Another great week of Naples fishing charters in the backcountry saltwater estuaries of SW Florida. The water has cleared after the recent cold front and is pushing the high 70’s. Tarpon and sharks continue to lurk in specific backcountry bays and are being caught on cut bait. Snook are in the backcountry as well as the beaches and adjacent bays. Sight fishing is one of my favorite ways to fish for them although you must act with stealth.
I ventured deep into the Naples backcountry to an area called “The Woods” with client and friend Bill Verdonk and his friend Crosby, we did battle with juvenile goliath grouper up to 10 lbs along with snook and snapper. Love going back up there where we see nobody. We’ve really caught quite a variety of species this past week including permit, grouper, jacks, snook, redfish, sharks and tarpon.
Naples Fishing Forecast
Going forward we have good tides and we approach the new moon on the 12th and with the forecast weather should be some banner fishing. Are you ready to plan your Naples fishing charter? Call Capt. Mark today, (239) 450-9230.
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Planning Your Naples Tarpon Charter
Tarpon are spectacular acrobatic jumpers and fight to the end. Spring and summer is the best time of year to book a Naples fishing charter 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.
One of the reasons they fight so much and are unique is they have the ability to gulp air to supplement the oxygen the get through their gills. It’s not uncommon to see them “rolling” as they suck the air above the water.
Give me a call to book a tarpon trip and call ahead so we can pick the best tides. Some of my out of town clients stay at the Bayfront Inn so I can pick them up in my boat at the dock behind the hotel.