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Inshore Anglers Enjoy Quality Catches Near Naples

Capt. Todd Geroy
May 15, 2016
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

May is a great month to fish in SW Florida with good opportunities for anglers to battle some of the largest fish of the year.

Tarpon are in peak season right now and although we had a set back last weekend with a late season cold front, the fish reappeared in good numbers last towards the end of the week. I found good numbers of large fish working outside area passes. Unfortunately, we were plagued by dolphins on Fridays attempt, as they continuously ate every bait that we presented to the tarpon schools. We did manage to boat a couple juvenile tarpon on Thursday morning using light tackle in one of the inshore bays.

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Shark fishing is easy right now as they are prowling the inshore bays as well as off the beaches. A few of my anglers enjoyed some exciting action with large blacktip sharks on recent trips. These fast, powerful sharks often put on an amazing display of twisting jumps while making blazing runs.

Snook action continues to be good with a majority of the fish now moving towards the passes to begin their annual spawning activity. My anglers have enjoyed catching and releasing many snook in the recent weeks with quite a few fish ranging in the upper 30 inch range. Live thread herring and pilchards are candy to the snook right now.

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A few redfish are being caught, although they are scattered. The reds we have caught however, are large fish running in the upper slot 26-27 inches or oversize to 35 inches.

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-Capt. Todd Geroy

Naples Fishing Forecast:

I am looking forward to more good catches in the upcoming weeks. Snook, tarpon and shark fishing should only get better with the upcoming full moon.

Target Species:

snook, tarpon, redfish, sharks

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Guiding full time in Naples and Marco Island, FL. for over 34 years, the name Capt. Todd Geroy is synonymous with inshore fishing in the area. An expert at fishing for various inshore game fish species such as snook, tarpon and redfish. With a reputation as a patient, knowledgeable guide with many tournament wins and top finishes, Capt. Todd ensures an enjoyable, productive fishing experience. A 20' Willy Roberts skiff and 22' Sabalo bay boat can fish up to three anglers.

Contact Info:

Capt. Todd G. Geroy
1917 Holiday Lane
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239-793-7141
Alt. Phone: 239-272-1578
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