Pre-fall days are here. Everything seems very early and we are not complaining!
Seems to be a mid flux of Cobia have been in our area in the last week or so. We have seen pairs and packs also some single large rogue fish. The fish are a little early. They usually show up around Halloween and Thanksgiving time when the water cools a little bit. Also we’ve been getting one just about every trip lost a couple of studs by the boat today.
On the same wrecks we will find some large snook. Lots of packs of hungry barracudas on the surface just waiting for a frisky live bait or an artificial. A slew of every sized goliath grouper on the bottom waiting for a chunk or follow your snapper to the surface. All of these have been filling the gaps while we are looking for the Permit.
The Permit have thinned a little bit. They have also moved off our normal Wrecks and are swimming around a little bit more. It takes a little bit of time to locate these fish but once we do they’re usually balled up and waiting for that live crabs to land right in front of their face.
Our schedules have gotten a little tighter these last couple months. We have taken one of our boats and are doing a complete overhaul. All the way down to the stringers! This boat will be entering back into the fleet around Halloween. So with that notion we are down to one boat and our schedules are still very busy for this time of the year. We have one day available next week and that has been the norm for these last summer months.
Please reach out to anyone of our Captains by phone, social media or even email. We would love to get you out in the water and experience some great fishing in our area!
Thank you. 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!
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.
Late October Naples Fishing Report
As the weather slightly cools down here in Naples, Florida. It’s amazing to see how hot the fishing gets!
As we enter the first week of November fishing remains so solid and only going to get better this month! I’ll kinds of new species will move into our area as the cold fronts start marching down and water temperatures plummet!
Cobia, Tripletail, Bonita, Kingfish are just a few of the species that will be showing up. We had a nice run with a few cobia on some trips this week, just a few fish undersize and lost some bigger ones at the boat! These wrecks are also holding good numbers of giant Snook and goliath grouper. The king fish Spanish mackerel in Bonita should all be blasting mid water to top water column! Also a plethora of mangrove snapper‘s for the table.
For the back country this is one of our favorite months. Big snook and redfish will move into their usual haunts for the winter months. Some big snook will move off to the wreck and some will remain in the back in the coves and creeks! We love this month and fishing can be absolutely amazing!!
Calendars are filling up every day. Even with our second boat added Thanksgiving week is almost full and starting to fill the rest of the month very quickly. Please reach out to anyone of our captains for any information or any guidance in booking your families charter!
Thank you, the Bedell Captains.
Mid October Naples Fishing Report
Well we went to sleep last night and it was summer. We woke up to winter. So crazy! That’s why we love Florida!
These cooler temperatures are a good thing. It will bring all kinds of new species to our areas. The Tarpon will show up in greater numbers. The Kingfish, Cobia and Tripletail will all be here any day now. The Bonita showed, we saw some small numbers this morning.
The backcountry and near shore have been really good. Lots of Redfish seem to be everywhere in good numbers. Trout too. Snook and big Jacks are not far behind.
The offshore has been shut down this week due to 15-25 knot winds make it miserable and I promise you don’t want to go there. The near shore is completely on fire. Black-tip, Spinners, Bulls sharks are everywhere, even had a 10 tiger swim up to the boat and swiped the bait!
Our calendars are filling up fast Thanksgiving is almost already closed out so if you have any plans on being near Naples, Florida during that time I would definitely give us a call.
Thank you the Bedell Captains!
Fall Fishing in Naples, Florida
The inshore and beach fishing has come alive this week! The water has cooled just a few degrees and light east winds has made for incredible clean water and amazing sight fishing opportunities.
The Tarpon are doing cartwheels and backflips in the Pilchard pods at first light in the morning. These fish can be targeted by a variety of plugs or simply just the cut chunk on the bottom! They have been a little finicky because they are just gorging on shiners! It’s been a very short window at daybreak it’s usually over very quickly. Also the benefit of the chunk bait, we’ve been picking up lots of spinner and Blacktip shark‘s which are also fun to pull on when the tarpon are being finicky.
Massive schools of Jack’s have been patrolling the beach as well. Large schools all different sizes some schools are 5 pounds other schools are 15 to 20 with some larger 30s in there! These fish are in 3 feet of water daisychaining eating everything but the kitchen sink.
The backcountry fishing has come alive as well! With these cooler water temperatures the red fish have littered the whole region. You could find these fish on docks, bays, points, coves, rock piles even free swimming massive schools just offshore!
It feels like season is here earlier and earlier every day. Our book very busy but we have also added a sister boat this year to take on any extra work. Which leaves our schedule with another boat available for the calendar! Please don’t hesitate or wait to reach out to anyone of our captains!
Thank you. The Bedell Captains!
The OAM team just got back from a long extended stay and a little R&R in the keys. We were welcomed with the first day of Fall and this beautiful 41 inch Snook our first day back to work!
As we enter the first week of October lots of things are happening here in Southwest Florida. The Tarpon are doing backflips in the bait pods off the beach in the morning. Snook, Redfish and Trout will all be out on the beach’s gorging on all of the pilchards. The inshore wrecks are loaded with big Snook, Cobia, Spanish mackerel and a plethora of Snapper.
The OAM team will also have a sister boat to our Sobalo. It is a 22 foot Privateer and will be running trips on it starting in October. We will now be able to accommodate larger parties and overflow.
We are looking forward to a very busy season we are already starting to see the tourist show up the car carriers are making their way down so please book accordingly. Do not wait. Do not hesitate.
Book with anyone of our captains today!
Thank you the Bedell Captains
Naples Inshore and Offshore Fishing Charters
Fishing in September in Naples, Florida. We love this month around here. This is our slowest month of the year. We don’t mind. No one at the ramp or on the water. Yes you can pick any shoreline you like. Bait is absolutely everywhere. So are the gamefish!
Our calendars are very spotty at best for September. One here, one there. This will change the closer we get to October. We will have 2 bay boats this season to cater to the larger parties and with overflow. Please reach out to any one of our captains to book your trip of a lifetime!
Thank you. The Bedell Captain’s.
Naples Pre-Fall Fishing Report
As we enter September in Naples, Florida we are also getting into a pre-fall pattern. The bait fish (pilchards) have shown up so early! It’s so nice to just stop anywhere and black the wells out for the days fishing!
So after the live wells are thriving. You can just take them about anywhere and find fish. The inshore wrecks have been providing lots of Snook, Goliath grouper and Spanish mackerel. The cobia, kingfish and Tripletail should show up very shortly!
The back country remains as solid as could be. Large snook are just about everywhere with lots of small males mixed in. Even some Trout and massive schools of Jack’s to fill the gaps. The redfish are also starting to fill-in everywhere. The beach, the bushes, any docks and rocks will hold these fish through the next few months!
September can yield some amazing fishing. Ironically it’s one of our slowest months of the year. So if you would like to enjoy some time on the water with nobody around and amazing fishing please reach out to anyone of our captains!
Thank you. The Bedell Captain’s.
Naples Offshore Fishing Report
We are starting off the last month of summer with so epic fishing!! Long time client Mike has been fishing with the OAM team for close to 20 years now.
This is how you do it folks! Mike booked 2 full days and his rewards are obvious. I can’t tell you how many of our clients book a Halfday and want these results! Can it be done? Sure, but doesn’t happen very often. Our captains need time to look, find, locate these amazing fish! Having the right weather window helps too!
We are still getting the short notice bookings. One or two days before the charter and our weeks are filling up extremely fast! With fishing like this I’m sure you can understand.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your charters! Thank you. Tight Lines!
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