Fishingcast: Conditions for Marco Island, June 16-22

Capt. Bill Walsh


Stormy periods all week. Keeps water stained tannic. Winds hold mild; mostly east, southeast. Tide run to new moon late week. Expect p.m. ebb tides over 4' range. Water temp 83-85. Snook stay active. Showing deeper current points with pilchards top bait. Best venues: Johnson Bay creek points; Henderson Creek in Rookery Bay and south to Blind Pass east side of Kice Island. Spec trout still an item; on incoming water west edges Calhoun Channel. Rookery Bay flats working shrimp under popper over sea grass; incoming best. Mangrove snapper with size now hour either side of slack water shoreline edges ICW #33 north to #58. Scattered pompano deeper cuts first hour clean incoming Hurricane Pass on tipped small jig to bottom.

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Good chance mackerel, some bluefish Capri barges on incoming working top water jigs over a serious chum slick. Bottom action same venue on spinner, blacktip sharks working fresh cut bait under chum.


Wind down but watch storms. Great action deep wrecks on schooled up yellowtail snapper working free-lined tads of chum fed into heavy chum effort, Bail open and set on run-off. Red grouper stay hot and 60-65' plus over hard bottom working live pinfish on drift tight to bottom outcroppings.