Summer is Here!
May 18, 2015 Naples 4 photos
I believe summer is officially here in Southwest Florida! With temperatures getting into the 90's most days in the past couple weeks, and afternoon showers have been very common. The seas have been very calm, and the water has become very clean and clear in the gulf and near the passes. It seems that many of the Snook and Jacks are staying near the beaches and passes, in the clean water, and are providing great sight fishing opportunities. A well placed live bait, or a white fly or plug will very likely entice a bite. While big Snook are hooked on nearly every trip, it takes a good stroke of luck, or some great angling skill to land one of these brutes. The success rate is much higher with our smaller sized fish, which are generally a little more than 20''. Nice Redfish continue to be caught along the mangrove shorelines, further in the backwaters, along with Mangrove Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and more. Most Redfish are around the top side of the slot, from 25-30''. Sharks are still in the backwater bays, and are still putting on a great fight for anglers who dedicate the time to get the bites. Two weeks ago we brought a nice Spinner Shark to the boat, the fish put on a great fight, making screaming runs and jumping quite a few times!
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Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Early Spring Fishing ACTION!
March 6, 2021
It's been a busy start to the season this year, and anglers have been catching a wide variety of fish! For the last three weeks or so, the weather has been warm, allowing the water to warm up to spring like tempuratures. With that warm water we have been fishing with live bait fish. On the days with better tides, fish are chomping up the baits happily! Common catches recently have been snook, jack crevalle, and mangrove snappers, but we are catching some seatrout, redfish, small tarpon, and others in the mix as well!
STILL OPEN For Business during COVID-19!
April 15, 2020
As we approach arguably the best time of year to be out fishing in SW Florida, the Coronavirus has stopped business dead in its tracks. First, let me say that I am still open for business, the fishing has been great, and I am taking every precaution to keep myself and my clients healthy and safe. The open waterways and fresh air you experience while out fishing might just be one of the best and safest places to be during this pandemic! With all that said, the few trips I have been fortunate enough to keep on the schedule have been nothing short of spectacular! Snook, redfish, tarpon, sharks, big jack crevalle, goliath grouper, and mangrove snapper have all been biting very well, especially on days when the tides are strongest.
Up to 15 SPECIES Caught in a Morning!
January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020 We've finally gotten a touch of winter weather over the last couple months here in Naples, with a handful of cold fronts coming through, and ever changing wind patterns. The cooler water has pushed many fish deeper into the backwaters. On days when the water is colder, fishing shrimp close to the bottom in deeper creeks and channel edges has produced black drum, snapper, redfish, and sheepshead. In between the fronts, the water gets a chance to warm back up and we will fish with live baitfish. Focusing on the mouths of the creeks, and shallower shorelines has produced snook, jacks, redfish, and snappers as well.
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