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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. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 23.18% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 4378 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Naples Scaled Sardine Counts Chart


  3. Gray Snapper

  4. Gray Snapper

    There is a 11.29% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2133 Gray Snapper counted.

    Naples Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  5. Red Grouper

  6. Red Grouper

    There is a 9.02% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1703 Red Grouper counted.

    Naples Red Grouper Counts Chart


  7. Gulf Kingfish

  8. Gulf Kingfish

    There is a 6.47% catch rate for Gulf Kingfish, based on 1221 Gulf Kingfish counted.

    Naples Gulf Kingfish Counts Chart


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 5.06% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 956 Pinfish counted.

    Naples Pinfish Counts Chart


  11. Spotted Seatrout

  12. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 4.31% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 813 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Naples Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  13. Snook

  14. Snook

    There is a 4.05% catch rate for Snook, based on 764 Snook counted.

    Naples Snook Counts Chart


  15. Hardhead Catfish

  16. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 3.79% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 716 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Naples Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  17. Lane Snapper

  18. Lane Snapper

    There is a 3.63% catch rate for Lane Snapper, based on 685 Lane Snapper counted.

    Naples Lane Snapper Counts Chart


  19. Thread Herring

  20. Thread Herring

    There is a 3.06% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 578 Thread Herring counted.

    Naples Thread Herring Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 95 species of fish and 18885 fish counted for July around Naples.

To date, there are 159 species of fish and a total of 272109 fish counted for Naples and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 7/5/2024 9:37:37 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. 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

  5. 3 Mile Reef

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  7. Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef

  8. Eugenes Ledge
    Good ledge for snapper and gags

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  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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  4. Catch'um Bait & Tackle

  5. Rite Angler

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Top Naples Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Naples Saltwater Fishing
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  2. Double R's Fishing And Tours Company
    At Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company, We understand fishing the magnificent and challenging waters of this complex eco-system, the Florida Everglades. With 30 years of experience fishing these areas, like the 10,000 Islands, the Estuarine forests

  3. Captain Todd G Geroy
    Naples' original backwater guide service Est. in 1981. Light tackle and fly fishing charters on the back waters of Naples and Marco Island with Capt. Todd Geroy. Snook, tarpon and redfish and giant inshore sharks a specialty. Naples and Marco Isl

  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. The Alabama
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  9. Fish BackWater Charters
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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
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