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Naples Fishing

Naples Fishing

Naples, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico with close proximity to the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands. Naples has a long fishing history that dates back to the time of the Indians who inhabited the area. With the Naples Pier that was first built in 1888 and the thousands of reefs and ledges that are close to the city, Naples is a great destination for fishing.

Inshore fishing in Naples you can expect to catch Redfish, Snook or Tarpon all year long and there are lots of Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout in the area. Naples Bay and south into the backwaters have produced many quality fish for anglers.

There are more options for Naples fishing when you venture deeper. Reefs have always been an important part of the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico. The combination of artificial and natural reefs has kept many fish species coming back to Naples. These areas are ideal for bottom fishing. You might be fortunate enough to catch many different species of Grouper and Snapper. There are also Amberjacks, Barracuda, King Mackerel and Triggerfish on the reefs.

Naples offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico you may find Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi, and Wahoo. There are also some billfish that come through each year including Blue Marlin and Sailfish.

Naples Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Naples, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Sheepshead

  2. Sheepshead

    There is a 18.76% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 4113 Sheepshead counted.

    Naples Sheepshead Counts Chart


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 12.87% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 2821 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Naples Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 10.19% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2233 Gray Snapper counted.

    Naples Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  7. Ladyfish

  8. Ladyfish

    There is a 6.68% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1465 Ladyfish counted.

    Naples Ladyfish Counts Chart


  9. Red Grouper

  10. Red Grouper

    There is a 4.79% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1051 Red Grouper counted.

    Naples Red Grouper Counts Chart


  11. White Grunt

  12. White Grunt

    There is a 4.42% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 968 White Grunt counted.

    Naples White Grunt Counts Chart


  13. Pinfish

  14. Pinfish

    There is a 3.74% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 821 Pinfish counted.

    Naples Pinfish Counts Chart


  15. Crevalle Jack

  16. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.72% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 816 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Naples Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  17. Hardhead Catfish

  18. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 3.44% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 754 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Naples Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  19. Spanish Mackerel

  20. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 2.96% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 649 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Naples Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 87 species of fish and 21923 fish counted for February around Naples.

To date, there are 159 species of fish and a total of 272104 fish counted for Naples and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 2/16/2024 7:19:22 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Naples Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Naples are the following:

  1. Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
    About 6 miles south of Sanibel, the Doc Kline reef sits in approximately 30 feet of water. Snapper, amberjack, redfish, grouper, and sharks are frequent residents of th

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  3. Sanibel Reef 20
    Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.  

  4. 3 Mile Reef

  5. Kidd Wreck
    In 1987, this 85 foot barge sank in 45 feet of water. This is a great site to see goliath grouper, snapper, and barracuda. More Details

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  7. Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef

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  9. Eugenes Ledge
    Good ledge for snapper and gags

  10. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven

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Top Naples Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Buttonwood Tackle Outfitters

  2. Mangrove Outfitters
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  3. Bait N Wait
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Top Naples Fishing Charters & Guides

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  2. Double R's Fishing And Tours Company
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  3. Captain Todd G Geroy
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  4. Naples Backwater Fishing
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  5. Naples Bass Fishing
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  6. Rz's Fishing Extremes
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  7. Poseidon's Choice Charters
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  8. Fish BackWater Charters
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  9. The Alabama
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  10. BustnLoose Backwater Charters
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Top Naples Marinas

  1. Park Shore Marina and Boat Rentals

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  3. Fish Tale Marina
    Come in to our piece of paradise and experience for yourself a fun-filled day boating, kayaking, fishing or sightseeing in Estero Bay and Fort Myers Beach with Fish-Tale Marina.

  4. Port Sanibel Marina
    Port Sanibel Marina is a beautiful “Old Florida-style” full service marina. The marina offers guests rentals of boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to enjoy Southwest Florida. Also find a variety of fishing charters and other actives to experienc

  5. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
    Our easy-access Fort Myers Beach marina is on Estero Bay, just 6 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Dock overnight and enjoy our Fort Myers Beach villas at discounted rates as well as access to our three pools, two restaurants, full-service spa and qua

  6. Salty Sam's Marina
    Salty Sam's is a full service marina with boat service & repairs, boat sales and wet slips and dry storage. Voted Best Marina, Salty Sam's is truly what boating in Southwest Florida is all about. To start your adventure, call us today! Fo

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