South West Florida Freshwater Scene for September
Capt. Roan zumFelde
September 3, 2017
Naples - Freshwater Fishing Report
September is here and hopefully fall is just around the corner, fishing in the freshwater this month is difficult at best.
Lake O levels are still way up and the fish are still deep in cover. Shiners will still be your best bet, unless you can find some fish in the deeper water of the inter-coastal water way corridor. You may find some interesting activity with schooling bass chasing baitfish on top. Be sure to take some binoculars and look closely, you might find some birds diving on them this month.
The Everglades Canals are full to the brim and will need some rest from the rain this month. Fishing in most of them is not great. I would, still suggest the Interceptor early in the morning. The other alternative is to venture closer to Miami or Ft Lauderdale. There should be excellent peacock bass and cichlid fishing the further over you venture and the canals will be lower and the fish more accessible.
The Golden Gate system is still going to be pretty good early in the mornings. I like to throw muddlers this time of the year they get just under the surface and can attract a more varied variety of fish. (My Favorite colored muddler is pictured) Check the water structures for moving water they can hold a bonanza of snook and tarpon early and late in the day.
If you do not have a boat, do not worry good fishing is either a bike ride or s short car ride away. You might want to check out the canal that runs along the east side of I-75 just north of Pine Ridge and Just South of Pine Ridge Road. This canal has good numbers of peacock and largemouth bass along with other cichlids and even a snook or two. There is a lake there, not saying you should fish it but there are a few creatures roaming around in it if you do. Just be aware of who is watching! Remember if you live in South West Florida almost every piece of water has something to catch in it so get out and try different areas.
Come visit Mike and I at Mike's Bait house and Indian Pass Outfitters on Danford Street, next to Bayview Park in Naples and we can talk fishing. We carry a full line of tackle including: fly fishing needs and both saltwater and freshwater gear, food, drink, and bait. Thanks and good fishing. Roan z
If you want to contact Capt. Roan z for a freshwater fishing trip or ask any fishing questions he can be contacted at the Shop 239-775-2248 or cell number 239-269-4426. Check the Web Site www.indianpassoutfitters.com and www.mikesbaithouse.com
Snook, Tarpon, Bass, Peacock Bass, Cichlids
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