Naples Fishing Report

Naples FL Fishing – March 22nd Fishing Report

Naples FL Fishing ReportWith grouper season closed until April 1 charter fishing parties departing Naples are seeking charter boats that will produce food for the dinner table. Captain Kraig has perfected some techniques that are sure fire ways to trick the wily mangrove snapper. Mangroves have as good of eyesight as any fish we catch here in the Gulf of Mexico. Our best catches of big mangroves usually occurs because one of three circumstances are present. If you are fishing in muddy water or at night snappers can’t see the hook and strike more due to smell than sight. When the water is clear mangrove snapper, especially the bigger ones, detect the fishing line and hook and shy away from the baits. When this occurs we go down to very light (6 pound mono) monofilament or fluorocarbon and 1/0 hooks to camouflage our offerings. This will often be the key to catching a nice basket of mangrove and yellowtail snapper. The next time you are having trouble getting bites think small and drop down in size of your tackle. We guarantee that you will see more action.

Naples Local Fishermen

Pelicans at Naples fishing dockWhen our fishing charters return every day to our dock in downtown Naples. We are greeted by some of Naples finest fishermen, the brown pelican. While once endangered, the brown pelican has made a prolific recovery and can be found in large numbers around our cleaning table every day. Right now as we are catching mostly mangrove snapper these birds are greatly interested in the prospects of a free meal from the remains of the filleted snappers. It is quite a show to watch these birds jockey for position in an effort to obtain a free meal. Watching us clean our snapper and grouper catches every day is enjoyed by many and watching the shenanigans of the pelicans by all. Stop by Port of Call marina some afternoon and watch some of Naples best fishermen work hard for the supper.

Naples Fishing May 15th, 2010

Mangrove Snapper from Naples deep sea fishing charter.Mangrove snapper fishing on our offshore fishing charters remains very strong. Charter fishing parties aboard the Alabama going out into the Gulf of Mexico are very pleased with our consistent catches of mangroves, gag grouper and porgies. On most charters we are fishing very light line using small hooks and bait to trick the fish as the waters are clearing from the last cold front. Spring is beginning to take hold in Naples and we expect king and Spanish mackerel to begin showing up along the coast this week. Stay tuned for an update very soon on the mackerel arrival.