Located in Collier County, Florida where you will experience the unique and diverse areas of Naples, Marco Island, Goodland and The 10k Islands and other backcountry areas with not only a unique ecosystem but colorful history as well.
We run our backcountry trips fishing with light tackle using artificial or fly for redfish, trout, snook, blackdrum and tarpon along with occasional opportunities at snapper, sheepshead, bass and exotics at times.
Fishing such a unique and sensitive ecosystem and with conservation in mind we practice catch and release and keeping fish will be decided by your Captain.
You’re courteous and patient Captain welcomes those new to the sport also offering instructional one on one trips that will not only take you to all these areas but also teach the basics of fly fishing and the use artificial.
Our skiff is an amazing Beavertail Mosquito with a 60hp Suzuki 4Stroke, at 18’2” in length and with a 70" beam the Mosquito is a very capable hull for many situations - however the Mosquito was designed to do one thing with absolute perfection: silently stalk inshore game fish in the shallowest coastal waters.
Southern Glades Charters also provides backcountry photographic trips for those wanting a personal and up-close experience to capture these sights and memories for ever. Trip lengths will depend on time of year, weather and locations.
We’ll provide the ice and water, tackle, lures and personally tied custom flies matched to our area. If you have a favorite rod/reel combo that you’re comfortable with, let us know that you’ll be bringing it.
Captain Joe Garcia Bio:
Captain Joe has lived 56 plus years in Florida and during that time, he has spent over 40 years fishing, hunting and camping in South Florida's wonderful outdoors. He enjoys sharing knowledge about fishing and exposing others to our beautiful backyard, introducing you and yours to these areas.
It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to contact the guide to arrange and schedule your charter. Winning bidder is also reasonable for tipping, customarily 20%.
This trip is for 2 guests.