Sunday, December 5, 2021

Springtime Fishing in the 10,000 Islands


With spring finally here, we are able to experience some warm breezes, mild temperatures, and great fishing opportunities in the 10,000 Islands region of Florida. Now that we are past winter season, we can finally get out there and do some fishing and take advantage of such a mild month of fish-filled waters.

Offshore Fishing

Father and son Brian and Brody got some trout and tripletail on a four-hour spring charter.

If you prefer offshore fishing, then the edge of the Gulf brings the migratory species, and it awards you the opportunity to fish for cobia, permit, tripletail, grouper, and kingfish.

All of these fish also can typically be caught in the close in offshore structures, so you will not have to go far to find a variety of fish available to you. Each fish may require different bait, however, so make sure you always come prepared. You might end up catching a fish that you didn’t even have on your agenda.

Don’t Let Spring Pass You By

With spring fishing and ample opportunity, you want to make sure that you take full advantage. Don’t sit idly by and watch as your fish swim away. On your next spring fishing trip, it may do you well to cover lots of water. When you find a location that you find a lot of fish in, then you need to make sure to mark this location so that you can go back to it on another day.

When the weather begins to get a lot warmer, the water follows suit. In this case, you may find more fish in shallower water than you did throughout the other seasons. These warm areas are where they love to congregate, especially on a sunny day.

Springtime Bass Fishing

For the freshwater lovers, bass love the springtime, but they also know it’s an angler’s favorite time of the year as well. Take your time when bass fishing this season and if it is still early spring, then do some slow trolling and patiently slow down your retrieve to see if you can catch any of the bass that may still be feeling a bit sluggish from the winter.

Once the warmth hits and the water gets warmer, the bass will become much more active and aggressive and will be more of a challenge to catch!

If you have questions or are interested in booking a chartered fishing tour in the 10,000 Islands area, be sure to contact me at or call Lisa at our office at 239-571-1756. Our team of captains love everything that the South Florida waters have to offer and truly enjoy sharing our passion with others. We look forward to seeing you out on the water this April!

Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch team accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not, and those with special needs. Between their vast knowledge and experience of the area, and easygoing demeanors, you are guaranteed to have a great day. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, see Capt. Rapps’ first class web site at, or call

One response to “Springtime Fishing in the 10,000 Islands”

  1. Ryan says:

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    Owner, IllumiSea Aquatic Lighting Co
    971-Aquatic (278-2842)

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