Another outstanding week of inshore and backcountry fishing in the Naples and Marco island area. Water clarity hasn’t been its normal gin clear and this is due to the heavy rains we have had. Don’t let this discourage you as these fish are moving from the beaches to the middle islands. I have been finding great numbers of red fish around the schools of mullet. I like to stay as far off the mangroves , just in casting distance and fire a live bait just on the edges of the bushes . I also like to use a “pop N cork” just a few feet above a live shiner. This allows me to know exactly where my anglers baits are at all times and will alert us to a strike. I have been hitting some of my favorite juvenile tarpon Spots located way in the backcountry off the grid. Live bait has been a guarantee with these small tarpon but it’s also fun to throw some soft plastics at rolling fish. These next two months are probably my favorites as the weather starts to get really nice and the fishing starts to really heat up. Get outside and enjoy this great playground we have. See you on the water!!!!
Capt. Tim Daugherty
The latest Naples inshore, backcountry and Gulf fishing report by Capt. Tim Daugherty.
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