Monthly Archives: February 2010

Little Guys Like Fishing Too

Kids FishingWe get asked all the time, what age should children be to go on a deep sea fishing charter? The answer is there is no age limit. We normally take children of all ages but have found those about six and older can really have fun fishing and are able to catch fish. Our offshore charters will go into the Gulf of Mexico from 2 -40 miles depending on a host of conditions. We try our best to stay away from rough waters but that can’t always be avoided. For those times when the weather becomes poor our customers are happy to know that our boats come with an enclosed cabin and comfortable seating. The sides on our boats are high to prevent falling overboard, especially the little ones. When you go on a fishing charter out of Naples with us, rest assured our boats have been inspected annually by the U.S. Coast Guard to assure as much safety as possible in the open ocean. With all of our safety features and creature comforts, parents should feel at ease when fishing offshore with their children. Kids have fun fishing with us and are some of our best customers.

Snapper Fishing Takes Off

Charter fishing for SnapperLike clockwork, as Grouper season winds down in Naples, Mangrove Snapper fishing has taken off. Fishing charters going out the last few days have come back with nice limits of mangroves up to seven pounds. We have found the best way to catch snappers is to fish light lines with jigs tipped with shrimp. Allow the jigs to slowly fall to the bottom and then gently retrieve the baits back toward the surface and then let them free fall again. Keep this process up until you feel a bite. You should also keep an eye on your slack line during the drop and if you see a twitch in the line, strike. Most likely a mangrove has inhaled your bait and is heading home. We practice this style of fishing during the winter months and our deep sea fishing charter parties are extremely successful. Light line, slow movements and fresh bait are keys to catching mangrove snappers in cold waters during the winter months.

Great Gag Grouper Fishing

Gag Grouper FishingWe took the Fischer family out on Saturday and found the gulf waters around Naples to be very calm. Deep sea fishing for grouper and snapper remains as good as it gets this time of year. Our fishing charters are experiencing strong tides right now due to the current full moon but as the tides begin to ebb the fish really turn on. All of the charter fishing boats out of Port of Call Marina found fishing to be very good this weekend. Mangrove snapper really turned on as well as spotted sea trout, redfish and gag grouper. As the winter continues to change to spring the fishing in Naples will remain strong.