Nearshore Fishing Report

October 01, 2016 by Ted Gibson

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Goliath)
Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel

Fishing in Naples has been great the last few days! Went out Saturday with a group of four anglers.  We fished several artificial reefs and wrecks within 5 miles of Big Carlos Pass. Caught lots of Spanish mackerel both on bait and artificial lures; we could have easily filled a five gallon bucket had we been keeping fish. Also, hooked and landed a couple over the slot Snook that were caught on white Spro jigs tipped with a piece of threadfin herring. We even dropped down a couple of the Spanish Mackerel as bait and hooked several goliath grouper landing one that approached 200 pounds! Plenty of sharks around as well although we only ended up catching small ones.

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Thanks for taking the time to look at our page!  My name is Captain Ted Gibson.  I began my professional guiding career after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in 2009 with a Biology degree.  The fall after graduation…