Thursday, September 9, 2010

Naples Tarpon, Snook, Redfish Report

The fishing this last week was excellent except for one afternoon. The pilchards are very easy to get in 15ft of water and there are also big schools of threads off the beaches. I will start with the redfish and snook report, the snook are pretty much everywhere they should be. I fished the mangroves this week more than I had been with good high tides in the morning. The snook were not big, but the numbers were great and the action was good. They are still on the docks in the bay, but if I can avoid fishing them I do. The backwaters gives you better chances at catching redfish and baby tarpon mixed in with the snook. We managed to catch redfish on every trip but one and the water was just to low to get where I wanted to go. Redfish will start becoming more common as Fall approaches and they make a great dinner. I have been chumming pretty heavy to get them going and it has paid off. There are also a lot of snapper and big jacks mixed in with the snook and redfish. The tarpon I have been targeting have been in the 10-30lb range and have been eating well both in the morning and the last hour before sunset. I have been using live bait in the morning and plugs in the evening. The big ones have been scattered on the beaches in the schools of ladyfish and mackeral. They just have not beed real cooperative, one day you hook five and the next day you can't find any. This will all change soon as they take over the passes and beaches. This is a great time to fish in Naples and I have days available so give me a call and lets catch some fish 239 404 6255