First Two Weeks of July
July 16, 2017 Naples 1 photo
Black Drum
Black Drum

Trip Summary

I was able to get back out on the water for some backcountry fishing. Snook and Redfish are still in abundance on the points and deep shorelines. Trout are hanging out on the outside, but not as much on the inside. My favorite species to catch on light tackle showed back up...The Black Drum is a great dinner fare and one of my favorites to eat.  They can be found in the same areas as the Snook and Redfish. Tarpon and Shark are still making appearances in the backwater bays and flats.  I know of one lucky tarpon that I stalked for at least an hour, on a mudflat.  He was interested, but not hungry.  We watched him gorge himself on the fry.
Jim Fortman
Naples, Florida, United States
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