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The Trophy Stalkers | 


The Trophy Stalkers Guide Service • Your Florida Everglades Back Country Fishing Headquarters

Welcome To The Trophy Stalkers Guide Service, Your Florida Everglades Back Country Fishing Headquarters. The Florida Everglades is one of the top destinations in the world for fisherman and fly fisherman. The 10,000 Islands area provides miles and miles of incredible back country fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Jacks, Trout, Snapper, Sharks, and many other species of fish. Whether you are a beginner looking reel in your first snook out of the mangroves, or an experienced fly fisherman looking to fool a redfish, I will cater to your needs and fishing abilities. I fish using live bait, lures, and or flies, depending on what you are wanting to do.

I fish out of the Port of the Islands Marina, and fish through the Mangrove haven Florida Everglades National Park, and 10,000 Islands maze of creeks, flats and oyster bars.

Families are welcome to come aboard and experience saltwater fishing with kids ages 5 to 85. We will catch anything from mangrove snapper, to catfish, to redfish, to baby sharks. Hourly trips are available upon request, as I understand sometimes 4 hours can get too long for some youngsters! With Family trips, ee are able to fish very close to the Marina, and the wildlife such as Manatees, Alligators, and a variety of bird species always make for a great time in the Everglades!
Boats

Hewes Redfisher 18 powered by a Yamaha 150hp 4stroke. This is the Cadillac of fishing boats, it mixes and maxes fishability with comfort. From poling in a foot of water to running smooth and dry in chop off of the beaches this boat does it all and does it all with soft cushy seats and a rocket fast engine. There is a bimini top on the boat for those sweltering days and for idle time coming back from a day of fishing. There is ample room for bait, rods, gear, a cooler, and any extra belongings one might need in a day of fishing.This boat can comfortably fit myself and 3 other anglers.

Maverick Mirage HPX-T 17 powered by a Yamaha 70hp 2stroke. This is the working mans boat, this boat is for the serious back country angler who wants to challenge the fish as well as him or herself. I use this boat for fly fisherman because it is lightweight, easy to pole, stable, and will float in 4inches of water with 2 people on board. It has a 2stroke to save weight and has essentials to do a serious day of extreme back country fly or spin fishing. This boat can comfortably fit myself and 2 other anglers.



Capt. John Lee

Capt. John Lee

I was born in North Ga and have fished for trout and bass since I could hold a fishing rod. However, I spent my summers growing up on Captiva Island and fished Pine Island sound to Boca Grande all the way down to Chokoloskee. I gave freshwater one last chance and became a fly fishing guide in the middle of Colorado on the Taylor, East and Gunnison rivers adjacent to Crested Butte for a year during college and had blast. I could not stay away from the saltwater though. I settled in Port of the Islands in 2009 and have not looked back. In all I have been fishing the Everglades seriously for 15 years. The numbers of species, the size of the fish, the fight they all put up from a 10 inch snapper to a 7 foot 150 pound tarpon still drops my jaw to this day. There are so many ways to catch each fish from sight fishing with fly or artificial lures to pitching minnows and shrimp under the mangrove trees and trying to guess what is going to eat next. I love to share my knowledge and love of the area with kids ages 5 to 85 and with any level of experience. It is just as rewarding to help a person learn to cast a rod and watch them catch their first fish as it is to watch a skilled fly fisherman put a fly on the head of a fish we stalked and watch it gulp it down. Please contact me with any questions about myself or the area!