A Taste of Spring on the Fishing Scene
Capt. Todd Geroy
March 8, 2015
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well, a relatively cold February is behind us and so far, March is spoiling us with warmer temperatures and calm winds. Water temps had spiked in the backwaters to 76 degrees by the end of last week triggering a flurry of action like I have not had since November.
We found plenty of eager snook and some hefty redfish on the feed along with countless jack crevalle. Oh, the sheepshead are still in full spawn mode near the passes, and anglers looking to load up on some good fish for the frying pan are not disappointed. A few trout and pompano have also been in the mix.
The big event of the week is the appearance of large tarpon in the area. I have encountered good numbers of the giant silver kings throughout the back bays along with large bull and lemon sharks. While I have not had anglers on board willing to dedicate time to hook up with a monster fish, I will make a couple attempts with clients in the upcoming week.
Last week, I had the pleasure of fishing two half days with a return client from PA. Steve and his wife Linda found a bounty of action Thursday afternoon while fishing with live sardines along the flooded mangrove shorelines. The couple boated many snook ranging to 25" along with reds to 27". When we weren't hooked up to snook or reds, we were doubled up on bruiser jack crevalle. A full out action packed afternoon!
Here is Steve with the first red of the trip...
Naples Fishing Forecast:
As long as this weather holds, I expect the action to really ramp up and get more consistent. Tarpon fishing will only get better along with the snook and redfish.
snook, redfish, trout, sheepshead, pompano
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