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Capt. Mark Bennett - Light Tackle Backcountry Fishing Guide

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5th Street, Boca Grande, FL 33921
+1 941-474-8900
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Truly a joy to fish with. He is professional and extremely knowledgeable. We fish a lot both by... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Wilson W
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Amazing Fishing Experience

I took my son to Florida for a birthday/graduation gift. I lucked into the guide team of Mark... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Jesse M
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Light tackle backcountry fishing charter guide. Florida Fishing Guide fishing the waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Shallow water light tackle fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. Tarpon fishing specialist. Close to Boca Grande, Ft. Myers, Englewood, Sarasota, Venice, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte.
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Oct 15, 2016
“Epic”
Jul 11, 2016
“Amazing Fishing Experience”
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5th Street, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Truly a joy to fish with. He is professional and extremely knowledgeable. We fish a lot both by ourselves and with guides. I can say he loves what he does, passionate about tarpon, and is a true grinder. Do yourself a favor and come fish...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I took my son to Florida for a birthday/graduation gift. I lucked into the guide team of Mark & Jenni Bennett. I grew up in Hawai'i and have done my share of fishing on the big water. I have never laid into fish like the...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to fish with Capt Mark and Jenni for two days around the end of June with three friends. I have fished with Mark occasionally over the past 15 or so years and every trip has been a great experience. This was...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Ive fished with Mark and Jenny for 20 years, and I'm a guide in SC. Mark instilled my passion for tarpon 20 years ago, and I've never fished with someone who has more passion and works harder to catch fish than Mark and Jenny. They...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my parents fished two days with captain mark and we wore em out! By far the best fishing trip I've ever been on and hoping I can go back next year!

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The three of us fished with Mark and Jenni on June 24th and 25th and I have to say Mark should be called the fish Whisperer and Jenni is definitely a professional photographer we were on fish both days but caught the most the first...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Knowledgeable captain but we got skunked not even a bite from a Tarpon in eight hours of fishing. Other boats around us caught Tarpon. Spent more time running around then we did fishing. His boat is relatively slow only a 150 hp. No tower on...More

3  Thank jerseysquid
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Mark B, Owner at Capt. Mark Bennett - Light Tackle Backcountry Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

The fishing was tough on your day, June 23, but at least be honest with your review. The title should read, "Skunked when two boats out of over 100 boats we saw tarpon fishing hooked a tarpon." That would be more fitting. We did not...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Fished May 1 and 2 with Mark and Jenni, my son George and good friend Ben. We released two monsters (125 and 140lbs)...one each day. Conditions were not the best, with wind and clouds impacting ability to see and work the fish. We did not...More

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Mark B, Owner at Capt. Mark Bennett - Light Tackle Backcountry Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Those were two great fish. Funny how catching a couple 6' long fish the weather suddenly seems better. I hope to see you guys again soon.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

My son Matt and I went Tarpon fishing with Capt. Mark Bennett and his wife Jenny the 27th of April . Mark and Jenny work like a surgical team as they hunt the Tarpon and we caught three large Tarpon that day. The experience was...More

Thank Scott H
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Mark B, Owner at Capt. Mark Bennett - Light Tackle Backcountry Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

We had a great time fishing with you guys too. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My buddy Brad and I booked a full day trip (only way to go) with captain Mark and his wife Jenny with the hope of catching the elusive tarpon (silver king). After 5 minutes with Mark, we knew he was the right guide...turns out he...More

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Mark B, Owner at Capt. Mark Bennett - Light Tackle Backcountry Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

It was a great. We had a lot of fun fishing with you guys too. Hope to see you again soon.

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