Naples Marco Island Fishing Report Sept. 22, 2016

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to fish. In the gulf we get tarpon migrating south, snook can be sight fished along the beach, sharks and screamer bonita should show up in a few weeks..

Overall fishing is what is should be this time of year. Bait fish are thick off the beaches and mackerel, ladyfish, snook, tarpon and other species are all feeding on these glass minnows and small scaled sardines. I think this is mother natures way of fattening up all the fish for the less abundant winter months.

This time of year I’m still fishing in the near shore Gulf areas, the passes as well as adjacent bays. Recently I ventured fairly deep into the backcountry and the water was very warm and off color and we only caught a couple small snook.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Dr. Steven Flores recently, team physician for the Houston Texans and Rockets. He was in town doing some labs with medical device company Arthrex. He caught  a beauty 18lb snook, a nice keeper red among other fish. Pics below.

Give me a call if you’d like to discuss a trip. I supply everything, you just need to show up with hat and sunglasses.

Capt. Mark 239-450-9230

Dr. Steven Flores with a big snook

Dr. Steven Flores with a big snook

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