Fish on Fire Charters
Captain Marc LaurinI am a Florida native, originally from Palm Beach County where I grew up fishing local bridges, spillways and inlets, and eventually offshore on the East Coast. I spent the first half of my working life as a executive chef with company’s such as Tommy Bahamas, Radisson Suites, Morton’s Steakhouse and other fine restaurants. So check out my recipes tab for easy to follow fresh seafood recipes. In 1995, I took a backcountry flats fishing trip to the Sarasota/Charlotte harbor area and I was hooked. I was captivated with the area’s endless healthy grass flats, and the mangrove islands teaming with so many varieties of Florida inshore and offshore fish, I decided then and there that I wanted to be a fishing guide in this area. I moved there just over a year later.20 years later, I am still just as passionate about fishing as the day I started. I specialize in light tackle inshore/nearshore fishing. I believe no matter what skill level someone is, they can catch fish on artificial and have a great time doing it. With artificial, you are casting, covering more ground, and actually finding the fish instead of waiting on the fish to find you. On the other hand, using live or cut bait has its own rewards, such as casting live crabs to Tarpon on the beach or enticing snook and redfish out from underneath the mangroves or boat dock, and of course enticing big grouper, snapper, cobia and more of the wrecks and reefs offshore. I enjoy fishing with both artificial and live bait, and am happy to offer both options to my clients.After Tarpon season ends in mid July, I go to Cashiers, North Carolina and stay through October. There, I guide fly fishing trips in the many streams and rivers of the Western North Carolina Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting this area since I was a boy and it is where my passion for fly fishing began.Whether it’s the first time you’ve held a fishing pole, or you are a avid fly fisherman seeking that next trophy fish, I will work hard to ensure you have a great day fishing this beautiful area.