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Snook and Tarpon

Capt. Matt Hoover
April 8, 2009
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing this past week has been excellent. Snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon have made the Gran Slam possible.

The off and on winds of Spring have made it touch and go, but all things were possible this week.

I had a super half day fly fishing with Culver class of 67 classmate Jeff Blake and his friend Kit Stultz. They caught ten snook and one ten pound redfish on the fly.

The rest of the week was spent baitfishing. Snook, large jacks, and a few redfish kept us busy. We caught larger trout where you might expect snook to hang out.

We did have one two nice days with no wind to speak of. That sure made the tarpon happy. I took classmate (class of 72) Alex Nicholson out and he caught his first hundred pound plus tarpon. We caught jacks and snook as well.

This latest cold front came through and it was a hum dinger that blew us off of the water for a day or two. I will be back out tomorrow. I don't think that the chill knocked the water temperature down too much so I think the fishing will remain good. I'll see you on the water.

Marco Island Fishing Forecast:

fishing should remain good in between fronts

Target Species:

Snook,redfish,seatrout,tarpon and jacks

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