26 Dec Goodland Wintertime Fishing
Sitting in the middle behind Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Island fishery, Goodland is a backcountry and flats fishing epicenter on the Southwest Florida coast. This is a great area to sight fish on light tackle or fly gear, and the wintertime offers exceptional fishing opportunities.
The “wintertime” weather here is moderate, usually seeing temps in the mid 70’s and with may clear sky days mixed in. In this, this is one of the top areas to target wintertime snook. Generally becoming more active along the mangrove systems during peak warm periods, snook are ready to smash an artificial bait throughout these months.
Other common wintertime targets in Goodland include Black Drum and Sheepshead. For those looking to check these species off your bucket list on the fly rod, this can be one of the best times of year to enjoy both the journey and the reward.
To note, Redfish, Sea Trout, and even resident Tarpon can all make for great wintertime targets here in Goodland. In this, mixed with the moderate weather, this is arguably the best times to fish the area. Learn More.