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
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.
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!
The fishing in Naples has finally felt like winter. The water has finally reached the 60s and right where it’s supposed to be for January.
We have switched gears into shrimp and artificials. With the water cooling these winter species all thrive this time of year. For the backcountry it’s been a nice mix bag of trout, sheep head, mangrove snapper, and the redfish have been going gangbusters on anything in there face. Also, a few snook and pompano in the mix.
For the offshore. Weather pending, obviously. Also a nice mix bag. Most of the larger Snook have moved off to the inshore wrecks. All eating shrimp as well. Also snapper and sheep head on these same wrecks. Also possibly Cobia or permit in the mix too. Maybe a triple tail or Bonitas on the way!
Some things have settled down after the holidays, but we are still very busy. Also Tarpon and Permit season’s getting booked up fast.
Reach out to any one of our captains for your families Charter. Thank you the Bedell Captain’s.
Well 2022 is finally here, it was a toothy Christmas holiday for the on a mission team. With summer like patterns at the end of December made for some awesome weather and incredible fishing!
We were hit with one of the busiest holiday seasons we’ve had. First season with two boats and we were able to accommodate large family parties and we didn’t stop for about three weeks. We are still going strong with only two availabilities left this week.
The fishing has been absolutely incredible. Lots of bait everywhere water temps in the mid 70s light winds makes our job very easy.
The back country and nearshore has remained as solid as it can be. Redfish and snook seem to be everywhere like it’s still fall. We also have been finding some fish for the table with sheephead, mangrove snapper, trout, tripletail and even a few gag grouper to close out the season.
So as we start this new year we are still extremely busy. If you have any indication of when you would like to fish or when your party would like to be on the water please reach out to anyone of our captains. Thank you. Happy new year! The Bedell captain’s.
Well Christmas is right around the corner and we would be thinking it’s still September around here with this beautiful weather that we’ve been having. Light winds and water temperatures in the mid 70s have made offshore fishing incredible this week. With everything from Permit, Cobia, Gag Grouper and if that’s not enough for you lots of sharks in Bonitas to pull on too. We are sure the backcountry fishing is been good as well but when the Seas are this calm we take full advantage of these opportunities as you can see our photos.
Now as to Christmas break and availability. We have one boat completely almost full until the first of the year. We do have some availability from our second boat which would be filling up very fast, we booked nine charters yesterday. If this is a little hint about what’s getting ready to go on around here please plan accordingly and let us know if you would like to get anything in the books for the holidays. Also we do offer last minute gift certificates and fishing packages for Christmas. Just get with any of our captains and we can get this written up for you and deliver it to your family for Christmas!
Everyone have a safe happy holiday. We will see you on the water, tight lines. The Bedell Captains.
When the weather cooperates we are still on the Cobia. We have been sneaking out between the cold fronts and capitalizing on this amazing Offshore Fishery for this time of the year.
It hasn’t been a far run for these fish. A 15-20 minute run on a well-placed wreck with the perfect baits we can capitalize on these opportunities. We have caught multiple doubles this week, not huge fish but great size for light tackle and even one for the table! These inshore wrecks can hold multiple species. Goliath grouper, snook, snapper, permit, barracudas, and sharks of all flavours!
Now, I know you’ve heard me say this before. With beautiful weather comes awful weather. With that awful weather, it is showing up tomorrow. We are getting ready to switch gears and get thrown in full blown winter. With this next front water temperatures will be dropping between five and 10° water will be dirty and cold.
This is when we concentrate our efforts on the back country fishing. We switch gears and use shrimp for bait which catch all kinds of amazing table fair this time of year. Trout, Snapper, sheephead, black drum, pompano and other few tasty critters out there for the table!
Contact us today to plan your Naples fishing charter. The calendar is filling up through the holiday season.
Thank you the Bedell Captains!
The OAM team had a solid week of fishing here in Naples, Florida. The week started out with beautiful Fall weather. Calm winds and fair seas allowed use to go where we needed to for some incredible offshore fishing. The Fall Cobia run has started. We are seeing nice packs of fish. Cobia eating everywhere. Top and bottom. Most fish are all cookie cutter slot fish from 31-35 inches. With the 33 being the keeper slot, some made it home for dinner.
Of course, with nice weather comes awful weather. We were able to pen pilchards up with upcoming weather. This helps us have bait for your charters with it blowing 30 we can still hide in the backcountry and get rewarded with beautiful Snook and Redfish.
Our calendars are very busy thru Thanksgiving and into the 1st of December. We also have two sister boats and can sneak you into if needed.
Thank you. Tight lines.
The Bedell Captain’s.
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