Red Tide has left Fishing getting goood!

Naples and Marco Island Fishing Report

Fished both night and day this week, and I am not sure which was better. The Fly Fishing under the lights at Marco Produced Snook of all sizes along with Tarpon, and Trout. If you want some bruiser action try the lights in Marco River the big Jack Crevalle have moved in and can be quite chalenging in the heavy current. Around the lights of Capri the Snook are thick and willing to take small flies, we found the darker flies to be working better than the white flies we usually use. the size seems to matter they are feeding on wide profile baits about two inches long on the incoming and shrimp on the outgoing.
Fishing the Mangroves this week has been equally excellent. Today we jumped a number of Tarpon up to 50 pounds seeing many more in the tripple digit range. we also caught about twenty small Snook and a nice 24 inch Redfish. The morning incoming tide has been bringing in torents of bait and with it the fish are in frenzy. All up and down the intercoastal the jack and lady fish are hitting with reckless abandon. fishing the afternoon low has been producing good shots at tailing Redfish in the bays around Marco and Capri.
Offshore things are heating up too. The only problem is that there is still some red tide out there so if you get bait and run through it you might lose it. It is Stone Crab season again so start runing the trap lines, I think you will find some nice Trippletails. The wrecks are staring to produce some nice Cobia and a few kings are starting to show up. get in behind the shrimpers and you will wear your arm out on False Albacore.
On the Bass Beat fishing is still a little slow but staring to pick up. try the Intercepter canal, I have heard good things. Good Casting Roan z.

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