Post Hurricane Fishing is Solid!

October 05, 2017 by Ben Geroy

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Mangrove)

It’s been quite a struggle here in Naples for the last month or so. Hurricane Irma has really done a number to our area. While I was fortunate to not have any serious damage to my home or boat, many friends and family members weren’t so lucky. The storm took me off the water for about three weeks, while it was hard to be “out of the office” for that long, my efforts were focused on helping those in need in any way I could. Things are getting closer to normal every day now, and I’ve been able to hit the water and do some fishing!

With all the recent rain, the backwaters are holding a lot of freshwater runoff. This type of water isn’t the best for the fish we are targeting, so the fish are staging closer to the passes, where the water a little cleaner and saltier. With the fish concentrated in a smaller area, it can bring on a hot bite! Lots of fish in a small area means less travel time and more fishing time! Snook, redfish, small tarpon, jack crevalle, and mangrove snapper are all taking baits eagerly.

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