Sea Trout Fishing in Naples
Sea trout are a popular fish to target during cooler winter months and spring. Often found in large schools, they provide plenty of fast action as well a being a fine table fish. Around Naples, we catch most sea trout on artificial baits such as jigs as well as live baits such as shrimp and sardines.
Pompano Fishing in Naples
Pompano fishing in Florida has become a very reliable fishery since the elimination of gill nets on state waters in the early 1990′s. November usually kicks off “pompano season” which continues throughout the winter months and reaches a finale sometime in the spring, although we often catch them off and on through the summer as well. Most are caught jigging along edges of flats and hard bottom channels both near the passes and beaches and far inland bays.
While not necessarily a target species in Southwest Florida, Flounder are a common catch and often caught when fishing for other fish. Flounder rank among the best eating fish in the waters and are often invited home for dinner!
Jack Crevalle are caught year around in Naples waters. Although not considered to have much food value, these bruisers are pound for pound the most powerful fish we run into. Providing blistering runs to just plain brute strength. Jacks will take every kind of bait as well as artificials. Great fun on top water lures! Sometimes running in large schools, they can provide some fast, wild, tackle busting action! They commonly range in size up to 20 lbs.
Tripletail are an interesting species that range world wide in subtropical oceans. Tripletail are a common species in Naples waters and although the are a more common target during the winter months, can be found year around. We usually catch these fish by sight fishing to them as they randomly float on the surface near crab trap buoys, channel markers or free swimming along tide lines. They take a variety of baits and are a fun target for fly fishermen. Top rankings on the dinner table also.