Barracuda Fishing Reports

Barracuda Fishing

Naples Fishing Report, Thursday, June 22, 2017

Barracuda, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Naples Fishing Report & Charters.
Barracuda, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Naples Fishing Report & Charters.

Naples Fishing Report: Barracuda.

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Naples Fishing Report, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: Barracuda!  Latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality / Lake Okeechobee Update and Red Tide Report.  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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Barracuda Fishing, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Naples Fishing Report & Charters.
Barracuda Fishing, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Naples Fishing Report & Charters.

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 Sanibel & Captiva News 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!

Naples Fishing Report, Friday, May 12, 2017, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: SeaTrout;  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 habitats, 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.

Barracuda Workshops & Anemone Workshops

Miami Fishing, Barracuda, Monday, 8-17-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.
Miami Fishing, Barracuda, Monday, 8-17-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Barracuda Workshops & Anemone Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issues the flooding news release.

“The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several south Florida workshops in February to gather public input on barracuda and anemones. These workshops are free and open to anyone interested in participating.

The barracuda workshops will focus on recent management changes that went into effect Nov. 1, 2015, which included implementing a two-fish per person and six-fish per vessel daily recreational and commercial bag limit in state waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties. The goal of the workshops is to determine if there is a need for any additional management changes for barracuda, including, but not limited to, a possible size limit. 

The anemone workshop will focus on the management of several anemone species in Florida, with specific discussions on the giant anemone (Condylactis gigantea), which was closed to harvest in 2012.  

Workshop dates and locations are as follows (all times are from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time):

Barracuda workshops

Feb. 22 – Key West, Harvey Governmental Center, 1200 Truman Ave. 

Feb. 24 – Islamorada, Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Hwy.

Feb. 25 – Jupiter, The River Center, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 U.S. Highway 1

Anemone workshop 

Feb. 23 – City of Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 West Ocean Drive.

For more information or workshop updates, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”

New Barracuda Bag & Vessel Limits November 1

Miami Fishing, Barracuda, Monday, 8-17-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.
Miami Fishing, Barracuda, Monday, 8-17-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.

New Barracuda Bag/Vessel Limits Effective In South Florida Counties

FWC issued the following release this morning.

“New recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda go into effect Nov. 1 for state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only.

The new limits include:

Two fish per person daily recreational and commercial bag limit.
Six fish per vessel daily recreational and commercial limit.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved these new management measures at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale after hearing stakeholder concerns about declining barracuda numbers observed when fishing and diving in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys. FWC staff gathered public input from stakeholders at workshops conducted earlier this year. The FWC is responding to concerns by creating bag limits to prevent further declines and conserve barracuda in the region. Further workshops on barracuda conservation measures are planned for early 2016.”

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission