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Off Shore Fishing Marco Island 

Offshore is starting to heat up with the summer almost upon us and the fish are really getting into the warm water and the season of plenty!.  The Permit have shown up and are really thick on structure anywhere from the beach out to anywhere there is structure.  I got a report of a huge school at the T tower and the three or four boats there caught their limit even after many break offs on the huge legs of the communications tower.  Speaking of the towers, may people that live on Marco Island have know idea that there are several of these towers out there in the Gulf of Mexico, and they are all hot spots at one time of the year.  The towers I believe were put in by the DEA in an effort to help combat drug trafficking, and I really do not know if they are used for that purpose today.  I do know that the towers are placed starting at the Florida Keys, and run North along the cost.  The closest one to Marco is about 20 miles from our shores.  The towers hold lots of snapper, cobia, grouper and many other species at one time or another.  So, if you are looking for something different to fish near, give one of the towers a shot.

Backwater has been on fire with snook being caught in the outer mangrove passes.  Some up to 20 lbs have been reported near the Port of the Islands area.  Anglers are using live bait such as pinfish and mullet soaked on the bottom to catch the big boys.  Redfish and trout are doing fine at this time with many trout out on the flats South of Marco.  Redfish, hit or miss in the backwater, but reports of the big bull reds on the near shore reefs are starting to be reported.  The weather is great so enjoy it while we can before the afternoon thunderstorms begin their daily march across the Everglades to reach us by the end of the day.  Tight lines.... 

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