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Naples fishing guide - beach Snook fishing update

Capt. Paul Wolter
September 25, 2009
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

I have been majorly slacking on fishing reports! I have several beach fishing trips to report on this week. Had a guide trip with local angler Llew Williams of the Naples fishing club and friend Dr. Mark on the 19th, did some fun fishing for myself on the 22nd, and another Naples guide trip the 24th with local anglers Brian Hull and friend Barry. Overall, it has been a difficult week. Low water during prime time (morning), and a very high tide later on coupled with some abnormally dirty water made things tough. Infact, the water down south of the pier right now is downright gross. We spent about 10 minutes there this morning then took off northbound. The northern beaches are much cleaner. This has to be due to heavy rains earlier in the week pumping out of the Gordon River. A few Snook were hooked, many more sighted, along with over abundant fly-stealing Ladyfish, and a few run-ins with some big Jacks to the 10lb class. I had a great time coaching on casting and technique to a few fly anglers just starting out. Small flies and extremely precise, delicate presentations were a must this week to garnish any interest. October is usually a great month overall, with the water and weather cooling off a touch. Look for the fishing to be good again once we get past this little "weird period" in a few more days. Until then, I'm off to guide in Stuart a couple days next week!

Naples Fishing Forecast:

I like October A LOT, and look forward to the solid action that month usually brings. The beaches will still be alive with Snook on both coasts until the first major cold front knocks down the water temps sometime in November. Action suddently became slow this week, but I'm looking for it to return to normal over this weekend (9/26-9/27). Remember to downsize everything when the water is calm and clear!

Target Species:

Snook

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