Friday, October 23, 2009

Naples Fishing 10/23/09


Wow the weather has been great and the only thing better has been the snook fishing. I had a handful of trips this week and the fishing in Naples was excellent. The nice big pilchards are finally here and are easily netted in 15ft of water. Wednesday was one of the best snook bites I have witnessed in the last few years. Wednesday I had two great anglers Lawrie and Jim for a morning of snook fishing. I left the dock at 7:45 and was off to get bait, two throws is all it took and we were fishing by 8:05. We stayed in one spot for almost two hours and they caught close to 40 snook and missed a good amount also. Most of the fish were in the 23-27" range, we also caught two nice jewfish to 10lbs. We left there and fished some deeper shorelines in the backwaters and managed about 20 more snook with the biggest coming in just under33'. Today I had another great angler Tom on the boat and we caught bait easily and again fished one spot for over an hour where we released 20 snook to 26". We left to try and find some trout and redfish, but the snook and snapper were to aggressive. The snapper were on a war path, but Tom got a nice keeper snook. Fall fishing has arrive and its only going to get better as we move later in the year. The bonita and kingfish are starting to show up just off the beaches and the trout and redfish should get into a good pattern soon. Lets get out and catch some fish 239 404 6255