Naples Golden Gate Canal Largemouth & Peacock Bass Fishing
Here is your Naples Golden Gate Canal Largemouth & Peacock Bass Fishing report. We got to fish Naples Golden Gate Canal system today, after a couple of long days of heavy winds. I did not want to play the dangerous game of going out in 30-40 mph winds. Luckily, the wind finally calmed down.
The morning was calm but the effects of the storm were still present. The bite early on, when it was cooler, was not the best but once the sun heated things up, the fish were on.
The largest peacock bass was about 3 1/2 pounds. We also got several largemouth bass in the 5 to 6-pound range. We threw a mix of artificial and live bait. The peacock bass loves the shiners, they go wild for them.
Most peacock bass like to hang around pretty cool water temperatures. So they weren’t in the mood to chase the artificial, but the live bait worked really well.
The wind picked up and started blowing 10 to 15 mph, which actually made it nice out. Once the water warms up more, the peacocks will start to school up. Overall, we had a great day. That’s it for now, keep searching for those big ones.
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Captain Mark Rogers is a full-time South Florida bass guide and touring professional. Experience includes BASS Master Elite Tour, FLW Tours, Everstart, BFL tournaments, and many others. Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long. Mark originally from California moved to Florida, sharpen his northern skills years ago to master guiding on world-famous Lake Okeechobee.
About Golden Gate Canal
Don’t confuse the area’s beautiful saltwater beach with a shortage of natural lakes for freshwater fishing. Southwest Florida has hundreds of miles of drainage canals that contain tons of fish called the Golden Gate Canal System. This region has three major canal systems: Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, and Golden Gate.
It is centrally between Naples-Marco Island’s pristine beaches and the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Preserve, and the Collier-Seminole State Park.
“The canals in southern Golden Gate area will provide freshwater fisherman great alternative opportunity,” said President Brian McMahon, Collier County Standing Watch.
This project was completed in the summer of 2009, so if you want to explore southwest Florida fishing. The Golden Gate canal system is where you can stay close, save time and money.