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Head out with Captain Mark for a Florida Keys fishing adventures exploring the backcountry waters and hard bottom flats around the beautiful Big Pine Key. On these Backcountry trips Captain Mark will help you target a variety of shallow water denizens like Snook, Redfish, Trout, Bonefish, Permit, and even Tarpon. If weather permits, Captain Mark can also take you to explore the nearshore waters to target a variety of Snappers, Grouper, and Mackerel at the reefs!...Read More
Anglers are welcome to bring their own tackle, however, high-quality gear from Penn, Shimano, etc., will be provided as well as bait and ice. All you'll need to bring is a hat, Sunscreen, non-marking shoes, drinks and food, and a good pair of sunglasses…(Captain Mark asks that you please Do Not bring Spray Sunblock)
Captain Marks goal is to provide the most enjoyable day on the water for you as possible, just let him know what species you'd like to chase and Captain Mark will work within his bounds to make it happen!
Captain Mark's time in the Florida Keys was some 40 years ago, in 1975. Skeletons of old bridges that he and his buddies traveled still loom off one side or the other of the New Bridges. They connect the Keys and end at Key West, the Southern Most Point in the United States....Read More
He didn’t have the same appreciation for the Keys back then as he has today. The water & water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, the tropical beauty, the smells, warm breezes, great food (and drink), the music, the laid back atmosphere, and best of all “The Saltwater Fishing”. Not to mention, you're able to enjoy it all in the good ol’ USA without the hassle of international travel!
He's fished on Charters, with friends and acquired his own boat(s) where he heads out front (The Ocean Side) or out back (The Gulf Side) for some of the best Saltwater Fishing anywhere on the planet. He targets numerous species like Cobia, Permit, Trout, Snappers, Grouper, Hogfish, Sharks, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Porgies, just to name a few.
After sharing Florida Keys experiences with friends and clients that have fished & hunted with him the past thirty plus years, it was obvious to Captain Mark that there’s a lot of passion and interest for what The Keys have to offer.
With the help and support of his Kansas, Nebraska, Florida Keys Partner, Girl and Best Friend Sandi, he decided to set up a charter fishing service based on Big Pine Key, Florida. With his newly acquired Captains License, he's all set to take you on an exciting fishing adventure!
My wife and I had a great day out on the water today! The trip exceeded our expectations. It was a bit windy but we adjusted and we’re able to catch some Snapper. We even had them cooked up for lunch at one of the local restaurants.I would recommend this ...Read More trip for other couples looking fun in the Keys. My wife fished for a while but then just preferred to watch and enjoy being out on the water. Mark worked hard to find us some fish and took care of everything that we needed. Once again it was just awesome to be able to say we fished the Keys and we have some great pictures to back up our stories. Thanks Mark!
Went out early with the goal of catching fish for consumption. We came back with a dozen fish, mostly yellowtail snapper with a few mangrove snapper. Th fish were biting on EVERY cast. You either pulled a fish in that was a keeper, too small, or not ...Read More an edible type, or you lost your bait to those crafty fish! We stayed in the same location for the entire trip because of the active fish. Kudos to Mark for a great day. Highly recommended! We then had yellowtail snapper for lunch at a local restaurant as they prepared our caught fish for us!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, sunscreen (no sunscreen) Camera.
A valid fishing license.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
30325 Eagle Lane, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, United States