First of all thanks to everyone for making March 2018 such a busy month! We have been doing mostly 4.5 hour trips the last few weeks. We have been catching plenty of Lane and Mangrove Snapper for those looking to catch dinner. The King Mackerel have been inconsistent, but we have had several days with 10 plus fish. The last few trips we have also landed some nice Gag Grouper, but they are unfortunately out of season. Thanks again to everyone for fishing with us!
Naples Fishing Report
Went on a full day shared charter yesterday. We weren’t sure that we were going to be able to make it happen with the way the weather has been this month. When we got to the pass the seas were surprisingly calm, so my crew elected to go for it. We went through a few miles of fog, but it cleared and it was a straight shot and smooth boat ride out to 75 feet of water.
Ended up landing several undersized red grouper, some big mangrove snapper, porgies, gags, and an Amberjack. The one porgy was 22” and makes the rest of the snappers seem small in the picture...he was a little tank!
Around 3 0’clock the winds started gusting to 20 knots and the seas started to pick up. We elected to head to the barn! The boat ride in wasn’t as smooth or dry as the ride out haha.
Thanks to my crew for making it a fun day!
Took some family out yesterday that is in town for the Christmas Holiday. Ran offshore to about 40 miles and got into some nice Red Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, and Snapper. The weather has been excellent the last week and we are hoping that it continues.
Ran out to about 45 miles Monday with some friends to check out the offshore bite. Had a really great day and nice weather. Drifted a few times for grouper; picked up 4 keepers on 3 drifts. While we were drifting we picked up a few big Mangrove Snapper, so we switched tactics to target the Mangroves. The snapper bite was really good and picked up several limits of mangroves up to 19". Before we headed in we ran over to a wreck to grab a goliath grouper and whatever else was on it. Caught several Amberjacks, Barracudas, Goliath Grouper, and nice cobia. Really great day and we had a blast.
Fishing as well as the number of people down here has really started to pick up. We had a couple really good days for kings last week. We were also able to pull up a couple of Goliath Grouper for those that wanted to try. Offshore from 45-65 feet we have been getting into some Mangrove Snapper and even a couple Mutton Snapper. No Keeper Gags the last few days; just some undersized fish. Fishing should continue to get better this week as we get into some stronger tides.