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Report for Naples, Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands

Capt. Matt Hoover
October 14, 2006
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Just Right

The fall transition is upon us. Water temperatures have been declining to the perfect zone. This will mark the fall migration where just about anything may happen. Snook, redfish, trout, and even a few large tarpon become predictable. There has been an intermittent problem with red tide but it has been manageable.

It has sometimes been necessary to catch bait and then head into the Ten Thousand Islands as quickly as possible. Red tide can make your bait lethargic or even die once it is in the live well. Once in the islands, fishing has been excellent. Double digit days with snook and redfish have been commonplace. It is the time of the year when the water temperature starts to cool and the bait will begin to show up in the islands.

I have been finding snook, redfish and jacks in the front, middle islands and even in the back bays as well. Donít rule out seeing larger tarpon either. I always carry a couple of tarpon rods for that chance encounter. Tarpon have begun their migration back down the coast. Although the migration pales in comparison to the spring fling, a hook up with the larger tarpon of fall is not out of the question.

Trout are starting to show up in the sloughs along the islands and oyster bars. They will supplement your catch of snook, redfish, and mangrove snapper.

Now is the time for everyone to have a good time on the water. Hurry up and get some. Old Man Winter is just around the corner. Iíll see you on the water.

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2130 Snook Drive
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-732-6550
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