Marco Island off southwest Florida boasts some of the best game fishing in the world. Fish routinely harvested off Marco Island includes snook, kingfish, tarpon, grouper, sheepshead, jewfish, pompano, redfish and mackerel. Guided fishing trips offer hints and tips for visiting and novice anglers.
The Turtle Cove waypoint GPS coordinates are 25-52-18, 81-35-66. Panther Key waypoint directions are 25-49-71, 81-32-48. Waypoint coordinates for Indian Key off Marco Island are 25-46-98, 81-27-88. These waypoints are located near the shore between Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands area.
Waypoints 1 and 2
Marco Island Waypoint 1 is located three miles off shore at 25-52-85, 81-46-28. Sandperch are often harvested from this area using shrimp as bait. Location Waypoint 2 is situated approximately eight miles from shore at 25-50-37, 81-50-20.
Banana Boat Wreck
The Marco Island Waypoint 3 is 12 miles from shore at 25-48-39, 81-52-37 and is known as a great place to gather live bait for the rest of the fishing trip. Location 4 is nearly 18 miles from shore at Loran 140435 and 437709 near the "Banana Boat" wreck site. Naturally formed coral reefs and boat wreckage attract fish to this area. The GPS coordinates for the wreck are 26-47-269 and 80-00-939. Waypoint 5 is situated 21 miles from shore at 25-49-59, 82-02-11. This area is known for catching grouper.
Anglers who participate in guided fishing tours or purchase nautical charts will discover additional waypoints in the Marco Island area. Anglers can garner additional information regarding waypoints by purchasing a nautical chart. Anglers can order maps online or purchase from fishing suppliers on Marco Island. Navigational maps created by Waterproof Charts feature Marco Island waypoints on Chart 41E Naples to Marco Island, Chart 25 Ten Thousand Island area, Chart BW251 Marco Island to Everglades City in the Backwater Chart series, Chart 15F Southwest Florida Fish and Dive map, and MAPT WPB0820 Boca Grande to Marco Island nautical map.
Article Written By Tara Dodrill
Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.