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.
Naples Fishing Report
Naples offshore fishing reports from our recent fishing charters
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The wind has been blowing for sure the last few days with seas at 3’-5’ just a few miles offshore. I called today’s crew last night and gave them the option to cancel, but they wanted to give it a shot! I’m glad they did because today was one of the best “big fish” days I’ve had in a while!
We have been out fishing the last two days. Popovic Party of 4 on January 5 and the Durst Party of 6 January 6. Both trips were from 8-12. We have been catching the end of the outgoing and beginning of the incoming tides the last couple days. I have been running about 3 miles offshore to catch pilchards on one of the nearshore wrecks before the charters which makes for an early start to my day, but they have been the key to catching the kings which we have been targeting. The king mackerel have been in the 20-25 pound range. We have been doing most of our mackerel fishing over live bottom within 9 miles of the beach. In addition to the Kingfish we have been catching Spanish Mackerel, Red Grouper (mostly undersized), Mangrove Snapper (to 14"), Triggerfish, and more! Thelight tackle Bottom fishing has been giving us some action while we have been waiting for the kings to bite. The Spanish mackerel have been around in decent numbers, but the highest concentrations have been in the same spots we have been catching the pilchards. We still have some January openings that we are trying to fill!