Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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0.35 miles away

Naples, FL

A & B Charters

Trips start at $750.00

Max guests: 14

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0.35 miles away

Naples, FL

Naples Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Trips start at $800.00

Max guests: 14

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Naples, FL

Capt Joey D Charters – Island Dreamer

Trips start at $300.00

Max guests: 16

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Naples, FL

Capt Joey D Charters – 22ft Boat

Trips start at $425.00

Max guests: 4

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Naples, FL

Capt Joey D Charters – 25ft Boat

Trips start at $425.00

Max guests: 5

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Naples, FL

Capt Joey D Charters – 32ft Boat

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Naples Fishing Charters

The city of Naples has it all: Fine dining, world-class shopping, beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, and some of the best fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer. Whether you are looking for snook, redfish, and tarpon inshore or amberjack and snapper offshore, there is something for every angler in this slice of paradise. You can even tangle into a 400+ pound inshore beast; the Goliath Grouper.

Imagine trying to catch a fish so big, so strong that the charter captain ties the rod to the boat with an anchor line. Naples fishing charters make this happen on a regular basis. The goliath grouper routinely gets bigger than 400 pounds. When a fish gets that big, it is always hungry, which means they are easy to catch, if you are strong enough. This grouper inhabits the water all around Naples from offshore reefs to the piers and pilings in shallower water.

This is not a fish to try with medium to light tackle. Experts recommend heavy gear, deep sea, offshore gear suitable for hauling in Florida’s marlin and sailfish. Start with 80-pound test line and go up from there. You need a stout leader of 200-pound test or stronger. Some captains like 1,000-pound text leaders. Because this is a protected fish, use a big stainless steel circle hook. Use the circle hook because it almost always hooks the fish in the corner of the mouth. The circle hook will not catch in the stomach, gullet or deep in the mouth. Non-stainless steel hooks are recommended in case the monster breaks the line; the hook quickly rusts away, leaving the fish none the worse for wear.

Bait is equally big and live is preferred. Sometimes you may think the bait should go home with you for supper because it is so big. Goliaths have no problem swallowing huge bait. They prefer it in fact. The goliath is still a protected species in Florida and may not be kept. The big fish, once called a jewfish, was nearly fished to extinction. It has made a strong comeback, but the Sunshine State has so far kept a closed season for these monster fish. You can still catch them; they have to be released immediately.

If playing David to Goliath is not on your bucket list, Naples fishing charters still have plenty to offer the fisherman in you. The Fish and Wildlife Commission saltwater fishing regulations can tell you what is in season and what the creel limits are.

Naples Inshore Fishing

Naples is home to the silver kings, tarpon. These acrobatic fish like to cruise the shallows in search of crabs, eels and other prey to chomp. When hooked, they like to leap into the air to try and shake the hook. Tarpon is also a catch-and-release fishery unless you are trying to set an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record. Check the tarpon regulations if you want to try for a record.

This Southwest Florida community is also home to two bays, one north and one south. Anglers in the know cruise these waters looking for snook and redfish. Snook fishing is similar to fishing for largemouth bass. The bass lures work well on these saltwater fish. Crankbaits and jigs are top producers. Fingerling mullet, pinfish or live menhaden fished under a cork or free-lined will draw reluctant snook out of hiding.

Look for schooling redfish in the shallows. The orange-bronze tail sticking out of the water as they nose along the bottom means they are feeding. Gold spoons, live shrimp and live bait are top producers. Grubs and jigs tipped with shrimp also coax them into biting.

Grouper and mutton snapper are found in inshore and offshore structure.

Naples Offshore Fishing

Cobia have a reputation for being fierce fighters. They are also very curious fish. Once hooked, they often come right to the boat to see what’s going on. If that happens, spook the fish and make it run. You do not want to bring a big cobia into the boat until it is worn out. They do not have teeth, but they have powerful bodies and can slam around inside the boat breaking rods and knocking anglers around.

Naples has a lot of offshore structure that holds bigger grouper, the very tasty hogfish, king mackerel, biggest of the mackerel family, sailfish, wahoo, barracuda, mahi mahi and sharks. Fish like grouper that hug the structure are best caught dropping live, fresh or frozen bait right over the side of the boat down to the reef. Cruising fish, like mackerel, sails and the others might be found near a reef and might be found in the open water chasing schools of bait fish. For this reason, Naples fishing charters usually troll live bait or frozen bait behind the boat.

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Fishing Charters and Guides in Naples can get you on the fish. It’ll be a day of fun in the sun reeling in some monster fish, and nothing can beat that! Check out the local Naples Fishing Charters here.

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