Thursday, November 8, 2012

Naples Fall Fishing 11/8/12

I'm happy to report that it's been a busy Fall so far and the fishing has been great. We have had to change things up a little a few days due to hard nw winds. Instead of using live pilchards for bait we used DOA jerk baits and shad tails. The redfish and snook moved deeper into the backwaters to find clean water. I also came upon a huge school of black drum just off the beaches early this week. We managed to catch four to 40lbs and lost four on jigs. Things are back to normal and pilchards will be used along with the DOA's.
The waters have started to cool which means tarpon will move south and trout and pompano will move into the backwaters. These are great eating fish and also a lot of fun to catch on light tackle. Tripletail are also very abundant right now and are a blast on fly and artificial's.
Snook fishing will remain good on live bait as long as the water stays in the 70's. When it dips below they are easier to catch at night or in shallow water sight fishing them while they lay up to absorb the suns warmth. This year I plan on running trips out of Pine Island and Estero Bay on select tides for tailing redfish and big trout. Tight lines