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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
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Snook Fishing in Southwest Florida
Everglades City - Naples - 10,000 Islands

Snook are the most sought after gamefish in Florida and they are found in abundance in the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. The mangrove estuaries of Southwest Florida provide an ideal habitat for snook them to thrive. Naples, Marco Island, Goodland, and Everglades City all have access points to major snook haunts. They are targeted year round in with fly or light tackle.

 



Snook make excellent fly targets.
Due to their preference to ambush prey, the majority of fly fishing for snook is done by casting along mangrove shorelines and oyster bars in the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. Accurate casts under and around the mangrove islands are a must. In shallow water, they are found lying motionless which makes a well placed fly the ideal bait for this situation.

Catching snook with artificials is a true test of angling ability. They are aggressive feeders that will smash a noisy topwater lure worked around the mangroves. Jigs are the most productive artificial with bucktails or soft plastics both taking their share of snook in Southwest Florida. Plugs and spoons also work well along the mangrove shorelines for snook.

Live bait fishing for snook with minnows or shrimp can be outstanding. If catching snook in numbers is the main objective, then live bait is the way to go. Scaled sardines, thread herring, and mullet are plentiful and are at the top of the list on the snook menu. Live baiting is a great way to maximize the action on the boat and when carrying kids along, it is my preferred way to target snook. The type of tackle I prefer for snook fishing is 6 ½ to 7 foot, medium action rods with reels lined with 8-15 pound test braided line. A 3 foot section of 40 pound fluorocarbon leader would finish off the setup.

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