There has been a good inshore Snook and snapper bite going on in the Naples and Marco island area. The mangrove snapper have been on the spawn and they are chasing baits likes it there last meal . I have been concentrating around structure(trees/rocks / drop offs) and have been free lining live pilchards . I like to pull up to a spot & chum with about 50+ live baits while I am getting my anglers ready to fish . It’s music to my ears when I hear my baits getting smacked on the surface.
Then it’s as easy as throwing your bait into the feeding frenzy and hold one. Just a reminder if harvesting , it’s a minimum of 10 inches and five fish per person. The snook bite has been on fire and we have been having our shots at some big girls slow cruising the shorelines. Just remember when you do spot a fish, make sure to cast you’re bait in its cone of vision which is about a foot or two in front of its face. Don’t be surprised if you happen to see a loaner red fish mixed in with these snook. This summer action will continue with the mornings and evenings being the best times to get on the water . Tight lines !!!!!
Capt. Tim Daugherty
The latest Naples inshore, backcountry and Gulf fishing report by Capt. Tim Daugherty.
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