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Fishing conditions: Tarpon are the number one target for most anglers. Area beaches are loaded with fish but the pressure of many boats has given many fish a case of lockjaw. around. Snook fishing is excellent around the outside. The winds are light and comfortable and the water is as nice and clear as ever.
Inshore temperature: 80 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 82 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: Thread herring, shrimp, mud crabs, glass minnows, scaled sardines, mosquito fish
Fish species: Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout
Fishing season: Year round
Nearest airport: RSW-Fort Myers or FLL-Fort Lauderdale
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 20 Lb. Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 9 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Redfish WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
Southwest Florida departures include Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Everglades City. Fishing the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park and Estero Bay.
Patrol the beach for snook early. Use small weighted white flies.
Feels like summer. Tarpon and snook are all we will be targeting.