Archive for 'Naples Fishing Report'


Fall fishing outlook

Fall is upon us in Naples, Florida. The days are shortening and the air and water temperatures are steadily dropping. The changing conditions trigger massive baitfish migrations and closely behind the baitfish is a wide variety of hungry predators. On recent fishing charters I have easily found live pilchards for bait. Pilchards are generally easy […]

Techniques used in fishing

Techniques used in fishing

There are endless techniques used in fishing. Knowing just a few tips and tricks can make a frustrating day on the water into a productive one. The very first thing I suggest you learn is how to acquire live bait. Live bait can make finicky fish bite and catching larger fish more routine on my […]


Fishing options

Southwest Florida offers a huge variety of gamefish to pursue; from chasing grouper and snapper on the offshore wrecks and reefs, to casting for snook and redfish in the expansive backcountry waters. As the seasons change, so do the fishing opportunities in Naples. These ever changing opportunities are what make my charter service special. When […]


Winter Fishing Report

My clients and I have been finding great success on recent charters. Departing on our Naples fishing charters we have found mild winter conditions.The fall and winter here in florida are my favorite time of the year to fish in the gulf for Kingfish, grouper and snapper. We typically start our day catching live pilchards […]

september fishing report

September fishing report

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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Tarpon Action Remains Hot

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).

Marco Island Fishing

Marco Island Fishing

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 […]

Naples Kingfish

Naples Kingfish

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 […]


Naples 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 […]


Naples grouper fishing

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 […]

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