Southwest Florida offers many different varieties of fishing depending on the time of year. As a local Naples Fishing Charter, it’s known at certain times we have great tarpon fishing, snook and redfish in the backcountry, grouper and snapper offshore, and a large variety of different pelagic species that inhabit the gulf.
Since Southwest Florida is located in a subtropical environment, water temperature plays a huge role in the quarry that we’re after. The popular Naples anglers fish for snook this time of the year also, for instance, they bite live pilchards quite well from mid-spring until early winter, whereas the redfish bite is best in the late fall, winter, and early spring. Tarpon also bite on certain water temperatures. Tarpon seem to prefer the warmer water with the late spring, summer and early fall.
The nearest shore reef fishing off Naples can be super productive in the winter. As the water temperature cools gag grouper move to the closest reefs and wrecks. And seem to be eager to bite most live baits offered to them. Another effective way to catch the grouper in the winter is to troll. Trolling allows you to cover lots of water and helps to land more fish due to the ability to pull them away from the structure with the boat. Mangrove Snappers seem to be year round they offer a great bite in the winter feeding mostly on shrimp and peeking around the week before the full moon. In the spring and summer our Naples fishing charters target mangrove snapper by chumming and flat lining for them. This can provide some fun action all these hard fighting good tasting fish.
Two other season of fish to catch are the kingfish and triple tail. Both of these fish seem to be really turned on October through December. Kingfish are usually found around natural reefs around Naples, FL and artificial reefs off the coast of Naples. They take mostly live baits but trolling spoons and plugs can also prove effective. Kingfish range from 10 to 40 pounds off the coast of Naples. If you’re looking for a Naples fishing charter with some great action, they provide some Fantastic activity especially when live chummed to the surface. Some other charters skip this, but it’s great to witness. Triple tail are probably some of the easiest fish to catch when chartering for fish. Buy cruising the beaches and looking at the Stone Crab Trap buoys that are placed off the coast each fall they are easily located. A live shrimp under a float, close to the buoy is seldom turned down. Fighting hard and tasting great they provide a unique angling experience.
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