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Naples & Marco Island, FL

Capt. Roan zumFelde
April 21, 2005
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing the Deep Everglades Creeks

Sorry It has been a long time since I submitted a report, but fishing has been kinda slow and un remarkable. Not that we aren't catching fish, we are, just not catching lots of fish. April has been a very tough month for me, these late season fronts have brought declining water temps and windy conditions which have sent the fish down and the anglers fleeing in terror. Now the good news. I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Went into the Creeks south of Hwy 29 this week and after looking hard and long found some small schools of Tarpon, Not big Tarpon mind you, but Tarpon all the same. They seem to be starting to move out and get into the right places for us to exploit them. As long as the temps continue to rise I think May will be called the month of The Tarpon. We jumped four up to 20 Lbs. catching only one. Not a bad morning but not usual for this time of year. We were able to find some laid up Snook in the back bays of the creeks and caught a couple of nice 32 and 33 inch fish in about 6 inches of water, what a rush. I know everyone loves these cool nights but I am ready for a warm up and fishing to do the same. We caught two little rat reds in the mouth of a creek to finish out the slam. Bass fishing has been up and down with the fronts, but if you get out to the other side of 41 near the Indian reservation it seems to be more consistent. Took a walk on the beach this morning with a client and counted about 25 Snook most were under sized but there were a couple of keepers all by there lonesome. If you come to Naples between now and the end of summer make sure you bring a rod so that you can take advantage of our version of Bonefishing. I like an 7wt. Scott S3S with a Slow intermiediate clear line and an Rz's Snook Slayer MM. The Bauer M3 SL matches up nice and has a great drag in case you tangle with the bruiser Jack Crevalle that will be starting to run the beach. If you need further info or want to sign up for our new newsletter email me at info@fishingextremes.com Thanks 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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