Marco Island, Naples, Goodland, Everglades, and Estero Bay Fishing Charters

Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in The Ten Thousand Islands

flats fishing on a hells bay with glades fly fishing charters in marco island

Captain Paul Nocifora is a local fishing guide in the Marco Island, Naples, Goodland, and Estero Bay areas within the Ten Thousand Islands fishery. He is an avid fly and light tackle fisherman with a catch and release philosophy. He is a steward to the conservation of this spectacular fishery, and a day with Glades Fly Fishing is sure to give you the ultimate in fishing excitement. Sight fishing Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon on the bow of the custom-built Hell’s Bay Marquesa will get you in the zone for a truly epic day on the water.

Fly Fishing

redfish caught in marco island

Captain Paul is simply your best choice for a fly fishing trip along the Southwest Florida coast. He is fully outfitted with the best equipment. This includes Clutch Fly Rods and Nautilus Reels. No matter the time of year, there is always a strip set waiting for you with Glades Fly Fishing.

Light Tackle Fishing

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For light tackle sight fishing, Glades Fly Fishing has you covered. Hitting the skinnies in the Ten Thousand Islands fishery on the bow of a Hell’s Bay Marquesa with Captain Paul are the ingredients to one killer fishing trip. If your looking to get into this fishery with the best, look no further.

Tarpon Trips

10000 Islands Tarpon Fishing

The beauty of this particular area is that there are Tarpon available all year. Resident fish as well as the yearly Tarpon migration make this fishery one of the best for targeting Tarpon. Whether on fly or spin tackle, Captain Paul will get you set up with the best trip possible if the Silver King is on your list.

Learn More About Some of Our Fishing Charter Areas

Marco Island Fishing

barracuda caught in Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida is home to awesome fishing action. Specializing in fly fishing for local favorites such as Redfish, Tarpon, and Snook – we offer you a one of a kind and unique experience in Marco Island with a local guide.

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  • This summer of 2018 in Marco Island the fishing is expected to be spectacular. Coming off a slightly extended winter usually means highly aggressive f...

Naples Fishing

Capt Paul Nocifora on Instagram “The ole people teeth were crazy on the fly today More eats today than I typically get in a year Good fishing with and great photo from…”

Naples, Florida is a premier fishing destination. The backcountry areas, as well as the flats, are teeming with all of your Florida favorites. If you are looking for that once in a lifetime Florida fishing experience, Naples is the place to do it.

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  • Here is Spring 2018, Naples, Florida has seen a mix of both great and subpar fishing conditions. This in regards to weather and temp, but thankfully t...

Goodland Fishing

This is a photo of the bow of the boat where a fisherman stands to sight fish the Goodland Florida area

Goodland, Florida is a diverse fishery nestled inside one of the largest gras flat systems in Florida. This is a year round fishery where sight fisherman can find all of their inshore favorites, while experiencing an awesome place.

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  • Sitting in the middle behind Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Island fishery, Goodland is a backcountry and flats fishing epicenter on the Southwest ...

Estero Bay Fishing

A profile shot of a redfish that was just caught in Estero Bay

Estero Bay, Florida is a protected aquatic preserve with a diverse ecological system. This area combines all of the best in inshore fishing aspects while allowing anglers to target all of the Florida inshore favorites. Don’t miss this one.

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  • Though, officially still Spring time here in Estero, we are starting to see the early summer fishing trends show themselves. Baitfish is starting to p...

Guided Everglades Fly Fishing

The Naples fishing guide polig his boat on the flats with an angler on the bow of the boat

Fly fishing the Everglades is the heart and soul of Glades Fly Fishing. Your ‘glades fishing guide, Captain Paul, has been fishing this area for years and is simply the best choice in the area for your Everglades fly fishing trip.

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  • Florida’s Everglades are a unique vista; floating atop the Everglade’s brackish waters is like stepping back in time. This untouched landscape makes f...

  • Florida’s Everglades offer some of the World’s best Snook fishing. The rolling and swampy grasslands are a magical vista to cast a fly rod along. The ...

  • Florida’s Everglades are a one of a kind ecosystem. These swampy grasslands offer an unsurpassed experience for Fly Fishing. The angler can expect to ...

Ready to fish with Captain Paul?

SW Florida Fishing Trips from Beginner to Expert

If you are new to fly fishing, saltwater fishing, or fishing in general, book a trip and learn everything you need to know about inshore fishing the Ten Thousand Islands while enjoying a relaxing and fun day on the water. In addition to fishing you will likely see Manatees, Dolphins, Sea Turtles, and other wildlife. Capt. Paul Nocifora is a United Sates Coast Guard licensed and insured fishing guide, specializing in catch and release fly, plug, and spin fishing. On his skiff, a custom built Hells Bay Marquesa, sight fishing Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish is always the goal. However, this skiff allows his anglers to also explore the nearshore and offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico in comfort, where during certain months of the year, sight fishing Tripletail and Bonita can be part of the experience. Capt. Paul enjoys teaching fly casting and spin fishing also. No matter your experience level, he will try his hardest to put you on the fish! Please feel free to contact him at any time before booking. Areas fished include: Pine Island, Chokoloskee, Marco Island, Naples, Goodland, and Estero Bay depending on the time of year and species targeted. Glades Fly Fishing is a catch and release guide service. Please call or e-mail for rates.

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This is a Catch & Release Guide Service

Captain Paul and Glades Fly fishing practices catch and release fishing in support of the longevity of the Southwest Florida fishery. Associations like the Coastal Conservation Association and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust not only support the rehabilitation and support of Florida’s fisheries through best practices on the water, but they also support many local environmentally impacting campaigns that affect the estuaries and waterways along the coast here in our state. Through science, support, research, and leadership, these organizations help keep fishing alive and well here at home. Glades Fly Fishing and Captain Paul are proud supporters of these and many other organizations that support these same goals.

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