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Snook, redfish, tarpon

Capt. Matt Hoover
February 27, 2011
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing this past week has been excellent. Snook are coming out of the woodwork in a big way as winter loses its grip in Southwest Florida.

I have been starting my mornings by deep dropping cut shrimp for sheepshead, whiting, black drum, and redfish in the deeper channels. It is guaranteed action. Then I have been moving to shorelines for more serious action.

I have been catching double digit numbers on snook with a popping cork and shrimp up to 24 inches with a couple of bruisers thrown in. We are still enjoying plenty of smaller redfish in the mix as well. The number of juvenile redfish this year has been nothing short of phenomenal. I ran into the perfect size baitfish yesterday for the first time since fall. They came in real handy for snook, redfish, and trout.

The tarpon are starting to trickle in hear and there. I started packing the big rods this week. They will come in in a big way any day and one does not want to be caught off guard.

As long as the weather holds, the fishing is just going to keep getting better. My calendar is filling up fast so give be a call pronto. I'll see you on the water.

Marco Island Fishing Forecast:

Fishing will continue to get crazy as long as this weather pattern holds

Target Species:

snook, redfish, tarpon, trout

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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.

Contact Info:

Nightflight Fishing Charters
2130 Snook Drive
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-732-6550
Alt. Phone: 239-775-5828
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