Best Places For Shore Fishing - Keewaydin Island, Marco Island
One of the most underrated activities to do in Marco Island is shore fishing. There are many spots to fish from around Marco Island including sand dollar spit situated on the north end Tigertail Beach and under the Jolley Bridge. Another popular fishing area is Keewaydin Island - the southern tip of the island has been known to be a fairly hot spot (see photos below). A variety of species can be caught including; snook, snapper, whiting, spanish mackerel, sheepshead, redfish, flounder, and trout.
The beauty of shore fishing is it's simple and requires only a few essentials. Below are a few suggestions for things you'll need for a successful fishing endeavor:
Fishing License, which can be easily purchased online via FWC.
Fishing rod and reel
Simple rig set up, we recommend a slip sinker with a 2 foot snell on a size 6 hook
Some bait - fresh or frozen shrimp
A bucket or a some sort of carrying vessel to put your catch in (if you plan to keep your catch!)
We love a catch and release but if you do end up keeping your catch, The Snook Inn, Sand Bar, Cocomos, or Pelican Bend can cook up your fresh catch for you - prepared the way you want it!
Get out to Keewaydin Island with Hemingway Water Shuttle.There is plenty of room on the boat to bring out all your beach and fishing gear.