Small, but fast Carcharhinus Melanopterus, or Blacktip Reef, is the smallest of all sharks only getting to about 5 or 6 feet. This good looking shark gets its name from the pointed snout and black tips on its fins (especially its dorsal fin).
They love the warm and shallow water near sandy beaches and coral reefs. Blacktips have an odd technique when hunting, they jump and catapult out of the water which is some type of hunting technique that they like to do with others of their species. They like to feed on reef fish, and mullet. They can also be skittish so they aren’t very aggressive toward humans. Tackle and lines in the 20 to 30 pound class for smaller Blacktips and up to 50 pound for larger blacktips. I will will drift or slow troll with fresh cut bait. To catch the larger sharks, I use heavy spinning gear loaded with 30-pound mono or 50-pound braided line. The braided line allows more backing should you need more running room when a big Blacktip takes off. If they look under four feet, we use a medium-action spinning outfits with 20-pound braided line, 3-foot fluorocarbon leaders and 3/0 circle hooks.
You can catch the blacktip with no minimum size limit, they are considered as one of the better tasting sharks, their meat is pinkish and sweet. Fillets of Blacktip are excellent grilled. A 4 foot Blacktip fillet will look like a very long pork tenderloin. Maritnate and grill like a steak
Did you know…… Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!