Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to book in advance?

Yes, the best chance for you to get a day that best fits your schedule is to call in advance. The months of March, April, May, June, and July are prime months with May and June devoted to tarpon fishing Only and should be booked with as much advanced notice as possible.

Were do you fish?

Mostly from the Backwaters of Marco Island and Naples, Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico March- July is Tarpon time in Naples Florida

What can we expect to catch?

Note: Once you give us a deposit, that Date is held for your charter and any other inquiries for that date are denied. You will receive a conformation if you give us an email address. A 10 Day notice of cancellation is required for all trips, as these are in High Demand. Because that date is held for you and other possible trips for that date are turned away, we can get another party to fill that slot.

Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Sharks in the backwaters. Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Shark, Kingfish offshore.

What do we need to bring?

All tackle, rods, and reels are provided unless you want to use your personal equipment. Each person is advised to wear a hat and sunscreen. Good polarized sunglasses are recommended for spotting fish. Bring any food and drinks you want. I keep plenty of ice onboard so you don’t need to pack a cooler. Not sure? Just call or Email: Daydreamerfishing@gmail.com

Do we need a fishing license?

No. My license covers up to six people fishing on my boat including all applicable fishing license, stamps and permits.

What is the best time to catch tarpon?

March – July. However your best bet is always May – June in Boca Grande

Do You require a deposit to book a date?

Yes a $100 per day per boat deposit is required to book and hold a reservation. This is fully refundable if there is bad weather on the day of your charter (captain’s discretion), or you must cancel 48 hours in advance. As Captain, I have the final say as to whether the trip will be canceled or postponed if the weather turns bad. There are many creeks and islands to hide from the wind should unexpected weather conditions arise, but high winds and lightning are always a sign to get off the water. If the weather is unfishable, your deposit will be refunded. If a trip is already underway, but is cut short due to inclement weather, the trip costs will be prorated.

What forms of payment do you accept and when do we pay?

Cash, Checks and Credit Cards are accepted Dockside prior to leaving.

Florida Fishing Guide Rates

$750 ~ Half Day Trip

4-Hour Naples Fishing Trips will focus on near-shore wrecks, live bottom and artificial reefs.Looking for baitballs and trolling is a trip favorite.

$995 ~ 3/4 Day Trip

6-Hour Naples Fishing Trips allow us to stay out longer (6 hours)and hunt various wrecks, live bottom and artificial reefs. Up to 30 miles on 3/4 day trips.

$1295 ~ Full Day Trip

8- Hour Full Day Fishing trips allow us to reach farther fishing spots and maximize our time on the water. We will be 30+ miles offshore catching large grouper, snapper, cobia, amberjack, shark, baracuda, permit, african pompano and more!

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Backwater Charter Fishing

The Ten Thousand Islands right off Naples/Marco Island has some of the best backwater fishing in the state. For the uninitiated, backwater fishing, or backcountry fishing, it has an extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that are a perfect setting for backwater fishing.

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Offshore Charter Fishing

Offshore charters can be a lot of fun and this is the best way to get a lot of fish and find the larger ones that don’t like to come towards the shore. The offshore reefs and wrecks offer excellent fishing year round and contain some very large fish such as the Goliath Grouper, Cobia, giant Permit, Snapper and Tarpon.

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Backwater Charter Fishing

The Ten Thousand Islands right off Naples/Marco Island has some of the best backwater fishing in the state. For the uninitiated, backwater fishing, or backcountry fishing, it has an extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that are a perfect setting for backwater fishing.

Offshore Charter Fishing In Florida

Offshore Charter Fishing

Offshore charters can be a lot of fun and this is the best way to get a lot of fish and find the larger ones that don’t like to come towards the shore. The offshore reefs and wrecks offer excellent fishing year round and contain some very large fish such as the Goliath Grouper, Cobia, giant Permit, Snapper and Tarpon.

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    Snook Fishing In Florida

    Snook are one of the most favorite eating fish in our area. Also known as Centropoums Undecimalis, the common snook are also known as Sergent fish or Robalo captains call them freight trains since they are silver with a black lateral line on both sides. The Florida record is 44.3 lbs. caught in Ft Myers FL right here near us.

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    Tarpon Fishing Charters In Naples, Florida

    Tarpon are the king of all fish, also known as Megalops Alanticus….they get over 300 lbs. with the Florida record being 243 lbs. caught in Key West FL. On 2-17-75. Tarpon move North through to our Naples waters starting in March and head toward Boca Grande by May then June to spawn. Some of the Tarpon will stay in our area until we get the first cold front coming around October to December.

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    Red Snapper Fishing In Florida

    We have to go out about 100 miles offshore to get red snapper, but boy are they worth it. Also known as Lutjanus 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.  The record is 46 lbs caught in Destin FL.

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    Florida Grouper Fishing Charters

    Gag Grouper in the Naples area one of the largest members of grouper family.  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 Microlepis, gags are caught as close as 100 yards from the beach and up to 30 miles offshore depending what time of year it is thought they move inshore during January thru March.

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    South Florida Redfish Charters

    Redfish is the common name for several species of fish. It is a deep-sea rockfish that will give you a great fight. They are in the Drum Family, known as Sciaenops ocellatus, they have a reddish, bronze top with a pale underbelly. They also can be identified by a yellow ringed spot near their tail. We catch them about 10-12 lbs with the record being 94 lbs caught in North Carolina.

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    Shark Fishing In South Florida

    Bull Sharks, also known as Carcharhinus Leucas 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.  They get their name from their short blunt snout like a bull. We will catch and release bull sharks, they are a rugged fighter with the world record being 697 lbs. but they can get over 1200 lbs.

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What waters does Naples Day Dreamer fish?

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. We will fish in the waters depending on the kind of fishing you want to do.

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What To Bring On Your Naples Fishing Trip

Naples Day Dreamer fishing suggests that you bring the following along on your upcoming Naples fishing trip. Please bring: Sunscreen, brimmed hat, Extra clothing, Camera, Snacks/food you want to eat, Alcoholic beverages are allowed; beer and wine only, please.

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Types Of South Florida Fishing Charters Available

Book Charters: Booking your trip with Naples Day Dreamer is strongly suggested. Our busiest and best months for deep sea fishing Naples fl are March, April, May, June, and July. Our charter boat is also available for sight-seeing, shelling, and sunset tours. This is fun for the whole family!

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