What they say about Bubby...
"He's the best there is, was or ever will be. Often imitated but never duplicated." "Also known as the Pompano King!"

Fishing Marco Island

A 30 year native guide in the Marco Island Area.


Marco Island's Finest Charter Sport Fishing in Backwater, Coastal Areas & Deep Sea. From Naples through the Ten Thousand Islands.


Greetings from Marco Island Florida. Are you ready to fish the beautiful waters that surround Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands? Are you ready to cruise offshore to fish one of the many artificial reefs that lay on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico? Come fish with me, Captain Bubby Hail, during an awesome day on the water, I will show you the many different species of fish that populate our Marco Island waters.


Depending on what time of the year you visit, we might try fishing the scenic mangrove islands of Marco for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Pompano, Trout, Snapper and many others. While you fish, enjoy watching beautiful birds, Manatee and of course Dolphins that actually come right up to the boat. Is the excitement getting to you already?


How about fishing offshore in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We might catch Grouper, Snapper, Shark, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Permit and many more here on Marco Island. Contact Me to see what's biting. We can mix and match a little if you want, how about a little Offshore and a little Backwater just for Variety... the spice of life!


If you're looking for the hardest working fishing guide on Marco Island who has loads of experience and knowledge fishing the Marco Island area, you're search is now OVER!  "I am the only Marco Island fishing guide you will ever need. Volume and variety are my specialty."


"See ya soon! Let me make your fishing adventure a memorable one here on Marco Island."  Captain Bubby Hail.




Marco Island Fishing Report


Saturday Dec 6, 2014

I Took Craig Hause and freind Alex for 3/4 day offshore worked one of my 12 mile wrecks did real good on big lane snapper and mangrove snapper, lost several goliath grouper caught small red grouper. Shopped grouper bottom just ok then a few more wrecks. Wrecks seem to be out producing bottom, good day seas had  calmed down ,red tide seems to be disapearing did pretty good ended up with 28 nice snapper.





Saturday Nov 15, 2014

Cold front came through yesturday ruffed up the water really good backwater was really tuff and muddy. Seas calmed down enough to get offshore today took Alf Sandberg and his freinds 9 miles and worked some of my wrecks and bottom areas to my surprise fishing was really good for mangrove snapper and lane snapper, brought back 42 keepers. Red Tide is really bad can not keep live shiners alive so we just used jigs tipped with shrimp and worked incredible. Looks like a cold winter ahead. Good thing we live in beautiful Marco Island





Friday Nov 7, 2014

Fishing in the mangroves slowed down, so the last 2 days i have been jigging for pompano, and doing very well. Half day this morning 4 people we kept 18 pompano and released another 12 small ones, did almost the same yesterday kept 14 and released about 10. Cold front this weekend will probably end pompano fishing for a few days will let you know whats next for Marco Island Fishing.





Nov 3, 2014

Well folks just to keep you up to date on fishing since the cold front. This was a big front, lots of wind muddied up the water pretty good. Took 3 repeat clients out today H A Street, freinds Fred, and Marty Large. Did pretty good. Worked shrimp rigs casting up in mangroves. Caught 1 big Redfish, mangrove snapper, some sheepshead, and 7 candy bar snook.Not bad considering the weather change. Fish have switched to what I call winter mode, all you need is cut pieces of shrimp.



October 26, 2014

Today I worked back water, casting live shiners in the mangroves. We caught five Redfish, twenty Mangrove Snapper,  and nine snook. We also jigged the pass and caught multiple Bonnet head sharks. We ended the day with catching fifteen Lady fish. It was a little breezy, but overall a nice day.




October 20, 2014


Offshore fishing is pretty good catching snapper and Grouper, although red grouper are now closed till january ,also catching occasional King mackeral and sharks. The second cold front of the year came through did not mess up the fishing too bad.

Backwater fishing is very active catching good size mangrove snapper,snook and redfish, Jack crevelle are making a good come back catching some in the 5 to 7 lb range.


Until next time, tight lines.