February – August
If you find yourself visiting southwest Florida, you owe it to yourself to spend some time on the water. Tarpon, snook and redfish are among the most sought after fish in the areas around Naples, Marco Island and the 10,000 islands. In terms of saltwater fly fishing, look no further. You have not lived until you have experienced the gill rattling fury of a giant tarpon. The silver king inhabit these waters from mid February – mid November and can be found cruising in schools, rolling or laying near the surface in the back water bays and rivers. Tarpon are very weather sensitive so plan at least 3-4 days when targeting them. Sight fishing for snook in the shallow back country bays is an experience that any angler can appreciate. Often times, snook lay motionless waiting for their prey to swim by. Snook fishing can be good from mid Fall through mid Spring. Redfish make up the third fish in this backcountry slam.Redfish can be found cruising and often tailing in the bays and on the flats in search of food. This full-time guide has been fishing these waters since the early 90’s. This huge area is under fished and often overlooked compared to other areas in the state.
$650/day for up to two anglers
Fly to Naples.
$650/day (up to 2 anglers). 8 hour day.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.