Whether you decide to fish ashore or by boat, sport fishing can be an exciting thrill all year around in Naples, Florida. It’s important to educate yourself that temperature changes in the water, weather and when spawning takes place causing fish to migrate with seasons all affect your bite. Since your favorite saltwater species may be limited to a specific season, it’s best to educate youreself and see what is in season here in South West Florida. However, nothing beats experience and old school knowledge of local waters, so if you’re interested in a location, season or just a certain type of fish, just call Captain Robby at 239.287.4721.


Red Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Mangrove Snapper

A couple of species of fish are as respected all throughout Florida Gulf Coast and all the way through the Florida Atlantic Coast as the Snappers. For the experienced fisherman, the gameness and the snappers table appeal gets these anglers ectattic. In addition for Snappers’ ability to take an assortment of baits. In spite of their cravings, nonetheless, most Snappers are notoroius to be one of the wariest of biters when the exposure is adequate to allow a nearby take-a-gander at its tackle.

Every one of the Snappers are tough warriors that wage a solid, head-shaking tug- of-war against the fisherman, and those caught in shallow water are also ingenious of making long and shockingly quick runs. Numerous species of the Snapper family are found from the inshore shallow waters to as far out in the sea profundities as man will attempt to fish.

In regards to just two or three exemptions, noted in the depictions, Snappers are sometimes recognized as relatives by their noticeable canine teeth. A few, Mangrove or Gray Snapper specifically, always snap at the fisherman’s hands with evident violence—a propensity that offered th Sappers it’s legendary name. Another attribute of the Snappers are their brilliant hues, yellow substantially and various colors of red.

Black Grouper
Red Grouper

Yellowfin Grouper
Scamp Grouper
Gag Grouper
Goliath Grouper

Along all Florida Gulf Coast and all the way through the Florida Atlantic Coast and Bahamas, from inshore reefs to the most profound waters, the Groupers of all different sorts are known to be the most prevalent and broadly accessible of gamefish. Grpouers extraordinary assortment is seen in the arduous number of fish, as well as in the a wide range of methodologies taken in angling for this type of specie, in addition to the perpetual exhibit of lures and baits that are constructive.

Despite the fact that they rank as the most popular fish for offshore anglers, large quantities of Grouper are additionally caught by trollers and even casters or fly casting.

All Groupers are known to belong to a particular family called Serranidae, but they can also be split into two general groups that are usually identified by their appearance. The other classified group, genus Epinephelus—encapsulated by the Red Grouper and the Goliath Grouper—are thick and profound bodied, while those having a place with the family genus Mycteroperca—epitomized by the Gag and Black Groupers—are significantly more modernized.

Mycteroperca Groupers—usually the larger specimens—are all the more frequently involved in a poisoning called Ciguatera, than the Epinephelus group.This fact should not cause Florida fishermen any extraordinary worry, subsequent to most catches affect small to medium groupers.


Red Drum / Redfish
Speckled Sea Trout

Nearshore waters is considered to be the zone from the surf and out a short range, and is always in sight of land. Although nearshore is limited, the nearshore zone’s waters are affected by an assortment of strengths including outflows from freshwater, offshore currents and tidal changes.

In sea life science, nearshore waters are connected with the tidal zone, where the flow framework is represented by waves and tides, and the littoral zone—where daylight is able to capture the scope of the sea and can achieve to see the ocean depths.

For fishermen, impacts on nearshore angling dependably incorporate tides, surges from close-by inlets, freshwater outpourings and estuaries from adjacent waterways. As tidal powers haul out healthy inshore waters to nearshore and streams push into seas. The nearshore zone is overflowing with life and continually inpouring nutrient rich water. Nearshore shading changes create where surges meet sea streams, and lures and predators set up to hunt along the structure line. Offshore currents not and again push close or even into the nearshore zone, that invitesd waters of an alternate quality, pelagic guests, and in some cases sensational temperature changes, as thermoclines.

Florida Pompano
African Pompano
Black Drum

The shoreline’s characteristics of troughs, sand bars and its form as it slants steeply and or shallowly and plummets top to bottom additionally play an unmistakable part in fishermens’ way to deal with numerous species nearshore in these waters. Reefs, edges and wrecks that dab the waterfront waters are living space for incalculable fish undeniably makes this destination a fishing hot spot for divers and anglers.

Nearshore offers a very dynamic trade amongst offshore and inshore waters, however they see a steadily changing blend of inshore and offshore species who visit them on their transient and encouraging ways—notwithstanding their occupant species. In numerous areas around the waters, inshore species like redfish, snook and seatrout struggle and all spend critical measures of their lives nearshore, and also species like cobia and kingfish. In different areas, it’s a good possibility to successfully catch dolphin and sailfish nearshore when sea conditions are ideal.


Ledges and reefs taper out 120 miles off the Florida Gulf Coast and all the way through the Atlantic Coast of Florida creating the third biggest reef system on the planet. Generally, scattered patch reefs are found around the state providing a habitat to our fisheries. From any fishing hot spot, you don’t have to go far to discover a reef or wreck.

Many different species of fish can be found close by to natural and artificial reefs. The more profound wrecks in 100 to 250 feet of water hold the bigger fish, for example, Amberjack, Wahoo, Grouper, and Kingfish. The shallower wrecks tend to hold a bigger number of tutoring fish, for example, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper.

Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper

Anglers do not need to be on top of a reef to benefit from the fish it . Numerous species, like Spanish mackerel, sailfish, mutton snapper, kingfish, barracuda and cobia seem to utilize the reefs as the middle for their bolstering invasions. These pelagic roamers can be caught within hundreds of yards from the reef.

Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel

Gigantic Goliath Grouper, which also known as Jewfish, are plentiful on our reefs and are a protected animal species. Goliath Goliath grouper additionally make a number of the wrecks their home. Fishermen should keep in mind that groupers are slow-developing fish and protection of these types of species is crucial. Different types of wreck tenants are Black, Gag, Warsaw, and Snowy Groupers.

Gag Grouper
Goliath Grouper
Warsaw Grouper

The best places to fish are from the scattered patch reefs inshore for Mutton Snapper, Gray Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, an assortment of Hog Fish, Grouper, Kingfish or Mackerel. Profundities up to 150 feet will lead to bigger patch reefs with reserves of 40 or more feet with expansive ledges, caves and holes that produce mating grounds and a safe house to bigger fish species.


There are around 750 named wrecks crossing the whole Florida Straits, The Gulf, and the Florida Atlantic waters. Wrecks are mostly ships but also include submarines, busses, tanks, planes, trucks, train cars, and other expansive vehicles that would create an ideal artificial reef. Aritificial reefs and natural Wrecks produce a natural habitat for many species of fish and a breeding ground for other patch reefs to manifest. On account of the environment they welcome, angling by wrecks can be advantageous, in spite of the fact that the wrecks also have confinements. The law states that all wrecks are protected in federal waters by the Florida Recorded Assets Act. This particular law itself ensures that every single archeological site that is owned by the state will be protected by unauthorized annoyance, trenching, or artifacts being removed. In the same manner that natural resources are protected, reefs are protected in the same manner so that generations to come may coninue visit, learn and appreciate these remarkable examples of Florida’s oceanic legacy.


Mutton Snapper
Florida Pompano

From the shoreline inland, mostly where salt water will flow, including inlets, bays, intracoastal waterways and all the saltwater channels and wetlands, straight up to dry areas or where the water is fresh—this is referred to as the inshore zone. Indeed, even in Florida and all throughout the rest of the nation, inshore waters shift uncontrollably in characteristic of the terrain.

There’s a significant change from Upper east Florida’s complex throughout the marshlands and the subtropical flats and ventures off to the east coast of Florida, and on the Gulf of Mexico’s side, a similarly a dramatic change happens from the Everglades’ regions of seagrass flats throughout the Big Bend’s rough shallow water up to the Panhandle’s bays. to the shoreline inland, wherever salt water may stream, including inlets and stream mouths and intracoastal waterways and bays, all the saltwater waterways and backcountry marshes, straight up to dry area or where the water runs crisp—that is the inshore zone. Indeed, even in Florida, let alone all through whatever is left of the nation, inshore waters fluctuate uncontrollably in terrain and character.

There’s a significant change from Upper east Florida’s twisted marshlands to the subtropical pads and keys off Miami on the east drift, and on the Bay side, a similarly sensational change happens from the Everglades’ territories of seagrass flats up through the Big Bend’s rough shallows to the Panhandle’s large, salty bays.

All the areas, inshores terrain is described by its blend of shallow landscape—whether it my be sandy flats, seagrass, limestone rock or marsh—bigger bodies like bays and more profound channels and the industrial and residential advancement, or the absence of it. The nature of the angling is administered by the well-being of the waters, including the significance of scavenge species for predators, tides and the saltiness level, which is frequently in flow with inshore zones.

Red Drum / Redfish
Speckled Sea Trout

A noticeable element of the majority of Florida’s inshore zone, as well as the Gulf and Altantic coasts, is the Intracoastal Waterway, which keeps running for 3,000 miles up the East Coast and over the Gulf Coast into southwest Florida. Some bays that are similar to Tampa Bay, are sufficiently extensive to be considered fishing grounds to their own privilege—are another noteworthy component of inshore waters are the river mouths and inlets. Even the docks that are industrial and residential, seawalls, channels, bridges and all other manner of advancement are a similarly vital feature of the structure of the inshore zone.

One of the most well known and usually looked for after species from the waters inshore in Florida are seatrout redfish, and flounder. Other well known inshore species are pompano, Spanish mackerel and grouper. Although these—and other—species are thought to be found in offshore or nearshore waters, they are ordinarily caught inshore. The greater bays and infrequently even in the intracoastal waterways especially close to the inlets, coastal migratory fish like kingfish, tripletail, permit, cobia are caught.

Inshore waters are know to be a significant breeding ground for some offshore and inshore fish species. The well-being of the inshore waters and it’s species is interlinked to the health of the whole coastal system.


Mahi Mahi / Dorado
Blackfin Tuna

Significant untamed currents, temperature breaks, tidal changes—a few people even say the bad omen of bananas onboard— all impact the conditions of deep sea fishing at any fishing spot and fishermens’ prosperity on any given day. In any case, the points of understanding these natural conditions are confined and the innovation to track them—and the cost and sweat we’ll spend to know the facts are always being pushed and investigated. That very same feeling of investigation that runs with Offshore angling represents a decent arrangement of its enduring claim. That and the chance at combating a 50-pound dolphin or a 25-pound snapper—or both around the same time—and you’ve got the love for offshore fishing.

Offshore is known as where the “blue water” starts and where nearshore waters taper off, where the profundities slip all the more rapidly above and beyond the Continental Shelf, and drops off to profound ravines and the sea floor. It’s the domain of big game angling, offshore competitions, fun days adrift getting lots of table appeal. Pelagics like wahoo, tuna and dolphin, and bottom fish, which are mostly grouper and snapper here in Florida. At first, offshore waters looks like all open water, however fishermen know the elements and structures underneath the waters in order to target their preferred fish species.

Hog Snapper
Black Sea Bass

Offshore wrecks and reefs are natural surroundings for the bottom species like grouper and snapper and their prey and their brief safe havens for transitory pelagics. Wrecks and reefs are assembled together in light of current circumstances—because grouper and snapper are regularly found by boat wrecks, on the reef itself or close-by.

Out further, as the ocean depths inclines, fishermen know where the gorge and the protuberances and hills are, this attracts bait and game fish and create turmoil at first glance called trips—as currents disregard them.

Significantly further out of the Continental Shelf and along its splits and holes, is natural surroundings for base abiding types of grouper and snappers and the hunting grounds for epic gamefish, including tuna,swordfish and marlin.


Bonnethead Shark

Powerful Sharks are the generally only really big fish that are accessible for the hooking by practically any angler, anyplace in salt water, from vessel or shore. Before, Sharks were disregarded or censured by the vast majority of fishermen, with only just a couple of the larger species being grudgingly conceded the award of “gamefish.”Finally, they appear to have increased across the board acknowledgment as commendable wearing foes, furthermore — the smaller species, surprisingly — a catch to eat.

Not that large Sharks can’t be eaten as well, it ‘s an uncommon for fisherman who wishes to wrestle a major shark into the vessel just for culinary purposes. It’s a given that Sharks of any species can be unsafe unless responsibly handled with the best care, and the bigger the Shark, the more prominent the danger.

There are three principle species of sharks we will manage here in Florida. The first is the Hammerheads. They look like animals from space with their eyes situated at either end of their expansive level heads. Three of these are common all through warm waters, however the Smooth Hammerhead likes cooler temperatures and is just a seasonal guest to Florida.

The second specie, known as Requiem Sharks, incorporates a large portion of the species frequently experienced by fishermen in our scope region. Some are prevalent sportfishing targets and effortlessly recognized, but sorting the identity of others can be troublesome for some anglers.

Our third specie is comprised of sea meandering Sharks that are regularly discussed, yet not frequently seen by fishermen, particularly the Threshers, which contain a different family, while the Makos and Great White are in a family that is alluded to as Mackerel Sharks, most likely due to their quick swimming abilities. In our part of the world, the Shortfin Mako, in spite of the fact that in no way, shape or form basic itself, is experienced significantly more regularly than any of the others in this group.