NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS & EVERGLADES
It’s been a great few weeks of fishing. Tarpon, snook, redfish, pompano, sharks, and snapper have been the targets. A nice variety. The tarpon have thinned off the beaches but I’ve been finding a few in the backcountry. Cut bait works best and along with the tarpon there’s plenty of sharks. I’ve fished backcountry tarpon
It’s peak tarpon season right now and most of my trips are tarpon trips and I love it. There are great days, so so days and slow days but it’s a great challenge trying to figure tarpon out. There are many factors, such as what depth they’re going to be in, what bait they want
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