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Wayne Gatling Guide Service offers fishing charters in Rock Hall, MD, and Marathon, FL, operated by Captain Wayne Gatling, who has over 50 years of experience and has led more than 7500 charters. Captain Gatling has been honored with the “Best of the Bay” by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the “Best of Rock Hall” award in 2021. He also has over 30 years of fishing experience in the Florida Keys.

In Rock Hall, MD, the service provides both full-day and half-day charters in the morning or afternoon, targeting fish such as Bluefish, Catfish, White Perch, and Rockfish. The fishing calendar aligns with the best seasons for each species: Rockfish in late May, White Perch and Catfish in mid-June, and Bluefish mixed with Rockfish by mid-August. Fishing is conducted from a 46’ Markley boat, upgraded in 2020 with twin 330 HP Cummins engines and modern navigational electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible, equipped with a private toilet, a live bait tank, a cooler, and safety gear, and can accommodate up to 16 anglers.

In Marathon, FL, Captain Gatling offers various fishing trips, including 4-hour Tarpon Trips in the morning or afternoon, Backcountry Trips, and Combination trips for a varied fishing experience. Anglers can catch fish such as Black Grouper, Tarpon, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Bluefish, Yellowtail Snapper, and Spotted Seatrout. Fishing is conducted from a 25-foot custom center console boat, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat features essential navigation and fishing technology, including a fishfinder, GPS, a live bait well, an ice box, and safety equipment, and can accommodate up to four anglers, ensuring a personalized fishing adventure.

For those planning a fishing trip, Captain Wayne Gatling’s website provides all the information needed to schedule your next fishing charter in Rock Hall, MD, or Marathon, FL.

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  • Lisa hyczka
    Lisa hyczka
    2 years ago

    Captain Wayne was able to accommodate us on a next day trip fishing the back country. What a great trip ! Every place he brought us was biting and we were able to hook up our fill of Mangrove Snappers for the day as well as yellow tail, red grouper, porgy and puffer fish. We highly recommend Captain Wayne for his knowledge as well as his personality.

  • Norman Gustafson
    Norman Gustafson
    3 years ago

    We had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Wayne! He put on this fish immediately! When the bite at one spot slowed down, he moved to another spot and put us right back on fish. Fishing with light spinning rods made it so much fun being able to feel and fight the mangrove snappers! We had three teenagers that had never fished before, Captain Wayne baited their hooks, taught them how to cast and caught them loads of fish! Captain Wayne is pleasant, funny and works hard to make sure your party has a great time! We would highly recommend Captain Wayne and Wayne Gatling Guide Service and will definitely be booking with him again on our next trip to the Keys!

  • Coddy Main
    Coddy Main
    a year ago

    As an avid fisherman I know how challenging it can be to catch Tarpon. Wayne made it look easy! We got 5 tarpon in one morning and had an absolute blast. Great captain, Great experience! Highly recommended.

  • Grant Hummer
    Grant Hummer
    3 years ago

    I have been fishing with Capt Gatling for years in the Chesapeake Bay for Rockfih. This is my first trip with him for Tarpon. I always had great success fishing for Rockfish with him and Tarpon is just the same. He puts you on the fish for sure! Incredibly knowledgeable on all facets of fishing and species of fish. I believe that we will do at least one Snapper fishing trip with him next time too. If you're going for Tarpon, I suggest booking multiple days. We did 3 mornings. The first and last days were superb fishing. But the 2nd day the fish spit out all of the hooks. Do not risk having just one day and end up being like that. All fishing levels are welcomed by Wayne. We had a very novice person on the boat with us and he helped him through it all. Great value for sure!

  • Kevin Hinkley
    Kevin Hinkley
    3 years ago

    Wayne was great he put us on the fish first stop. Yellow tail Snapper and couple other types. When the bite slowed he made a move and bingo back on the fish. Good boat, plenty of space 2 to 4 fishing. My recommend fish captain, in marathon Florida. Thanks Wayne fpr great trip, and hes got great personality.

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