naples tarpon season

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 Fishing Report

It’s been a good couple weeks catching tarpon, some nice snook, a few reds, keeper snapper, mackerel and sharks. There’s been bait fish everywhere and consequently bigger fish follow and congregate. The mackerel along the beaches are as thick as I’ve seen them busting the small baitfish that are everywhere. Mackerel make great cut bait …

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