make sure you can cover up if needed 3 - Make sure you go with a captain who knows the area for more than a short time. Preferably a someone like Captain Del Rio

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Dorothy Glaccum
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Went fishing with Marco Fishing Company on June 29, 2024
Choose a great captain that knows all the spots. Highly recommend if you like catching fish

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Bret Roush
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Went fishing with Red Snarpon Charters Inc. on May 30, 2024
Protect yourself from the sun. Sunscreen and a hat along with a long sleeve shirt recommended.

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Mark And Jeanice Finnegan
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on May 4, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Rio and recommend him. He is familiar with the area and very knowledgeable. Great humor.

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Josh DenBoer
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on November 5, 2023
Off time of year, plenty of fish to catch but they are a little on the smaller side. Back for the Spring would be a good time to catch the grown ups!

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Paul Naylor
Marco Island, FL
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Went fishing with Old Marco Charter Fishing on July 30, 2019
Follow the captains lead and let him take you to the best spots...mackerel fishing is great fun for all the family.

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Cris Williams
Louisville, KY
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Went fishing with Water Time Inshore Fishing on July 30, 2019
Let the guide know exactly what your interests are. We specifically wanted to go for Bigger fish over quantity of fish. And that's exactly what Capt. Brad did for us.

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Scott Schelp
Milwaukee, WI
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on April 2, 2019
Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc. They know were the fish are!

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Janet Wood
United States
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on March 21, 2019
Mornings can be cool but sometimes better fishing, most afternoons warmer but wind can add some excitement. So many places to fish it’s amazing

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Anthony Gemus
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Went fishing with Captain Rio Adventures on January 5, 2024
We were aware that the cold front spooked some fish but captain rio still knew where to find them!

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Jim Moore
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Went fishing with Southbound Fishing Charters on April 25, 2019
Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Highly recommend it.