Log in as an administrator and view the Instagram Feed settings page for more details. There have been some great days of offshore fishing during the month of March, but none compare to this intense moment of our boat being attacked by a huge bull shark as we were targeting two cobias.
This is a must-watch video courtesy of my buddy Josh at Blackish! Even though fishing has been a little tougher than normal because of the south tide and lack of wind, my charters this week still landed fish and were pleased with the action.
Usually we use large dead fish, such as Bonita, mackerel or any other oily species to entice these brutes off the wreck or reef. After getting them boat side, pictures are taken, and the hooks quickly removed, all while the fish is still in the water.
GoliathGrouper in the Naples area are the largest of grouper family, also known as Epimetheus Tamara, or Jewish, Goliath are on endangered species, so they are not fishable. Due to overfishing, in 1990 they prohibited the harvesting and possession of these fish.
We can fish close to a wreck, ledge on or near the bottom all year long on the West Coast. Before the goliathgrouper reaches full-size it is preyed upon by king mackerel, barracudas, moray eels, and some sharks.
Once fully grown, humans and large sharks are the goliathgrouper ’s only predators. In Florida many are trying to open a season on them, but FCC still has them marked endangered.
Florida Fishing Guide Rates 4-Hour Naples Fishing Trips will focus on near-shore wrecks, live bottom and artificial reefs. Looking for bait balls and trolling is a trip favorite. 6-Hour Naples Fishing Trips allow us to stay out longer (6 hours)and hunt various wrecks, live bottom and artificial reefs.
We will be 30+ miles offshore catching large grouper, snapper, cobra, amber jack, shark, barracuda, permit, African pompano and more! The offshore reefs and wrecks offer excellent fishing year round and contain some very large fish such as the GoliathGrouper, Cobra, giant Permit, Snapper and Tarpon.
The offshore reefs and wrecks offer excellent fishing year round and contain some very large fish such as the GoliathGrouper, Cobra, giant Permit, Snapper and Tarpon. Also known as Centrosome Decimals, the common shook are also known as Sergeant fish or Royal captains call them freight trains since they are silver with a black lateral line on both sides.
Tarpon move North through to our Naples waters starting in March and head toward Coca Grande by May then June to spawn. Some Tarpon will stay in our area until we get the first cold front coming around October to December.
We have to go out about 100 miles offshore to get red snapper, but boy are they worth it. Also known as Mutants Campechanus, we can fish for them the end of May through the middle of July with 2 per angler per day.
Red snapper is the Gulf’s signature fish and very popular in restaurants and seafood markets. They can grow up to 40 inches, weigh up to 50 lbs and live up to 50 years.
They are gray or brown with wavy marking on their sides and don’t form circles or boxes which is sometimes mistaken for black grouper. Also known as Mycteroperca Microbes, gags are caught as close as 100 yards from the beach and up to 30 miles offshore depending on what time of year it is thought they move inshore during January through March.
They are in the Drum Family, known as Sciences cellars, they have a reddish, bronze top with a pale underbelly. Bull Sharks, also known as Carcharhinus Lucas or Zambezi in African are considered by some to be the most dangerous because they like to travel in most all waters including rivers and estuaries.
We will catch and release bull sharks, they are a rugged fighter with the world record being 697 lbs. We fish in and around the Gordon River, Naples Bay and Gulf of Mexico.
We see Marco Island, the great homes of Port Royal, the backwaters where Indians used to fish and even go through some wildlife mangrove areas. Please bring: Sunscreen, brimmed hat, Extra clothing, Camera, Snacks/food you want to eat, Alcoholic beverages are allowed; beer and wine only, please.
Our busiest and best months for deep sea fishing Naples fl are March, April, May, June, and July. I’ve seen a lot of crazy things on the water over the last 5 years that my clients and I will never forget.
Enjoy a day on the water with Captains Jesse McDowell and Kelly McDowell of Florida Inshore Stream charters fishing the renowned waters of Charlotte Harbor and nearby areas of Coca Grande, Lemon Bay, Pine Island Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico. Whether targeting Coca Grande tarpon, fishing the flats for shook and redfish, or miles offshore digging for grouper, snapper and cobra, Jesse and Kelly are sure to give you a fishing charter FIX to write home about.
Their strength, endurance, ability to gulp air for additional oxygen, and bouts of blistering runs taking in excess of a hundred yards will have you tired out before you even get close to wearing the fish down. We target tarpon primarily around the beaches of Coca Grande using live bait.
If so, give us a call to book your Coca Grande goliathgrouper fishing charter while we still have this beautiful weather. Captains Jesse and Kelly will ensure a fun filled day of fishing on the waters in and around Englewood, Coca Grande, Placid, and Pine Island.
We dock our boats at Sarsaparilla Marina, located in Placid, FL, just minutes from the world-famous Coca Grande. In just a few short minutes, you can be skimming over the flats of Charlotte Harbor or entering in to the Gulf of Mexico.
The shallow bays and miles of mangrove shorelines that comprise the back country of Charlotte Harbor and Coca Grande provide pristine fishing enjoyable to the whole family. Inshore game fish such as redfish, shook, and trout are a few of the targeted species year round.
He also was extremely helpful at coaching my son and I on the exact techniques to catch the fish we were after. During that moment when the fish is hooked and the rod bends down toward the depths, adrenalin begins to flow and our minds wonder about the possibilities of what monster just snapped the line on the wreck below.
They are also found in the East Pacific from the Gulf of California to Peru, and on the west coast of Africa from Senegal to Congo. This large heathen begins its life as pelagic larvae, hatching from eggs to be swept away with the ocean currents.
The main spines from the dorsal and pelvic fins are greatly elongated, possibly to act as “sails” to help it travel with the moving water. Such slow growth and reproductive rates make the species much more susceptible to over harvesting, as it will take longer for them to replace the older, mature fish.
Others usually have local populations that are run by an “alpha” fish of one gender that may need replacing, prompting the most mature member of the group to change and take over the area. Natural predators include sharks, barracudas, king mackerel, moray eels, and even other grouper.
Taking refuge in and around heavy structure like reefs, wrecks, and bridge and dock pylons, these adults can be very territorial. A goliathgrouper will often flare its large mouth and shake its body in order to intimidate other creatures trespassing in its area.
They are also able to make a low rumbling noise from their swim bladder; this is used both to intimidate other creatures, and to locate other members of the same species. It would be very hard to reach sizes approaching half a ton without having a healthy appetite, and goliathgrouper are opportunistic feeders to say the least.
With very large mouths, several gallons of water can be instantly consumed, along with helpless prey that never knew the well-camouflaged predator was there. Most fish that venture too close cannot even escape the sudden vacuum created when the grouper opens its mouth.