The nearshore is a narrow zone no more than 8 or 9 miles from the mainland where there is a lively interplay between the influences of the deep sea and the freshwater influxes near the shoreline. Weather patterns, currents, and the changing tides affect the zone’s salinity levels, temperature, and depth. With the continuous fluctuations in conditions, this is always an exciting and unpredictable day on the water!
Hire us as your Marco Island fishing guides and you’ll get a diverse mix of deep sea species and inshore species depending on those factors. Thanks to the influence of the many pocketed bays and estuaries that feed out into this area and create an ever changing dynamic ecosystem, the variety of potential catches is sure to delight. Seasonal changes will allude to a difference in potential catches as certain fish are present in the area with cooler temperatures and others prefer warmer waters. These fish will follow their preferred conditions and flux in and out of the narrow nearshore zone.
You really never truly know what you might reel in! We are still always within sight of land yet have access to some of the deep sea species, of course depending on the day’s conditions, such as Mackeral, Kingfish, Amberjack, Pompano, Snapper, Drum, and maybe even a couple of shark or barracuda species! The variety coming from closer to shore include your Sea Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon.
The near shore is often dotted with wrecks and hard bottom reefs that attract a wide array of fish populations for their shelter and food availability. Watch them zip up from the bottom to snag your bait with reel spinning and your line plummeting back into the depths and enjoy the thrill of a pole bending experience of a game of tug of war with a hopeful monster! Seasonal fish migrations also play a large part in what species might be available for the catching. There are certain times of year fish will be traveling through this zone It is a lot of fun to venture out on one of these charters and cast your line in to discover quite the unique and diverse array of potential populations!
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