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Trout and Sheephead Good Options in Cold Weather

Capt. Lisa Williams
March 11, 2013
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Cold fronts have been sweeping through South West Florida for the last few weeks. High winds and frigid temperatures have made fishing a challenge here in the 10,000 Islands.

With the cold come some changes in our fisheries. Some good, some not so good. Falling water temperatures have made Redfish and Snook a lot harder to find (although one customer managed to find the 34" Snook pictured) but Trout and Sheephead are biting well. Pompano have started migrating into the passes and are frequently in good numbers.

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Sea Gone customers willing to brave the frigid conditions are often rewarded with nonstop Trout action.

The best option for a successful Trout trip is live shrimp under a popping cork in shallow flats, or worked on the bottom through the deeper grass areas.

Spanish Mackerel and Black Drum have been found in some unlikely places lately, namely Trout havens, so be prepared for anything.

Target Species:

Trout, Sheephead, Snook, Pompano, Black Drum

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Offering backwater and near offshore fishing in the 10,000 Islands in Marco Island, Florida. Also offers sightseeing, shelling or a combination of any of the three services.

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Sea Gone Fishing
6224 Plumosa Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-642-7310
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