Ben Geroy

Member since May 2015

Naples, United States

I was born and raised in Naples, FL, and have been exploring and fishing the backwaters since I could hold a fishing rod. My father has also been a full-time fishing guide in Naples for over 35 years. In a way, you can say I was "born into the business".
While I do offer trips with live bait, artificial lures, and fly fishing, live bait is the method of fishing I use most often. Live bait fishing makes catching fish much easier for anglers of all skill levels.

Hey, I'm Captain Ben Geroy

Naples, United States
I was born and raised in Naples, FL, and have been exploring and fishing the backwaters since I could hold a fishing rod. My father has also been a full-time fishing guide in Naples for over 35 years. In a way, you can say I was "born into the business".
While I do offer trips with live bait, artificial lures, and fly fishing, live bait is the method of fishing I use most often. Live bait fishing makes catching fish much easier for anglers of all skill levels.
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Fishing Reports

Early Spring Fishing is Here!

March 06, 2018

The waters have warmed up quite a bit since my last report, and some bigger and more aggressive fish have started to bite! The water temps in the gulf have been in the low to mid 70s for a… Read Full Report →

Low Tides and Lots of Fish!

February 09, 2018

Winter fishing has been better than the last couple years by a long shot! With multiple strong cold fronts coming our way over the last month or so, water temperatures have gotten cooler than they have in a long… Read Full Report →

Lots of Snook for Christmas!!

November 22, 2017

Fishing in the last couple months has been both challenging and rewarding. The weather has been great, allowing for plenty of good fishing days! The water is cooling off a bit, averaging in the low 70's, which is allowing… Read Full Report →

Post Hurricane Fishing is Solid!

October 05, 2017

It's been quite a struggle here in Naples for the last month or so. Hurricane Irma has really done a number to our area. While I was fortunate to not have any serious damage to my home or boat,… Read Full Report →

Rain or Shine, it's Fishing Time!

August 07, 2017

Fishing in the middle of summer in Naples can prove to be somewhat challenging! The last couple months have been no exception. The weather goes from steaming hot to pouring rain and lightning at the flip of a switch,… Read Full Report →

Snookapalooza! 20-50 snook every morning

June 05, 2017

Things are finally starting to feel like summer here in Naples! The winds are calming down a bit, the gulf water is getting nice and clear, air temps are getting downright hot come mid morning or so. The clear,… Read Full Report →

Strong winds, but strong action!

May 04, 2017

The wind has been quite a deciding factor in the fishing we've been doing the past couple weeks. It's been very breezy almost every day for a while now here in southwest Florida, and it's causing problem on and… Read Full Report →

Busy Waterways, and MONSTER FISH

April 18, 2017

The weeks coming up to Easter are always the peak of the "busy" season here in Naples. Every business is super busy, including the fishing guides! Boat traffic has been very heavy with both fishing boats, and recreational boaters… Read Full Report →

Peak Season, Great Fishing!

March 22, 2017

Being on the water almost every day for the last few weeks, it's definitely the peak of busy season here in Naples! With the exception of the last five days or so, the weather has been nice and warm,… Read Full Report →

Warmer weather means bigger fish!

March 01, 2017

It seems as if the cool winter weather has gone away as quickly as it arrived! The last couple weeks have had afternoon temperatures in the mid 80's, and some of the bigger fish species are really turning on!… Read Full Report →

Steady February Action

February 15, 2017

Shrimp has been our bait of choice for the last couple weeks, and it's been working very well! Action has been very steady, using a couple different techniques. Fishing deeper creek mouths and mangrove shorlines with half a shrimp… Read Full Report →

"Winter" time in Naples!

January 30, 2017

Our Naples "winter" has been a very mild one so far, with only a few days dipping into the low 50's and upper 40's. We continue to use mainly shrimp for bait, in a few different presentation methods. At… Read Full Report →

New Years is Bringing in Great Variety!

January 11, 2017

It's been a very busy holiday and new year so far! The weather is finally starting to cool off, with cool fronts becoming more and more regular. Most mornings start out a bit chilly, and heat up after a… Read Full Report →

The weather is cooling off! Fish aren't!

November 09, 2016

In the last few weeks, the only thing that has been constant in Naples is the wind! Since hurricane Matthew blew by in the Atlantic, we have had nonstop wind from 10-25mph out of the northeast. While this much… Read Full Report →

Fall is here! The bite is as strong!

October 06, 2016

Fall is officially here, although not much has changed with the weather or the fishing. We continue to get out as early as possible to beat the heat, and find many hungry fish ready to eat. Redfish, snook, mangrove… Read Full Report →

The best bite of the year!

August 30, 2016

We are approaching my favorite time to fish here in Naples! Over the next couple months, it seems like every fish around is hungry. Snook, mangrove snapper, small tarpon, jack crevalle, groupers, and redfish are all eating well right… Read Full Report →

Get out early and beat the heat!

July 27, 2016

Summer is in full swing here in Naples, and it's hot! The bait fish have spawned, and there are hoards of small baits along the beaches and inside the passes. Many fish can be found gorging themselves on the… Read Full Report →

Hot Summertime Aciton!

June 07, 2016

We are getting into my favorite time of year to fish, summer! The weather is hot, and so is the fishing. The backwaters are really warming up, and fish are pushing closer to the cooler, clearer, gulf waters. Fishing… Read Full Report →

Naples fishing is breaking loose!

May 05, 2016

Fishing has really started to break loose in the last couple weeks! With relatively calm conditions, bait has been more and more plentiful every day. Easy bait is never a bad thing! As for the fish that are taking… Read Full Report →

Springing into some great fishing!

April 04, 2016

As the spring breakers return home from the past few weeks, things are calming down a little.The last three weeks are the busiest weeks on the water in our area, and I fished just about every day! The water… Read Full Report →

Busy Holiday Fishing Action!

January 06, 2016

The holidays are always a little hectic for me here in Naples. Lots of people want to go fishing, not only just with me, but there are hundreds of other boats out during this time of the year! So,… Read Full Report →

Lots of SUPER STRONG fish!

December 13, 2015

Over the past month or so, we have been enjoying quite a diversity of fishing opportunities. The weather for this time of year is abnormally warm, keeping the baitfish around for a little longer. Every morning as the sun… Read Full Report →

Great fish variety in October!

October 31, 2015

Lots of great fishing for the month of October! We have been having some unbeatable action on the water the past few weeks, with a great variety of fish, and tactics. Most of my trips are utilizing live bait,… Read Full Report →

Fishing doesn't get much better!

September 28, 2015

It's been a while since my last report. But there have been plenty of great fishing days since I last posted! While September is the slowest month for fishing in terms of business, it can host some the best… Read Full Report →

August rains, fish are still biting!

August 11, 2015

We've had some unpredictable weather conditions, and fishing conditions, for the past few weeks. On the days we were able to get out and fish, it was obvious things were changing. The rains have stained the backwaters, and we… Read Full Report →

Ending June right with BIG FISH!

July 06, 2015

As fishing goes, some weeks are great, and some are very slow and seem to drag along. Last week was one of the tough ones, and the week before was one of the great ones! In the last week… Read Full Report →

June Fishing= Big Snook and More!

June 21, 2015

The past few weeks have provided the best snook fishing so far this year! I've been fishing quite a bit and the clients are very happy. The main keys to success have been to fish as early or as… Read Full Report →

Summer is Here!

May 18, 2015

I believe summer is officially here in Southwest Florida! With temperatures getting into the 90's most days in the past couple weeks, and afternoon showers have been very common. The seas have been very calm, and the water has… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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New York, ny
Went fishing on Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Kapellen, Flanders
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An excellent fishing adventure.

Fished March 2018

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

Had a great time a caught fish.  Enough said!

Fished March 2018

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Brighton, co
Went fishing on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thank you so much Captain Ben for taking out my husband and son, they had a wonderful time fishing the backwaters with you as their captain! I am also reaping the great benefit of dinner on them!

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thought about rescheduling our trip due to recent weather my expectations were not good, however Ben made this trip worth every minute, from gretting to goodbye he was an outstanding guide. Knolodgeable of the waters, knew when to call it quits and move on to a different spot, explained the waters and areas where to cast. Explained technique in which to catch the fish best to increase catching upon bite. Clean boat n top notch equipment. Overall friendly guide very humble ...  excellent experience, even made sure our hooks had baits at all times.extremly attentive.
Will recommend Ben without a doubt. Looking forward in booking him again.

Fished January 2018

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Sea Cliff, New York
Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

He was just what I was hoping for, he was great with some inexperienced fishermen.

Fished April 2017

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Ben Geroy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It was a lot of fun having you and your crew on board Troy!

Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

Ben was great from start to finish.  He put us on the fish, explained what we needed to do and was very patient with one of our “new learners”.

Fished February 2017

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Ben Geroy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It was a pleasure having you!

Florida, Naples
Went fishing on Monday, August 29, 2016

Best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. The morning weather was perfect and Capt. Ben knew exactly where to be at what time in order to give us the best opportunity to catch fish. We caught multiple snook and reds throughout the day with some even over slot fish.

All I’m all I give the whole experience a 10/10! I will be booking again soon!

Fished August 2016

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Florida, Naples
Went fishing on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Very productive and enjoyable trip. Capt Ben knew just where to go. We enjoyed the trip and just booked another date. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great day.

Fished October 2016

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Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, January 11, 2016

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, November 27, 2015

Definitely recomend captain ben. He knows his way in the backwaters and knows where to go if fish arent biteing.

Fished November 2015

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