Fishing and exploring the estuaries and mangrove jungles of the SW Florida backcountry is a great experience that shouldn’t be missed. Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, pompano and sharks are a few of the species that can be caught plus dolphins, manatees, and a huge variety of birds such as bald eagles, roseate spoonbills, egrets, and peregrine falcons can be seen.
I’ve been guiding and fishing the backcountry of south Florida for over 25 years. I received my USCG license in 1987. In 1990, I was invited to join the Orvis Endorsed guide staff. In 1992 this turned into the Everglades Angler Fly shop. For sixteen years I ran the shop, Guide Service and guided part-time. Missing the water, in 2009, I went back to guiding full-time and doing what I love, being on the water, fishing, meeting new people and enjoying the outdoors. I especially love kids, helping them catch fish and teaching them about the wonders of this special estuary. “Spin, plug or fly fishing, I love it all”
I fish out of 18′ Silver King Flats boat. It’s a specialized backcountry skiff designed to float in shallow water yet can take a chop if we’re out in the gulf chasing bonita, sharks, tarpon or triple tail. It’s extremely stable and is a fishing machine.
Please call me to book a trip or to talk fishing and I’d be happy to answer any questions. Phone: 239-450-9230
We had an awesome trip fishing the back country. Capt Mark is very experienced fisherman. We caught 6 species and tons of fish. Looking forward to fishing with him again during Tarpon season.
"The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea."