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Naples Tarpon and Snook Report 3/6/11

Capt. Chris McCubbin
March 6, 2011
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

Spring is finally here and the fishing has really turned on in Naples. Snook and pompano were the main targets the last two weeks with some really good trips. Pilchards have become very easy to find and most mornings one throw of the net and your all set. Snook have been feeding in all the normal areas the beaches, passes, docks and back bay mangrove shorelines. They are still not as thick as they will get, but are in good numbers. I have caught as many as thirty fish to 29" in a single trip and on some trips we have only managed a dozen. Pompano fishing was great in the passes until the other day when that minor front blew through, they should stack up again when the pattern stabilizes. There were also some really big spanish macks in the passes, which should be a sign the kings are close behind. I have come across some big tarpon the last few weeks in some warm bays, yet didnt fish for them until today. I had the morning off and wanted to see if I could get them to eat. I netted some mullet and it didnt take long to get hooked up. After having three fish blow up on the mullet a 60lb fish decided to be the first of 2011. They were feeding heavily on big schools of mullet on an outgoing tide. This weeks afternoon outgoing tides should be very productive for tarpon. Check back late week for more pics and a full tarpon report.

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Naples Fishing Forecast:

Tarpon fishing should really pick up throughout the month as long as it stays warm. Snook fishing will improve and we should start seeing some bigger fish move in from offshore.

Target Species:

Snook, Tarpon, Pompano

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Specialize in light tackle fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, and sharks in the backwaters and coastal Gulf of Mexico of Marco Island, Naples, Estero Bay and Sanibel Island. I have spent my whole life fishing and learning the great fishery we have in Naples, Fl. Im known for being very easy going, hard working and great with all skill levels.

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Naples Inshore Fishing
1271 Shadowlawn Dr
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239-404-6255
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