Naples Fishing Report, Saturday, October 31, 2015: Halloween Hogfish ~ #Naples

Naples Fishing, Halloween Hogfish, Saturday, 10-31-15, Naples Fishing Report & Charters ~ #Naples.
Naples Fishing, Halloween Hogfish, Saturday, 10-31-15, Naples Fishing Report & Charters ~ #Naples.

Naples Fishing Report: Halloween Hogfish.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: Halloween Hogfish!  We’re mostly focused on naples fishing the channels, grass flats, passes, oyster bars, mangroves and near shore fishing in Naples, but we also give updates on Naples deep sea fishing.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Please try our pilot SanibelCaptivaNews.com site or Sanibel & Captiva Events Calendar to see what else is happening Sanibel & Captiva islands!

We’re just getting started in Naples, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Naples fishing!

Wednesday, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: Halloween Fishing – Hogfish; if you are a local Naples fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  Daily Naples fishing reports. All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

The Naples-Marco Island area has terrific beaches and beach fishing!  The beaches stretch along the Gulf of Mexico for about 10 miles and include Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Clam Pass Beach Park, Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier (Naples Pier), Vanderbilt Beach, North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach, and Lowdermilk Beach Park.  Naples beaches are often ranked in the top 5-10 beaches in America!

There are also a number of both small and very large reserves in and nearby Naples-Marco Island.  They include Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryEverglades National ParkBig Cypress National PreserveFlorida Panther National Wildlife RefugeTen Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Picayune Strand State Forest.

Like much of southwest Florida, Naples has barrier islands which mean great fishing!  The breadth of the natural ecosystem near Naples is immense and can’t be fully described in this short post.  Marco Island is the most well known, but Marco Island spills south into the Ten Thousand Islands and unbelievably good fishing!

Other islands include Keywaydin Island, which is the longest unbridged island in southwest Florida and has a lot of natural habitat, and Kice Island and Cape Romano, which are very remote!

We’re just getting started in Naples, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Naples fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Happy fishing!

The Naples Fishing Report Team!

Tampa Fishing Report, Saturday, October 31, 2015: Pompano ~ #Tampa

Tampa Fishing, Saturday, 10-31-15, Pompano, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.
Tampa Fishing, Saturday, 10-31-15, Pompano, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.

Today’s Tampa fishing report: Pompano!

Saturday, October 31, 2015: Florida Fishing Report, Tampa fishing, pompano on structure; most of the time we fish Tampa’s flats, passes, oyster bars, inlets and islands.  Sometimes we’ll go offshore of Tampa a couple of miles or so if we’re fishing for goliath grouper, or tarpon or sharks.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Tampa fishing is some of the best in the world!  A fishing trip is a great family adventure and your children will love it!

The Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater area has some of the nicest beaches in Florida, including Ford Desoto’s North Beach, Caladesi Island and Siesta Key!

Perhaps more important to fishing, the Tampa-St. Pete area has a great coastline structure and topography. Barrier islands stretch close to 70 miles from North Pinellas to Venice. In general, barrier islands mean great fishing habitat because they create passes where fish move on the tides in concentrated fashion, and also protected back-bay areas for the overall ecosystem.

On parts of the west coast of Florida, including the Tampa area, the barrier islands also tend to still have large protected mangrove areas.   Mangroves are critical to the whole lifecycle of the ecosystem. Mangroves are often truly foundational to the formation of the islands and their decaying leaves feed microorganisms that are the starting point of the food chain that leads up to tarpon and sharks at the top of the system!

We’re just getting started in Tampa, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Tampa fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Daily Tampa Fishing Report & Info On Tampa Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen and Fisherwomen!

Happy fishing!

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 10-30-15

Florida Red Tide Report, Statewide Karenia Brevis Concentrations 10:22:2015 - 10:30:2015
Florida Red Tide Report, Statewide Karenia Brevis Concentrations 10:22:2015 – 10:30:2015

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: October 30, 2015

FWC continues to receive widespread reports of extensive fish kills. To date, 77 reports from Northwest Florida have been recorded from numerous locations including Navarre, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa beaches, Destin Harbor, Destin Marina, Destin Pass, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Pratt Bayou, Shalimar Yacht Basin, Rosemary and Panama City beaches, East Bay River, Eastern Lake, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Bay, Powell Lake, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre Beach Pier.

FWC released the weekly Red Tide Status Report this morning.

“Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present in, along, and offshore of Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf counties in Northwest Florida and in, along, and offshore of Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.

Due to sampling gaps, no results are available for Santa Rosa and Walton counties. However, a bloom is present in these regions, as evidenced by discolored water, fish kills, and respiratory irritation. No satellite images were available this week due to cloud cover.

Karenia brevis was detected in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Escambia County and one sample collected offshore of Pasco County; low to medium concentrations in 4 samples collected in and alongshore of Okaloosa County; very low to high concentrations in 12 samples collected in and alongshore of Bay County; and background to medium concentrations in 2 samples collected inshore of Gulf County. Karenia brevis was not detected in, along, or offshore of Franklin, Dixie, or Hernando counties. No samples were analyzed this week from Santa Rosa, Walton, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, or Citrus counties.

FWC continues to receive widespread reports of extensive fish kills. To date, 77 reports from Northwest Florida have been recorded from numerous locations including Navarre, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa beaches, Destin Harbor, Destin Marina, Destin Pass, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Pratt Bayou, Shalimar Yacht Basin, Rosemary and Panama City beaches, East Bay River, Eastern Lake, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Bay, Powell Lake, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre Beach Pier. Respiratory irritation has also been reported in the majority of these locations and is possible throughout the area where red tide is present.

Karenia brevis was detected in background to very low concentrations in 2 samples collected in and alongshore of Pinellas County; background to low concentrations in 25 samples collected in and alongshore of Manatee, Charlotte, and Lee counties; and background to high concentrations in 24 samples collected in and alongshore of Sarasota County.

One sample collected alongshore of Collier County also contained background concentrations of K. brevis. Karenia brevis was not detected in a sample collected alongshore of Monroe County. No samples were collected in Hillsborough County this week. Respiratory irritation and fish kills were reported from some beaches in Southwest Florida this week.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show little net movement of bloom patches over the next three days.”

For more information, please see FWC.

Miami Fishing Report, Friday, October 30, 2015: Snook ~ #Miami

Miami Fishing, Snook Fishing, Friday, 10-30-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.
Miami Fishing, Snook Fishing, Friday, 10-30-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.

Miami fishing report for today: snook.

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Friday, October 30, 2015, Florida Fishing Report, Miami Fishing: snook;  we report on Miami inshore and offshore fishing. We’re mostly focused on fishing Miami’s channels, grass flats, passes, oyster bars, mangroves and near shore fishing, but we’ll also give you an update on deep sea fishing if a Captain sends us a report!

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Consistent with the near shore fishing theme, we post on fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, pompano, snapper, grouper, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, hogfish and other game fish!

We also report on going after bigger fish, including bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, sandbar sharks, spinner sharks and black tip and black nose sharks. We’re very strong proponents of catching and releasing sharks unharmed.

Again, unless you are going to eat a fish that is in season and of the appropriate size, we say let ‘em go to get bigger, have some fun and catch ‘em again another day!

At the right time of the year, we also post on tarpon, cobia and king mackerel when they are running!

Miami is increasingly one of the capitals of the Caribbean and Latin America, and the culture and fishing is some of the best in the world!  Whether you’re a serious fisherman or woman or a family looking for a great adventure, you are going to like Miami fishing!

Friday, October 30, 2015, Florida Fishing Report, Miami Fishing: catch & release snook fishing; daily Miami Fishing Report & Info On Miami Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen and Fisherwomen!

We’re just getting started in Miami, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Miami fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Happy fishing!

The Miami Fishing Report Team!

FWC Commission Marine Fisheries Management Meeting

FWC Commission Marine Fisheries Management Meeting, Mutton Snapper, Cayo Costa.
FWC Commission Marine Fisheries Management Meeting, Mutton Snapper, Cayo Costa.

FWC Meeting – Panama City

Marine Fisheries items to be discussed November 18-19, 2015

The FWC Commission will discuss several marine fisheries management items Nov. 18-19 at the meeting in Panama City including discussions on:

  • Federal fishery management updates – Includes discussion on recent federal closures for greater amberjack and red grouper in Gulf waters. Staff will seek direction as to whether to close these recreational fisheries in Gulf state waters through Dec. 31.
  • Innovations in Marine Fisheries Management – An update on a survey and workshops held over the summer to gather public input on marine fisheries management.
  • Red snapper regional management – Staff will seek direction on potential Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council action to manage certain aspects of the recreational red snapper fishery on a regional (potentially state-by-state) basis.
  • Mutton snapper – Staff will present a summary of stakeholder concerns about mutton snapper regulations and present potential management changes for the recreational and commercial mutton snapper fisheries for Commission discussion.
  • Annual workplan – Staff presents plans for upcoming fiscal year.
  • Regulatory changes on Dwarf seahorse: Creating additional conservation measures.

For more information:  FWC Agenda.