Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Great Fishing for Naples and Marco, looks like it can only get Better

Fishing this week has been nothing short of spectacular.  The Snook fishing early and late has been excellent mostly on the outside points from North Naples all the way to Lostmans River.  Early and late are the keys to success.  Mid-Day fishing not good for the Snook but do not despair the Redfish fishing has been even better than Snook fishing.  They are biting everything and just about everywhere.  On the outside they are in the bights on the low incoming tide and on the inside bays nearest the gulf you can find them cruising most banks especially ones with scattered oyster on them.  I have not forgotten you Tarpon anglers, The bigger fish have been a little sporadic but early and late in the passes they are blowing up on Glass Minnows and when the mullet schools come through.  You need big baits to tempt them.  Plenty of white bait for the bait fisherman but the Tarpon do not want them, they want a mullet or a ladyfish under a cork.  The back country creeks are also paying off for my Fly Fisherman, with all this rain the small Snook and Tarpon are flowing out the river mouths and are scattered across the inner Bays.  Small Brown or Black Muddler flies in size #2 have been taking them very well.  There are also a few Reds running around back there if you are looking for a slam on Fly.  More Reds to the outside though.  Bass fishing nonexistent in the Everglades due to high water but I hear Okeechobee is red hot, but this comes second hand.  Keep your Loops Tight.  Capt. Roan z.  Thought you might want to see some pictures of fish other than Snook and Tarpon this month.  CJ and Becky Oliver with some great carp on Fly.