Fishing continues to be outstanding!

August 21, 2019 8:34 pm By:

As August has settled into the full fledged dog days of hot muggy weather mixed with rain, the traditional Southwest Florida fishing patterns have settled in as well. The bait is still readily available to get, but has gotten smaller, and we are getting it along the beaches. In spite of my normal instincts to go out to the bait wrecks and get the bigger baits, the old adage ‘Elephants like peanuts’ has seemed to become the norm on our trips the past few weeks. The other great thing about small baits is the sheer number of bites we are getting.

Tallie caught a pile of snook and reds on a rainy Naples Marco Island Morning, along with this nice spotted seatrout.

Snapper seem to have come alive full tilt recently, and I’m talking the nice 12-14″ keeps that customers always like to catch, and that keep me busy at the cleaning table!

Alex is about to put Captain Tim to work with this net full of snapper, redfish, Spanish mackerel and trout his party caught on a morning trip last week.

The redfish are everywhere right now. It si safe to say, they are more plentiful than the snook. While the 18-21″ keepers are the most common, every trip has that one or two upper or over slot bruiser (>27″)!

Elephants like peanuts! Ted with one of the big redfish caught on small bait…you can always expect one of these mixed in with the smaller ones.
Brenton the masked redfish bandit with one of countless small to medium sized reds released these past couple of weeks.

As the summer snook spawn starts to wind down, they can focus on eating, and 10-30 snook a trip are still common. Of course when September 1st comes around on the west coast and season opens, I am sure the slot snook (28-33″) will suddenly decide to get lockjaw! lol

These guys (keeper snook) will suddenly get hard to find when Snook Season opens September 1st!

Give us a call and book your great day on the water!

Captain Tim 239-821-9375