Fishing Reports

Naples, FL Tarpon Fishing April 2024

Tarpon have shown off the beaches as well some backcountry bays and some in the passes. The annual tarpon spring migration has started with tarpon starting to move up the beaches from the south. Where do the tarpon come from is still somewhat of a mystery but some come from the Florida Keys and points

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Fishing Report Late March 2024

TARPON FISHING & MORE! Tarpon and sharks have shown up in the backcountry and I’m also seeing tarpon off the beaches. As is the norm for this time of year tarpon and sharks have shown in the backcountry in 3-5’ of water. They seem to come to the same spots in the same bays every

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Naples Florida Fishing Report by Capt. Mark Ward

The weather finally warmed up and the water temperature is now in the mid 70’s and climbing! Consequently I’m starting to use live bait, live minnows (pilchards) again which sometimes catches bigger, better quality fish than shrimp or jigs. Snook are becoming more active and I’m starting to catch them in the passes and adjacent

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Naples Fishing Report

Good action with a variety of species is still my goal as of late although during our warmer spells black tips sharks are being caught off the beaches.  Pompano, trout, snapper, sheepshead, snapper and some odd species are being caught such as puffer fish, batfish and the occasional whiting and squirrel fish. Live shrimp has been

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Peak Tarpon Season in Naples, FL

Peak tarpon season is fast approaching and I typically get booked up. Below are the best tides during the peak tarpon run of May & June. Give me a call to book or talk fishing. Capt. Mark Ward Ph: 239-450-9230 MAY TIDES JUNE TIDES

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Naples Mid January Fishing Report

The fishing of late has been tricky with the cold fronts we’ve been having but still managing to catch fish and have had some stellar speckled sea trout days. As usual this time of year my goal is to catch a variety of species and have good action. Lately we’ve been catching trout, sheepshead, snapper,

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