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Naples Offshore Fishing

Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and More in the Offshore!

Naples, Florida is the perfect launching spot for heading offshore in search of big fish. This area is a gateway to the deep where some of the state’s finest offshore gamefish reside.

Typically on a full day offshore charter  the catches tend to be better and the fish are a bit larger.  We will usually target snapper, grouper, amberjack, and cobia to name a few.

This trip is great for a family as well as the more diehard anglers looking to bring some fresh fish home for dinner.  The boats are custom built to get you out to the fishing grounds fast, dry and comfortable.

Naples, Florida Offshore Fishing Info

Naples is located along Florida’s Southwest coastline. From this area anglers get opportunities at a plethora of both nearshore and offshore species of gamefish. It’s centrally located to many popular vacation destinations, so fishing here makes a great addition to any trip. Regardless of style or skill  level, all anglers are welcome aboard with us. This includes families, friends, kids, as well as pro and hardcore anglers. The Captains here at Naples Fishing Boats love being on the water, and enjoy the time we spend with all of our clients – and yes, we get you on the fish!

Some of the Species Available to Catch Offshore in Naples

Two offshore fisherman holding a grouper caught in Naples

Naples, Florida offers some of the finest offshore fishing for grouper in the Gulf. Bottom fishing for these hard fighting and tasty monsters is a staple for offshore fisherman to target here.

The types of grouper that can be caught, but are not limited to, include:

  • Red Grouper
  • Gag Grouper
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Black Grouper
  • Scamp Grouper

The list goes on and on. But rest assured, if your offshore fishing charter in Naples plans involve catching grouper – you’ve definitely chosen the right place.

fisherman holding a fresh caught snapper in Naples

This area of the Gulf is known for great snapper fishing. Naples Fishing Boats is also a federally approved red snapper fishing charter operation. When it comes to red snapper fishing, you can definitely expect to load up during the allowable season. The rest of the year we can still provide you with coolers full of fresh snapper.

Some of the kinds of snapper caught offshore in Naples include:

  • Red Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
A kingfish caught by a naples fisherman

Kingfish, or King Mackerel, can be caught nearly all year here in Naples. These are a pelagic species that cruise the surface, and when hooked up – they fight like a cruise missile.

The best time to fish for Kingfish here in Naples is during the cooler months, but this isn’t restricted to just “winter”. You can expect to catch kingfish during peak times that include the stretch from September all the way through to May, that’s nine months of “peak season”.

two anglers holding an amberjack caught offshore of naples

Amberjack is another popular species here in the Naples offshore fishery, and are one of the targeted species during our offshore fishing trips. These are hard fighters that have been known to come to the surface, but spend most of their time on deep structure. Amberjack are also known as the “reef donkey”. As the name implies, they are found on reefs a majority of the time, and kick like a donkey when hooked up. These fish also get massive in size.

Amberjack’s will readily eat lures and bait. Naples is home to both migratory and a resident population of AJ’s. Amberjack fishing does peak during the winter months, generally from November through March.

An angler with a recently caught cobia out of naples.

If there is one thing for sure, our anglers love catching cobia. This is another pelagic species that is a highly sought after offshore species here in Naples. This is another species that both readily takes both live and artificial baits, and puts up a great fight.

Cobia also make for excellent table fare. Whether broiled, grilled, or sauteed – these fish are a favorite for seafood lovers.

Naples Fishing Boats regularly targets this species, but there are better times to catch them throughout the year. For instance, the over winter months make a great time to target cobia

An angler with a naples snapper
Naples Fishing Boats is Home to Offshore Fishing

Naples Fishing Boat takes charters out daily and can get you on a plethora of fish. This includes those listed above, but it is truly not limited to those. You can also expect during different times of year, and at different depths (but again, not limited to):

  • Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish, Dorado)
  • Barracuda
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Sharks
  • Spanish Mackerel

Naples Fishing Boats Offers Much More!

A Naples fishing trip that produced a kingfish

Nearshore Fishing Trips

Another addition to the Naples fishery is the fact that some of the state’s best big game species can be found within 15 miles of shore. For anglers looking to get in on some of the best action available in the Gulf of Mexico, but not spend a bunch of time getting to it – this is the trip for you.