August 11, 2023
Naples to Flamingo
Outdoor writer Caitlyn Gatrell works with local captains to share updates on fishing patterns from Naples to Flamingo, including Marco Island, Everglades City and Chokoloskee.
August 11 - 13
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Planning a fishing trip to the Ten Thousand Islands? Allow us to guide you to all the current hotspots, as well as provide plenty of tips to ensure an enjoyable and memorable outing!
The Ten Thousand Islands is a great place for sightseeing, exploring and fishing, drawing in many tourists and anglers from near and far. If you’re planning on fishing in our area within the next few days, tune in each week to our 10K forecast report to help narrow your focus.
WHAT SPECIES TO LOOK FOR?
A nice snook bite has been persistent throughout this week and snapper have continued to fill coolers.
WHAT TYPE OF BAITS?
It seems that most inshore whitebait have continued to be on the smaller side, but you can find larger ones in deeper water. Mullet are still out and about along the beaches.
WHAT AREAS SHOULD YOU FOCUS ON RIGHT NOW?
A lot of offshore fun has been consistent this week. Larger snook have been hanging around the wrecks and reefs, with snapper tagging along. Our captains report snappers upwards of sixteen inches have made their way to the boat.
WHAT FISHING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY PRODUCING?
Since offshore fishing has been a hit this week, you will want to find a calm weather window to ensure a safe journey. There are some nice pockets of sunshine and calm winds this weekend, so stay on the lookout! Keep in mind how hot it is and bring along Gatorade, water, sunscreen, a hat and sun protection.
If fishing around the wrecks or reefs, use some heavier leader to prevent any breakage or fraying of your line on the structure. It also will be beneficial when bringing up the bigger critters!
Safe adventures this weekend!
- Caitlyn Gatrell
Special thanks to Captains Will and Emily Johnson of BearFoot Charters based out of Goodland, FL
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