Gatling Guide Service – Florida Keys

Capt. Wayne Gatling Marathon, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

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.  

 

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  Launch Location

1410 Overseas Highway, Marathon

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Trips start at $500

5 Trips

1-4 guests

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2018 25' Center Console

200 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY BACKCOUNTRY MORNING TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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.

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private

HALF DAY BACKCOUNTRY AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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.

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private

SUNRISE TARPON TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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.   

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private

SUNSET TARPON TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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.   

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 3:00pm (7 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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.

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Fish Species

Bluefish
Cobia
Grouper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Wayne Gatling

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

25

Year Built

2018

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

200 HP