Naples to Everglades - Marco Island, Chokoloskee, Estero Bay, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Capt. Ken Chambers
Fly Fishing Map of Naples to Everglades, FL
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Naples to Everglades - Marco Island, Chokoloskee, Estero Bay, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Try an intermediate line around the beaches. Getting the fly below the wave action can help make the fly move naturally when stripped.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Naples to Everglades is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Backcountry Guide Service

Fishing conditions: Summer patterns. Hot and humid with rain late. Be smart about drinking water.

Inshore temperature: 85 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

Person Fishing in a stream

Naples to Everglades Description

Southwest Florida departures include Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Everglades City. Fishing the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park and Estero Bay.

Techniques & Tips

Poppers at first light are getting smashed. Foam heads with a little flash are fine. No need for elaborate patterns when light is low.

7-Day Forecast

Hot and sunny mornings but good chances of afternoon rains. Get an early start.


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