Fish the Salt Guide Service

Naples & Marco Island Fishing Report

After one record hot summer in the Naples and Marco island area we are finally feeling some cooler temps .   What a great time of year to be on the water chasing our gamefish around the shallows .  Live bait has finally come in and is all over the beaches and near shore wrecks  & with a few cast of the net you should be loaded up ready for some backcountry action.   Snook have been schooling up along the beaches and passes feeding on all the small pods of bait fish getting pushed in .   Look for birds ( snowy egrets ) piled up along a shore line and make sure you stop to fish it .  

I am also catching redfish on the higher incoming tide in tight to the bushes .   A well placed cast deep in the pockets with definitely make your odds go up so take your time and give that bait as much time in the strike zone .    I am still using my standard rig 30lb fluorocarbon leader attached to 15lb braid with a spider hitch (knot ) & a 1/0 J hook .  Simple rig but will catch everything the backcountry has to offer .  This weeks weather and tides are prime for sone outstanding inshore action . See y’all on the water !!!!!

Capt. Tim Daugherty
(239) 280-8138

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