Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

It’s been a stellar week fishing in the Naples Marco Island area in lieu of the windy days. Some days it blew south and some north but we made it work. The strong incoming in the mornings and hard falling tides in the afternoons, leading up to the full moon today, has contributed to the excellent fishing. We’re catching bigger snook as is the norm for this time of year, redfish have been active as well as keeper snapper, mackerel, jacks, sharks, and a few tarpon in the backcountry bays. Actually, shark fishing has been excellent, mostly black tips, lemons, and bulls.

Fishing should continue to be good with the stable weather that’s predicted and the continued good tides. Now that the weather has stabilized I’ll start looking for tarpon along the beaches migrating north. Sight fishing snook along the beaches should improve as well with the tides and weather. I still have some dates for tarpon fishing this coming May & June. Book now.

Naples Tarpon Season

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) are one of the most exciting and exhilarating fish to catch in the saltwater in Southwest Florida. Tarpon are considered one the all-time great saltwater gamefish and are spectacular acrobatic jumpers and fight to the end. Spring and summer is the best  time of year to fish for them although they can show as early as March and as late as mid  November. May and June are the top months with fish migrating along the beaches.  Sometimes we can sight fish tarpon using live bait or flies. The look like silvery greenish  torpedoes as they cruise over the white sand bottoms in gin clear water.  

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