NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS & EVERGLADES
Fishing the Naples and Marco Island area the past couple of weeks has been a blast. I’ve been concentrating on fishing the gulf and nearshore waters. Spanish mackerel have been active and prevalent, sharks seem to be everywhere, tarpon are cruising up the beaches and snook are cruising the surf line tight along the beach.
Fishing in the Naples Marco Island area has continued to improve with sharks continuing to be very active as well as snook, redfish, jacks, mackerel, snapper and tarpon are showing. Sharks were the highlight last week with numerous caught including two hammerheads, black tips and spinners. I hadn’t caught a hammerhead for many years. Jack
The water in the backcountry has warmed into the mid 70’s and consequently, sharks and tarpon have shown up and other species are getting more active. 73-75 degrees seems to be the temperature that inspires sharks and tarpon to frequent the backcountry. They show up in the same parts of the same bays every year
Tarpon (megalops atlanticus) are one of the great sport fish of the world. In the spring they frequent the shallow saltwater estuaries and coastal beaches and flats. Cruising over white sand flats in clear blue green water they look like torpedoes and can be sight fished. Challenging but fun as hell. Tarpon can be elusive
Yesterday I saw my first sign of spring, viewing an osprey nest I pass daily I saw a wee chick that had just hatched wobbly peering at me over the edge of the nest. Welcome to the world and hurrah! Spring is fast approaching with spring like conditions in place and good fishing. Purple martins,
Mid winter is here and it feels like winter, at least if you live in south Florida. What I like about mid winter is that spring is just around the corner with warmer weather and a return to fishing for nice snook, redfish and tarpon. We’ve had some days with good action and a variety