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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.



Top Naples Fishing Spots

  1. Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
    6/4/2012 11:37:16 PM - 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


  2. MARCO ISLAND 2 MILE REEF
    5/6/2011 11:52:48 PM - STEEL PIPE]]> 25.9233333333333 -81.7626666666667


  3. Sanibel Reef 20
    6/4/2012 11:37:15 PM - Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.  


  4. 3 Mile Reef
    7/23/2018 2:15:02 PM -


  5. KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01
    4/13/2011 4:20:10 PM - Name KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01  Depth (in feet) 28 Relief (in feet) 10 Description RUBBLE AND CULVERTS COUNTY FUNDED Date of Deployment June 19 2003 Pr


  6. Kidd Wreck
    3/22/2011 9:59:07 PM - 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


  7. NAPLES PIER REEF
    4/13/2011 4:20:32 PM - Name NAPLES PIER REEF County COLLIER Depth (in feet) 22 Relief (in feet) 3 Description "WIDELY SCATTERED PILES CONFIRMED BY RBF GRANT FWCC-01002" Date of Deployment June 17 19


  8. Eugenes Ledge
    12/10/2016 10:31:17 PM - Good ledge for snapper and gags


  9. Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef
    1/13/2018 11:04:05 PM -


  10. Told Ya So West
    12/10/2016 10:26:31 PM - This is the west end of one of the best ledges off Marco. Snapper and Grouper are here much of the year.



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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. Gray Snapper

  2. Gray Snapper

    There is a 12.14% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2083 Gray Snapper counted.

    Naples Gray Snapper Counts Chart
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  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 9.46% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1624 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Naples Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
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  5. Red Grouper

  6. Red Grouper

    There is a 7.93% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1361 Red Grouper counted.

    Naples Red Grouper Counts Chart
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  7. Ladyfish

  8. Ladyfish

    There is a 6.85% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1176 Ladyfish counted.

    Naples Ladyfish Counts Chart
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  9. Sheepshead

  10. Sheepshead

    There is a 6.81% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1169 Sheepshead counted.

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  11. Lane Snapper

  12. Lane Snapper

    There is a 5.88% catch rate for Lane Snapper, based on 1009 Lane Snapper counted.

    Naples Lane Snapper Counts Chart
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  13. White Grunt

  14. White Grunt

    There is a 5.75% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 986 White Grunt counted.

    Naples White Grunt Counts Chart
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  15. Scaled Sardine

  16. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 5.54% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 950 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Naples Scaled Sardine Counts Chart
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  17. Gag Grouper

  18. Gag Grouper

    There is a 5.41% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 928 Gag Grouper counted.

    Naples Gag Grouper Counts Chart
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  19. Crevalle Jack

  20. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 4.64% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 797 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Naples Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 74 species of fish and 17162 fish counted for December around Naples.

To date, there are 140 species of fish and a total of 199224 fish counted for Naples and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (162 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 2:52:45 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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.

View full Naples Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Naples Fishing Reports

  • Snook Are Biting
    12/1/2022 4:11:59 PM - The snook bite has been very good. using artificials and shrimp has been the ticket. Clients are getting many shots a day. We have not seen any red tide in the Ten Thousand I


  • SEEING REDS IN FALL FOR FISHING SANIBEL ISLAND FLORIDA!
    9/3/2022 1:22:35 AM - We are on the cusp of fall down here in SWFL and it’s a great time to be on the water! What a blessing it is to have a fishery... The post SEEING REDS IN FALL FOR FISHING SAN


  • Memorable Day Fishing Sanibel Island
    7/19/2022 10:17:36 AM - What a memorable day for the Jacob family! CJ guided them to a great day of fishing off Sanibel Island. Book your family friendly fishing charter trip to Sanibel/Captiva Isla


  • Another Great Day of Offshore Fishing in Sanibel Island!
    6/7/2022 10:11:25 AM - Capt. CJ had a blast offshore fishing catching Permit with the Schiess family! They couldn’t get them in fast enough! All were released for another day! Contact us to book...


  • Catching Barracudas in Sanibel Island
    5/24/2022 10:07:35 AM - Always cool to catch a Barracuda! Bennett Wong caught this toothy beauty with Capt. Bill offshore fishing in Sanibel Island! Call or book your Sanibel Island fishing charter


  • Fishing Charters For Small Groups Of Six Or Less – Or As Large As Fourteen
    5/22/2022 6:14:56 PM - Naples Deep Sea Fishing Charters is one of the oldest charter fishing businesses in Naples and all of Florida. We have been operating offshore fishing charters in Naples Flori


  • 2022 Tarpon Season is gaining steam
    5/4/2022 12:43:59 PM - After months and months of high winds Tarpon have kept their timetables up an gaining in numbers every day. Make your date with a Silver King now.


  • Shark Season in Sanibel! April 2022
    4/17/2022 11:18:39 AM - Shark season here in the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area! Getting in some shark fishing with the tarpon for Capt. CJ’s crews! Book your fishing charter with Endless Summer and catch s


  • This is how it’s done in SW Florida!
    3/3/2022 10:10:17 AM - Snook and Red kinda day! Capt. Bill showed a Northern Fishing guide how it’s done in SW Florida. Book your flats/inshore fishing charter in Ft. Myers and the Sanibel area...


  • Bringing in the haul! February Fishing Sanibel
    2/12/2022 9:52:06 AM - Bringing in the haul! Captain CJ guided his party to an awesome winter fish haul in Sanibel Island Florida! Book your fishing charter today to amazing fishing in SW Florida..


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Top Naples Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Buttonwood Tackle Outfitters


  2. Mangrove Outfitters
    Mangrove Outfitters Fly Shop, the number one choice for fly fishing enthusiasts in Southwest Florida is your one-stop shop for everything you'll need!

  3. Bait N Wait
    The number one spot in Southwest Florida for all your fishing needs.With in house reel repair and rod repair. Need a custom rod? not a problem.We also have gifts for all occasions for that fisher person in your life. Located minutes from both Fort My

  4. Catch'um Bait & Tackle
    WE HAVE A BOAT FRINDLY WRAP AROUND DRIVEWAY EASY IN EASY OUT

  5. Rite Angler


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Top Naples Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Naples Saltwater Fishing
    Naples Saltwater Fishing allows you to explore the beauty of this sport through a gallery of images and a series of stories featured in the blog. In addition, the charter boat takes you to the deep waters of Naples on a fishing adventure equipped wit

  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
    Are you ready for a great day fishing out on the water in Naples, Florida? Is your mouth watering for a seafood feast tonight? Naples, Florida fishing is the best with Captain Matt Maloney. Whether you are a novice fisherman or have been fishing

  5. Rz's Fishing Extremes
    When I guide these waters my clients should expect to have a great time and truly rewarding experience. Catching fish is a part of that. The species we typically fish for are the Big Three: SNOOK, TARPON, and REDFISH.

  6. Poseidon's Choice Charters
    Captain Steve conducts fishing charters out of two main areas: The Estero Bay/Naples Bay area of Southwest Florida which spans from Ft Myers Beach to the prestigious waterfront homes of Port Royal and we pick up customers at dockside either at Sweetw

  7. Naples Bass Fishing
    I am Captain Mark Rogers and I have over 30 years of fishing experience. I grew up in southern California where my dad introduced me to fishing. I learned about deep, clear-water reservoirs and started tournament fishing at 14 years old. Shortly afte

  8. Fish BackWater Charters
    Fish for Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, and Mangrove Snapper.

  9. BustnLoose Backwater Charters
    Backwater fishing charter in the SW Florida region-catching Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. Specializing in light tackle.

  10. The Alabama
    Our new 36 foot deep sea sportfisherman, is recognized as the premier multi-passenger Naples Deep Sea Sportfishing Charter Boat in southwest Florida. We have been operating private deep sea fishing charters for groups of 6 and up to 12 passengers fo

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Top Naples Marinas

  1. Park Shore Marina and Boat Rentals


  2. Naples Marina and Excursions


  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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