The weather continues to be a big factor in Naples offshore fishing. The Gulf of Mexico waters are warming up nearly a degree a day and this causes the fish to feed long and often. These Illinois anglers went out with us and found the fishing very good. The water was extremely calm and clear and that makes mangrove snapper fishing very challenging. Mangrove snappers have very good eyesight so on bright days and in clear water southwest Florida fisherman have to come up with ways to fool the crafty mangroves. We drop down in line size and use really oily baits, such as sardines, to incite the snappers into a feeding frenzy.
King Mackerel will show up this week and we will be targeting them very soon.