September 2022

Naples Fishing Reports

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What anglers said about fishing in Naples

A little more discussion on where/how far out we are going and what fish we are targeting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little more discussion on where/how far out we are going and what fish we are targeting.
Joseph  A.
Joseph A. Troy, MI
Good fishing charters and from the marina. Lots of options for catch and eat fish. Weather is changeable but the captain will keep to up to date.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Good fishing charters and from the marina. Lots of options for catch and eat fish. Weather is changeable but the captain will keep to up to date.
Gary  P.
Gary P. Miromar Lakes, FL
Lots of fish all around and under us.. They just chose not to take the bait that day we went out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of fish all around and under us.. They just chose not to take the bait that day we went out.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Iola, TX
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Joseph  V.
Joseph V. Houston, TX
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.
Very good
4.0 / 5
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.
Elizabeth  L.
Elizabeth L. San Juan
Book a fishing experience with Cap'n Joe and Matt; you will truly enjoy your trip!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a fishing experience with Cap'n Joe and Matt; you will truly enjoy your trip!!!
Cheryl  M.
Cheryl M. Lehigh Acres, FL
Yes very good capt. Jim, excellent first mate. One complait,is only 2 grouper per person. That's not very much and having to go out 20 miles .this is not the charters fault it is the state rules.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes very good capt. Jim, excellent first mate. One complait,is only 2 grouper per person. That's not very much and having to go out 20 miles .this is not the charters fault it is the state rules.
Philip  S.
Philip S. Chicago, IL
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!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Naples, Florida
Yes, they are very helpful. They will help bait the hook and take the fish off.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, they are very helpful. They will help bait the hook and take the fish off.
Melissa  K.
Melissa K. Naples, Florida
Pack lots of sunscreen, take a hat, and be prepared for a workout. Pick a fast boat if you want bigger fish, it takes time to get out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack lots of sunscreen, take a hat, and be prepared for a workout. Pick a fast boat if you want bigger fish, it takes time to get out there.
Joseph  V.
Joseph V. Houston, TX
Use resources to investigate others reviews of their experiences. This was key for me to pick the Captain & Boat that we used.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use resources to investigate others reviews of their experiences. This was key for me to pick the Captain & Boat that we used.
Leslie  M.
Leslie M. United States
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Paul  L.
Paul L. Fort Myers, FL
Listen to Vince and you'll be successful. I fished my whole life but in ponds and rivers. Totally different IMO with inshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Vince and you'll be successful. I fished my whole life but in ponds and rivers. Totally different IMO with inshore.
Erika  M.
Erika M. Hanover, PA
Drink LOTS of water. Listen to the boat captains and you will have a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Drink LOTS of water. Listen to the boat captains and you will have a blast!
Mandy  B.  N.
Mandy B. N. Tampa, FL
Find a boat with a knowledgeable captain, and one that has shade and n enclosed toilet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a boat with a knowledgeable captain, and one that has shade and n enclosed toilet.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Naples, FL
Aim for a weekday if it's high season, tons of boat traffic on the weekends in the backwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Aim for a weekday if it's high season, tons of boat traffic on the weekends in the backwater
Ryan  C.
Ryan C. Miami, FL
Let the captain guide you. Not the other way around or you may be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain guide you. Not the other way around or you may be disappointed.
Phillip  W.
Phillip W. North Hollywood, California
Smokin Hooks has the local knowledge to give great memories. Thank you Captain Brian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Smokin Hooks has the local knowledge to give great memories. Thank you Captain Brian
Peter  C.
Peter C. Bayville, NJ
Be prepared to move around and be persistent. We had to deal with unusually bad red tide and squalls but it was still fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to move around and be persistent. We had to deal with unusually bad red tide and squalls but it was still fun.
Joseph  V.
Joseph V. Houston, TX
It's all about finding the right guide. Contact Capt. Boxx the day before the trip and have plenty of CD water available. Also take a hat and sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about finding the right guide. Contact Capt. Boxx the day before the trip and have plenty of CD water available. Also take a hat and sunscreen.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Naples, Florida