Fishing this winter has been great and Tarpon have been active due to warmer temperatures, making the Ten Thousand Islands a must fish for fly fisher's. Tarpon in the morning have been rolling in the shallow bays and have allowed clients to hook the silver king during off season conditions. All we can hope is that these temperatures continue and that the fish continue to enjoy the shallow waters of the backcountry. This is especially helpful to all of you that came down last season only to find winds between 25 and 35 knots making fishing extremely tough.
Snook and Redfish have been very active and fishing has been great lately. This is good news due to our January freeze that killed lots of fish, and the fishery seems to be doing just fine. The lower tides have been conducive to sight fishing for large Snook and Reds which have been eating smaller patterns. Shrimp colors when the water is clear and darker patterns (Black/Purple and Brown Puglisi style flies) when the water is high.
Please give me a call if you are planning on visiting the Naples area, the winter fishing has been very good and I'm sure you'll have a great time.