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"World Class Fishing in the 10,000 islands"



Capt. Ned Small

"Tarpon, Light Tackle & Fly Specialist"

Naples, 10,000 Islands & Everglades Fishing Guides

Everglades fishing guides, everglades fishing charters, 10,000 islands fishing guide

NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!



Capt. Ned Small is a fulltime resident and guide in The 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park. 

Located a short drive south of Naples, the 10,000 Islands offers miles upon miles of mangrove shorelines, countless  coves and bays...quiet coastal rivers and back country lakes. Shallow water everywhere.


It's sight fishing from the foredeck of a quietly poled skiff while gliding in mere inches of water in pursuit of visible fish.  It's sleeping tarpon, tailing reds and lurking snook. For the dedicated shallow water angler, it's a unique opportunity to fish in one of nature's idyllic settings.  It is some of the most exciting light tackle and flats fishing there is, Everglades-style.


Coverage Area:  Naples, Marco and the 10,000 Islands/Everglades National Park, which include Tarpon Bay, Graveyard Creek, Harney River, Rogers River,  Broad Creek, Lostman's River,  Liquor Still Bay, Jungle Bay, Darwins Place, Onion Key, Mormon Key, New Turkey and Seminole Point.  Capt. Ned Small is an Everglades National Park approved Guide.


Species Targeted:    Giant Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Shark and Permit


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter.


Methods:  Capt. Ned's specialty is targeting Giant Tarpon, Redfish and Snook on Fly-Gear.  Capt. Ned stays busy year round and is in high demand for Tarpon Fly-fishing charters from March through July, so be sure to book Capt. Ned well in advance if you wish to land your first, or trophy Tarpon on a fly rod.


Although Capt. Ned is a Master at Fly-fishing and an excellent teacher, he also provides for Spin & Plug Tackle fishing.  Artificial Lures & Bait.

Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours. 

Tournament Charters:  Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click HERE for more information

Maximum Anglers:  Two


Boat:  Capt. Ned Small is sponsored by the Maverick Boat Company, and runs a brand new 17 foot Maverick HPX.

The Maverick is an ultra-light tunnel drive that floats in only inches of water, which is ideal for shallow water sight fishing, and stalking Giant Tarpon in the back bays and coves throughout the Everglades. 


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, fly gear, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Capt. Ned is a proven guide with a remarkable track record of finding fish when no one else can.  For the Fly-fishing enthusiast, there is nobody better on the water.  For the light tackle spinning & plug casting fisherman, he is equally worthy.  Capt. Ned is I.G.F.A. Certified and an Everglades National Park approved Guide.


Reserve Capt. Ned Small today for the Absolute Best in Naples, Marco and Everglades 10,000 Islands Light Tackle Fishing!


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