May is a fantastic month to fish in Naples. My primary focus is on Tarpon during this month but there’s also many other game fish to pursue. There are Snook on the beaches and sea trout and mangrove snapper on almost every piece of structure both inshore and offshore. I’ve had some great Charters lately finding lots of opportunities fishing with both live and artificial baits. I’ve been staying flexible as far as what fish we target during the day. Some Naples fishing charters start out trying to catch Tarpon and then switch gears to Snook or Snapper. Some days the conditions allow tarpon fishing all day, other the clouds and wind make other species a better option. On a trip last week we found productive tarpon fishing first thing in the morning. We were sight casting to large schools of fish in the early Dawn hours. After finding early success we moved over to one of the flats and sight fished for Tarpon there. Cooperative fish and tired Anglers had me switch gears and we began fishing snook fishing. We found a great snook bite along the beaches. Fast action is the name of the game with snook who rarely turn down a live bait. these fish are reputed fighters and a top gamefish here in Naples. Those looking for table fare have found the mangrove snapper bite has been fast and furious. Mangrove snapper can be found on just about every piece of structure up and down the coast both inshore and offshore. Most of the fish are one to three pounds but what they lack in size they make up for in fight. Seatrout have also been very cooperative. Summer is when we find some of the biggest sea trout of the year. The trout are very opportunistic feeders and will strike almost anything that comes buy. Icing the trout immediately is very important This trend should continue through the next few months, making a great time to get out on a Naples fishing charter.
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