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Naples Florida Fishing Report by Capt. Mark Ward

The weather finally warmed up and the water temperature is now in the mid 70’s and climbing! Consequently I’m starting to use live bait, live minnows (pilchards) again which sometimes catches bigger, better quality fish than shrimp or jigs. Snook are becoming more active and I’m starting to catch them in the passes and adjacent …

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Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

The coolest weather of the fall is here with the low in the 50’s and the high today 68 but things will warm up quickly in the following days. What does this mean for fishing. It means we’ve pretty much transitioned form the warmer, summer time fishing to the winter fishing. We’ll start using more shrimp and jigs targeting trout, pompano, snapper, sheepshead along with the usual reds and snook.