Red Grouper Fishing in Florida

Red Grouper in the Naples area are the most common of the grouper family. They are red with white spots and when stressed can turn all white. These Epinephelus Morio Juvenile’s remain on inshore waters for 4 to 5 years before going offshore to a hard bottom. They will get to 50 lbs.’ with the Florida record 42.4 lbs.’ caught in St Augustine FL. Red grouper move farther offshore in the summer and will move in near shore ledges and hard bottoms in winter time.

The Gulf of Mexico red grouper were heavily fished by commercial fleets from the 1950s through the 1970s. Our area is now seeing a re-growth and we’re finding more and more red grouper on the shallow, near-coastal, intermediate and distant offshore waters.

They will eat a broad array of bait and will be found near the bottom in most offshore areas near reefs. I will use a single 3/0 to 7/0 circle hook, tied with a dropper loop 2 to 4 feet above the weight with a 30- to 60-pound fluorocarbon chicken rig. With the weight (3 to 6 ounces) resting on the bottom, these red grouper love to come and tackle it.

With a lean, mild flavor, I prefer red grouper to almost any other fish. Some confuse it with the taste of seabass because of it’s firmness and sweetness. Grilled is the best method of eating but baked is fine if you don’t own a Barbie.

2 per angler per day 22” min, June 1-Dec 31.

Did you know…… Their mouth and gills form a powerful sucking system that sucks their prey in from a distance. Their gills look really large when caught as they can use these gills to lock onto a rock if they feel attacked.

Florida Fishing Guide Rates

$400 ~ 4 Hour Trip 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.

$600 ~ 6 Hour 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.

$8 ~ 8 Hour 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 Fishing Charters

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.

Backwater Fishing Charters

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.

Marco Island Fishing Charters | Backwater and Near Fishing

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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