Fishing Season: Year round

Naples to Everglades - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

83

Offshore Temp:

82

Capt. Ken Chambers 's Tip of the Week

Dark water in backcountry bays are great areas to find snook and redfish. Copper and gold flashy flies are a top choice around the oyster bars. Not sure if the fish think the flies imitate fish or crustaceans but they are work!

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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 12/2/21

Mild weather all week. When should be light. Water temperature hovering around 70 so any warm-up will really help the fishing.

Techniques & Tips as of 12/2/21

Clean water near the outside islands but may turn milky with the front. Would then be best to work backcountry bays for snook.

Current Conditions as of 12/2/21

Mild weather all week. When should be light. Water temperature hovering around 70 so any warm-up will really help the fishing.

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