Fishing Season: Year round

Naples to Everglades - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

80

Offshore Temp:

78

Capt. Ken Chambers 's Tip of the Week

When the wind is blowing, stick with targeting snook and redfish. Use the calm periods, if there are any, to search for tarpon laying up in the bays and coves of the 10,000 Islands.

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Map of Naples to Everglades

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Backcountry Guide Service

5-Day Outlook as of 5/5/21

Super hot weather but will shift will help bring temps down a bit. Tides start to strengthen later this week.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/5/21

Having success using lightly weighted streamers along mangroves during windy periods. Medium bead chain seems perfect to get the fly down to the fish which have been hanging deeper in windy areas.

Current Conditions as of 5/5/21

Super hot weather but will shift will help bring temps down a bit. Tides start to strengthen later this week.

Local Species Available Year round

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    Snook

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    Redfish

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    Tarpon

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    Seatrout

Capt. Ken Chambers 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Lefty's Deceiver White 1/0
Puglisi Peanut Butter Fly Black/Purple 2/0
Tarpon Toad Chartreuse 3/0
Grassett's Snook Minnow White 1/0
Clouser Minnow Chartreuse/White 1/0-2/0

Lefty's Deceiver

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Capt. Ken Chambers 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Naples to Everglades

Southwest Florida departures include Naples, Marco Island, and Goodland. Fishing the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park and Estero Bay. We offer 1/2, 3/4 or full day trips using fly or spin tackle for snook, redfish, tarpon and more. Our inshore team of expert guides are ready to assist the novice or experienced angler to have a productive day on the water. Fishing is fun for all ages so give us a call now.

Nearest Airport:

RSW-Fort Myers or FLL-Fort Lauderdale

Bait Recommendations:

Thread herring, shrimp, mud crabs, glass minnows, scaled sardines, mosquito fish