A Great Start for December Fishing in Naples, FL
Capt. Todd Geroy
December 8, 2015
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
What a great week we have had fishing here in SW Florida. My clients have enjoyed some great action on just about everything that swims in our waters. Tarpon, snook, redfish, sea trout, pompano, bluefish along with some bruiser kingfish and big jack crevalle have all been bending rods and keeping the reels screaming on recent trips!
The last few days, we have enjoyed a run of nice kingfish along area beaches in as litte as 10 feet of water. These fish are more commonly caught further offshore but occasionally come closer in to gorge themselves on massive schools of bait fish. On light tackle, the kings provide long, blistering runs and dogged fights around the boat. I don't know how long they will continue, but we are enjoying them while it lasts!
Along with the kingfish, there have also been quite a few tarpon schooled up in the same areas. Hookups have been frequent, however we have been using light spinning tackle intended for other species and the tarpon fights have been short. They have provided some thrilling strikes and jumps however.
Trout have continued to be active inshore mostly on shallow flat areas that have any grass on the bottom. The trout have been mostly nice slot fish in the 15 to 20 inch range. Live sardines and jigs are both getting attention.
Redfish are scattered about in the back bays. Flood tides have brought the best fishing usually along mangrove shorelines and points. Live baits and well placed jigs get the bites. The redfish have all been nice fish from 24 inches to over slot fish ranging to 32 inches.
Joel released this 32″ redfish on 12/8/15 with Capt. Todd Geroy...
Snook fishing has been decent with plenty of small fish keeping us busy. We have been Creleasing as many as 20 fish on half day trips using live sardines. Most of the fish are in the 20 to 26 inch range. Some bruiser jack crevalle have been patrolling the same areas as the snook providing some tackle busting action.
apt. Todd Geroy
Naples Fishing Forecast:
I have a few openings available between now and Christmas week. It is a great time of year to fish with good action and very little boat traffic. Gift certificates are available for a unique. memorable experience.
kingfish, tarpon, snook, trout, redfish
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