Backcountry Flats Fishing Fishing Reports

45lb Black Drum on Fly

May 25, 2016

We were Tarpon fishing around Bokeelia last Wed. Running out of Burnt Store to deeper water I noticed some fish up on the surface. As I turned my boat back around we came up on a mind blowing scene… Read Full Report →

Unique Catch of the Day - Porcupine fish

November 21, 2015

10,000 Islands Respected Naples fishing guide, Captain Dave Harding and friend Ron Patterson, senior minister of Naples United Church of Christ enjoyed nonstop action with jigheads tipped with shrimp during their recent half day charter in the 10,000 Islands.… Read Full Report →

Monster Redfish caught in Everglades

November 14, 2015

While fishing in the Everglades late in the afternoon with a good friend, Charles Miller, a resident of Port of the Isles, we drifted over a shoal on one of the outer keys on a rising tide. Charles hooked… Read Full Report →

Tarpon near Lostmans

August 14, 2015

Being a charter captain in the Florida Everglades has many special rewards, but it leaves little time to get out in the backcountry, far into the Everglades to fish on your own. It is not often that good fishing… Read Full Report →

Charter to Round Key

May 16, 2015

Resident of Naples, respected dentist and accomplished fisherman, Dr. Elio D’ Amico and two friends from Chicago enjoyed good action out of Port of the Isles and Round Key yesterday with friend Howard hooking and fighting a 5ft Ray… Read Full Report →

First Bonnethead Shark for 8 year old

April 03, 2015

10,000 Islands Recently, on a half day charter in the 10,000 islands, Chris LeWand and his son, Joaquin, enjoyed good action with live shrimp. Numerous fish were fought and released at boat side under our typical spring, sunny weather… Read Full Report →