This September I took delivery of my new boat. I now fish Naples out of a 23 Dorado which is a great fishing platform. The Dorado allows my anglers to stand inside the boat instead of on top of the boat. This allows for superior stability and comfort in all fishing conditions. The backcountry waters [...]
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What a great Tarpon season this year. I have hooked we over 100 fish this year and Ethan and his family added to the count. We fished two great days together hooking 12 total fish 2 of which were simultaneous (doubled up).
The spring is a great time to fish for seatrout. Catching seatrout is most easily accomplished by using fresh live bait. I catch fresh bait every morning typically before my clients board. I like to fish deep shore lines and creeks with hard bottom for trout. Trout are usually a heavy schooling fish, once we [...]
During the winter months, fishing in the waters off the coast of Naples and Marco can be red hot. My clients and I frequently catch Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Kingfish and Bonita. Although we need the right weather to fish in the gulf, the days we can get out there are usually pretty memorable. Fishing [...]
Tarpon fishing in naples has been heating up. There have been schools in the back bays and off the beaches of naples. Most fish in the bays are best targeted with cut bait while fish off the naples beaches eat live thread herring. Snook fishing has also been productive. Snook fishing in naples is best [...]
April marks the begging of red grouper season. The red grouper is a powerful aggressive fish that will take almost any bait. On Naples fishing charters I typically fish rock ledges and hard bottom for red grouper. I always use a light 30 to 40 lb fluorocarbon leader and a 3/0-5/0 circle hook. Live bait [...]
March in Naples is still providing days with great fishing action on live bait. When the water temperature was above 70 and the sun was out the snook and small tarpon fishing was very productive. Especially on the falling tides. My clients and I have also had some great charters fishing for seatrout. Seatrout are [...]
My last few naples fishing charters have been productive. The warmer weeks are providing great action fishing live pilchards. Pilchards are the pro dominate bait in Naples, Florida. Using live pilchards for bait we can expect to catch snook, redfish, seatrout, jacks, bluefish and mangrove snapper. On the cooler days in naples live shrimp have [...]
Gag grouper fishing off Naples, Florida has been great over the last few months. Even though the season on Gag grouper is closed they are still a great sport fish to target. As your dropping baits for grouper you can also be rewarded with snapper, which are in season and fine eating. My clients and [...]
Craig and I fished for speckled trout last week. We had great action all day and iced a limit of trout. We also caught ladyfish, sheepshead, snapper and whiting. The fishing has been very good on the warmest days of the week.