Naples Inshore fishing offers some of the sights and sounds, not counting the best Inshore light tackle and fly fishing found anywhere! Reds, Permit, Snook, Trout, Shark and Tarpon are thick! Naples southern surrounding waters are known for the BIGGEST SNOOK FISH! These fish put up a fight like no other! Each year many Snook exceed 10 lbs or larger- which on average is bigger than anywhere else in the WORLD! Redfish and Tarpon offer a thrill of a lifetime- the first run is long and torrid, and each run after seemingly gets longer! These fish don’t give up! Redfish are not alone in these waters- How about catching a SHARK with a FLY rod! Have you heard of such a thing! It happens every day in Naples flats- see for yourself! Maybe you want to try for the “hat trick”- Snook, Redfish and Tarpon! Whatever your line may pull in- it will be an experience you will not forget! Call us today 800-313-3470 to save your spot on the best flats fishing Naples has to offer!
The Naples Inshore fishing waters have some of the best Snook fishing found in the world. The average Snook found in the Miami area runs from 10 to 40lbs, with plenty of 15lb+ class Snook being caught every year. Snook are known best for their spectacular reel screaming drags.
Can’t get off of work to go fishing? These trips are tailored to you! Most trips start after you get off of work.
Redfish fishing in early morning can be awesome. It’s true that Redfish are nocturnal and do most of their feeding between dusk and dawn. If you have not tried this you are really missing out. Good spots that are inundated with anglers during the day can be barren at later in the day. Quiet and good cast go a long way to getting more fish willing to take a bait. Mangroves and the surrounding area is one of my favorite areas for Tarpon also. Give it a try you’ll love it!
Chokoloskee is part of Everglades National Park on the Naples side of Florida.
It holds a beauty incomparable to any other place in the world! Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts rare and endangered species. It is home to nearly 300 varieties of birds, 600 kinds of fish and more than 40 indigenous species of plants, the Everglades is a nature lover’s paradise. This national park is the 3rd largest in the lower 48 states, covering 2500 square miles! It has been designated a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world.
One third of Everglades National Park is covered by water. Creating excellent fishing opportunities with just about every fish we target available.
If you are looking for a true escape from daily life, and a great time fishing, a backcountry fishing trip is right for you. Not only will a backcountry trip give you the chance to reel in a great catch, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to see the diverse wildlife of the Florida backcountry. You will be amazed at the views and wide variety of birds you can spot on your backcountry fishing adventure.
A backcountry adventure is a true getaway as you leave inhabited areas for untouched mangrove shorelines. While the term backcountry fishing often encompasses any fishing with a backcountry guide, including flats fishing, flamingo is a true backcountry fishing experience visiting often inaccessible and untouched lands.
I cannot say enough about this place!
The islands of the Florida keys lie in the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and creating Florida Bay.
Florida Bay is an inner-shelf lagoon: a shallow body of water situated along the southern-most tip of the Florida Peninsula. The Florida Bay consists of a combination of waters – salt water steaming from the Gulf of Mexico is mixed with the everglades freshwater, creating an estuary that flows between and around several hundred mangrove-islands. Nestled between the Florida Keys and Naples mainland, the Florida Bay has a plethora of interconnected basins and each basin, on average, is three feet deep. At its greatest depth, the Florida Bay is nine feet deep.
The majority of the Florida Bay is located within the confines of the Everglades National Park.
The shallow waters of the Florida Bay make for some incredible fishing opportunities.
Captain Brett was born and raised in Davie, Florida. Brett caught his first fish at the age of eight on a fishing trip with his father, he was hooked and has been fishing ever since. He also enjoys fishing light tackle and excellent at fly fishing for Snook, Tarpon and Jacks and what ever else will bite in the Ft Lauderdale area for the past 30 years! Brett moved to Davie, FL at the age of two and realized his love for South Florida fishing – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities in the outdoors.
He decided to become a Naples Fishing Guide to share his experience and fishing knowledge of South Florida areas with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Brett specializes in everything, livebait, fly fishing and light tackle. Brett’s goal is to share as much fishing and local knowledge as possible on your trip while providing major entertainment. Brett has a huge repeat business, a testament to his understanding to Customer Service!
Captain Brian has over 40 years of fishing the Miami area, including the Everglades, the Keys, and Biscayne Bay, Captain Brian has caught just about anything that has gills, fins and can swim. Captain Brian was raised in Miami Florida. Brian catches fish almost daily and enjoys family fishing outings, he is the Bass Pro Pro Staff representative for South Florida working out of the Dania Florida store. Fishing the waters from Palm Beach, Miami, and Ft Lauderdale for the past 20 years! Captain Brian has mastered Miami area over the last 12 years and realized his love for Biscayne Bay – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities.
As a Naples Inshore Fishing Guide he shares his experience and fishing knowledge of Biscayne Bay with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Brian likes light tackle in search of Sea Trout, Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and Sharks. His knowledge on your trip will provide safety and major entertainment.
Captain Tom was born and raised in Stuart, Florida. Tom caught his first fish at the age of two on a family fishing outing, he was hooked and has been light tackle and fly fishing the inland waters from Stuart, Miami, and Islamorada for the past 40 years! Tom moved to Miami 12 years ago and realized his love for Biscayne Bay – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities.
He decided to become a Miami Florida Fishing Guide to share his experience and fishing knowledge of Biscayne Bay with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Tom specializes in fly and light tackle in search of Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and Sharks. Tom’s goal is to share as much fishing and local knowledge as possible on our trip while providing safety and major entertainment. Previously, Tom owned a staffing agency, and understands the meaning of Customer Service!
Redfish are one of the most popular backcountry and flats game fish. Redfish will take a wide variety of flies, lures, and top water plugs. This makes Redfish one of the most sought after fish by light tackle anglers. They are one of the hardest fighting fish on the grass flats.
Snook are seasonal in Florida waters. They can be found in inlets, backcountry mangroves and flats. Snook on light tackle and fly rod are a favorite method for serious anglers. Snook like live bait best like shrimp, crabs and fingerlings but will take artificials and flies.
Pound for pound -Permit are among the hardest fighting fish in Florida’s salt waters! They can grow over thirty pounds and are a sought out by light tackle specialist. Permit eat small crustaceans like shrimp, crab and sand fleas. The Permit, is a relative of the Jacks and relatively a common catch from Wreck fishing in South Florida. They can also be sight fished on Florida’s Flats.
Speckled trout are a river, backwater and flats favorite. They are good eating and are fun to catch on live shrimp under a popper cork. Speckled trout hit surface lures in the mornings, and buck tails jigs really anytime of the day! Drift fishing across a grass flat- watch out!
Snapper are one of Florida’s most sought after and tasty bottom species. There are a number of snapper varieties and all are good to eat. It takes special tackle and technique to catch these wary fish- they are very sensitive to terminal tackle and presentation of bait. Fluorocarbon leaders are important part of your presentation. Snapper like shrimp, crab and other small crustaceans. Snapper like bottom cover like reefs, wrecks and other structure and can be found in all Florida saltwater bodies.
Tarpon are one of the most exciting and sought after game fish to be found anywhere! The Tarpon is one of the most remarkable sport fish in the world, when hooked they perform acrobatic jumps which defy belief. Spin or fly casting with lures or live bait (crabs or shrimp) and big flies are effective ways to catch Tarpon. Tarpon are generally cooperative eaters, but their bony jaws make it hard to maintain a hook up, the result is that many fish throw the hook after a few jumps. Tarpon are not good to eat, but they are sure fun to catch!
Bonefish are one of the most popular sport fish on the flats. More has been written about bone fishing that almost any another light tackle species. Sight fishing for bonefish is the most popular method using light tackle and fly. The Keys are home to the largest bonefish species in the world! Bonefish are found on sand and grass flats on both the Ocean (Florida Straits) and Gulf (Florida Bay) sides of the Keys in water as shallow as a few inches. Bonefish feed on small crustaceans like crabs and shrimp. For a thrill of a lifetime go bone fishing!!
Most all inshore style boats are open, they have no cover or air condition
You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazard.
Standard bait is not included unless otherwise specified by Captain
Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charter although the guides does catch a lot of hi bait for free.
Most all bass boats do NOT have a bathroom (“head”) on board (but are generally close to restrooms while fishing) At anytime with a short notice we can take to you to a marina or restroom facility.
Cancellations & Refunds
If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.
We can arrange custom catering on most all trips, ranging from drinks and snacks. Most of the locations also have access to resorts on the water for lunch.
Please contact us for a catering quote.
Children are very much welcome and permitted on all charters and there is no minimum age.
Any fish that are caught on your charters and are legal to take belong to you, Florida State law regulates what you can and cannot keep and your captain will know these.
Food & Beverage
All of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring. We also provide bottled water.
A 15-20% gratuity for your Captain is customary and not included in the price.
Everyone on saltwater charters ONLY are cover by state law when purchasing a chartered saltwater trip!
We will provide the exact address of the boat with your confirmation or upon request, locations are subject to change depending on weather.
Due to US Coast Guard regulations allow charter boats a limited to a maximum of four passengers. Many of our boats will only accommodate two or three, this is why its important to let us know at the time of booking so we can get you the biggest boat available.
Unless otherwise stated or discussed, you are chartering the whole boat and there is no additional parties.
Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. In the inshore charters there is no need to be worry about seasickness as the water is calm.