Naples Fishing Report

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.

Fishing The Gulf w/GPS

Permit fishing in NaplesDeep sea fishing charters in Naples are successful for those that prepare before venturing into the Gulf of Mexico. To be successful anglers need two things in addition to rods, reels, bait and tackle. They need a good Global Positioning System (GPS) and a fathometer or fish finder. The GPS will allow you to return to locations that have been previously located. You can also use your fathometer to locate likely looking fishing spots and utilize the GPS to record the location for future use. Once you have determined a likely looking location you should utilize your GPS to anchor and position your boat in the correct position so that your bait and chum will fall down to the fish. If your baits fall down tide from the fishing area fish seldom able able to locate it. We utilize our equipment so we can make certain every effort is made to assure our sportfishing deep sea fishing charters are as productive as productive.