Backwater Fishing Charters - Naples Coastal Charters with Captain Mark Zeleznik - Nearshore Fishing, Backwater Charters, Shelling Trips, Sightseeing Naples Florida
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Backwater Fishing Charters

We would love to take you on a

Backwater Fishing Charter!

For all fishing trips all tackle, licensing and bait is provided!  Trips are available in 4, 6, and eight hour durations!  Custom trip combinations available as well!


For backwater trips we fish many different areas.  These can range from mangrove lined back bays to along the white sandy beaches, and the channels in-between the two.  Weather conditions, such as wind, tide, temperature often determine which fish will be biting in which locations.  

Fishing along Mangrove roots, rocks, docks, ect, in the back bays can yield snapper, sheepshead, snook, redfish and jack to name a few species.

Another style of fishing on backwater excursions we often do, is to fish the more open areas away from structure.  We often fish while drifting bigger areas.  This could include some passes and channels, or even up-to a few hundred yards off the beach if the winds and waves are calm.   This can yield  Pompano, Trout species, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Lady fish, and small sharks to name a few. 


As far as taking fish back to eat, catching enough to make a meal can be a reasonable goal in the back waters.  If the bite and the correct species are cooperating,  Captain. Mark can fillet the catch for you and prepare it in a zip lock bag.

Why Choose Us for your Backwater Fishing Charter

Capt. Mark has ran thousands of guided trips out of Naples and Marco Island over the past decade, showing countless clients the best experience Naples and Marco have to offer! Mark is super patient and ready to work with a crew of any skill level! When that pole bends over and that fish starts pulling, you better believe Mark is having just as much fun as you are!

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Ryan Mulligan
Ryan Mulligan
July 20, 2021.
Great day fishing with Mark. Caught snook, redfish and plenty of Mangrove Snapper
Tom Zeleznik
Tom Zeleznik
June 26, 2021.
Mark knows all the good unfished spots in Naples and delivers huge results… literally!!! Fish pilling up every spot!!!
Kelly Gillis
Kelly Gillis
June 19, 2021.
Wow. The captain is so personable and relaxed. I was looking for a custom trip. I wanted to see/go to the beach, do some sight seeing with some fishing mixed in. Captain mark offered just that!!! He was happy to do whatever we wanted. Beautiful afternoon. Highly recommend