Winter Weather Creates New Naples Fishing Patterns

Naples Fishing January 11th 2010Lately the weather has been as cool as I have seen in the thirty two years I have lived in Florida. The cool water is having a marked impact on fishing, both good and bad. Some inland species get very lethargic in cold water while others get frisky as the water cools down.
We have been catching good numbers of gag grouper and mangrove snapper on the ledges and Amberjacks on the offshore wrecks. The gags are being taken with live baits while the mangroves are hitting live shrimp on very light line.

Later this week the water should start to warm up and the Red Grouper and Lane Snapper should begin biting better as that occurs.

Cool Weather Brings Hot Fishing to Naples

Charter FishingThe Mangrove snapper fishing has been so good lately we have had time to spend fishing live baits over wrecks for larger trophy fish. Recently we have boated several cobia in the 50-60 pound range and large smoker kingfish are also being caught in large numbers using this technique. Jewfish (Goliath Grouper) are feeding as hard as the snapper and can sometimes become a nuisance eating the fish you are catching.

For the folks who live to troll the fishing has been red hot. Limits of King and Spanish mackerel are being taken on trolled spoons and feathers. For those more patient we have anchored and chummed the fish to the boat and then caught them by casting bucktail jigs into the school. Often we are catching kings in the 30 pound range.

Naples Florida Fishing ~ Deep Sea Sportfishing Charters

Our new 36 foot deep sea sportfisherman, is recognized as the premier multi-passenger Naples Deep Sea Sportfishing Charter Boat in southwest Florida. We have been operating private deep sea fishing charters for groups of 6 and up to 12 passengers for 23 years.
Naples Deep Sea Fishing Boat

Licensed to carry private parties up to 12 passengers !

The Alabama is also equipped with the latest in electronics including two fish-finders and two global positioning devices to make certain that we are always where the fish are. On-board you will find plenty of comfortable seating as well as a private restroom. When you are back at the Naples City Boat Dock the day’s catch is cleaned and bagged at no charge.

What type of fish do we catch?

Although we specialize in catching Grouper and Snapper, we also have many sunken ship wrecks that we built to fish for Cobia, Permit, Barracuda, and Jewfish which are catch and release only. Many of these spots are known only to us and the catches often reflect that.

Thanks for visiting us on-board the Alabama. Please remember to bookmark us and come back when ever you desire to book a fishing charter in Naples Florida. We’re happy to serve all your sportfishing needs!