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


March 24, 2015

Went on a full day with Ryan Schmiege and dad David 24 miles out and had a nice day. We caught Amberjack, Barracuda, Grouper, and chumed Mangrove Snapper up to the surface. Very productive day.




Wed Feb 11, 2015


Took Brandie Roberts and family backwater for a half day 1 to 5, did real good kept 4 sheepshead and caught 17 permit . We kept 2 to take to dinner with the sheepshead. Thats the most permit I have ever caught in one spot in backwater. Cold fronts keep coming thru water very muddy but fish still hitting ok.



Wed Feb 4, 2015

 Did a half day charter, took Jerry Kehe and freinds Joey Shanon , David and John Offshore about 8 miles worked some of my wrecks caught lots of nice Lane snapper, boated 1 Goliath Grouper 14 lbs seas finally laid down enough to get out. We kept 36 snapper that they took to cocomos restaurant for dinner. Back water has been a little slow catching sheeps head and drum and occasional pompano but still good action, untill next report,   Tight Lines



Monday Jan 5, 2015


Took Terry Hyatt and freinds Greg,  Joe & Bill out offshore for a half day fishing excursion.   Fishing was very productive catching snapper, small grouper and Terry caught a very nice Trigger Fish.   They kept 25 fish for lunch which they took to Cocomos Grill.







Sunday Jan 4, 2015


Half day ftshing trip, took Mark Ramer and family offshore 7 miles out had lots of action kept 36 snapper and son Kurt boated a real nice 20 lb King Mackeral. They took home plenty of fish to eat.







Friday Jan 2, 2015

Took Michael Short & family out on full day grouper fishing.  Weather was good fishing was very active caught about 100 grouper.    We kept our limit of ten nice grouper, biggest one being 12 pounds caught by Michael's wife Roxanne.  



Wed Dec 24, 2014


Took Harriett Young and family backwater fishing today windy and ruff worked trees caught 3 nice drum 2 were 6lbs 1 was 7lbs, also caught 5 nice mangrove snapper and a few jack crevelle.  I have been fishing out of Goodland last 4 or 5 days been doing good on sand trout and whiting but wind coming out of south west starting to get ruff and muddy that way.Red tide is gone but another cold front coming tomorrow, hopefully will bring us some new fish.







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.