Fishing in the Naples and Marco Island Island area has been great the past couple weeks. The highlight are the tarpon migrating off the beaches. I like to get out early as they tend to bite best from first light to sunrise. Live crabs, big white baits and sometimes cut bait are all productive. As the sun gets up in the sky sight-fishing is an option. The tarpon look like torpedoes cruising in 4′- 6′ of water over white sand bottom in gin clear water.
Snook have also been prevalent along the beaches, passes and adjacent bays. They can also be sight fished along the beaches as they hug the sandy shorelines at higher tides.
Keeper snapper, sharks, redfish and big jacks are also being caught in the surrounding area.
The tarpon migration will taper down in the next few weeks so let’s get out fishin’!