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What to be caught, do not know for sure this time of year but I guess Snook, Ladyfish, Jacks, Spanish mackerel and Mangrove Snappers should be present.

I would give Clam pass a go for wading on the outgoing tide.
You can enter the inner lagoons from the beach / inlet.
Do not go beyond the bridge, the inner bay down there has a muck bottom where you might disappear :)

The end of barefoot beach (at Wiggins pass) in Bonita Springs would be something to try as is Lovers Key state park further south. Especially New Pass it that last spot has yielded fish for me.

In Naples itself I would fish the beach early morning at Naples pier and north of there. Watch out for the Snook and passing Jacks. Gordon pass way at the end of Naples beach down south is also a good spot to try.

You can find some pictures of the spots and the fish I have caught at the following location:
http://home.hetnet.nl/~shimanto15/Trips.htm
 

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Gorden pass can be reached by driving south on Gordon drive untill you get to 33ave S which is the last public parking place.
If you have no beach parking permit you will have to feed the meter plenty.
It is a looong walk to Gordon pass.

Clam Pass is a park, the entrance is near the Registry hotel.
A trolley takes people from the carpark to the beach.
A walkway through the mangroves leads to the beach, it is long (better to take the trolley).

Barefoot beach is a bit tricky to find.
To get to the park you will have to drive on Bonita Beach road to the Gulf and take a left just before the road turns parallel to the coast.
First you will have to drive through a gated community so it looks a bit arkward.
You are not allowed to stop on the grounds of that community, at the end of the road you will get the gate house of the park.

Lovers key is located between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers beach, easy to find. Most of the parks close at sunset so you have to be out by then.
Take water, sunscreen and insect repellent with you.
Especially near sunset when there is no wind the swamp angels will come out in force.

Good luck, hope you catch some nice fish down there.
 

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Good to hear that you have found the fish.
If you where heading near the mangroves you must have been
fishing in the state park at the south end of the pass.
That spot has yielded snook for me also.
I did not like the spot that much because there always where lots
of pedastrians moving on that little stretch of the beach.

The other side (north) is barefoot beach park operated by the county. There is a long stretch to fish there and the sandbar at the pass has some very interesting channels to fish.
 

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To bad you could not make it to the other side, I had the same trouble with the pedestrians.
Most of those folks walk to the mangroves, see that the beach ends and then walk back.
During that time you have a great shot at hooking them :)
The other side is much quiter and has better fishing, but beware
of the weekends when the pontoonboat armada invades the sandbar there.

Directions to the park:

Barefoot Beach County Park
From Bonita Beach Road, turn south on Lely Beach Boulevard and drive approximately two miles into the park. Concessions, restrooms, picnic tables, showers and a visitor center are available. For more information, contact Collier County Parks and Recreation Department at 941/353-0404.
 
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