Southern Gentlemen Backcountry Fishing Fishing Reports

Big Mamou Monday

February 11, 2020

Mamou Monday! Cory and his son Brandon came down from Colorado and haven't caught a snook before. Wanted a big one. On a flyrod. So we went waaaaay back up in the east side of punkin bay in the… Read Full Report →

Big fish Friday!

January 31, 2020

Big Fish Friday in SW Florida today! When Tom reached out and booked his trip, he was clear about one thing. He was not interested in quantity. He wanted big fish and was willing to put in the patience… Read Full Report →

10,000 Islands Fishing has been gre

January 30, 2020

Dan and his fraternity brothers rolled down from Va and spent the day beating up big sheepshead, snapper, small snook and jewfish on a fun 3/4 day out of the Caxambas ramp. We also tangled with a nice big… Read Full Report →

Wintertime and great fishing!

January 21, 2020

Took only 2 spots to use up 150 shrimp and hook fish on virtually very cast or Kylerand his crew in the cold this morning! Now they are sitting in local restaurant getting their fresh catch cooked. Lets go… Read Full Report →

Redfish bite continues!

January 08, 2020

Using shrimp and plchards for some great redfish bites! Read Full Report →

Let's goget a big snook!

January 08, 2020

The big snook are starting to bite! This one ate a big freelined shrimp in shallow water. Read Full Report →

10,000 Islands Slam

January 07, 2020

What started out as an attempt to go out and work on some shallow wrecks on the so called calm seas and light breezes, was abandoned like an out take from The Deadliest Catch, before we could get south… Read Full Report →

Kids love to fish!

December 21, 2019

This little cutie caught her first redfish today...on a tipped jig! Love it when parents get the kids out on the water...and this Captain appreciates nothing more than helping and watching them all make memories! Read Full Report →

Catch a Tripletail

December 11, 2019

Now is the time of year to target one of the best eating fish in the ocean, the tripletail. The hard fighting bruisers lay up behind crab trap bouys that are entiful right now, and provide opportunities for sight… Read Full Report →

Bring the Family Fishing

November 30, 2019

Travis brought his two boys, Will and Parker, out for a full day of fishing in the warm Florida sun, and all 3 put on a fishing show from dawn till dusk on a day that started north of… Read Full Report →

Awesome family fun!

November 26, 2019

On a chilly morning that turned into a sparkling day in Southwest Florida , John, his sons Alex and Zach flat out put a beatdown on the fish. We went out of Goodland and snuck deep down south to… Read Full Report →

Redfish all day

November 23, 2019

Green grass and high tides and redfish all day long. And forget the shrimp, we went out, got some nice bait in 20 feet of water and Bob went double digit on the nice reds like this, and small… Read Full Report →

Big refish biting!

November 19, 2019

Cool weather means shrimp for bait...shrimp for bait means lots of Redfish! Let's go get one! Read Full Report →

Cold weather, blue skies, nice fish!

November 18, 2019

As the wintertime fish patterns startt to settle in to SW Fla, we ove into the deeper cuts and creeks in the back country and start using shrimp on the bottom the rewards can be fantastic as the fish… Read Full Report →

Catch 30 plus fish!

November 15, 2019

Right now the bait is easy and the fishing is easier! We are catching 30 plus redfish, snook, snapper, mackerel, and jack crevalle every trip! Bob from Michigan has some sore shoulders and arms after Thursday's action! Read Full Report →

Non stop fishing action!

November 15, 2019

Roger and Craig from Michigan are icing down their arms after a day of stop snook, jack crevalle and redfish action on live bait in the rain today (Friday)! 30 to 40 fish caught in just a few hours! Read Full Report →

Giant redfish

October 26, 2019

Want to catch a giant redfish, give us a call! Check out these 2 monster redfish from his past Saturday. Read Full Report →

Couples Fishing

October 11, 2019

Another husband wife duel, and the gal from the Bayou leaned on her fishing roots and GrandPa's training and ripped some lips on the snook, jacks, and finally, what else but a nice redfish! So the wife gets the… Read Full Report →

Rare Mutton Sapper

October 09, 2019

Jerry from Wisconsin came down for a morning today and it was filled with the usual suspects, but then the variety pack got more colorful. Check out the Mutton Snapper that joined the snook, redfish, spanish mackerel mangrove snapper,… Read Full Report →

Redfish Snook Snapper and Grouper in Nap

October 08, 2019

Had a terrific Tuesday with these ladies this morning. Had a full on Mom vs Daughter, Sister vs Sister competitions, and as the referee, I didnt have to throw the flag often, and the pouts didnt last long as… Read Full Report →

The big snook just woke up!

October 02, 2019

Ater an action filled several weeks of lota of small reds and snook, mixed with occasional big red, the big snook turned on this week. Husband and Wife teachers,Jon and Sue, from Wisconsin , down here on a quick… Read Full Report →

Nice Keeper Snook!

September 30, 2019

Art and Bob, (their 86 year old dad and Brother in law not pictured) grinded out a hard working morning beating up the little snook, reds, and big mangrove snapper. We had some big mullet mixed in with the… Read Full Report →

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

September 29, 2019

Gator Nation never stops spreading the mantra 'It's Great to be a Florida Gator' and today, three members of this glorious family got out on the water and did their job to make sure the backcountry waters of Naples… Read Full Report →

Couples Charters

September 23, 2019

Love taking couples fishing...the friendly banter, the competition that always develops when the fish start, Jeff peacefully and pleasantly piled up some early numbers on undersized reds and some decent snook, before BOOM...Jennifer warmed up, ignored me, ignored… Read Full Report →

Honeymoon Fishing Trip

September 19, 2019

Today was a great day! As a captain, we are always learning, always meeting people, dealing with tides, boat stuff, bait I had the priveledge of taking Ken and his wife Haley from Tuscaloosa out in the boat.… Read Full Report →

Big Redfish are Running

September 17, 2019

As we settle solidly into September, the big redfish seem to be really coing on strong! We are still using pilchards and working the pockets and corners n the mangroves for some really nice fish. Check out the ig… Read Full Report →

Come catch your next dinner!

September 15, 2019

Rafael brought his father in law Craig who was in town from Idaho, out for a nice Saturday on the water. The banter between the two started immediately each time a fish was caught, lost, or heaven forbid, someone… Read Full Report →

Outstanding fishing today!

September 13, 2019

Tim and Bob wanted a full day of fishing today and got all they could handle with redfish, snook , snapper, jewfish, and jack crevalle. We emptied the bait well twice on the day, as the fish never stopped… Read Full Report →

Live Mullet Giant Snook

September 11, 2019

The west coast version of the mullet run is happening in Naples. There has been a nice influx of mulle into the bays and onto the beaches, and a good toss of the cast net can provide some big… Read Full Report →

Big snook are ready!

September 08, 2019

Its that time of the can feel just a hint of fall (in S Fla, 1 or 2 degrees and the angle of the sun are the things we notice the most) and college football is in the… Read Full Report →

Big redfish continue to bite!

September 05, 2019

Again his morning, pilchards produce some really nice redfish early! The fishing in the Naples and Marco aters continues to just keep producing! Read Full Report →

Evening Trips Producing

September 05, 2019

If work or vacation stuff keeps you busy during the days, or kid activities keep your weekends packed, and you have got to scratch that fishing itch, lets do an evening trip. Weather is cooler, sunset is always relaxing,… Read Full Report →

Labor Day Weekend was just Fantastic

September 01, 2019

I did several trips during the past week, and weekend around Labor Day. We have been fishing small to medium sized baits I'm netting on the beach. The fishing has just been fantastic, with countless redfish, snook, and a… Read Full Report →

Countless Snook and Redfish

August 31, 2019

Ted spent the day just crushing the redfish and snook. Gain with allnto medium pilchards e literally caught a nice red on the first cast,a snook on the 2nd cast and this continued till the end of the trip… Read Full Report →

Evening Trips are a great way to beat th

August 28, 2019

Not only are evening trips an awesome way to beat the heat, catch a wonderful sunset, and enjoy the evening sea breeze, they are often jam packed with crazy good fishing! John took advantage when he was in town… Read Full Report →

RED Hot Late August Bite

August 26, 2019

As August has settled into the full fledged dog days of hot muggy weather mixed with rain, the traditional Southwest Florida fishing patterns have settled in as well. The bait is still readily available to get, but has gotten… Read Full Report →

Great Day for Redfish!

August 23, 2019

Went out on a half morning with Clay from Tallahassee and he had never caught a snook. Well, that ended on the first cast, but the redfish could not be stopped either. All in all we caught 30 plush… Read Full Report →