Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Naples Fishing Report 10/12/11

October is a great month to fish in Naples and this year is no different. I've been on the water everyday since Oct 5th and had some really good days. The pilchards are easy to net and are finally in the 3-5in range. We have fished for tarpon, snook, and redfish almost everyday and hooked tarpon on every trip but one. The redfish have been in the slot or over making for a great meal. I really have not fished for snook that much this week with so many redfish around. there are plenty of them around the passes and docks and a good amount are moving into the backwaters. Most of the snook are in the 19-26in range, though we did hook a couple big 10-15lb fish the last few days. Tarpon fishing has been good, hooking 1-5 fish a morning. They are in the 50-120lb range. I have a few days open this month and fishing should only get better. Pictured is Paul Webb from
Canada with a 33" 11lb red caught today on a live pilchard