Posted on by Captain John

Ok folks, snook and tarpon are here but with all that is going on with the Covid-19 virus that has totally stopped all of us in place. I hope everyone is doing well and my heart and prayers go out to all suffering with loss and symptoms.

That being said I am still running some trips and all at discount prices. Call or email me for details. I’m trying to give back to the community that supports my business and working to get people out on the water and out of the house. Anyone in the Marco Island, Naples or Bonita Springs area will have a very special price, at a major discount off regular prices. I want to try to get the kids out so this is the deal. I will take 2 kids and one adult, 2 adults or single anglers on trips. The boat and tackle get disinfected every trip and I have hand washing available on board also. You drive to boat get on and get off. Your only contact outside of yourselves is me.

So the snook have been very eager to jump on the top waters like Rapala Skitterwalks and poppers. Once the sun gets higher we convert over to soft plastic paddletails. The bite has been best when tide is moving and the outside points have been the target areas when the weather permits.

Big trout have been active also. We don’t catch a bunch but the fish are quality 23-26inch all on top waters. Seriously when they pounce you swear its a big snook as the trout hammer the plug. That’s me in the photo above. Go to and buy a few Skitterwalks in bone color or silver/black.

Tarpon have been just very happy lately. They have no problem biting the 6 inch paddle tails in white or purple. 20lb Sufix braid with 60lb leader works just fine. Use about 24 inches of leader using a Albright knot to connect line to leader.

Ok folks! Let me know if I can help you in anyway. We will get through this and be better for it.


Capt. John

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