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Anybody fish this area? Moving soon and would like to get a better idea of how to fish it. I know a lot of people fish the ten thousand islands. Any tips/advice?
Sounds good I appreciate the advice!I live in Naples and I fish out of the Port of the Islands 90% of the time. So the 10k islands, bays, creeks are my favorite waters to search for monsters. Obviously there are a lot of different areas to fish in there so just get on the water as often as you can and try to learn your way around. Soft and hard artificial baits work great as well live. Mangroves, beaches, docks, seawalls, jetties all hold fish.
Appreciate the advice! Do you guide in this area?That canal is exactly three miles long and it's all a "no wake" zone.... The good news is that small plugs or other lures can work well - trolled down the shoreline as you idle along (I like the east side...). The other good news is that unlike many places to launch and fish out of in the 10K area, Port of the Islands is pretty user friendly - with a well marked path from the end of that canal all the way out to Round Key -from there you're on your own... It's a good area to start learning about oyster bars and other surprises you'll have to learn about as you ease into a new area...
Of course the best way to learn any portion of the backcountry is to go with someone that knows the area your first few times (either a skilled local angler or a guide...). You'll learn more in a single day that way than you will in a year on your own..
Likewise with me, just recently purchased some property down by Marco. Been down there numerous times over the years as well as been out with a guide a few times in the 10,000 island (northern part), took out of Goodland Marina. Anyway, curious if anyone has a suggestion of a good guide (Fly Fishing that is for some skinny water action). I also find myself in the market for a skiff! Looking forward to it.
I go to the 10k Islands a bunch for fishing. Great area that can catch grouper and snook in the consecutive casts. I always work the outside points on tide movement. I use florida marine tracks on my lowrance. It gives me a headache free way to find fishing and confidence to run without channel markers in site.Anybody fish this area? Moving soon and would like to get a better idea of how to fish it. I know a lot of people fish the ten thousand islands. Any tips/advice?
Thanks I’ll try to cover some more ground with arties.Whenever I fish a new area it's all artificial. For me it's always flies but soft baits are also a good choice. My goal on day 1 is always to cover as much area as possible and take a good look at the areas that I catch or spook fish. Normally before long some patterns develop for where fish are holding and how they want to be fed.
When it's really tough I put the rod away and pole right into the areas fish should be holding. For me I want to see that fish are in fact present. In areas where I do push fish out I'll remember the area and tide stage for another day. Normally this technique will also reveal patterns of the areas fish are using.
When I recently returned to Tampa Bay after 6 months of guiding Trout up north I spent 2 full afternoon's on the platform checking spot after spot. This technique has quickly dialed me in and right from jump my clients have been tight to Snook and Reds.
my 2 cents