The OAM team is wrapped up the month of June with a beautiful cherry on top!
We have completely switched gears and put the Naples tarpon fishing on the back burner. The Permit Fishing is taking full presidents and with multiple 40 inch fish coming over the rail weekly you can see why!
I was just speaking with my captains the other day about this. We can’t remember in any time of our fishing careers, even mine for that matter. When we have delivered so many 40 inch plus fish to clients. This year and season have just been incredible. Yes we’ve caught some amazing fish. In that fact we’ve also lost so many more.
These fish are so big. So strong! We can’t even say everyone is shocked when they realize what is on the end of the line. It’s very hard to coach or try to prep someone for this. It’s usually trial by fire and in the heat of the moment we hope the fish makes a mistake.
So I always tell my clients get plenty of rest and please listen to our instructions. I know we sound very repetitive and probably like a broken record over and over again. Trust us. We want that picture and memory as bad as you do!
We are happy to have another amazing June in the books. July is already wrapping up to be busy. Half the month is already booked and we are filling up trips daily. This is an amazing time of year to cherry pick days and make a memory for a lifetime. Keep an eye on our post, book your Naples fishing charter accordingly and we hope to get you and your family on the water!
Thank you. The Bedell Captain’s.
As we are a month into summer the Tarpon are starting to thin out. We are still seeing some trains and daisy chains and even some rogue free swimmers. Although these fish are a little smaller. Tarpon in the 50 to 90 pound class are still in our region and actually are the perfect size ones for the beginners. They still do all the tarpon things that we love but give up very quickly. Which is nice for release and a quick photo to swim away healthy!
Our permit game still remains absolutely as solid as can be! We have these fish on lock. You just better bring your A game! These fish are strong, massive, and will take you to the house if you’re not prepared! We’ve had a lot of first timers and beginner anglers on these fish. It’s usually trial by fire but by the third or fourth one things start to click!
To stay with the offshore fishery the inshore wrecks have been as good as it gets as well. We had a client book 3 full days last week. To capitalize on everything you could. He wanted Goliaths and we proceeded to catch him 19 in two days from 10 pounds to 75 pounds. These are usually another bucket list fish and very available! We’ve also found some smaller Cobia. Lots of barracudas. Even had a visit from a 10 foot Tigershark this week! Exciting stuff and it changes by the day!
We are thinning out on our calendars but there is still room available. This time of the year we get to cherry pick and line up the stars for you for the best available fishing day of your life! Book accordingly and please reach out to anyone of our captains.
Thank you the Captain Bedell‘s
The mid June fishing report for Naples Florida. Ever since tropical storm one went through two weeks ago we have been dealing with some serious weather. Lots of rain. Scattered showers and straight west winds made our fishery very interesting!
Our boats have not stopped and we have been fishing with this weather every day. We have been making the best of it. Also there are plenty of fish around ready to chew.
The Tarpon fishery off the beach got interesting with 2 to 4 foot swells every day made it near impossible. We dialed our resources into the back and found some nice fish in the 4 foot water depth. These fish were eating a variety of cut bait. Which is very nice, you can get away with usually larger leader and larger hooks. Also nice mix bag of sharks in the same area. Mostly blacktips, spinners and bulls are really fun to pull on in between the tarpon.
Also, the snook fishing in the back has really tuned up. We have been catching between 50 and 60 snook pretty much on every half day Charter. Most fish in the slot size with a couple bigger ones breaking off close to the boat. They have been absolute snook rodeos great action for beginning anglers and fun for the whole family!
Let’s fast forward a little bit and to where the wind finally stops. As of the last couple days we have slipped into our summer patterns. Northeast to East wind has made it flat along the beach and opened up the doors for some site fishing for Tarpon in crystal clear water. This is the game we love!
On that same note the offshore permit are still here and still chewing! Monster behemoth 40 inchers have been coming over the gunnels of the OAM teams boats for a quick photo and then released quickly you fight again.
As having both of our boats in the mix it still feels like March. Our phones are still exploding with late caller’s and last-minute shoppers. These all have been coming after our daily post of Tarpon and permit. These posts get shared talked among friends and family and Charters are usually booked the next day. So please plan accordingly. If you or your family would love to get in on any of this incredible fishery we have right now please let anyone of our captains know.
Thank you the Bedell Captains!
Well it’s June and this is the game everyday! Tarpon for breakfast. Permit for lunch! Also, the 1st day of hurricane season and we already have one coming up the pipe. Everyone stay safe!
Summer and June fishing is one of the months that we wait all year for. This is the month we talk about all year long. When clients ask everyday and all year long. When is the best month to fish? That’s right now!!
These fish have shown up a few months ago and should be around most of the summer. The Tarpon are everywhere. Lots of fish swimming northbound and southbound. Lots of trains. Lots of daisy chains. Even some very larger rogue fish swimming up the beach in crystal clear water. Makes it very easy to pitch a crab in their path! Better hold on!
When that shuts down by mid morning or boat traffic we slide out to the inshore and offshore wrecks. The permit have been stacked on these as well. Fish have been eating well on both tides.
When we pull up on these wrecks we have crabs loaded in hand. Usually these fish are up high and floating and a dead giveaway from the tower. A well place crab will earn you great results and most of the time doubles!
Both these species are absolute trophy’s and most people‘s bucket list! We have been serving them up on the daily and if you’re ready to knock these fish off your list please give us a call this month!
We still have two boats running almost every day we will be pulling one of those out of the mix mid month for some repairs and to get her ready for next season and the fall fishery!
With that being said, we still have the larger boat working and this is time when our serious clients call. So lots of full days booked you’re gonna want all the time you need to chase these beautiful fish!
Hope to see you on the water. Tight lines. The Captain Bedell‘s!
Spring is here in Naples, Florida and that means glamour species. Our area has been littered with Tarpon & Permit these last few weeks. Best part is that it’s just the beginning!
Our trips start a little earlier this time of year. Instead of us catching pilchards at 5am for 3 hours is pretty much over. Now we take our clients with us to sight cast to beautiful schools of Tarpon at sunrise. Huge pods of fish are migrating threw and give us great shots at these fish. That game is usually over by about 10am and then it’s off to the Permit grounds.
Just a short jog offshore and we are graced with huge schools of Permit. All ranges from 20-50 pounds. We caught one last week that was 6 pounds shy of a Florida State record.
With that being said. These fish are mean strong and will test every bit of your ability! Please get your rest and eat your Wheaties!
This is a very special time of year and you can really pick some amazing fish off your bucket list. Please give us a call and we will get you a trip of a lifetime!
Thank you the Bedell Captains!
April is here and someone really needs to turn the fan off! We have been dealing with some crazy wind for this time of the year. We have only been able to sneak offshore two days in the last 3 weeks. As you can see it’s paid off!
The offshore fishery has been supplying some of the best permit fishing I’ve seen this early in the season in a long time. Large football field size schools swimming all around these wrecks from 25 pounders all the way up to 40s. These wrecks have also been holding a healthy amount of Cobia, Barracuda‘s, Bonitas, sharks and lots of snappers for the table!
The inshore and backcountry have been very solid and really the only game right now with all of this weather. The redfish have still been in the area and eating well. Lots of Trout, Jacks, smaller Snook, the larger ones have been hiding.Ha! Also good numbers of micro tarpon around in the 5-30 range. Even big ol late season triple tail in the mix!
Our trips in April is disappearing by the hour. I believe we have 2 days available left this month. That’s for both boats. Please still reach out, we have cancellations and clients that miss their flights all the time. Plan accordingly and we are looking forward to getting you on the water!
The Bedell Captains.
Both of our fisheries are about as good as they get right now. The offshore and backcountry waters have all been thriving!
Well it is still March and we are still picking our days to head offshore. Usually with March means wind. Lots of wind. If you watch your apps, and pick your day you can capitalize on some amazing fishing! The permit are here! Football field schools of fish are just about on every wreck. Lots of fish up high. Tailing, mooning, and just waiting for a well-placed sight fished crab to pick off these fish from 25 to 40 pounds. Also the Cobia have been there to greet us almost every time. Wolf packs of fish ranging from 20 to 50 pounds are up high as well and ready to usually eat any bait fish, artificial, or fly! Yes and the giant schools of barracudas are never far away! These fish have been ravishing the artificial over the live bait! Insane eats right at your feet almost figure 8 musky style fishing! Packs of fish are surrounding the boat waiting for you to toss the artificial and rip it through them! Amazing site fishing opportunities with some National Geographic stuff thrown in!
The back country fishery has been up to par and some great things happening back there as well. Seems like any Shoreline, Cove, or point you hit with a Livewell of frisky pilchards and you are almost in immediate action. Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout and of course Jack’s have all been everywhere. Just toss a few freebies out the back and wait for the action to come alive. Almost instantly you see these fish putting huge holes in the water and waiting for you to place your bait right in the middle and hold on! We love it!!
Now with the fishing being the way it is and the time of year being where it is our calendars are exploding. Even with two boats we are running every day so please try to prevent the late calls. We just don’t have room for you unless there is a emergency cancellation. Please book accordingly. I would book a charter before you book your flight information because they are going fast. We hate to leave anyone out and we want to make sure everybody has a chance to get on the water with us.
Looking forward to seeing you on the water. Everyone have a happy and safe spring break and Easter. Tight lines! Thank you, the Bedell Captains!
Well with March we all know it means wind, and yes we have it, lots of it!
From south to east 20+ knots every day pretty much shut down the offshore fishery around us. We did have a small window of king fish and Bonita at the Bait spot earlier in the week but we were chased off immediately by raging winds and rising seas.
When this happens we put all of our resources into the inshore and back country fishery. We have places to hide from the wind and traffic. A lot of the spots this week have been producing lots of mixed bag of different species! Some Juvenile Tarpon have filled into some of the coves in the back which are always fun on light tackle. The redfish seem to be on every corner and another way to fill the gaps. Also some trout and mangrove snapper coming home for dinner!
There has also been a good amount of sharks along the beach and the strings and trains of Tarpon should be here any day now! We have been carrying crabs with us every day waiting for those first rogue fish to start moving north.
March and April seem to be the busiest months of the year for us and our calendars are exploding. We have added online booking to make life easier for everyone. Pick your day, pick your time, pick your boat, let us do the rest! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the water. Thank you the Bedell Captains!
The fishing the first week of March has been nothing less than remarkable. To say Spring has sprung is an understatement! What has been happening around here feels more like the Bahamas and Central America than possibly Naples, Florida!
The offshore fishing seems that everything is months early than it should be. We have literally been bouncing off thousand fish schools of permit this last week. Three different sized football field schools of tailing, wagging and daisy chaining permit all from 15 to 40 pounds! Toss your crab in the middle and hold on! Also in the schools of Permit are wolf packs of Cobia ranging from 20 to 50 pounds. These fish will literally eat anything you throw out on from a jig, plug or well-placed live bait always does the trick! We really can’t leave this one out either. After releasing a permit on Saturday Capt Weston looked over and found a beautiful sailfish. Captain Perry quickly grabbed a bait to site fish this beautiful pelagic! Absolute unicorn in these parts and very very rare. The last time the onamissionfishingcharters team caught a sailfish in the gulf it was 1996. What’s even crazier than the Sailfish is we were graced with a beautiful white shark the day before. This 8 foot juvenile great white was not scared of us at all. It was almost sizing us up, what an amazing creature still very rare in these parts!
The back country fishing is absolutely coming alive as well. The giant snook are moving in off the wrecks and setting up in their usual haunts! The spawn should be around May and all the big girls eat! Redfish are still about on every shoreline along with jacks and even some trout and mangrove snapper for the table if you like! The tarpon should be here any day now. There have been some juveniles in the back country from 5 to 30 pounds. The big ones should be here any day! We have already seen a few rogue fish! Now if all this doesn’t get your arms tired we still have more sharks to pull on than anybody probably wants to. From black tips and spinners to sand bars and bulls. Even the occasional tiger and hammerhead will still show up!
We are getting ready to enter one of the busiest seasons of the year. March is already gearing up to be very busy while we have almost one boat already booked. Still plenty of room left on the second boat to get your family on the water. April and May are following suit! We have also now added online booking to our website. Naplesoffshorefishingcharters.com you can go on there and book your charter at any time. Even when we are offshore out of range from any cell phone towers. So please book accordingly and visit the site, it’s very easy and walks you right through it!
We hope to get you and your family out on the water, thank you from all the captains at On A Mission!
The winter to spring transition has sprung upon us. Lots of mixed back action for both boats! The offshore waters and back country have been both very solid this last week. The water is getting warmer and some of our migratory species are showing up! For offshore. Packs of Cobia. Football field size schools of Bonita. A variety of very good sized sharks. Lots of snapper and sheephead for the dinner table!
For the back country we are making the transition from shrimp to pilchards and artificials! With the waters warming up snook and redfish will be eating pilchards! Along with some massive jacks patrolling the back country and the tarpon should show up any day.
OK as in booking your families Charter. We have added some new things to our website which makes booking extremely easy while we were on the water for long days and usually out of range. Also you can see our full calendar and make sure the days you’re looking for are available. We are extremely busy. Florida is flooded like I’ve never seen it in my life! We have three dates available left this February. I believe we have 10 days available left in March for one boat lots of doubles in there as well. Things are trickling in for April too! Please book accordingly and get your families Charter in the book. March and April are extremely busy with spring break and Easter these dates will not last long!
We hope to see you on the water soon. Tight lines! Thank you the Bedell Captains!
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