February & Mid March 2021 Fishing Report for The Ten Thousand Islands, Naples, FL

My oh my have the fish been biting for the last 6 weeks. The water has been very clean and no Red Tide has been seen in the Ten Thousand Islands region. Water temperatures have been at a brisk 70-75 degrees thru the month of February. The Redfish bite was better than I have seen in a couple of years. Best baits this month have been Shrimp tipped jigs in a variety of colors. Pictured below are a couple of happy customers

And the Black Drum and Triple Tail were hanging around in great numbers as well.

The Sea Trout and Pompano were very plentiful throughout the month, helping fill the fish box for some great eating dinners. Popping corks with live Shrimp have worked best.

The month of March has been the same in temperatures, other than the spring winds. The winds, when blowing, have made the bite challenging, but there are fish to be found,. like the Snook which have started slowly moving in this month. I have been targeting these fish with lures and live netted baits.

And of course the Reds and Black Drum are still here

The Tarpon bite has been a little slow for the start of spring with only one jump off so far, but this week I have seen more of them. I thank you for the read and I am hoping to get you out there and put you on some of these fish. Give me a call to schedule a trip at 239-325-7109. Until then…

Tight Lines,

Captain Jim Fortman

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