Gag Grouper Know It’s Safe

GrouperCatches continue to be very good on our fishing charters from Port of Call marina in Naples. Mangrove snapper and Amberjack are being caught every day using live shrimp and Pinfish on the offshore reefs and ledges. Gag grouper season is closed in February, and the fish seem to know they will be released, so they happily eat everything we send down on a hook. We are catching 8-10 fish up to 20 pounds on most full day charters in addition to the mangroves. They to are falling for the live baits, especially Pinfish. King Mackerel are showing up and will arrive in big numbers over the next full moon. Weather conditions have been tough but the winds are now calm and the weather is beginning to warm up as much as the fishing.

Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishing

Gulf of Mexico Grouper FishingGrouper fishing on charter boats out of Naples, Florida offers some of the best offshore angling in the Gulf of Mexico. While possession of grouper is prohibited in February that does not prevent us from catching them. We are targeting mangrove snapper this month, as we always do so the grouper closure is not affecting the quantity of our catches. Grouper and mangrove snapper often frequent the same habitat so while fishing for mangroves grouper are often a pleasant by catch. This past Saturday our sportfishing party caught a limit of mangroves and also caught and released nine gag grouper up to 18 pounds. Spring fishing will also bring opportunities to catch cobia, king mackerel and permit. Fishing opportunities abound in Naples and anglers going on our sportfishing charters are seldom not rewarded with outstanding catches.

Snapper on the Reefs and Wrecks

Snapper on the Reefs, Naples FLFishing charters out of Naples, Florida continue to find great success offshore. Our charters have been catching large numbers of Mangrove snapper while fishing in 40 feet of water over reefs and wrecks. Shellie Davis of Jeannette, PA was recently on a fishing charter with us and her party caught several gag grouper, all of which were released, along with a nice stringer of mangrove snapper. The repeated cold fronts are causing us to miss out fishing on some days, due to high winds, but on the days we do get out fishing and catching is fantastic due to the water being cloudy due to the winds. We will keep getting nice catches the rest of this month and king mackerel will soon begin to show. Fishing will keep getting better all the way through May.