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East Naples can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.
You can reel_in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.Show all fishing charters
East Naples is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near East Naples. Local waters a playground for Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in East Naples.
There are about 41 fishing guides in East Naples and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in East Naples.Check rates & availability
April, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in East Naples.
There are many different offshore fishing charters in East Naples, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and Cobia can be your next catch.
Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in East Naples costs $350 for 2 anglers.
There are more than 29 fishing companies in East Naples and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.
Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in East Naples are considered to be April, June and September.
East Naples is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.
Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.
Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.Check rates & availability
A steady flow of warm water makes East Naples an attractive destination for shark fishing. East Naples shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.
Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, and Bonnethead Shark could be your next catch.
Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.
Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
There are more than 13 fishing companies in East Naples and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in East Naples.
Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in East Naples. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.
Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
In East Naples and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in East Naples are spring and summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are July, June, and May.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.
Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.
Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.
You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.
The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.
The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
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