Big Fish On Light Tackle Naples FL
Capt. Will Geraghty
July 10, 2013
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
Wow, what a Summer it has been so far here on the Gulf Coast! Despite the crazy tropical weather and relentless winds, the inshore/nearshore and offshore bite has truly been outstanding!!
Snook have piled into Naples and Marco Island area passes in solid numbers providing my anglers with trophy sized opportunities. We have been "cherry picking" the best tides and times of the fishing day to keep the rods bent. I have been favoring the top-half of the incoming tide as of late. The Gulf's turbid waters coupled with pitching larger Threadfin Herring has truly been a deadly combination.
The nearshore/offshore wrecks have been the scene of some incredible Permit action for us aboard The Grand Slam! A stealth approach in conjunction with a well presented "live crab" offering has kept us hooked up. Epic, best describes some of our Permit catches with fish up to a whopping 44-pounds being caught and released to thrill again!
Consistent with the last several Summertime seasons, the Red Grouper fishing has been nothing short of solid. While there is surely good days and average, we have been recording limits on the six and eight hour trips with consistent regularity. The best Red Grouper baits have been whole squid, live pinfish and live palm-sized Blue Runners.
While prospecting for Grouper CyberAnglers, it will be beneficial to free line or float a few larger baits out the back of the boat. Here in the top half of the water column, there have been plenty of Blacktip Sharks and "smoker" Kingfish eager to crash a bait! These toothy predators always provide spectacular bites and blistering runs!
Hook Up, Hold On and Have Fun CyberAnglers!
COME FISH THE GRAND SLAM!
Captain Will Geraghtyl
Naples Fishing Forecast:
CyberAnglers, look for solid Red Grouper and Snapper fishing to persist over the next several week while the inshore Snook bite will remain excellent especially around and on the larger tides.
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