Naples and Marco Island Fishing Report for Monday June 29, 2015
Offshore fishing this week should be good. Red grouper catches have been abundant 20 miles out and the I hear the gag are moving in just in time for the season opener in July. Captain Wes Bedell of On a Mission Fishin' took a group out on Saturday and they caught some extra-large kingfish cudas and some nice size snapper and grouper all within 15 miles.
Inshore fishing has currently been very good for snook and snapper fishing. Scope out around the inside of jetties and rock walls near or around the passes. Live shrimp and white bait has been the best bait to land a snook or snapper; however, a well-placed cast with a top water plug or jig can work just as well.
There are also some scattered redfish on the inside of the bay. Your best bet for catching redfish are a shrimp under a popping cork or white bait. You will need to move around to different locations because the redfish are not concentrated in any one area. The beaches are still holding snook for the jig or the fly fisherman. They are coming and going so you have to keep checking for them. Scattered in with the beach snook are some nice sea trout and a few pompano. For the fly fisherman, small white baitfish are working well.
On the beach, I like to use bonefish type flies or very small clouser minnows this time of the year. We have a full selection of them at the shop on Danford. We are tying there almost every day so come by and check us out!
No excuses! Boat traffic is slowing down so get out there and catch some!