Fishing Season: Year round

Naples to Everglades - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

86

Offshore Temp:

83

Capt. Ken Chambers 's Tip of the Week

Surface flies are very effective early in the day. Poppers and gurgler type flies are good choices to find big fish before the sun gets high. Color doesn't matter just make it pop!

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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 9/15/21

Steamy days with little break from the heat. Fish early or at night.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/15/21

Clean water along the beach is good for sightcasting but the fish are spooky. Downsize leader size to 20lb shock tippet. Just be careful if you hook a big snook.

Current Conditions as of 9/15/21

Steamy days with little break from the heat. Fish early or at night.

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