Mid September fishing report for Naples, Florida. We are still in that summer – fall, transition. Great fishing opportunities around any corner.
With us being right in the middle of September and right in the middle of summer and fall we’re still having the opportunities of several fish still hanging around.
The OAM team stumbled across a large school of free swimming permit just a few days ago. Conditions were absolutely insane. The fish were bobbing, tailing, floating and eating every crab that hit the water. Many doubles and triples on deck!
Also, on these transition months, anything can come swimming up to the boat. We still have been wrestling with large snook. Goliath groupers. Some Bonita’s have been showing up in the mix and a variety of snappers for the dinner table.
With October right around the corner is the beginning of our season. Our books are already starting to fill up for the month of October. With that being said also lots of great dinner availabilities for the month of October. Cobia should be ruling our area any day now. Also, the stone crab traps go out on October 1st and the Tripletail fishing will soon be incredible.
Please reach out to anyone or Captains to book your fall trip with on a mission charters.
Thank you the Bedell Captains.
The mid July fishing report for Naples, Florida. It’s been extra hot down here this time of year, but so is the fishing.
Our focus has and is still in the Permit game. Still large fish and schools in our area. These trips require booking at least a 6 hour minimum. Of course full days work too. It’s jus difficult for us to find these fish on half days.
We’ve even been running into some either late season in Cobia or early season in Cobia. Either way we are not upset about that. These fish make for amazing site fishing opportunities and always good on the table.
There have also been some good numbers of large Snook on the Inshore wrecks. These fish have not been picky eating everything from bait to artificial, always make for a great photograph and a quick release. Also, Goliaths in every size range on the same spots.
Our books are slowing down a little bit, but we are still very steady doing 3 to 4 trips a week. We do love this time of year. We are able to flip-flop around in case of intimate weather. Also, we have been catering to a lot of our regulars and specialty charters for permit fishing only. This is the time of year to knock that bucket list off and cherry pick your day. Let us do the rest.
Hope to see you all on the water, tight lines and thank you from the Bedell Captains.
June to July transition has been a pleasant mixed bag. We love the month of July, that’s when we get our biggest Permit of the year.
Seems like the big girls like the month of July. We have been capitalizing on some larger fish from 38 to 40 inches the big bruisers are here!
Also between the permit frenzies, we’ve been getting a nice mixed bag of just about everything that swims right now. Massive jacks, drag screaming, barracudas. Golias that will make you hug the gunnel with everything you’ve got, even a few straggler Cobia have showed up in the mix.
While we’re talking about the pleasant mixed bag offshore, a lot of the tasty snappers have moved in to spawn for the summer. Mangroves and nice lanes even a few yellow tails in the mix always make for delicious fish tacos after the Charter.
Been very fickle year for the Tarpon. Weather has not been on our side, onshore winds. It seems like in every direction, rough waves, and sees even some dirty water just to make it that more difficult. We still have been stopping by and checking out the scene in the morning. If we don’t see any fish, we are heading out to where some better game fish cooperate.
Our calendars are still very steady for this time of the year, when we provide specialty trips and knocking special bucket list fish off of your list, those charters get booked very quickly.
July can be a very special month with usually Fairweather so please reach out to anyone of our Captains to book a trip of a lifetime! Also, specialty get certificates for birthdays, special occasions, and holidays are always available!
Thank you the Bedell Captains.
We love fishing in May and this is why! The options are limitless. Actually, anything can swim around the boat this time of the year..
The permit of obviously been the staple in the big girls have just showed up. We’ve been catching steady solid fish of the 20 to 25 pound range but the big 30s and 35s have showed up lots of fish everywhere. Most of these fish have been site fished and up high with some amazing opportunities.
Obviously, the mix bag options have been all over the board. With kingfish, barracuda, and a few straggler cobia still hanging on till the last of spring.
The tarpon fishing Ihas been a little off this year. Some of our colleagues and ourselves are really starting to scratch our head. The fish should’ve been here a month ago. We have put a few up in the air but the numbers are just not here yet.
This is the time of year where you pick your perfect day and you knock your bucket list fish that you’ve been waiting to do. Our schedules are slowing down and we get to cherry pick tides and weather this time of the year so there’s no forced charters. We sit back and align the stars and give you the day that you desire.
Tight lines everyone looking forward to seeing you on the water. If you have any Charter questions or bookings please reach out to any one of our captains. Thank you the Bedell Captains.
We have entered the last month of spring and one of our favourite months to fish! Permit are everywhere. Cobia are sitting thin out and the tarpon are starting to swim!
Offshore has been steady with Permit. Unfortunately, we are still getting these late season fronts and they are not letting us go where we need to go.
With that being said, we have been concentrating our efforts in the back on these 25+ west wind days are impossible to go offshore!
With the backcountry Thriving with juvenile Tarpon, lots of snook lots of Redfish and Jack’s everywhere. It’s been plenty of things to keep our clients busy.
This is a perfect time of year to cherry pick your best day. We have availability on our schedule to do that this time of year, so no picking bad weather days.
Also, this is a perfect opportunity to check some of these specialty fish off of your bucket list with incredible site fishing and amazing fishing just around every corner.
Captain’s Weston and myself also just did a TV show for A fishing story with Ronnie Green which should be out in July. Please keep an eye out.
Please feel free to reach out to anyone of our Captains to book your next charter of a lifetime!
Thank you. The Bedell Captains.
As we enter April and Easter week fishing remains as solid as it’s ever been. The permit and cobia are still everywhere!
We’re starting to see a more of a spring like pattern. We are able to reach out and get to the schools of fish that are just all over any Inshore wrecks that you like to pick.
Most of the schools are all up high and make for amazing site fishing opportunities. A well placed crab, fly, Pilchard, jig, topwater, plug or even the kitchen sink has been working sometimes.
After we get these last season, fronts and these little windy days are getting shorter and shorter right after these fish are looking for food and have been waiting for us every day.
With it being the holidays, we are extremely busy, but with that being said a lot of it is last minute shoppers and we have been able to fill our schedules with these cancellations or people rushing to find a charter.
So please reach out to anyone of our Captains tight lines and we will see you on the water.
Thank you the Bedell Captains.
Wrapping up the last week of fishing in Naples, Florida for the month of February.
This month has felt more like June then February. Crazy hot air temperatures an even warmer water temperatures. It’s almost time for another cold front!
Our fishing still remains on fire and all of the local gamefish are cooperating. Giant schools of Permit are all over the place. Most wrecks hold all sizes. From 10-20s seems to be the norm last few days.
We have gotten some fish in 30 pounds range and also lost several more. The cobia fishing still remains incredible. We had wolf packs all around the boat today and yesterday and even this ginormous 50 pound came over the gunnel this week.
The back country is starting to heat up as well. Perry’s boat has been running nonstop. Lots of inshore species are eating pilchards and the water is warming up nicely.
This is the time I reach out and start saying that if you want to get some good dates with us, you need to book accordingly. Chunks are just being taken out of our calendar every day in a few more weeks we’re not gonna have any more room for the month of March.
Please reach out to any of our captains to handle any of your charter services.
Thank you the Bedell Captains.
We have still been blessed with amazing weather. Incredible fishing and it doesn’t really feel like winter. Both boats are up and running. We are gearing up for a busy, busy March.
Our nearshore and offshore fishery is as good as it gets. February is usually a coin toss, but we have picked the right flip.
This next week for the new moon phase incredible light winds extremely big tides, and the Permit & Cobia are going to be going off! We have seen these stars align before & next week is going to be one of those weeks.
We still have a few spots available for Captain Perry’s boat between Monday and Thursday look incredible. I would not sleep on any of those dates if you’re trying to knock any of these bucket list fish off the list.
Our inshore and backcountry fishery has been in kind of a state of disarray. When we get in these mid water column temperatures high 60s to low 70s the backcountry gets very tricky. Most of the snook & redfish have lockjaw.
Also, offshore we have been running into a few tripletail running from spot to spot. Also, picking up a nice variety of snappers for the dinner table. Mixed in can be a flurry of drag, screaming cartwheeling, barracudas, which make for a great photograph as you can see.
Our calendars are gearing up for a very busy spring. Lots of big chunks out of each month have already been taken. With the addition of captain, Perry’s boat and please reach out to anyone of our captains and we can make an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
Looking for, and hopefully get a chance to see all of you on the water very soon. Tight lines. Thank you so very much!
The Bedell Captains
Well, we have been completely blessed with a very short winter. The weather and fishing conditions have been more like a spring then winter. The fishing around here has been incredible to say the least.
With air temps in the 80s water temperature in the mid-70s and no cold fronts in sight. We are all very excited about the work we have the next month.
I can’t believe that we just rounded up January and we have been site casting to schools of Permit & Cobia off the inshore wrecks here in Naples. Absolutely crazy!
The Permit have been ranging from 10 pounds to some high, mid 30s mixed in. They have been eating hand pick select shrimp very well, and even a few of the larger ones gobbling crabs. It’s nice to have a little mixed bag of both.
The Wolfpack Cobia been showing up on the nice calm days and when the water gets in the mid 70s. Fish ranging from 5 pounds all the way to the mid 30s. Packs of twos. Packs of sevens. Even larger schools of 20s all around the boat. They are eating everything you throw at them. Have some larger tackle ready to go from jigs, plugs, and a variety of live baits.
So between all that fun. Take one of those hand pics shrimp. Or a crab. Or a giant sardine. Or a pin fish and we have been putting on some Snook clinics. All slot fish even some larger 40s mixed in. We had one pop the leader at the boat today that was in the 20 pounds range.
If this isn’t enough for you, the snapper and sheep head bite have been next to none. Great table fair, great fishing to do in between the difficult game fish bites and always nice to have a little groceries at the table for the family.
We have both boats back up and running full-time now. Captain Perry’s boat just got back from a full rebuild and she is shiny brand new with a cherry on top. This is a perfect sister boat to our Sabalo and we are looking forward to getting her in the mix as of tomorrow.
With that being said, please book accordingly, there already have had large chunks of our calendars taken out of February, March, April, May, and even June have been getting extremely busy.
These months are prime time for permit and tarpon, and a lot of our clients have been listening over the years because a lot of those dates have been getting sucked up! Please don’t sleep on any of these amazing trips coming up in the future.
We look forward to getting you on the water with our amazing team, tight lines everyone.
Thank you the Bedell Captains.
Well, some things have changed around here. Here is the last photo before old man winter showed up on our doorstep. We are doing everything we can to make this last week of the year memorable.
As our fishing reports have shown for the last three or so months, the cobia fishing has been one for the record books. We were averaging 8-10 fish per half day trip.
That is going to be over for a little while until we can get some decent weather.
With our temperatures now averaging in the low 40s. Water temperatures in the 50s we are definitely going to be switching gears. When are now in full winter swing. We definitely got the best of the fall and pre-winter.
This week we are doubled up every day. With shrimp being on the table for Bait for the next few months. We might have a few warm up days and a few cherry pick days where we will be able to sneak offshore and play with some more cobia, Kingfish, Bonita, Gag Grouper, jewfish, sharks and Tripletail.
With the shrimp being the bait of choice. Also of course our species are going to change. Sheephead , mangrove snapper, trout, redfish, and black drum will be the species around mid February.
Also, some slow played artificial’s coming to play this time of year. We will be using a different variety of jigs tipped with shrimp just to try to cover some more of the water column. These work very well with a slow, retrieve and bounce on the bottom with the water being so cold.
This is a very difficult time of year for us to fish. Ironically also everyone and their mother is here. We know everyone looks at our social medias and wants to cherry pick their favorite fish like they’re ordering it off the menu. With this being said. Please try to have some patience with us in these winter months.
We want to deliver the best memories we can to you and your family. Please just remember this is not the type of fishing we do all year! If you come prepared, dress warm, you and your family will still have a fantastic day on the water!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Bedell Captains.
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