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

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Gail Herrmann
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Went fishing with 4thStoryCharters on April 5, 2024
The weather and water conditions play a big role in a fishing experience. You never know what fish will be biting. The nice thing that Captain Jason has done is to find alternatives for the fishing experience. Since the common fish were not biting and we were catching catfish, he had us focus on catching sharks. Now this was totally unexpected….and fun!

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Barb Duggan
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Went fishing with A&B Deep Sea Fishing Charters – Naples on March 29, 2024
Our fishing trip was in 35' of water, yet we booked a deep sea excursion. The names of the fishing companies was confusing from our booking. "All In Fishing” was the name on the shirts they wore, but the boat was A & B, and the confirmation messages were from" Fishing Boomker".

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Belinda LeBlanc
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Went fishing with Kids Time Fishing on November 29, 2023
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.

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John Calder
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Wiggins Bay Charters on April 13, 2023
Id recommend Capt Marc. The day we went out, two of the people were inexperienced in fishing. Capt Marc not only showed them how to cast and techniques for fishing, he worked hard to make sure they had a super day…. And he was successful in every way!!!

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Dennis Castellano
Lancaster, PA
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Went fishing with Naples Everglades Fishing Charters on April 8, 2023
The two times I fished offshore near Naples have been nonstop action and numerous species. Each time we saw dolphins, enormous sea turtles, sharks and more. It’s a great place to fish with kids or the whole family.

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Shawn Holmes
North River, ND
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Went fishing with Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters on March 16, 2023
Definitely go with a guide. I am an avid fisherman in the upper Midwest but i learned a lot from the Captain about bait selection, rigging, techniques, and tides, that i wouldn't have know how to navigate on my own. It is an investment but pays off dividends with knowledge you receive.

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Bill Eaves
Colleyville, TX
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Went fishing with Capt Joey D Charters – Island Dreamer on June 14, 2022
We did not do a real fishing trip, but should have so its hard to grade the fishing in Naples, but on a real fishing trip I'm sure it is good, because we saw photos of good fishing in the brochure.....

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David Alery
Sun Prairie, WI
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Went fishing with Dreamaker Fishing Charters on March 1, 2022
Early March is still "winter" in Naples. Cold front came through and we had North and Northwest winds which caused dirty water on the inbound tide in the Bays. 3rd week of March on becomes more consistent as the "summer" season begins.

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Joseph Velasco
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with All In Deep Sea Fishing Charters on July 29, 2021
Choose a vessel and trip length appropriate for your angling skills and experience, endurance, affordability, and time available. Don't expect big game on a half day trip on a big boat, and conversely don't expect comfort on a small but fast open fisherman. Most importantly, talk to your captain....tell him or her what you expect, and they'll tell you what experience they can provide.

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Elizabeth Litherland
San Juan
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Went fishing with All In Deep Sea Fishing Charters on July 18, 2021
Find a reputable & experienced company to charter your trip. Don’t set your expectations too high, fish are unpredictable. Book a full day trip, this will get you further out in the ocean where the bigger fish are at.

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Deb Verplank
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Cruise Fish Dive on December 30, 2019
We did not catch anything sensational, but the experience was well worth it! We would definitely book again, but this time call Captain Mark directly to inquire about tide and best time/day to fish!

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Naples, Florida
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Went fishing with Reel Funds Fishing Charters on October 6, 2019
Yes this is a great family vacation highlight! My kids have not stopped talking about how much fun they had! The clean and bagged the fish we caught and recommended a great restaurant close by that would cook our catch!!!

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Paul Liles
Fort Myers, FL
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Went fishing with Mangroveman Charters – Sunset Fish on July 9, 2019
While the fish tend to gather near mangrove roots, you may want to practice your casting in open waters to get a better sense of how far your line will travel. It is relatively easy to overcast and snag your hook and line on the mangrove roots and have to put on a new hook when you break the line to get untangled. Also, bring someone that really enjoys fishing along with you.

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Peter Hauser
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Went fishing with Captain Matt on May 24, 2024
Make sure you go with an experienced guide like Captian Matt. He really knows fishing in the area and had us on the fish quickly.

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Kyle Smith
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Went fishing with Cross Em' Off Charters on April 18, 2024
First time trip was great! Captain answered a million questions from us and hooked us up throughout the day!

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Ralph Flannery
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Went fishing with 4thStoryCharters on April 17, 2024
Jason is a great Captain for an outing with inexperienced fishermen. He is helpful, patient, and very knowledgeable.

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Shawn Washburn
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Went fishing with Down South Charters on April 7, 2024
Be patient and listen to the advice your captain has to say even if your an experienced angler there is something always to learn especially locations and conditions during the times your out.

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Gery Boucher
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Went fishing with Reel Local Fishing Charters on April 1, 2024
Schedule a trip on the water. It is a great time. Family fun. Make sure to apply sunscreen. Listen to the captain.

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Chris Deruyter
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Went fishing with Wiggins Bay Charters on April 2, 2024
Yes - find the right captain who has experience with family outings and it will be a blast.

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Roberta Schwarz
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Went fishing with Fan Sea Luxury Charters on March 28, 2024
Be prepared with sunscreen during the day and with light jackets for the evening

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Peter Strauss
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Went fishing with 4thStoryCharters on February 6, 2024
Water was cool because of lower temps and it was windy, but we still had a great time and caught plenty of fish!

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Adrian Breen
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on December 30, 2023
Smokin Hooks kept us on a variety of fish all morning. Filleted the fish, put em on ice and had them cook ready when we left.

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Steven Spivak
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Went fishing with 2 Thumbs Up Fishing Charters on December 27, 2023
Absolutely! Calm waters, abundant wildlife (manatees, dolphins, ospreys) and plenty of fish species to catch regardless of tide

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Scott Christopher
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on December 21, 2023
We could have stayed and kept fishing for grouper but the boy and I wanted a chance for the "big" one. Even the bait fish were a blast to catch.

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Melanie Dishman
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Went fishing with Naples Deep Sea Fishing Charters on December 12, 2023
It was a little choppy out so if you get sea sick and it’s a windy day then bring some medicine but it was a lot of fun.

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Bruce Dexter
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Went fishing with Down South Charters on August 4, 2023
You’ll always catch something off of Naples but trophy fish are going to be easier to catch inshore during the colder months.

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Bill Severino
Village Of Lakewood, IL
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on July 21, 2023
I July it’s hit or miss on the weather been coming down for the last 20 years this year was very hot but better than rain. My family still had a great time

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Devang NAIK
Chattanooga, TN
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Went fishing with Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters on June 29, 2023
Try this guy he was very good about putting on u on fish and very knowledgeable. We caught tons of sharks.

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Matt Williams
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Went fishing with Smokin’ Hooks on June 13, 2023
Find out what is in season before you go and see if it is worth it. We had fun but the big ones we caught were not in season.

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Lynette Klepper
Naples, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Local Fishing Charters on May 19, 2023
Book an all day fishing charter. It will really give you the opportunity to catch those fish that are on your list.