Capt. Matt Hoover
December 24, 2008
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing this past week has been pretty darn good. The water temperature went as high as 72 and the snook came out of hiding.
I spent the first couple of days taking clients fishing on my trusty small skiff Pinocchio. We got in some ultra thin water and saw quite a few snook basking in the warmth of darker bottomed back bays. As luck would have it, a few of them ate a small Puff fly in a brown grizzly pattern. We caught a few sight casted redfish this week.
The next few days I spent deep dropping shrimp into rivers and "holes" for sheepshead and whatever else would bite. We were rewarded with sheepshead, snapper, black drum and redfish as well.
As the week progressed and the waters warmed, I took a chance and found some scaled sardines for bait. We went to the shorelines to try our luck at snook. I stopped at a favorite bank and slowly worked my way down it. Boy did we hit pay dirt. We caught snook after snook and a couple of redfish going down that bank. Most of the snook were dark so it was easy to tell that they had come out of hiding.
The rest of the week remained that way until this last cold front came through. I won't be going out until after Christmas. The temperature has popped back up so I believe that fishing will remain active until the next front knocks the temperature back down. Have a Merry Christmas or happy holidays which ever applies! I'll see you on the water.
Marco Island Fishing Forecast:
Fshing should remain consistant
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