The weather has begun to warm up here in Naples. The entire state of Florida has been below normal since before New Year’s day. Cold weather affects not only the fish but the fishermen. Few people have wanted to venture out into the Gulf of Mexico because the temperatures has been so cold. For the folks who have braved the elements lately, the fishing/catching has been very good. Nice catches of mangrove snapper and gag grouper are being caught while fishing live baits over reefs and ledges. If the water warms just a little cobia and king mackerel will show back up. Spring normally begins in Naples and all of south Florida in early February so the cold weather could be behind us. Until the next fishing report, stay warm and think about soon to be balmy Naples.