Tim Rushing

It has been a very busy several weeks with charters in the Naples Marco Island Area, with lots of folks booking charters in Naples and Marco Island, and enjoying some of the great fishing action we have been having. We’ve had families, couples, fathers and daughters, mothers and daughters friends, and solo anglers book a variety of charters,and the single biggest consistency have been the smiles as they catch fish and have fun together!

The livebait has been the preferred bait, and it has been easy to get and is producing all kinds of fish in a variety of sizes.

We have been catching redfish, snook, trout, flounder, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and even mutton snapper in the back country waters. How is that for variety!

Check out a few of the recent pictures of several happy clients with their catches!


Fish Species: Redfish, Snook
Bait Used: Pilchards
Tackle Used: Light Spinning
Method Used:
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: Low 80s
Wind Direction: Varied, mostly east
Wind Speed: light

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Tim Rushing

About The Author: Captain Tim Rushing

Company: Southern Gentlemen Fishing

Area Reporting: Naples, Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands

Bio: As a Fourth-generation native Floridian, I have spent more than 30 years soaking up the unrivaled fishery that is Southwest Florida. I spent much of my youth fishing everywhere for everything that could be caught in fresh or saltwater in this state. As a true Florida “Native” that has fished every single corner of the state for every single species of fish this great state offers, I knew this region was special the first time I laid eyes on her upon moving here after graduating from the University of Florida. Every time I go out on the water, whether it is the mystery and allure of the 10,000 islands and Everglades, the beautiful beaches of Naples and Marco or the grandeur of the Pine Island Sound Islands I feel like I am stealing something wonderful from the rest of the world! For the past 30 years I have studied, mastered, and observed the awesome gamefish and wildlife with the eye of a Florida native, and the excitement of kid at the beach for the first time in his life.

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