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Report for Naples, Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands

Capt. Matt Hoover
July 30, 2007
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Summer Showdown

Slick, balmy summer mornings are the perfect recipe for great action. Small sardines are starting to cloud the beaches and snook are taking advantage in the early morning hours.

The sardines make great bait even though they are harder to throw on a line. If so, use a popping cork. If artificial is your bag, now is the time for some super top water action. Jerk baits and flies are taking their fair share of snook ranging from pee wees to fifteen pounders. Snook seem to be all over the place. I have been catching plenty of decent sized mangrove snappers on small bait. Jacks are rounding out the catch as well.

Redfish are spotty but not impossible. The real stars this past month are the tarpon that seem to be at just about every turn. These fish are ranging fifteen to fifty pounds. I have hooked a few along the near shore beaches that will go up to eighty pounds too. As the sun gets high, go to deeper water where it is cooler as high noon has been quite hot.

An early morning half day on the water, a dip in the pool, lunch and siesta, and then a sundown showdown with the fish makes for a perfect summer day. Who could ask for more? Iíll see you on the water.

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Light Tackle Spinfishing, live bait, artificial and flyfishing. I do it all. Fish for snook, redfish, trout and tarpon in the Marco Island, ten thousand islands and Everglades.

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Nightflight Fishing Charters
2130 Snook Drive
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-732-6550
Alt. Phone: 239-775-5828
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