Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Summer Fishing & Vacationing in SW Florida




The Ten Thousand Islands area of Southwest Florida boasts of tidal rivers, flats, and islands with an abundance of forage and the fish species that most fishing enthusiasts crave including snook, redfish, speckled sea trout, tarpon, snapper, permit, shark, mackerel, and many more. It is not uncommon to fish in this area during the summer and catch more than a dozen or two fish in just one single morning trip.

The rivers in the Ten Thousand Islands area are also rich with mangrove trees, and smaller mangrove islands that are fish havens. The islands form passes in which the tidal waters can pass through, and the backcountry is full of saltwater bays, bayous, and islands which also make highly suitable fishing escapes for the fishing enthusiast.

Summer is rainy season and you can expect some rain almost daily, especially when the temperatures hit their highest, the afternoon storms can be plentiful. The Ten Thousand Islands region awards fishermen with the convenience of several different sheltered water areas so they can continue to fish in even less than desired weather conditions. There are also many areas that award the fishermen

Redfish are a strong and fun fish to catch in the 10,000 Islands in the summer months Photos by Capt. Pete Rapps

Redfish are a strong and fun fish to catch in the 10,000 Islands in the summer months Photos by Capt. Pete Rapps

with solitude, quiet, and peace away from the hustle and bustle of other vacationers. Where are the Ten Thousand Islands?

The Ten Thousand Islands area is a chain of islands and mangroves located off the coast of Southwest Florida, and is found nestled between south Naples down to areas south of Everglades City and Chokoloskee. There are several fun ways to explore the area if you choose to take a break from fishing.

Chartering a boat, kayaking, and paddling are all popular ways to explore the region. All of these methods will bring you closer to nature and will award you with that much needed break you have been hoping and dreaming for. Things to Do

Florida is full of national parks and collections of reefs, islands, and water that make legendary vacation spots. If you don’t have an interest in fishing, then the months between December and April are best. However, if you want to experience the greatest fishing trip of your life, then the summer months can be the best time of the year for you to experience nature and the joys of fishing

Speckled sea trout are abundant and fun to catch here in shallow water

Speckled sea trout are abundant and fun to catch here in shallow water

at its finest.

The Ten Thousand Islands area offers many different locations to explore and an abundance of things to do so you are never bored. You can paddle and fish the day away and then relax and spend the night under the stars in one of the several beautiful camping areas offered in this region.

There is something for every member of the family if you choose to vacation in the beautiful Ten Thousand Islands region of Southwest Florida.

Contact Capt. Pete Rapps by email at CaptainRapps@Outlook.com or by phone 239-571-1756. Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers year round expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and springtime tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch fleet accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not. Between our 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, and see Capt. Rapps’ first class website for booking info, videos, recipes, seasonings, and more at www.CaptainRapps.com.

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