Naples Cold Water Surprise !

Fishing Charter Customer with FishThe recent cold weather here in Naples has finally given way to the more traditional, balmy 70 and 80 degree and bright sunny days. While normal fishing in the ocean and back country have been affected with the cold waters we had an offshore surprise recently that was a surprise. Big schools of amberjacks in the 40 pound class were observed on several of the spots we often fish. Only a few days ago these fish were not present but they are here now and very hungry. Using live pinfish and also white, bucktail jigs we have been able to boat several nice fish lately. Amberjack, unlike grouper and snapper, are free swimmers and may be found anywhere from the bottom all the way to the surface feeding. They are extremely powerful fish and give anglers a tussle few will ever forget. Back country fishing in the south Florida area remains tough but offshore fishing is getting better each day as the water begins to warm.

Want to Catch Fish? – Think Small !

Fishing Charter Customers, Naples FLThe cool waters around Naples Florida continue to present challenges for deep sea as well as back country anglers. Our offshore charters are now targeting mangrove snapper and gag grouper along with amberjack and goliath grouper. We have found the best way to be successful catching mangrove snappers is think small. Light line, small hooks and little baits will more consistently produce good catches than the more traditional tackle. Sometimes we have to drop down to line as light as 6 pound test and #1/0 hooks. You will lose some of the bigger fish but the action is unbelievable. Often times in the middle of the snapper bite, big gags will move in and join the feeding frenzy. The weather is warming up into the 80s today and that should keep our offshore catches consistent. The weather in Naples this time of year is great and deep sea fishing charters are equally enjoyable.

Warmest Fishing In Naples This Year

Father and Son Fishing CharterNaples is now experiencing the warmest weather of the new year. Day time highs in the mid 70″s are making things feel more like normal Florida weather. We have been consistently catching nice gag grouper, mangrove snapper and red grouper now that the weather has warmed up. Our charters have recently included several young guys and girls that have held their own catching fish. Many have often out fished their parents exhibiting skills that far surpass many adults. No matter whether young or old warm winter weather and good fishing insures a good time by all. Winter may have finally passed and spring is springing which means continued warm weather and as things heat up the fish really get going. Grouper, snapper and king mackerel will be our target fish the next few days or weeks.