Marco Island, Florida
Fishing - Marco Island, the Everglades and 10,000 Islands Florida
Featured Photo - Capt. Bill Walsh
Come on in, the water's fine -- for fishing! Yes, the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide a good year-round environment for a large number of catchable fish
species. Check out the map of the 10,000 Islands area and note that Marco Island is the northern gateway to this pristine coastal wilderness. Whether your preference is fishing offshore over the wrecks or stalking lunkers in the backwaters, there's plenty of room for fishing in solitude.
Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands have many experienced guides to help you catch that trophy. But if you want to explore on your own, there also are plenty of marinas and tackle shops for boat rentals, tackle and advice. And, if you would prefer, there are places where you can fish without a boat. Some of the more popular spots are near the two bridges connecting Marco Island with the mainland. Many people also fish the myriad canals which criss-cross Marco Island, especially where and when the tidal currents are relatively strong. The beaches can also be productive, especially at dawn and at dusk. Whether your preferred technique is fly, spin, plug or bait, you will enjoy fine fishing in a great environment.