Late season cool (not really) front moved in meaning winds from the NW screwing up the coastal and beach tarpon fishing but managed a nice estimated 100# tarpon in the backcountry of Naples today. Great job Eric Mooney and a great beautiful hard-fighting tarpon. May & June are my favorite months of the year to fish in the Naples and Marco Island area. Going forward good tides the next week or so coming off the new moon with nice incoming in the morning and hard falling in the afternoons. Wind will clock around to the east the next day or so except for the afternoon sea breeze and we’ll get back to the beach tarpon and snook fishing. Let’s go!
Naples Tarpon Season
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) are one of the most exciting and exhilarating fish to catch in the saltwater in Southwest Florida. Tarpon are considered one the all-time great saltwater gamefish and are spectacular acrobatic jumpers and fight to the end. Spring and summer is the best time of year to fish for them although they can show as early as March and as late as mid November. May and June are the top months with fish migrating along the beaches. Sometimes we can sight fish tarpon using live bait or flies. The look like silvery greenish torpedoes as they cruise over the white sand bottoms in gin clear water.
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