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 Capt. Wayne Whidden

 Native Charters

(239) 353-5259

 Located at  
 Cedar Bay Marina 
 Marco Island, FL  

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On a typical deep sea 4-hour trip, you will go up to 10 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico and fish wrecks and ledges using live bait for fish such as permit, shark, cobia, grouper, snapper, barracuda and jew fish. They can be as large as 200lbs so be ready to hang on and reel.

 I guarantee you will catch fish!

If you prefer to fish in the calm backwaters then come aboard the 25-foot open fisherman complete with T-Top, electronics and powered by a 200 Mercury outboard. Using light tackle with jigs, you will cast into the calm bays and around the islands (one the many 10,000 islands) for snook, pompano, redfish, tarpon, snapper, trout and mackerel.

Let a captain, with 21 years commercial fishing experience, take you in the warm waters of Southwest Florida for a 4, 6 or 8 hour private charter (up to 6 people) which includes quality, rigged tackle, bait (live and jigs), iced downed coolers and your fishing licenses. Capt. Wayne is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, insured and sponsored by Mercury Outboards. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area with those on board, including children (he has 2 of his own). On his personalized charters, your hooks are baited, lines are untangled and fish are either released, held for mounting or filleted-and-bagged at the end of the trip. Instruction is provided for beginners.

Rates: 4 hour trip - $350; 8 hour trip - $700.

Please call for availability.

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