With the big tropical storm Alberto dumping heavy rains on the area. Don't be afraid to change up your game plan and throw some artificial baits to catch some beautiful line siders. Snook have been moving in the passes and beaches. Live target baits such as the thread / mullet style are great baits to use. Also look to spool techs for a great swim bait to catch snook and tarpon. For the live bait guys big shrimp and mullet will probably be the best baits to use until the seas calm enough to get out and catch some fresh bait.
I got a chance to get a line wet with a great friend the other day and found this beautiful snook relaxing on some timber and she wasn't shy in taking a pilchard down.
Capt. Joey Benko
Naples Inshore Fishing Guide
Fishing has been challenging with a really bad weather pattern. Be cautions on the water when it comes to thunder and lightning. Snook and trout have been the major players in our area. Look for these fish to be in the passes and on the beaches. I've been using pilchards with a 3/8oz split shot with a 3/0 owner circle hook. Hopefully we can get out of this weather system and back to some warm hot days soon.
Capt. Joey Benko
Naples Backwater Fishing Charters
This weeks fishing should continue to improve with better tides later in the week. Look for pilchards and green backs to be on the beaches. Strong winds out of the east have helped push the red tide out of Naples. This weekends trips I didn't see any dead fish floating around the back bays and the pilchards stayed strong in the live well. Snook, Redfish, and Trout have been putting up a good battle for my anglers this past week. Here is some recent photos from the 2018 Gene Doyle Tournament. Tough conditions made for tough fishing but Tom Benek and Luca Musico scored some really nice fish.
Inshore Fishing Charters in Naples, FL
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