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Big Tarpon and Snook Naples Florida 11/7/10

Capt. Chris McCubbin
November 7, 2010
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report

October was a very busy month for me fishing close to 30 trips and the fishing was excellent. Tarpon were the main focus on almost every trip and they did not let us down. They were on the beaches in the glass minnows mixed in with bonita, sharks and mackeral and in and around the passes feeding on huge mullet schools. It was the best month of tarpon fishing I have ever seen. On the days where the wind was out of the north and the waters were milky and choppy the mullet were pushing up the beach by the thousands. The best day I think we hooked around 16 tarpon with most fish over 130lbs. The average day we hooked 6 fish, and on some of the days where the waters were clear we had to really hunt to find them. The biggest fish of the month and ever caught on my boat was by 12yr old Paulie Difranco. The fish ate a live mullet in the middle of the day and was boatside in under 2hrs. I would estimate the fish at close to 200lbs, we tried getting a length and girth, but the fish bent the hook out and was just to big for me to hold one handed. We also caught some really big snook on live mullet while tarpon fishing around the passes.

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Naples Fishing Forecast:

We got our first cold front of the season on Friday and it stirred up the waters and dropped the water temps. The back water fishing was slow for me on Fri morning but the tarpon bite was great in the afternoon. We hooked 5 boating one along with a 20lb snook. Its time to switch gears and focus more on the back bays for redfish, trout, pompano and snook. The beaches will still have bonita, sharks and mackeral on them also. I think we will have one more good push of tarpon as its forecast to warm back up to the mid 80's by Wednesday

Target Species:

Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, 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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