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Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Mayhem

Capt. Matt Hoover
November 10, 2011
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing has been off the hook this past week. The fall migration has continued and the fish are following the bait offshore as well as inshore.
The biggest news has been the massive influx of redfish on the lower west coast. This is probably due to the largest fish kill two winters ago that Florida has ever seen. Redfish can tolerate colder temperatures than most of their competitors so they flourished as a result. I have been having double digit days with redfish on live bait or shrimp under popping corks.
We have been catching very nice snook in the slot along the major passes of Marco as well. I have been catching the occasional tarpon as well.
I have to say that another surprise happened yesterday as well. We were on an outside point in the 10,000 Islands and the place was alive with fish bashing wave after wave of Spanish sardines that were clouded around the point. I switched to jigs. We started catching tanker ladyfish and trout after trout in the 18 to 24 inch range until our elbows hurt. It was non stop for three hours. We were catching slot redfish in the mix as well. Every time I thought about leaving (why?) a new wave of mayhem would erupt. Everyone was exhausted by the time we pulled away and the feeding frenzy was still in full swing.
This is one of the best times to get out on the water in our area. Before you know it, winter will be upon us. I expect that the red fishing will remain excellent throughout winter though. Give me a call. I'll see you on the water.

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Light Tackle Spinfishing, live bait, artificial and flyfishing. I do it all. Fish for snook, redfish, trout and tarpon in the Marco Island, ten thousand islands and Everglades.

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Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-732-6550
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