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Marco Island is the largest island in Ten Thousands Islands, which is an island chain. It serves as a barrier island of the Gulf of Mexico. Marco Island has a rich history of fishing that dates back thousands of years. The Calusa Indians, who inhabited the region between 500 and 1500 AD, were known for their impressive fishing skills and used nets and spears to catch fish in the surrounding waters. Spanish explorers landed on the island in the mid-1500s and named it La Isla de San Marcos.
In the 1800s, Marco Island was a popular destination for sportsmen and commercial fishermen alike. The abundant waters surrounding the island were home to a variety of fish, including Tarpon, Snook, Redfish (Red Drum), and Grouper. Fishing was an important industry on Marco Island and helped support the local economy. In the early 1900s, fishing tournaments became popular on Marco Island, attracting anglers from all over the world. In 1923, the first Tarpon Tournament was held on the island, and it has since become an annual event that draws thousands of visitors each year. During the 1950s and 1960s, the construction of the Tamiami Trail and the development of the Everglades led to an increase in tourism on Marco Island. Fishing charters and guides became a popular way for visitors to experience the island's abundant fishing opportunities.
Today, Marco Island is still a popular destination for anglers of all levels. The inshore waters surrounding the island are home to a variety of fish, including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Sea trout. With ample ledges, reefs, and wrecks nearshore and offshore, Marco Island provides some of the best grouper and snapper fishing. Gag Grouper and Red Grouper are a couple of species that are popular. A record 538 pound Goliath Grouper was caught around Marco Island. Cubera Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, and Vermillion Snapper are just a few of the many species you might catch while bottom fishing around Marco Island.
Barracuda and King Mackerel are not the only toothy critters found on many of the reefs and shipwrecks around Marco Island, a record Tiger Shark weighing 1,065 pounds was caught while offshore fishing. Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish), Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna are some of the species of fish you might catch while trolling offshore. Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and White Marlin are some of the billfish you might encounter on trips to the deep.
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There is a 13.53% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1421 Red Grouper counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND RED GROUPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 12.63% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1327 Gray Snapper counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.92% catch rate for Snook, based on 1042 Snook counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND SNOOK COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.07% catch rate for Lane Snapper, based on 953 Lane Snapper counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND LANE SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.16% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 752 Hardhead Catfish counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.53% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 581 Spotted Seatrout counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.36% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 563 White Grunt counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.02% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 527 Ladyfish counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND LADYFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.24% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 445 Crevalle Jack counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.09% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 430 Scaled Sardine counted.
ENLARGE MARCO ISLAND SCALED SARDINE COUNTS CHART
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Marco Island are the following:
PAVILION KEY 6 MILE REEF
Name PAVILION KEY 6 MILE REEF County COLLIER Depth (in feet) 18 Relief (in feet) 0 Description LOWERED BY CRANE TO THE BOTTOM (NOT LOCATED 12/01) Date of Deployment April 28 1
MARCO ISLAND 2 MILE REEF
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3 Mile Reef
In 1987, this 85 foot barge sank in 45 feet of water. This is a great site to see goliath grouper, snapper, and barracuda. More Details
KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01
Name KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01
Depth (in feet) 28
Relief (in feet) 10
Description RUBBLE AND CULVERTS COUNTY FUNDED
Date of Deployment June 19 2003
NAPLES PIER REEF
Name NAPLES PIER REEF County COLLIER Depth (in feet) 22 Relief (in feet) 3 Description "WIDELY SCATTERED PILES CONFIRMED BY RBF GRANT FWCC-01002" Date of Deployment June 17 19
Good ledge for snapper and gags
Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef
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