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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. Pinfish

  2. Pinfish

    There is a 12.95% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2519 Pinfish counted.

    Naples Pinfish Counts Chart


  3. Gray Snapper

  4. Gray Snapper

    There is a 12.15% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2363 Gray Snapper counted.

    Naples Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  5. Scaled Sardine

  6. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 9.86% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 1918 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Naples Scaled Sardine Counts Chart


  7. Snook

  8. Snook

    There is a 8.29% catch rate for Snook, based on 1613 Snook counted.

    Naples Snook Counts Chart


  9. Red Drum

  10. Red Drum

    There is a 7.01% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1364 Red Drum counted.

    Naples Red Drum Counts Chart


  11. Spot Croaker

  12. Spot Croaker

    There is a 6.45% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 1255 Spot Croaker counted.

    Naples Spot Croaker Counts Chart


  13. Red Grouper

  14. Red Grouper

    There is a 5.8% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1129 Red Grouper counted.

    Naples Red Grouper Counts Chart


  15. Spotted Seatrout

  16. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 4.7% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 915 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Naples Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.77% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 733 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Naples Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  19. Ladyfish

  20. Ladyfish

    There is a 3.62% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 705 Ladyfish counted.

    Naples Ladyfish Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 81 species of fish and 19451 fish counted for September around Naples.

To date, there are 154 species of fish and a total of 253176 fish counted for Naples and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2023 5:35:32 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
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  3. Sanibel Reef 20
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  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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  8. Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef

  9. Eugenes Ledge
    Good ledge for snapper and gags

  10. Told Ya So West
    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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  2. Double R's Fishing And Tours Company
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  3. Captain Todd G Geroy
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  5. Naples Bass Fishing
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  7. Poseidon's Choice Charters
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  4. Port Sanibel Marina
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