Redfish in Backwater While Grouper/Kingfish Offshore
Capt. Lisa Williams
November 3, 2014
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
Starting in to the home stretch of the 2014 season, the weather is beginning to change and the fish are slowly returning to the back waters of the 10,000 Islands.
Redfish are beginning to migrate out from their summer haunts, and can be found on oyster bars and some shallow grass flats into the gulf. Still finding some undersized reds but a few over slot fish have been caught by tipping a yellow jig with your favorite artificial or shrimp and pitching to the edges on a rising/falling high tide.
Snook are also holding tightly to the mangrove edges and can be coaxed out using copious amounts of shiners or shrimp and getting them worked up.
Trout are still not showing in the Marco area in any large numbers but catching 1 or 2 in a deep cut on shrimp or tipped jigs and then moving to the next area has produced limits on several occasions.
Offshore has been HOT and catching Red Grouper is as easy as it's been seen it in years.
Unfortunately, Red Grouper season is closed so catch and release only, but on one recent trip 4 anglers caught and released over 100 grouper from 16 to 33 inches in less than 2 hours.
Kingfish are also showing up offshore.
Sharks and Goliaths are still available for the more adventurous angler.
Redfish, Snook, Kingfish, Grouper
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