Marco Island Inshore Fishing

Marco Island Inshore Fishing

Marco Island Inshore Fishing

This summer of 2018 in Marco Island the fishing is expected to be spectacular. Coming off a slightly extended winter usually means highly aggressive flats fishing in the following warmer months. These inshore species – such as redfish, snook, seatrout, and others have spent an extended period of time in winter mode this year. In this, they are hungry and highly active, on the prowl for anything looking tasty. For fly and light tackle flats fisherman, this is going to be a great summer in Marco Island.

Marco Island Fishing

Satellite view of the backcontry fishing areas in Marco Island

Marco Island Backcountry Fishing

Marco Island itself is situated in one of the most active estuaries along Florida’s southwest coastline. With Rookery Bay to the north with multiple freshwater flows that flood into the backcountry and the Ten Thousand Island fishery to the south -Marco Island is a true inshore fishing hub.

Around Marco Island, you will find several Intracoastal waterways. These waterways house several species of fish and are also home to dolphins and manatees. These also provide direct access to spectacular backcountry fishing. These areas are lined with mangroves, grass beds, and oyster bars. Many fish spend their days in these areas, with peak activities during moving tides.

satellite view of the southern inshore fishing in marco island.

Marco Island Inshore – South Side

Just outside of these areas are expansive grass flats. In the shallows over grass, sight fishing Marco Island is simply spectacular. Here are some of the popular species found here:

  • Spotted Trout
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Shark
  • Tarpon
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Cobia
  • Black Drum
  • Sheepshead


Fly Fishing Marco Island

Glades Fly fishing specializes in fly fishing charters. Marco Island is one of those premiere destinations for fly fisherman that should not be missed. Being guided by Capt Paul on the deck of his Hell’s Bay Pro will offer you an experience that is unparalleled. This area is home to amazing sight fishing and for “long rodders” this is a definite bucket list location to fish. Learn More

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