Fishing in Naples and Marco Island the last few days has been quite good in lieu of the unusual west wind we’ve had for two days. Typically this time of year we have a light east breeze in the morning and an afternoon west sea breeze. Lately it’s been steady out of the west 10-20 knots. This makes it hard to get bait, makes the beach tarpon and snook fishing tough and basically eliminates all gulf beach fishing.
Yesterday morning the bite was slow in the backcountry and I knew a spot along the beach that had lots of snook on it so we did venture off the beach and managed to anchor in the waves and caught about 12 snook. There was also big spanish mackerel, pompano, snapper and ladyfish in the mix. Overall a good morning in adverse conditions.
The winds should subside towards the end of the weekend and next week should have some great fishing with the upcoming full moon. Snook in the passes, tarpon off the beaches with mackerel, pompano and sharks in the mix.
I love sight fishing snook and tarpon in the spring and summer with the gin clear water and white sand beaches as a beautiful tropical back drop.
On schedule, the tarpon showed along the beaches and the snook are in the shallows, passes and adjacent bays. In addition there is a myriad of fish and sea life along the coasts of southwest Florida. The turtles are nesting in abundance, I’ve recently seen deer walking the local beaches and in the water mackerel, jacks, pompano, sharks and more are cruising.
Going forward the fishing will continue to be good during the summer with tarpon in the passes and along the beaches, snook will continue to be available as well as are other species.
If your looking to book a trip tides can play an important factor. We’re coming up on a full moon on June 18 which will produce good morning and late afternoon tides. This applies to the five or six days around the full moon. The late afternoon trips I offer are from 4-8pm with hard falling tides and the snook, tarpon and shark fishing can be great.
Feel free to give me a call to talk fishin’. Thanks – Capt. Mark 239-450-9230
Some recent pics
Jimmy with a nice backcountry black tip shark
Little Tony Perez with his first gulf tarpon. Nice job, you put the whoopin’ on him!
Stingrays are everywhere
Snook love to cruise the edges
Loggerhead turtle tracks