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Tarpon, snook, and redfish

Capt. Matt Hoover
May 10, 2009
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

These past few weeks have been a challenge. The Bermuda High that has stalled and remained out in the Atlantic has made for some steady breezy winds. Although not uncommon this time of year, it can force you to put on your thinking cap.

Still, we have been able to take very nice snook, redfish, and tarpon regardless of the conditions. Live bait and artificial lures and jigs have been doing damage. For awhile, a lot of the snook that I have been catching have had dark backs. Tha means that they have been trickling out of the backcountry. Most of the fish that I have caught this past week have shed their tannin induced overcoat.

Yesterday was a real treat. The wind died down and I was able to seriously chase tarpon. Using live bait, we were able to sight fish a few of the tarpon that we hooked up with. We went five for thirteen hook ups. That's not bad for a days work. We saw lots of permit, but had nothing to offer them. That plan will be altered today if the wind remains calm.

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If we are truly in the late spring calms, fishing will be the stuff that dreams are made of. Grand slams to all. I'll see you on the water.

Marco Island Fishing Forecast:

fishing should remain excellent from here on in

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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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