Action as HOT as the Weather!!
August 13, 2019 Naples 7 photos
Summer fishing has been just as hot as the weather! Business has been much better this summer, with no red tide or hurricanes so far this year, clients are enjoying some great fishing action! With the heat index getting well over 100 degrees most days, it's crucial to get out as early as possible before the water heats up. The first few hours of daylight have provided the best fishing action southwest Florida can offer! Recent morning trips have produced 40-50 snook, 5-10 redfish, along with snapper and jacks mixed in!
Naples Backwater Fishing Charters specializes in light tackle inshore fishing adventures in Naples and Marco Island. Join Captain Ben Geroy and enjoy some of the finest backwater fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer. Check the bite on a half-day ad...
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Hard Fighting Fall Fish!
November 9, 2021
Whenever people ask when the best fishing is in Naples, usually September and October are in the conversation. Late summer, and through the fall, sometimes all the way through the new year if it stays warm, can be the best fishing you can get in Southwest Florida. It seems that everything is happening in these last couple months before the cold fronts start coming. This year has been no exception, redfish, snook, jacks, and sharks have all been punishing baits in the backwaters the last month or so! Another great part about the fall is there's usually no shortage of baitfish around, making the morning bait run quick and easy, more time for fishing!
HOT Summer Action!
August 18, 2021
We've had a quite a busy season this year, a welcomed bounce back from the shutdowns that caused us to fish quite a bit less last spring and summer. I can't remember a year I've been so busy through July! Generally, mid summer is our slowest time of year, air and waters reach their warmest temps, and fishing action is best near dawn and dusk. We are doing almost exclusively 4 or 6 hour morning trips right now to stay in the action, avoid the heat, and potentially dangerous afternoon thunderstorms. Baitfish can be found all over the inlets and beaches right now, making bait catching a breeze, and allowing us to get fishing by 7-7:30am. Snook fishing has been an absolute blast this summer, with tons of action on the "cookie cutter" 18-20 inch fish, and a few big ones in the mix. Aside from the snook, mangrove snapper have been quite aggressive as well. While they are smaller fish, snappers are one of the few inshore species we are able to keep at the moment, so they're great to see! Redfish have been making appearances more and more also, and the average size is getting close to 25 inches or more, which is close to what it was before the big red tide event a few years ago. Other recent catches include goliath grouper, barracudas, tarpon, sharks, and jack crevalle.
Early Spring Fishing ACTION!
March 6, 2021
It's been a busy start to the season this year, and anglers have been catching a wide variety of fish! For the last three weeks or so, the weather has been warm, allowing the water to warm up to spring like tempuratures. With that warm water we have been fishing with live bait fish. On the days with better tides, fish are chomping up the baits happily! Common catches recently have been snook, jack crevalle, and mangrove snappers, but we are catching some seatrout, redfish, small tarpon, and others in the mix as well!
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