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Naples Winter Fishing 1/17/14

Capt. Chris McCubbin
January 17, 2014
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

As I write this report it is in the 50's with another cold front forecast to blow through overnight. What does this mean for the fishing here in Naples, slow down your presentation. Anyone who has fished with me over the years knows I have very little patience and Im a firm believer that on the right tides and wind fish should be on certain points, shorelines and holes. I might give a spot 5 minutes and if it isn't right or Im not getting bites its time to move. Im not much of a shrimp fishermen unless that is the only way I can get fish to eat. The water right now is pretty chilly in the low 60's and will stay that way for a few more days. Typically water under 66 and pilchards lose their magic as fish don't want to chase them, but will still eat them if fished in the right spots and the right way. The magic water temp lately has been 67-70 and Ive been doing best on a mid incoming to the outgoing switch on live pilchards.Redfish have been spread out all over the creeks on fallen trees and deeper points with most fish in the 25-33in range. Ive been getting anywhere from 4-8 reds on a 4hr trip. The snook bite was good prior to the cool down, some really big fish caught and lost. Most have been in the 20-24in range and Im finding them in the areas as the reds. The docks and passes still had a ton of snook around, but Im over fishing around people unless its a last resort. Trout have been very spread out but I expect this cool weather to have bunched them up and a slight warm up should get them going. Till next week tight lines.

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Naples Fishing Forecast:

Weather is forecast to stay cool till January 25th and then warm back up to the upper 70's. Once that water gets back up around 70
snook,redfish and trout should be steady.

Target Species:

Snook,Redfish, Trout, Black drum,sheepshead

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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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