From monster kingfish as pictured above to grouper, cobia, permit and even huge snook, the nearshore waters of Naples, Florida are rich with life. I have an infinite amount of wrecks, reefs and ledges for us to drop baits on. What I love most about fishing the nearshore is the variety of fish we catch and the thrill of not knowing what will bite next. Some of the best time to fish nearshore are the spring and early summer months as well as the fall.
The full moon in June and July provide excellent mangrove snapper fishing. We anchor on any of the nearby bottom structures and chum for them. Its not uncommon to get your limit of nice mangrove in just an hour or two. The full moon also provides excellent night fishing for Snapper.
The Fall is a great time to fish nearshore as well. The Gag Grouper bite a few days before the full moon in October, November and December can be outstanding. The Kingfish also move close to shore as well as Bonitas and Cobia.