Mark Maloney began his "charter" service in 1972
at the age of eight. His equipment was a ten foot aluminum
Jon boat, the classic "Red Flyer Wagon" as the trailer,
the famous Zebco 202, and a Maxwell House coffee can filled
to the brim with worms. After a short hour or so pull on that
rusty red wagon, we were off to another new adventure around
every bend on that seemingly never ending winding creek.
As one of the luckiest kids on the planet Mark had the opportunity
to "assist" his granddad on his tugboat, the Atlantic
5. Being an eight year old on a tug piloting enormous tankers
into port was an unforgettable way to get your feet wet in
the maritime world. Fishing with his dad aboard the Lucky
Strike II out of Cape May, New Jersey was another fantastic
way to grow up and learn the intricacies of our oceans and
become a third generation captain in our family was an obvious
After a minor league baseball adventure that included traveling
to many of our coastal states, Captain Mark discovered that St.
Petersburg, Florida is the place to be! Great fishing year round,
fantastic weather, sports, nature, and city life all found in one
place. It must be BARRACUDAVILLE.
locally for the past 15+ years in the beautiful, semi-tropical Gulf
of Mexico and in its bays and bayous, we have consistently caught
everything from giant amberjack, the fish snatching barracuda, hard
fighting grouper, drag screaming smoker kingfish, the beautifully
acrobatic tarpon, down to the tasty and colorful yellow TAIL snapper.
a background as a marine science teacher, after a full day charter
on BARRACUDAVILLE you are guaranteed to return to the dock with
homework. Don't worry, it's only a taste test. We will catch our
targeted species or your charter is on Captain Mark.
you are an experienced fisherman hoping to win a big money tournament,
a family of five on vacation, or a local fisherman who would like
some help finding fish or dialing in your own boat's electronics.
Capt. Mark Maloney's BARRACUDAVILLE Sportsfishing Charters will
go to every possible effort to provide you with great service and
a memorable day of sport fishing.
Grouper • Tarpon • Barracuda • Kingfish •
Permit • Yellow Tail Snapper •
• Shark • Dolphin • Cobia • Snook •Tuna
Bay Fishing Charters •Offshore and Inshore Sportfishing Charters
Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Medeira Beach, Treasure Island,
St. Pete Beach,
St. Petersburg, Ruskin, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Boca Grande Florida.
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