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Naples Fishing Report May 2017

Hi Anglers!

Well rain has been scarce for the month of May, in fact we are down about 6" for the year, so far. This is a good thing for fishing in the backwater. On years like last year, where we were several inches over for the year and rainy season was in full swing in May, it created a lot of fresh water run off. This changes salinity and water color in some areas and was bad for backwater fishing. This year is the exact opposite and the backwater has been great. We are fishing under the docks in Port Royal and some mangrove points. We are catching Snapper, Sheepshead, Jacks, small Sharks, and Drum.

Featured below is Mr. Peter Lappin from Chicago. He and his girlfriend came out for some fishing and sightseeing on a 3 hour charter. Together, they landed this huge Black Drum! Great job guys!

Hope to see you soon on a Naples Fishing Charter!

Captain Kevin Bill
Day Star Charters - Naples Florida Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

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Naples Fishing Report April 2017

Hello Naples Visitors!

Well, can you say wind? This has got to be the windiest Winter/Spring that I ever remember. The wind is our enemy while fishing. It stirs up the waters and changes the color darker than what would be average. It will definitely slow down the bite and send you scrambling around all over the place with your customers for cleaner water. We have had some great trips and some trips that were extremely difficult, to say the least. It is frustrating for me and for the customers, as you can imagine. The least number of fish caught on a trip in April was four and the most fish caught this April was forty-four. What we have been catching are mainly Trout and Snapper. Mixed in with those are some Sheepshead, Jacks, Ladyfish, one Shark, Whiting, and others. We have been fishing with shrimp near the mangroves and up in the canals of Port Royal. Featured below is the Stillman family from Racine, Wisconsin. They caught Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, and others while fishing in Naples with us! Nice family and great anglers!

Looking forward to the month of May, meeting new people and having some outstanding fishing!

Captain Kevin Bill
Day Star Charters - Naples Florida Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

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Naples Fishing Report March 2017

Hi fellow anglers,

Well, March has been crazy here in Naples. Not only is it the busiest month of the year, but the weather has been crazy, as well. One week near record heat and another near record cold! Lots of wind, and a deficit on rainfall.

Anyway, Snook season is now here. You could catch Snook, Trout, Pompano, Sheepshead, Snapper, Ladyfish, Whiting, Jacks, and others. We are staying in the backwater where winds are not an issue, as far as being able to get out and fish. The trick has been finding clean water all month with the winds. We are fishing up in the Port Royal area. These are dead end canals, man made, surrounded by the famous Multi-million dollar homes. If it pains you to look at them, then just close your eyes and fish anyway, :). This is because the fish don't know they are there. All they know is that the water is clean, there are plenty of docks for structure, and grass on the bottom that the trout love. It is a secluded area where you won't have to be bombarded with a thousand boats and jet skis whizzing by.

Featured below are some photos with recent customers. Featured are Seatrout and Sheepshead. These are both good eating fish and very common this time of year.

Come fish with us soon on a backwater fishing charter in Naples!

Captain Kevin Bill
Day Star Charters - Naples Florida Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

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Naples Fishing Report February 2017

Hello everyone!

Well, it's that time of year where the water is cold. December through February is Naples coldest time and when the water temperature is at its coldest. It will be warming up soon, as soon as these cold fronts give us a break. The Pompano and Trout like it though, as well as the Sheepshead and Snapper. Occasionally, we catch some Bluefish, as well. We are fishing with shrimp and/or jigs.

Shown in the photo below, is the Haslett family from New Jersey, with this nice Sheepshead! We filleted this up for them as well as some trout! In the other photo is the Loffredo group from Chicago with a Bluefish!

We are mainly fishing in the backwater this time of year where there are no rough seas and the scenery is beautiful!

Come join us soon for a Backwater fishing charter in Naples, Florida!

Captain Kevin Bill
Day Star Charters - Naples Florida Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

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December 2016 - January 2017 Fishing Report

Hello fellow anglers!

This December, and into January, has been record heat here in Naples, Florida; some of the fish have set some records, as well! We have been running about ten degrees above average and the fish are liking it! Usually this time of year, when its get cold out, the fishing can be challenging, but that's not the case this year!

We have had some windy days in which we fish primarily in the backwater. You can expect to catch Pompano, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Ladyfish, Jacks, and others.

Featured below are some of our customers on some recent Naples Fishing Charters.

First off is Mr. Stahly, a local resident with his Seatrout! He was generous and let my family have it for dinner! Thank you Mr. Stahly, it was delicious! Next featured is the Atkins family from Findlay, Ohio. They brought in 5 keeper Sheepshead and this Trout featured below! Great Job! Next mentioned is Mr. Bryan Howe; a local resident. He caught this 17" Pompano! Beautiful fish! Last but not least is Mr. Mathew Goodier and his son from Chadds Ford, PA. They were great fishermen! To show for it was this second biggest Pompano ever caught on our boat! It was a 19" Pompano! Great job everyone, and it was a pleasure to fish with you! I appreciate your business!

Hope to see new and old customers alike this January on a Fishing Charter in Naples, FL.

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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August - September 2016 Naples Fishing Report

Hello Anglers,

Fishing has been hot here in Naples FL! During the months of late August and September the fishing is great, however it is our slowest time of year for visitors. So, I was able to take my own family out and put some meat in the freezer! We went offshore where the seas were flat calm and the fish were popping everywhere! Featured below are four of my kids - Hannah, Samuel, Caleb, and Joshua. First we trolled and got all the Spanish Mackerel that we wanted. Next we bottom fished and caught Snapper, Grouper, and some Grunts. It was a great day!

Come on down to Naples soon and experience some of this great fishing with us!

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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July 2016 Naples Fishing Report

Hello Anglers,

The month of July has been hot for Sharks! The last part of June started in with many Shark catches! We are catching Bonnet Head, Atlantic Sharpnose, Nurse Sharks and others while fishing in the backwater or offshore. These are fun to catch! Other fish include Spanish mackerel, Snapper, Sheepshead, Grouper, and others.

Featured below is the Nichols party from Delaware. They went offshore fishing and caught some Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, and others. Also featured below is the Wilson party from Ohio. They went backwater and caught over 38 fish! Hunter, the eight-year-old boy, caught 31 all by himself! They caught two Sharks, one catfish, and 35 Snapper and Sheepshead! Great job to everyone!

See you again soon on a Naples fishing charter with Day Star Charters!

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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June 2016 Naples Fishing Report

Hello Friends,

Well it's been another windy one for a good part of the month and a lot of rain the first 10 days. We have been fishing both offshore and backwater with good results. Offshore has been a lot of Snapper, Grunts, Spanish Mackerel, and Sharks! The Grouper have been running small, but they are there. It has been good while bottom fishing Offshore reefs, and if the mackerel are there, trolling is an easy way to catch them.

Backwater has been a lot of Snapper, some Bonnet Head Sharks, Sheepshead, Jacks, and others. Snook is out of season now. In the Naples backwater, we fish with Shrimp up under the mangrove trees and docks.

Featured below is a guest from a party out of Georgia. The customer is holding up a Spanish Mackerel caught while trolling!

Hope you can join us soon on a Naples Fishing Charter!

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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May 2016 Naples Fishing Report

Hello, fellow anglers! Here is our latest fishing report for Naples, FL.

Well, things are warming up now. The days have been hot but thanks to windier than normal conditions, the breeze on the water makes it pleasant.

On days when its not so windy and we can venture offshore, we have been catching Grouper, Snapper, Grunts, Spanish Mackerel, and lots of Sharks!

On windy days, we stay in the backwater where we have been catching Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Sharks.

Featured below are some recent customers who are showing off their catch of a nice Trout and a Shark! Come out with us soon as the action gets hotter here in Naples, FL.

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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April 2016 Fishing Report

Hello Friends!

Well, it's been a windy one! Probably the windiest Winter and Spring that I can remember. We have been fishing exclusively in the Back Water. The Back Water is basically anything not out in the Gulf of Mexico. It is still saltwater, just protected much better from the wind. We have been fishing with shrimp up in the canals, around the multi million dollar homes, and in the mangrove areas south of Naples. We have been catching Trout, Sharks, Snapper, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Jacks, and others.

Featured below is the Hoekstra family from Grand Rapids, Michigan with their 32" Shark! Also featured is the Porter family from Howell, Michigan with their 17" Sea Trout.

Come fish with us, soon, on a Naples Backwater Fishing Charter!

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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March 2016 Fishing Report

Hello everyone, here is the latest fishing report for Naples, FL.

It's been challenging fishing this winter with these stubborn winds. I don't think I have ever seen a windier winter on a consistent basis, ever. We are catching a lot of fish, though. However, they are running small to medium in size. We have been fishing in the backwater here in Naples. We are fishing with shrimp up under the mangrove trees and up under the docks. We are getting a lot of Mangrove Snapper and Sheepshead, a few Trout, and others. We are averaging 10 - 20 fish a trip! The weather is very nice this month. It's been 60's for lows and 80's for highs.

We fished with the Taylor party, their daughter, and granddaughters from West Virginia. They caught Mangrove Snapper, Trout, and Sheepshead while fishing in the backwater. They are featured below in the photos. I also managed some time out with my family. Featured below are two of my sons, Samuel and Caleb holding up their Sheepshead. They gobbled them up for dinner the next night!

March is our busiest month of the year so book early!

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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February 2016 Fishing Report

Hi Anglers! Here is our latest Naples fishing report. Well it has been a tricky month. We have had record rainfall in recent weeks along with high winds, but we have still been able to reel some good ones in! Now that the rain has cleared, giving way to mostly sunny days, the bite is starting to pick up, again. We have been fishing in the backwater exclusively. We have been catching Snook, Snapper, Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, and others.

We recently fished with the McMorris family from Massachusetts and caught many fish including this 17″ Sea Trout featured in the picture below. Also, we recently fished with the Behrens family from Minnesota and caught a variety of fish including this nice Snook featured in the picture below.

Captain Kevin Bill
Naples, Florida

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