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Half Day Nearshore Report

Capt. Ted Gibson
January 17, 2017
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

I'm not sure where to start this one...I thought I was going to go out there and slay a pile of Sheepshead today! I swear we caught 12 different species of fish: Toadfish, Soap Fish, Lizardfish, White Grunts, Spot Tail Grunts, Mangrove Snapper (Small Ones), Gag Grouper (Also Small Ones), Nurse Shark, Pork Fish, Spanish Mackerel (Just One), Sheepshead (One about 15"), and a couple I couldn't identify! I fished a ledge and some live bottom less than 35' deep the entire trip. Fished on Anchor and Drifted. Tried Pilchards, Shrimp, Cut Bait, Free Lining Pilchards, and had a big bait out for a shark...but it was a little slow as far as big bites. There was a lot of action just nothing crazy big today. I moved the boat several times and tried different spots, but couldn't get into any hogs. On the way out we ran some crab buoys and did see a nice tripletail (over 20"), but couldn't get him to eat and he eventually spooked.

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We fish the offshore waters of Naples, Bonita Springs, and Ft. Myers Beach. All our charters are on our 30' Intrepid Center Console powered by twin 2017 250 HP Mercury Outboard which allows us to get to the fishing areas fast and in comfort. Species of fish that you can except to encounter on our charters depend on the time of year, but include: Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Snook, Sheepshead, Shark, King Fish, Goliath Grouper, and more.

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Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures
26711 Little John Court Apt. 47
Bonita Springs, FL
Phone: 907-854-8783
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