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Naples & Marco Island, FL

Capt. Roan zumFelde
March 6, 2005
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

Bass Fishing The Big T in Naples

Fished with two gentelman from Canada the other day. We were in cold, windy, drizzlie, ok just plain awful weather for fishing. They could care less, even when I told them it was going to be tough. I love it when you have enthusiastic clients, they really make your day. Even if 48 degrees and windy is like a summer day for them. I new the flats fishing would be out of the question, so I offered them up a solution. I said "well there is one place I can take you". it should be some what protected from the wind and we will have the opportunity to catch some fish. When I said "Snook and Bass Fishing", there jaws dropped open. Snook and Bass how could this be? After watching there puzzled looks I preceded with the explanation. There are a few canals in the Everglades that go from Feshwater to Saltwater. These canals, even though they are divided by water structures, will at times flow over allowing the two species to mix. In these canals you will be able too not only catch Bass, but also Snook and Tarpon, among other species like the whole line of Cichlids. I did not mention the Tarpon, because It was going to be to cold and windy for them to have a chance at one. I thought possibly some Snook along with the Bass. These canals have saved days in the past so I hope this was going to be another winner. Turns out the fishing was slow but we caught fish. They didn't bite with reckless abandon, but they bit some. It was two windy for fly even in the canals, so we plug cast our way to 14 Bass and one 25 inch Snook. certainly not the best day I have ever had in thes bodies of water but much better than what we would of done out on the flats. They seemed to be grateful for the experience and I related that if you want to Quadruple those numbers try coming a little later into March or better, wait till April.

Helpful hint, if you are going to fish this canal. Scout out the canal before and mentally mark all the locations you see grass coming up through the water column. This is were you will catch the lions share of the fish. Hope you enjoyed Capt. Roan z.

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Rz's Fishing Extremes specializes in Light Tackle and Fly Fishing the inshore and offshore waters of Naples, Marco, and in the Everglades for Largemouth Bass. Capt. Roan z, is a Fly Casting Instructor and Fly Tying Instructor with Numerous Contracted Fly Patterns. Capt. Roan enjoys taking begginer to advanced fly anglers to experience a fantastic time and learning experience on the waters of South West Florida.

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Rz's Fishing Extremes
2800B Shoreview Dr.
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: 239-269-4426
Alt. Phone: 239-774-6036
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