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Winter Bonanza

Capt. Matt Hoover
January 26, 2017
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing this past month has remained consistent due to moderate water temperatures for this time of year. Snook, redfish, trout, black drum, pompano, sheepshead, jacks, ladyfish, and mangrove snapper are all a possibility.
I have been catching live bait upon occasion along the beach and it has worked well for most of the species mentioned. However, I have been using popping cork and shrimp or jigs for the most part. On the outside of the islands, anglers have been catching trout, pompano, and bluefish using shrimp tipped jigs. Ladyfish and jacks have been proving steady action as well.
I am still catching enough small to medium snook and redfish along the mangroves to make bushwhacking worth your while. Once again, jacks, snapper and redfish are in the mix too.
If you use cut shrimp under weights in the deeper water, you can expect some sheepshead, snapper, and a few black drum to take your offering.
The weather is perfect and the fishing is good. Escape the winter blues and book a trip. 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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Nightflight Fishing Charters
2130 Snook Drive
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-732-6550
Alt. Phone: 239-775-5828
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