End of November and the Month of December 2019 Fishing Report – Naples, Fl and the Ten Thousand Islands

Well it has been a busy 8 weeks since my last report. The fishing has been outstanding in the 10,000 Islands and Naples area. My clients have been battling everything from Sea Trout to Tarpon.

The last 2 weeks of November did not disappoint. We did experience our first major cold front of the season; dropping water temperatures down to the upper sixties. This shut down the Snook bite, but turned on the Sea Trout and Redfish.

Then the waters warmed back up the first week of December. This sent in a late season surprise Tarpon bite, which usually is not around in December. It did add some excitement to the day.

I was also able to get out and do a little scouting with Kim and Ben. We loaded up on Redfish and Sea Trout. Kim was lucky enough to get a picture of one of the hardest sea creatures in the 10K to take a photo of; a Green Sea Turtle.

Then a charter with another surprise Tarpon.


The wildlife has also doubled with the most White Pelicans I have seen in quite a while.

And the bite on the Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle, Shark, and also Pomapno keep picking up.Red1Conservation

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a great start to the New Year. I expect the bite to stay strong through the month of January.

Tight Lines,

Captain Jim Fortman


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