Southwest Florida Fishing
For more detail on our fishing areas, please refer to NOAA Chart #11430 for the backwaters and
ISS Chart #09F for offshore hotspots. The latter is particularly helpful in locating the many
dozens of wrecks, artificial reefs and fish havens that are within convenient cruising distances
from Marco Island. For continuation of this map to the Everglades and 10,000 Islands, Click Here.
During the past 10 - 20 years, inshore commercial netting had negatively impacted our local fishing.
In 1995, however, Florida joined an ever-growing list of states to ban the use of entangling nets near the
shore. Already there has been a noticeable improvement in the fish populations and the outlook
for continuing improvement is excellent.