Fishing Report – Naples & Marco Island

The water temp has dropped into the high 70’s which is not a bad thing. We’ve also had some much needed rain which for some reason seems to help the fishing.

As usual this time off year were catching a mixed bag including mackerel and bonita off the beaches, snook, redfish, snapper, jacks, ladyfish (not really a target species but prevalent), an occasional small goliath grouper, some trout and pompano.

This time of year we are transitioning from fishing closer to the passes and beaches to deeper in the backcountry as the fish move inland. A great time of year as I like to explore the backcountry mangroves in search of target species. Moving forward we have good tides now and thanksgiving week nearing the full moon.

Snook fishing in Southwest Florida can be an exciting and rewarding experience. The region is known for its extensive network of bays, estuaries, and coastal waters, providing excellent habitat for snook. Here are some tips to help you have a successful snook fishing trip in Southwest Florida.

Snook have seasonal patterns, and their behavior can change based on factors like water temperature. In Southwest Florida, snook tend to move into backwaters and estuaries during the cooler months and may move to warmer, deeper waters during colder spells. Be aware of these patterns to increase your chances of finding them.

Redfishing in Southwest Florida can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Southwest Florida, including areas like the Everglades, Rookery Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands, is known for its rich estuarine systems that provide excellent habitat for redfish.

Grass flats, oyster bars, mangrove shorelines, and tidal creeks. These areas provide ideal feeding grounds for redfish.

Redfish are often found near mangroves and oyster bars during high tides, while they may move to deeper holes and channels during low tides. Pay attention to the tide schedule when planning your trip.

Saltwater fishing in Southwest Florida offers anglers a diverse range of opportunities, thanks to the region’s extensive coastline, estuaries, bays, and the Gulf of Mexico.

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