Fish the Salt Guide Service

Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

Great inshore snook fishing continues around the Naples and Marco island areas .   March is living up to its windy nature.  Hard South winds have been keeping us hunker down deep in the back country around the creeks and bays.  Redfish , snook , sea trout , goliath grouper, jacks and snappers can all be caught in the same areas . With this said, standard backcountry rig is 15lb braided line (power pro ) attached to a 3ft piece of fluorocarbon 30 pound leader . The size hooks i used depends on the size bait I am catching. F

or the bigger Pilchers I like a 3/0 or 2/0 j-hook  & smaller baits a 1/0  j hook .  I’ve been able to catch a lot of live bait during the mornings, which allows me to chum heavy and get these fish in a feeding frenzy. There have been some monster jacks from the 8 to 12 pound range that will show up and absolutely get your drag screaming.  Great tides coming up all week and some great weather predicted.  I am looking forward to a solid week of some great backcountry action. See y’all out on the water!!!!!!

Capt. Tim Daugherty
(239) 280-8138

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