NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS & EVERGLADES
We’re in typical mid-winter southwest Florida fishing conditions. I tell my clients my goal this time of year is to have good action and catch a variety of species. That’s one of the things I love about saltwater fishing is the variety of species and the diverse marine ecosystem in and around the marine environment.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian things have for the most part returned back to normal save the random floating debris and some changes to sandbars, beaches and shorelines. I love fishing in the spring namely May & June in large part because tarpon are as abundant as they get in SW Florida. Besides those
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