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Snook Fishing in Southwest Florida

snook fishing in sw florida Experience the challenge of catching Florida’s most sought after gamefish. Fly fishing or spin, the snook will test an angler’s skill with their explosive strikes and gill rattling jumps.
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Redfishing in Southwest Florida

Captain Ken ChambersTangle with hard fighting redfish in the shallow bays of the 10,000 Islands. As they feed on small crabs and minnows, they become easy targets for a well placed fly or lure.
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Tarpon Fishing in Southwest Florida

tarpon fishingCome battle with the silver king. Spring migrations can bring tarpon well over 100 lbs. Baby tarpon are found year round with summer and fall being the prime time for these fish ranging 5-50 lbs.
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Fly Fishing in Southwest Florida

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Presenting flies to hard fighting snook, redfish and tarpon is the pinnacle of fly fishing the area. 7-9 weight rods are preferred for backcountry action. 11-12 weights are suitable for big tarpon.

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Trip and Rate Information
redfishing in southwest floridaLook inside for answers to frequently asked questions. Also, find out what you should bring on a trip and where we will meet for your fishing trip.
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Meet the Captain
fishing trip informationWelcome, to my website. I am Ken Chambers and I grew up fishing in Southwest Florida. As a full time guide and tournament angler, I probably spend as much time on a boat as I do off of it...
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My Fishing Reports

fishing reportBrowse through my latest fishing reports. Read about other anglers’ fishing tales and get recent updates of what, when and where the fish are biting.
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Capt. Ken Chambers
7908 Leicester Drive  Naples, FL 34104
Cell: 1-239-289-0984


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Snook Fishing in Southwest Florida
Come experience exciting fishing in Southwest Florida with native guide, Capt. Ken Chambers. An Orvis Endorsed Guide, he will work hard to ensure a fun filled, productive day in the mangrove estuaries of the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park.
Tangle with game fish like tarpon, snook, redfish and trout.


These worthy targets can present the ultimate in challenges for the experienced and novice angler alike. Specializing in fly fishing, Capt. Ken enjoys stalking fish in the skinny water. He is an instructor for the Everglades Angler Fly Fishing Schools and can help you be more productive with the fly. If you prefer spin fishing, then live bait or lures can be used.

"The Fishing in Southwest Florida is Amazing"
- Capt. Ken Chambers

For pure action fishing with kids and adults alike, jack crevalle, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, and snapper along with many others keep the rods bent.

1/2, 3/4, and full days available. Most trips will leave from Goodland which is minutes from Marco Island and about 20 miles Southeast of Naples. Other departure sites can include Chokoloskee, Naples, and Estero Bay.

Chasing fish with a fly rod is my beloved method of choice. I enjoy stalking snook, redfish and tarpon in the shallow bays and coves of the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. This type of fishing is the equivalent of hunting because often we search for our target before casting.

Poling into the skinny water, we will look for the subtle signs of fish. Casts need to be quick and accurate. Once the fly has landed a short, quick strip will usually elicit a reaction strike. The most critical part of process comes next with the hook set. To catch snook, redfish and tarpon on fly a solid strip set must be used. Lifting the rod tip will not drive the hook home and the fish won’t stay on the line.

Tarpon fly fishing is a sight fishing activity. As the waters warm, tarpon move into shallow bays to rest and actually are found often lying motionless. They appear to be sleeping or resting and are prime targets once located. A well placed fly stripped across their face normally results in a hook up.

Sport fishing is year-round in Southwest Florida. Tarpon, snook, and redfish abound in the warmer months and can be caught in the winter if the weather is mild. Cooler temperatures bring in sea trout, pompano, sheepshead, and drum. Jack crevalle, ladyfish, snapper and more fill in the rest of the day with tight lines and bent rods.

The weather and the tides play a major factor in what is biting. The beauty of this area is you never know what the next cast might bring.Most trips will leave from Goodland which is minutes from Marco Island and about 20 miles Southeast of Naples. Other departure sites can range from Everglades City to Pine Island.


January 14, 2009
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Where are the trout? Well with the weather finally turning cold, we will see a major increase in trout fishing. Generally a winter staple, the warm water pushed many trout offshore and away from our jig tossing clients.

The benefit to warm water in January is the continued bite from snook. The snook fishing was very good for small to medium sized fish up until yesterday. They were falling for live baits and white deceivers fished near the outside points. Redfish were fairly scarce recently. They are around but we just were not catching too many. This cool down will make them bunch up and we will start catching better numbers.

The tides have been very low. The sight fishing is generally best on lower tide stages. Looking ahead, the tides will be pretty low for the next couple of months. The cooler water should clear up and hopefully we will have good fishing for snook and redfish in the shallows.

Tight lines,

Capt. Ken Chambers

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