Capt. Matt Hoover
March 1, 2010
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing these past few weeks has been tricky to say the least. I have been getting a few trips in between back to back cold fronts. These cold fronts have kept the water temperature hovering around sixty degrees which is just a bit too cool for the glamour species. The good news is that we are supposed to see a warming trend by the weekend. They say that winter will lose its grip on Florida. That is good news because it's time to start concentrating on snook and tarpon.
I have spent the last couple of weeks deep dropping for sheepshead, trout, and black drum. I have been doing very well with all three species. Ladyfish have been filling in the gaps. I spent one day this past week flyfishing in gin clear skinny water. We saw some very nice snook and redfish but couldn't get them to bite. We threw everything at them too.
It has been a very challenging winter but we have managed to pull off some very nice catches. It looks as if we may be out of the woods. I am starting to book trips fast for spring so give me a call to get your date. I hope to be chasing tarpon soon. I'll see you on the water.
snook, redfish, trout, tarpon
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