Old man winter has shown up a little earlier than anticipated but it’s not slowing down the fishing! The cold fronts have been pretty brutal and consistent over the past month. Cooler temperatures and rough conditions offshore mean we switch up our game and adapt! We’ve been fishing our winter time haunts in the backcountry and they’ve been producing Snook, Sheepshead, Trout, and Redfish. When the wind will let up and allow us offshore there will be a great Sheepshead and snapper bite offshore. This makes for great action and great table fare as well. On top of that the cold water pelagics will be around as well. Cobia, Kingfish, Bonita and Triple tail are always a crowd pleaser this time of the year.
We have a busy couple of weeks approaching for the upcoming holiday. We still have some slots available for anyone looking to get out! Please reach out to any of our captains for any questions you may have.
With the recent temperature drop down into the high 40s and nothing but stiff north wind for the foreseeable future it’s safe to say winter is here. As we move into winter fishing things will change inshore and offshore. Lots of backcountry fish will head way back into the shallow creeks seeking refuge from the cold and dirty water. Our prime inshore targets during the winter are Redfish, Trout, and sheepshead with some Snook mixed in as well. Offshore fishing in between the fronts when the wind lets up can be extremely good.
When you get a chance to get out there after things have been cold, dirty and rough the fish are always starving! The typical staples we target will be around with some additional ones like kingfish and sheepshead showing up on the scene. We are booking numerous trips daily for the holiday week and the month of January. Please feel free to reach out to any of us for any questions you may have or to get a trip in the book!
-The Bedell Captain’s
Fall fishing is in full swing down here in Naples, FL. The recent cool down in temperature has been a nice change of pace for everyone, including the fish! All of the typical fall suspects are around. Offshore we're seeing nice schools of Cobia on the wrecks with lots of other options to fill the gaps as well. Bonitas, Barracudas, Jack's, Goliath's, Snook, Mackerel, Snapper and triple tail have all been common catches on our recent offshore and nearshore trips. Inshore fishing has been very solid as well with many fish heading deeper into the backcountry in anticipation of winter. Snook, Redfish and jacks have been very steady with some trout mixed in as well. The bait is plentiful, the weather has been beautiful and the good fishing is just an added bonus! We have some limited availability for the upcoming holiday week so book accordingly!
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.
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