Busy Holiday Fishing Action!

January 06, 2016 by Ben Geroy

Trip Info

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

The holidays are always a little hectic for me here in Naples. Lots of people want to go fishing, not only just with me, but there are hundreds of other boats out during this time of the year! So, whether you’re on the water catching some fish, or out on the road getting some shopping done, Naples is a crowded place to be during the holidays.

However, there are still plenty of fish to go around for those that are lucky enough to get out there. We have still pretty much had a lack of cool weather up until the last two days, which has kept us using baitfish, and catching some of the larger fish around right now. We are still catching a few snook, redfish, mangrove snapper, and goliath grouper when fishing the mangrove shorelines. But we have been getting a lot of great action while fishing troughs and channel edges, which seem to be loaded with seatrout, bluefish, and jack crevalle of all sizes!

While the aciton may be better along the channels, the late morning and early afternoon boat traffic makes it nearly impossible to fish these areas comfortably. For this reason, I usually try to recommend booking a morning trip instead of an afternoon if given the choice.

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