Get out early and beat the heat!
Summer is in full swing here in Naples, and it’s hot! The bait fish have spawned, and there are hoards of small baits along the beaches and inside the passes. Many fish can be found gorging themselves on the masses of bait early in the morning and late in the evenings. It’s crucial to get out during these “cooler” times, in order to find the best bite, as the fishing really slows down towards the middle of the day when the water heats up.
As I mentioned, the bait fish are a little on the small side, and the size of our catch has been affected by this somewhat. Smaller snook and mangrove snapper have been the most common catches, with other species mixed in like goliath grouper, redfish, and jack crevalle.
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