Capt. Jeremy Kiley
February 9, 2017
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore Fishing & Backwater Fishing -
The redfish and trout bite has been excellent the past week. From rat reds to overslot fish have been caught recently as well as trout from 15"-23". Pompano have been on the seen, not in numbers but the ones that do bite have been bigger. February always brings the sheepshead. Large and extra large sheepshead are everywhere in the passes, on the beach, and around structure. All four species named will readily take live and artificial shrimp right now. Be ready for some bruiser sized black drum mixed in when you least expect it while targeting other fish. Medium sized snook and juvenile tarpon are biting in the sweet water using live baitfish.
Nearshore Fishing & Offshore Fishing -
The larger triple tail have made the spotlight again nearshore, check crab trap bouys for these prehistoric fish. They have amazing armor plating so be cautious around the gill plate. Toss them a live shrimp or pilchard and don't forget to set the hook! Large and extra large sheepshead are also hanging on the nearshore reefs, rock piles and ledges. Use small pieces of shrimp on a small hook to catch these convicts. Grouper, snapper, and trigger fish are biting out in deeper water over live bottom.
Captain Jeremy Kiley
Redfish , Trout , Tarpon , Snook , Sheepshead , Pompano , Red Grouper , Snapper , Trigger fish , Tripletail
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