The captains over here at on a mission guide service in Naples Florida always find our self in the same predicament. We cannot stress enough to our clients how important it is to be able to use artificial’s. It is so very important! We cannot always find bait. There are times of the year that it is very difficult to find, even if we go out three or four hours before our charter we come back with 10 pieces. Not even enough to fish a half day.
That’s where the artificial game comes to play. Top water and soft plastics even jigs and flies all work wonders if used correctly! I find myself telling my clients this all the time. I probably sound like a broken record but I always say go practice in the backyard in the pond in the pool you don’t even need water. Practice casting in tight situations. Practice learning how to walk the dog with a top water plug correctly. We can coach you through the rest, if you have the simple skills! Also, the payoffs will keep you coming back!
Backcountry game in the Naples area remains strong with these artificial‘s. Lots of big snook everywhere will crush these plugs. Redfish, jacks, trout, juvenile Tarpon. Even had some juvenile bull sharks and black tips completely blast these plugs! Once you hone your skills you will be surprised how fast your angling game will improve. If you want to become a better angler you have to learn how to fish with more than live bait!
Tight lines! The Bedell Captains.
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