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Capt. John Stark specializes in fishing the shallow waters of Southwest Florida from Fort Myers (Pine Island Sound), Estero (Estero Bay), Naples, Marco Island (10,000 Islands), Everglades City, and Chokoloskee (Everglades National Park). Some of the most amazing expanses of shallow water bays, creeks and flats exist along this stretch of Southwest Florida. It’s viewing tailing redfish along oyster encrusted shorelines, large sharks, laid up snook in ultra shallow water, and rolling and laid up tarpon in unknown lakes.

It is also explosive strikes in quiet shallow areas where the catching is secondary to the many encounters of fish and wildlife below and above the water line. We will match the rods and line along with the flies and lures to best match the different situations we encounter.

Born and raised in Texas and growing up fishing for spotted seatrout and redfish on the grass flats has led me to the Great State of Florida to tackle more than just two species of fish. Having played professional sports, taught marine sciences in high school for more than 5 years, worked as a ecological consultant, and presently a contributing writer for the Florida Sportfishing Magazine...

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