What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Naples, Florida for the first time?

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Holly Brassard
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Offshore Naples - Eco Tours on July 11, 2018
this was a sight seeing tour on a fishing boat. we brought extra chairs on request of captain. I think the booking sight needs to be reworked a bit. So one would know what kind of boat your booking, And make it user friendly so you can add a 3rd person without contacting the site. I also thought it was a 4 hour rental turned out to be 2 hour tour 2 hours late and no compensation.

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Andy Brunk
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters on April 5, 2018
Naples can be hit-and-miss in April keep a close eye on the weather and cancel as soon as you can if the weather is going to be bad. Calm days are going to be the best, the fish will come up to feed, rough days will be bad, the fish will stay down and the boating will be choppy. A full day will give the captain plenty of time to find the fish, half days are not good if the weather is bad. You can do a full day with bad weather and still catch your limit you're in the right size boat and you go out far enough. Paying $500+ to come home empty can be pretty discouraging. So keep a close eye on the weather stay off of a small boat in rough weather.

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Jeff Graham
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Went fishing with Hemingway Fishing Adventures on June 28, 2017
Take advantage of a professional guide to charter your Naples fishing trip. A professional guide knows the terrain, can guide you to the hot spots and has the in season tips for catching the most fish.

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Jamie Adams
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Crackers Outfitters - Naples on April 5, 2019
Bring sunblock, polarized sunglasses, layered clothing, snacks and water (if not provided). Relax and have fun!

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Chris Bill
Jarvis, ON
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Went fishing with Captain Jim Fortman - Wiggins Pass on January 3, 2019
When fishing in January remember its off season for a lot of species. Probably not the action you may expect

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Joseph Velasco
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Salty Dog Charters on July 29, 2018
Be prepared to move around and be persistent. We had to deal with unusually bad red tide and squalls but it was still fun.

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John Goheen
McKinney, TX
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Went fishing with Cruise Fish Dive- Spear1up on July 20, 2018
Do not do an offshore excursion. Stay closer to inshore in July where many species will be prominent because of the warmer water.

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Barry Edmond
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Naples Backwater Fishing Charters on May 7, 2018
I would certainly recommend a fishing trip with Ben he was just soo friendly and gave us a wonderful morning out fishing

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Paul Blythe
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with A&B Deep Sea Fishing Charters on March 11, 2019
Find a boat with a knowledgeable captain, and one that has shade and n enclosed toilet.

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Ryan Campbell
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Naples Backwater Fishing Charters on March 10, 2019
Aim for a weekday if it's high season, tons of boat traffic on the weekends in the backwater

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Phillip Wyatt
North Hollywood, California
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Went fishing with Salty Dog Charters on February 23, 2019
Let the captain guide you. Not the other way around or you may be disappointed.

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Peter Curatolo
Bayville, NJ
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on July 31, 2018
Smokin Hooks has the local knowledge to give great memories. Thank you Captain Brian

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Peter Kennedy
Fort Myers, FL
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Went fishing with Hemingway Fishing Adventures on June 18, 2018
Find a good captain and listen to him. The local captains know what they are doing.

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Derrick Johnson
Sagola, MI
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Went fishing with Old Florida Angling on April 4, 2018
Buck tail jigs seemed to work well when fishing from shore, jigs tipped with Gulp shrimp worked well for sea trout.

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Susan Rabbage
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on February 26, 2018
Weather is perfect, water is beautiful. Fishing is awesome. Didn't get into any really big fish, but had plenty of action. Wish we would have booked for all day!

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Doug Haggard
Mokena, Illinois
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Went fishing with Charter Fishing Naples on December 28, 2017
Check out FishingBooker and look for captains that are kid friendly like Captain Sean of Charter Fishing Naples!

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Philip Bay
United States
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Went fishing with Hemingway Fishing Adventures on October 25, 2017
Vince, our captain, was very professional. We expected to go out to the gulf but couldn't because of weather conditions.

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Dawn Packard
Naples, Florida
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on August 12, 2017
Just enjoy the ocean, the people you're with and respect what your Captain is instructing you to do!!!!

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Anne-marie Cadwallader
United States
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on August 3, 2017
Get a good fishing guide who knows where the best summer fishing is; the summer storms can very sudden!

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Tim Zitzloff
Victoria, Minnesota
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on February 27, 2017
Capt. Brian was great...he listened to our requests and made them happen. We had a great time and I have already recommended him to friends and relatives.

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Manning Smuth
Naples, Florida
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Went fishing with AdVenturous Fishing Charters on April 3, 2018
This half-day "bottom fishing" trip was perfect for anglers fishing in Naples for the first time.

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Neo Yu
Camp Hill, AL
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Went fishing with Hemingway Fishing Adventures on March 30, 2018
Call your captain two days or a day earlier to ask about biting and fishing condition.

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Sarah Underwood
Verona, WI
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Went fishing with Salty Dog Charters on March 29, 2018
Take all your ideas about fishing and head to Captain Joel’s / Salty Dog, they are the best!

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Juan Turruellas
Naples, Florida
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on August 18, 2017
1/2 day is a good local experience. We are going to book a full day trip next time

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Troy Hoffman
United States
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Went fishing with AdVenturous Fishing Charters on June 1, 2017
AS LONG AS YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CAPTAIN, AS WE DID, YOU SHOULD HAVE A GREAT TIME!

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Jeremy Zeman
Cape Coral, Florida
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Went fishing with AdVenturous Fishing Charters on April 5, 2017
Call Captain Bentley at Adventurous Fishing Charters 239-631-2966 You won't be disappointed!

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