June Brings Super Action to Inshore Anglers in Naples Backwaters
Capt. Todd Geroy
June 7, 2016
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
I am grounded for a couple of days this week as Tropical Storm Colin makes its way through. Strong onshore winds have really stirred the waters up and coupled with extreme high tides, it has just made fishing conditions too tough.
In the days prior to the storm, my anglers were enjoying some very productive fishing for a variety of fish in crystal clear water. It will be a few days before conditions return.
Snook action has been as good as it gets the last couple of weeks. Plenty of fish have been staging near and in the passes and feeding heavily as the get ready to spawn. My anglers have been releasing as many as 50 snook on half day trips. Live baits such as pilchards and thread herring are producing catches of snook ranging from 23 to 34 inches. We have had some epic battles with snook to the 40 inch range, only to get beat in the mangrove cover using light tackle.
Redfish have been a common catch on many trips. We are catching nice redfish in the 24 to 30 inch class in many of the same spots that we are finding snook.
I have been targeting sea trout in some deep holes near the passes. These are large spawning fish ranging from 18 to 25 inches. Using live baits fished near the bottom and jigs, my clients have had great catches of dozens of these big trout.
It's time to get into the big sharks in the back bays. There is an abundance of lemon, bull and blacktip sharks throughout the bays right now. We have enjoyed targeting these big fighters as they have been reliable targets.
-Capt. Todd Geroy
Naples Fishing Forecast:
As waters clear up during the next week, the action should get back to normal quickly. Snook will remain main targets along with redfish. Tarpon are still in the area and will also settle back in.
snook, seatrout, redfish
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