Everglades Fishing

Everglades FL & Chokoloskee, FL

Everglades backcountry fishing offer the angler a great getaway to the last lost frontier of South Florida. Known as the gateway to the 10,000 Islands, Everglades City is about 30 minutes from Naples Fl, 20 minutes from Marco Island and 1 hr drive from Miami or Ft Lauderdale FL.

Rich in history from the early pioneers of commercial fisherman, hide trapper, gator hunters and bootleggers. This area is so vast that within minutes leaving the dock you would find yourself lost in a maze of islands were gators and crocodiles inhabit the fresh and brackish waters. Try the Everglades swamp backcountry slam, a large mouth bass, snook and redfish or a Everglades Swamp backcountry grand slam, large mouth bass, snook, redfish and tarpon.

Fly fishing in the Everglades offers the anglers a wide range of challenges. Here the angler might locate a fish foraging a meal in the extreme shallow water or deep under a mangrove branch were the right presentation can be difficult but important.
The thrill of hooking up is sometimes just half the battle, trying to fight the fish out of the mangroves root can be extremely challenging but very rewarding. Feel the excitement of casting a fly to a laid up 100lb tarpon, watch the strike unfold and the hear the screaming sound of line peeling off you fly reel. “fish on”, great job! that’s what fishing is all about.

Fishing with light tackle spinning and artificial lures is just as exciting for the angler as the same approach applies. Accuracies in casting and landing the fish is just as rewarding.  Just add a moving target and having your guide pole you within casting range add an another dimension for a great day of fishing.

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Recommended accommodations in Everglades City, FL:


  • Havana Cafe ( The best meal around) Located 801 Copeland Ave. in Chokoloskee 239-695-2214

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Captain Carlos Escarra
Gone Fishin' Charters 239-370-8359