The backcountry fishing in Naples, Florida remains solid and as good as spring can be. The big snook are everywhere and getting ready for the spawn. Massive Snook in large numbers are all over the passes, beaches and closest points to any moving water. These fish are eating anything in sight. Cut bait, live bait, flies, artificial‘s anything you can make their idea and not yours will get the best hook up. Also been a good number of redfish, Jack’s, and some juvenile Tarpon up to 40 pounds in these back country haunts as well.
The Offshore fishing in our region has been very difficult this month. We’ve been having crazy winds for May. It almost seems like March! There’s been no rhyme or reason, the winds have been blowing from every direction it seems like every day is been different and very trying for us.
Seems like a lot of the tourist have headed back north for the summer. Which leaves nothing but the serious anglers and an opportunity to check that bucket list fish off of your list. We still have room in our schedules for your parties. Please reach out to any one of our captains with your booking needs.
Thank you from the Bedell Captains!
This is our favorite time of year to fish in the Naples area. Everything is happy and chewing. Bait is everywhere and so are the gamefish. Big Snook are still rooming around all the usual haunts. Also some junior Tarpon are in the same areas, along with Redfish, Jack’s and maybe some Snapper for dinner.
The larger Tarpon are on the beaches and coves closest to the beach to rest from the long migration. These fish are eating everything in sight from crabs to cut bait.
We still have some availability this month if you would like to book some of these charters. Please reach out to anyone of our captains to line up your dates.
Thank you. The Bedell Captains
Naples inshore and offshore fishing charters
On a Mission Fishing Charters with Capt. Wes and Capt. Perry offer a first class experience of backcountry and offshore fishing, as well as blue water fly fishing out of Naples, Florida. Your trip includes everything you will need for a day of fishing – bait, rods, etc.
With the unstable weather we’ve had the last week, the backcountry in the skiff for the win! Crazy South winds have made the offshore fishing impossible. That’s when we pull out plan B! Lots of places to hind in the back. As you can see, lots of healthy Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and all the Sharks you like to pull on! Lots of big Jack’s and Snappers to fill the gaps!
Our calendars are still crazy full, but we definitely have openings for smaller parties. Please reach out to any of our captains for bookings!
Thank you. Tight Lines! The Bedell Captains!
This time of the year the OAM team is going hard. Lots of people & fish in Naples, Fl. The fishing in our area has been next to none. The gamefish are all over the place. Big Snook, school’s of Redfish in every cove. The Tarpon are starting to show on the beach, and it seems the Jack’s are looming everywhere!
We have been doing a lot of trips on our skiff. Well both boats are booked, but it seems like the skinny stuff has been paying off great too. Smaller parties of 1-2 is perfect for the skiff to tuck away from traffic and fish the creeks.
We probably have less then 10 days left open this month. So please don’t hesitate to book that trip of a lifetime. Please call any of are captains to knock that bucket fish off the list.
Looking forward to hearing from you! Tight lines! thank you, the Bedell Captains.
This years Easters' break was nothing short of spectacular! The big Snook are everywhere and chewing. With the water staying on the mid 70s all the game fish are here and very happy. These fish are eating everything in sight. From pilchards to cut bait, also artificial’s and flies. This fishing will only get better until the spawn in May! Also, the Tarpon have been moving thru the area as well. We put a few fish in the air last week in the 150 class. A few shots at some beach fish and lots of fish heading north, more on the way.
The offshore fish has been amazing when you can make it out there. Crazy March winds have carried into April. Even had a Easter cold front that pushed things back to January for a few days. Hopefully winds lay down for April. Lots of Permit trips on the way!
This season has been off to a crazy busy start. Seems all this pent up demand for fishing charters has gone through the roof. We get 15-20 calls and emails, everyday for openings tomorrow. Please, please don’t wait. These days available are in high demand, and won’t last long. If you’ve been in search for that “bucket list fish” nows the time to check that off!!
Good luck out there. Stay safe! Hope to see you on the water.
The Bedell Captains
The springtime fishing in Naples, Florida is about as good as it gets. We haven’t seen fishing like this since fall! The Bait has showed up, and all of the game fish are hungry and waiting. An abundance of beautiful slot Redfish and over slots Snook have been everywhere. Any of the points, coves, bays, even docks and Sewalls have been producing fish! We’ve even had some massive Tarpon show up in the back country as well. We’ve hooked a couple monsters this week, put a few fish in the air still haven’t got one of the boat they are in the 150 to 180 pound class!
The Offshore fishery has still been very difficult to get to. We just haven’t had that break in the wind that we are needing to hit the wrecks for a Permit, Cobia, Kingfish and barracuda will all be there.
Our calendars are still overflowing. Our next availability is around 15th of April. These days are very hard to get & going very quickly. Please reach out to anyone of our captains to secure your spot! Happy fishing, tight lines and we will see you on the water.
Thank you, the Bedell Captains
Late March fishing report for Naples Florida. We were blasted with a late season cold front this week. Water dropped almost 10° overnight. Obviously the offshore fishery has been shut down because of winds and weather. It didn’t seem to bother the redfish too bad. It was extremely hard for us to get bait this week, we switch back to shrimp and did very well. Got lots of nice redfish on both of our day trips. Even got some beautiful sheephead for dinner.
Hopefully that was the last cold front of the season. As soon as these winds calm down and we are able to get where we need to go we expect fishing to be back on schedule offshore.
Our calendars are extremely full. We do have a few spots here and there to fill. If you would like to try to get one of these charters for your family please book accordingly!
Thank you, the Bedell Captains
Fishing report for Naples Florida: lots of variety this week. The beach fishing has exploded. Lots of game fish within a 100 yards from shore. Lots of male Snook with huge females mixed in. Huge schools of Jack’s roaming the area in the 5-15 pound range. Even the Bonita’s showed up! Bait has been extremely tough. With the red tide we had this winter killed off all of our spring bait so that has been the trickiest part of our whole day.
March is here and with that comes unbearable winds and we are living it every day. It’s nearly impossible to get off shore when it’s like this so we have been concentrating all of our trips inshore till the winds can lay down. Also with March comes spring break and our schedules are overflowing, we’re getting 10 to 15 calls a day with the short notice are you open tomorrow? This never works this time of the year, so please plan accordingly. We still have two or three days open this month if you would like to book a charter please reach out to one of our captains.
Thank you, the Bedell Captains
The fishing in Southwest Florida this week has taken a trip back to January. We were blasted with a March cold front this week has plummeted the water 12° colder overnight. North east winds 20 miles an hour plus very dirty water makes fishing very difficult. Our captains are still making it happen! Lots of great table fair, and dinner for all of our clients. Lots of catches this week in the back country with redfish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, trout even a few snook.
With this cold front obviously has shut down the offshore fishery in our area. All of the large sport fishing boats and head boats are fishing the back as well. By mid week we are hoping the winds turn more east and will clear the waters up for the rest of the month. In that aspect we have very limited space in our calendars for March. Also the first two weeks of April are almost fully booked. If you would like to book a charter with any of our captains, please contact us as soon as possible. We would like to get you and your family on the water the best we can.
The Bedell Captains
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