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  1. ENP January 1

    Fishing Reports
    Started the new year and new decade off right--no hangover, up at 4:00 a.m., on the water at 6:30. High tide at Lostmans at 4:54 a.m. so we would have favorable tide conditions to fish the creeks, drains and rivers to the South. Sunrise was at 7:13 a.m. with N/NE winds at 5-8. Moon was waxing...
  2. Camping/Fishing 10K Islands November 29-30

    Fishing Reports
    Headed to the ENP for a solo camping/fishing trip. Slight winds from the E/NE so I decided to camp in the backcountry on the Plate Creek Bay Chickee. It faces the East, so I figured the breeze would blow any mosquitos or no-see-ums back into the small cay that is behind the chickee...
  3. 10K Island Saturday November 2, 2019

    Fishing Reports
    Epic day in the 10K Islands. Over 25 snook, 10-12 reds, too many trout to count, couple of smaller grouper, several snapper, shots at tarpon but no hook ups, hooked the largest triple tail ever but lost at the boat, and my PB snook--over 40". What a day!
  4. Ten Thousand Islands Independence Day 2019

    Fishing Reports
    Solo trip to Chokoloskee to fish the Ten Thousand Islands yesterday and check out some areas I have not fished. 3:57 a.m. high tide meant only a little bit of out-going water to fish before the slack tide. I launched at OR around 6:15 a.m. to one of the most beautiful sunrises ever. Fishing...
  5. Epic Day In the Ten Thousand Islands

    Fishing Reports
    Fished Saturday out of Chokoloskee. We launched at OR at first light, sunrise at 6:37 a.m. Low tide was at 9:46 a.m. so we had a few hours of falling water to fish before the tide change. Full moon on the 19th, so I was a little anxious about the prospects for the day as the overnight was...
  6. 10K Islands May 11

    Fishing Reports
    We ran Tom's Master Angler on Saturday, launching at Outdoor Resorts Chokoloskee at first light. The schizophrenic weatherman had it wrong again-6 to 8 from the SE turned out to be 10-15, so we stayed in the backcountry. Tide was outgoing. Water temps are going up--low 80 degree range most of...
  7. Swamp Jukin' in the 10K Islands November 4

    Fishing Reports
    It was all about variety yesterday in the ENP. We launched early at OR (with 25-30 others from the Naples area who were entered in a Red/Snook tournament). Low tide at 6:43 a.m. so we would have incoming water all morning followed by a falling tide in the afternoon. Weather was overcast, but...
  8. 10K Islands September 15

    Fishing Reports
    Launched at OR at dawn, ran the twisty turn, out the pass and headed south. Early morning high tide, so we had outgoing water all morning. Light winds from the S-SW. Blue skies with some clouds during the day, but no rain (and even nicer, no lightning!). The water was murky in most places...