Fishing in Florida is more than a sport, it's a lifestyle!
Thousands of miles of shoreline & grass flats.
The Southwest coast including Estero Bay, Naples, Marco Island, and down through the 10,000 Islands offers some of the finest backcountry light tackle spin & fly fishing in the country. This area lends us pristine bays, mangroves, oyster bars, tidal estuaries, and passes. Our paradise contains miles of shorelines and grass flats attracting some of the best in shallow water fishing. The four most sought after game fish including tarpon, snook, trout, and redfish can be targeted on a year round basis. Backcountry fishing is so popular because it typically offers protected year round calm waters. Whether it's fly fishing the grass flats or sight fishing the white sand beaches and mangroves you are sure to always have an amazing experience out on the water!
Most of my clients prefer to use spinning gear, as it's easy to cast with the newer braided lines that allows you to cast a mile. Whether its live bait, casting top water plugs, or jigging the deep holes, anglers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy spin fishing. Our morning usually starts with a couple of throws of the cast net to load up on some live bait, and out to the fishing grounds we go. I tend to use Penn rod and reels spooled up with 15 pound power pro as it's a perfect match for light tackle angling that's sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
For the ultimate challenge, fly fishing is the way to go. I get anglers from all around the world that come to Southwest Florida to fly fish for tarpon, snook and redfish. It’s here, deep in the back country of the 10,000 Islands, where we will pole the endless mangrove shorelines and hunt these local fish. I carry all the new Orvis products such as the Helios rods (the lightest saltwater fly rod ever made) and the Battenkill reels. I am an ORVIS (www.orvis.com) endorsed fly fishing guide and enjoy the visual connection that fly fishing the backcountry offers.
We fish only the finest fishing tackle, Capt. Tim is sponsored by the following companies: