NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS & EVERGLADES
Tarpon have thinned out along the beaches, snook and snapper are very prevalent along with mackerel, a few reds and some jacks. Tropical storm Elsa was just a rain event as it was many miles off the coast. The Southwest wind did dirty the water for a couple days but the water is clear again.
It’s been a good couple weeks catching tarpon, some nice snook, a few reds, keeper snapper, mackerel and sharks. There’s been bait fish everywhere and consequently bigger fish follow and congregate. The mackerel along the beaches are as thick as I’ve seen them busting the small baitfish that are everywhere. Mackerel make great cut bait
I love how the marine environment comes alive this time of year. Schools of bait fish are all over the beaches, passes and the Gulf of Mexico. Spanish mackerel, jacks, bonita, ladyfish, tarpon, sharks and more are all around and active, waiting in line in the food chain. Tarpon fishing has been great until the
Tarpon season is in full tilt boogey in the Naples fishing and Marco Island fishing area. We had a great week with some new and some returning clients hooking tarpon almost every day and landing a good percentage. We’ve been leaving the dock at 5:30am and head out the pass running along the beach to
I love Southwest Florida’s marine environment, especially this time of year. The gulf, beaches, passes and adjacent bays are alive with life. The video below is only the third sawfish I’ve ever seen and I will probably never see another like it again. We were sight fishing snook along the beach and I looked ahead and
An unusually late season cool front in the Naples area cooled our weather for a few hours and the north wind turned the tarpon fishing off this morning but we’re back to hot and humid. Wind is going to shift back to the east which is what we like. We’ve been catching some nice snook, reds and