Captain
Brian Smith

Member since March 2016 Naples, United States
Background
Captain Brian is a USCG-licensed 200 ton master captain who works full time as a local fishing guide on the inshore and nearshore waters near Naples, FL. He provides trips for anglers of all ages and ability levels and looks forward to welcoming you aboard for some bottom fishing for a range of exciting game and delicious table fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Brian Smith

Naples, United States
Background
Captain Brian is a USCG-licensed 200 ton master captain who works full time as a local fishing guide on the inshore and nearshore waters near Naples, FL. He provides trips for anglers of all ages and ability levels and looks forward to welcoming you aboard for some bottom fishing for a range of exciting game and delicious table fish.
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Smokin’ Hooks

186 reviews
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Fishing Reports

Goliath Grouper time

July 05, 2020

We’ve been picking back up with the Summer bite out of Wiggins Pass. The waters have warmed up and the Barracuda bite along with the Goliath Grouper has been very active. There’s been a nice Gulfshore breeze that provides… Read Full Report →


Winter 2020 - Fishing with Smokin’ Hooks

January 24, 2020

This past week has been phenomenal. Today on an 8 hour trip we ran a total of only 12 miles and were catching fish all day. So many that FWC came by at the dock to check us out!… Read Full Report →


October Fishing is still going strong

October 10, 2017

Took a group of three out 3-6 miles to several spots out of Wiggins Pass in North Naples. The goal today was to keep catching and bring plenty home for dinner so we didn't target any game fish. Kept… Read Full Report →


Grouper time

May 29, 2017

Lots of action today out of Wiggins Pass, Naples, FL. Several keeper Reds, some just over 21 and some larger. Nice Gags and several Shark brought on board. We've had a few nice weather calm days after a rough… Read Full Report →


Red Grouper are here. SWFL fishing is on

May 27, 2017

We had a beautiful day with both an early morning half day and and extended afternoon trip. The water and winds finally are cooperating again and the water was like glass. Red Grouper were caught of keeper size at… Read Full Report →


8 1/2 foot Tiger

January 20, 2017

Nice size Tiger caught out of Wiggins Pass. Got a lot of short Reds and some big Triggerfish. Fishing has been active this week. Read Full Report →


Kingfish are biting

December 26, 2016

Had a great day on the water. In the morning we had several Kingfish on board. The afternoon brought good size red Grouper. All caught between 5-9 miles out of Wiggins Pass. Read Full Report →


Awesome Summer Fishing

July 08, 2016

It's been an eventful week on the water for Smokin' Hooks. The waters have been relatively calm and the storms have kept to the later afternoon to provide a full day of fishing. It's been hot out there but… Read Full Report →


Eight foot Tiger Shark

March 31, 2016

Started the day catching Lane Snapper, Grunts, and some Grouper. The bite really took off when when we threw big cut bait out. A seven foot Hammerhead came up for a taste. We then hooked up with a eight… Read Full Report →

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 186 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Antonio S.
San Juan
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4hr best fishing trip with brian and Kyle

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
I was looking around for charters to take my friend and I for the best fishing trip ever and came across smokin hooks with...
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Sharin D.
BRUSHY FORK, WV
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Brian and deckhand Blake

VERIFIED   NEW  August 7, 2020
Awesome 4 hour offshore fishing excursion!  Brian and Blake were very knowledgeable and helpful with both the beginners...
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Jim Z.
Bonita Springs, FL
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Fantastic Day!

VERIFIED   January 3, 2020
The three of us did a 6 hour trip with captain Brian and his assistant. Boat was ready to go and comfortable for the 3 of us...
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John B.
Celina, OH
 5.00
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   December 10, 2019
Had a great time. Captain Brian and First Mate Zach worked really hard to make this a memorable trip. We started catching fish...
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Stacey L.
Naples, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Bite wasn’t great but Captain Brian and his mate did everything possible to put us on the fish.  Equipment was first...
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