Bringing in the New Year with Great Inshore Fishing
Capt. Todd Geroy
January 1, 2017
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
I am a little behind with updating my fishing report as the end of 2016 brought the passing of a family member just before the holiday season. I have been a bit distracted but still fishing a busy schedule. Anglers have enjoyed some amazing weather for this time of year and have had some great days catching an assortment of fish. The last couple of weeks have been all about families enjoying the water with plenty of young anglers taking the bow and producing nice catches.
While experiencing some of the warmest temperatures in the country during the last month, the catch and release fishing for snook has been fantastic with good numbers of fish released ranging to 30 inches. Along with the snook action, some pretty large jack crevalle have been cruising the same haunts providing some epic battles on light tackle.
We have enjoyed a strong showing of sea trout and pompano during the last week or so. Jigs tipped with shrimp fished along channel edges near shallow flats are producing fish up to 20 inches. The same rigs have also caught bluefish, sheepshead, ladyfish and jack crevalle.
Young angler Tyler Stevens with an absolute monster pompano caught on a chilly morning late last week...
We are now entering the busiest time of year in SW Florida. It is time to book early for an enjoyable day on the water and enjoy the very best weather in the country while enjoying some fun fishing action in beautiful surroundings! I'll see you on the water!
-Capt. Todd Geroy
Naples Fishing Forecast:
Expecting more of the same in upcoming weeks. Trout, pompano and sheepshead are usually strong targets through the early winter season.
Snook, trout, pompano, jack crevalle, bluefish
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