Fishing Report - September 22, 2011 : FlyFish10k
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We are located south of Naples, Florida at Port of the Islands and fly fish NaplesMarco IslandEverglades National Park and throughout the 10,000 Islands. We will work hard to provide you with the best fly fishing southwest Florida has to offer.  
Fly fishing is our passion and that is all we do.  Our fishing is some of the most diverse in the world offering anglers one of the most challenging fly fishing destinations anywhere.  We promote catch and release fishing for our game fish and know that these fish are far too important of a resource to be caught only once.  These are tough fish, often selective and spooky - pack your best cast along with your sunblock and come fish with us.     

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We look forward to hearing from you, 
Capt Bill

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Fishing Report - September 22, 2011

by Capt. Bill Baldus on 09/22/11

  We have continued to receive showers most afternoons, cooling things down a bit.

It seems the Glades are full of water but surprisingly statistics put us about eight inches behind our normal annual rainfall total.  The winds have moderated over the last week or so and the water has cleared up.  Redfish have been at the top of the charts over the last few weeks.

   On our way down south yesterday, Dr Carl Angstrom and I both commented on how you could feel just a touch of fall in the air. As we ran the outside bights, we could see birds working bait in most of the bays we passed.

   The tide had just begun to drop as we stopped at our first shoreline. Carl put the Gurgler on the edge of a creek mouth, two short strips and a nice red slammed it; couple of pictures and a nice release. As the water dropped we decided the Gurgler was probably a little too much in this shallow water, we switched to a small 10k Baitfish, mullet color.

  We ended up with four nice redfish and a snook before the water got too skinny and we headed back toward Chokoloskee to try to find a tarpon for a slam. Just as we arrived at the tarpon spot, a storm came through and it rained so hard you could barely see the shoreline. We could see another storm coming so we called it a day and headed back to the Port. A great morning in the Everglades, thanks Carl!

We will keep you posted,

Capt Bill

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