Gatling Guide Service - Florida Keys

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Gatling Guide Service invites you to join us in the Florida Keys to fish the back country of Florida Bay surrounded by beautiful islands, flats, and clear, calm waters. Our Marathon Florida Keys fishing charters run from February 1 - May 15.

You will be fishing the Florid...

Gatling Guide Service invites you to join us in the Florida Keys to fish the back country of Florida Bay surrounded by beautiful islands, flats, and clear, calm waters. Our Marathon Florida Keys fishing charters run from February 1 - May 15.

You will be fishing the Florida Bay with Captain Wayne Gatling. The Florida Bay is the perfect place for those who don't want the rough seas of the open ocean. Captain Wayne comes from a long line of charter captains. He has many fond memories of being the first mate on his uncle's boat and he's been fishing ever since. With over 4o years fishing experience, Captain Wayne knows where the fish are and how to catch them.

Captain Wayne is excited to welcome you aboard the Fishin' Fool, a 25 foot custom center console vessel that comes equipped with everything you need for a great day on the water including the latest navigational technology, all necessary safety gear, a live bait well and ice box. She can comfortably accommodate four anglers for a great day on the water.

Gatling Guide Service - Marathon Florida - offers Half Day Morning or Afternoon 4 hour trips, and a Full Day 8 hour trip out on Florida Bay. They also offer 4 hour Sunrise or Sunset Tarpon Trips at the famous Seven Mile Bridge. For all trips, Captain Wayne will include your rods, reels, bait and tackle, along with your fishing license. All you need to bring is your camera, snacks, drinks and coolers that are big enough to haul your catch home. At the end of your trip Captain Wayne will fillet your catch so you can take it to one of the many local restaurants where it will be prepared however you choose.

While out on Florida Bay with Captain Wayne and Gatling Guide Service, you will be targeting a variety of species including Cobia, Bluefish, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Seatrout, Mackerel, Tarpon and Sharks. Tarpon and Sharks are catch and release only, so don't forget to bring your camera. Captain Wayne uses many different techniques to put you on the fish including bottom fishing, light tackle and spinning.

Join Captain Wayne and Gatling Guide Service on one of their Marathon Florida fishing adventures. Whether you are an avid angler, or this is your first time out - you will not be disappointed. Captain Wayne strives to make sure that you enjoy your fishing adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • Fishing Trips with Gatling Guide Service - Florida Keys start at: $650.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • 1410 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL

    • Bluefish
    • Cobia
    • Black Grouper
    • King Mackerel
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Yellowtail Snapper
    • Spanish Mackerel
    • Spotted Seatrout
    • Tarpon
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

Half Day Trip (AM)- Tarpon

$650.00

Offered 03/15/23 - 05/20/23

Price includes up to 4 guests

6:00am - 10:00am EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Seasonal Trip available February 1 - May 15 ONLY

For our Tarpon trips we fish at the famous Seven Mile Bridge, which is just five minutes from our marina in Marathon, Florida. Sunrise and Sunset are the prime times to catching the beautiful and acrobatic Tarpon.

All Tarpon are catch and release only - so don't forget your camera.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included along with your fishing license.

Half Day Trip (PM)- Tarpon

$650.00

Offered 03/22/23 - 05/20/23

Price includes up to 4 guests

6:00pm - 10:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Seasonal Trip available February 1 - May 15 ONLY

For our Tarpon trips we fish at the famous Seven Mile Bridge, which is just five minutes from our marina in Marathon, Florida. Sunrise and Sunset are the prime times to catching the beautiful and acrobatic Tarpon.

All Tarpon are catch and release only - so don't forget your camera.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included along with your fishing license.

Half Day Trip (AM)- Backcountry

$650.00

Offered 01/05/23 - 05/20/23

Price includes up to 4 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Seasonal Trip available February 1 - May 15 ONLY

On our four hour, half day morning trip, you will be fishing the beautiful calm waters of Florida Bay. While on your fishing adventure, you will be targeting species such as Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Seatrout and Mackerel, among others.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included along with your fishing license. You get to keep your catch and Captain Wayne will fillet it for you when you return to the dock. From there you can take it to one of the many restaurants nearby where they will prepare it any way you choose.

Half Day Trip (PM)- Backcountry

$650.00

Offered 01/05/23 - 05/20/23

Price includes up to 4 guests

1:00pm - 5:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Seasonal Trip available February 1 - May 15 ONLY

On our four hour, half day afternoon trip, you will be fishing the beautiful calm waters of Florida Bay. While on your fishing adventure, you will be targeting species such as Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Seatrout and Mackerel, among others.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included along with your fishing license. You get to keep your catch and Captain Wayne will fillet it for you when you return to the dock. From there you can take it to one of the many restaurants nearby where they will prepare it any way you choose.

Full Day Trip

$950.00

Offered 01/05/23 - 05/20/23

Price includes up to 4 guests

6:00am - 1:00pm EST (7 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Seasonal Trip available February 1 - May 15 ONLY

Our seven hour, full day trip, gives you more time to fish the beautiful, calm waters of Florida Bay. While on your fishing adventure, you will be targeting species such as Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Seatrout and Mackerel, among others.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included along with your fishing license. You get to keep your catch and Captain Wayne will fillet it for you when you return to the dock. From there you can take it to one of the many restaurants nearby where they will prepare it any way you choose.

Customer Reviews
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Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (PM)
WOW. . . WOW. . . WOW. . . I said my wife wanted to catch some big fish. . . Capt. Wayne said, let’s give it the old College Try. . . . Im not sure what College he went to, but it must have been a good one! We were told that the Tarpon were a little slow, but maybe we would be lucky. After bringing the 5th. . . yes FIFTH monster Tarpon to the boat, we were certain that it was a lot more Skill of the Captain with a little luck on the side! Capt. Wayne was very professional, organized and knowledgeable. As we were having success, there were not less than 5 other guides in the area whose clients had to watch our show while they were catching nothing! What a trip! We would HIGHLY recommend Captain Wayne and we will certainly be booking again! Truly Exceeded our Expectations!!!!
WOW. . . WOW. . . WOW. . . I said my wife wanted to catch some big fish. . . Capt. Wayne said, let’s give it the old College Try. . . . Im not sure what College he went to, but it must have been a good one! We were told that the Tarpon were a little slow, but maybe we would be lucky. After bringing the 5th. . . yes FIFTH monster Tarpon to the boat, we were certain that it was a lot more Skill of the Captain with a little luck on the side! Capt. Wayne was very professional, organized and knowledgeable. As we were having success, there were not less than 5 other guides in the area whose clients had to watch our show while they were catching nothing! What a trip! We would HIGHLY recommend Captain Wayne and we will certainly be booking again! Truly Exceeded our Expectations!!!!
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Half Day Trip – Backcountry (PM)
We spent 4 hours with Captain Wayne fishing for snapper in the Florida Bay. The fishing was a little slow at first but Wayne kept moving around to his fishing spots and quickly had us catching mangrove snapper. We caught a limit of snappers for both of us on the boat. Caught some other species that we released. We were wanting to learn more about the fishing and boating in the Keys and Wayne was very open and helpful with all of our questions. Very enjoyable afternoon on the water with a captain that has a ton of experience fishing and boating around Marathon.
We spent 4 hours with Captain Wayne fishing for snapper in the Florida Bay. The fishing was a little slow at first but Wayne kept moving around to his fishing spots and quickly had us catching mangrove snapper. We caught a limit of snappers for both of us on the boat. Caught some other species that we released. We were wanting to learn more about the fishing and boating in the Keys and Wayne was very open and helpful with all of our questions. Very enjoyable afternoon on the water with a captain that has a ton of experience fishing and boating around Marathon.
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Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (AM)
Tarpon fishing with Captain Wayne was nothing short of amazing! He knew exactly where to take us, after anchoring the boat we caught a tarpon within minutes! The fun only continued as we caught two more fighting tarpons! Captain Wayne is a great guy, good conversations, fun stories and definitely a lifetime of fishing experience to share! Highly recommend and we will definitely fish with him again! Thank you Captain for making this trip a memorable one!
Tarpon fishing with Captain Wayne was nothing short of amazing! He knew exactly where to take us, after anchoring the boat we caught a tarpon within minutes! The fun only continued as we caught two more fighting tarpons! Captain Wayne is a great guy, good conversations, fun stories and definitely a lifetime of fishing experience to share! Highly recommend and we will definitely fish with him again! Thank you Captain for making this trip a memorable one!
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

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