Naples Fishing Charters Weekend Fishing Forecast!

Naples Fishing Charters has the right bite for weeknd anglers! Check out Captain Kevin Merritt’s tips on where to fish this weekend on!

Naples Fishing Charters’ Captain Kevin Merritt featured on NBC Sports Bass 2 Billfish!

Be sure to check out Captain Kevin Merritt and some big fish action on NBC Sports Bass 2 Billfish Sat Jan 7 at 10:30 am!


Naples Fishing Charters and the Straw Boss Fly!

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to fish with a good friend Joe Mahler. Joe is an extremely talented illustrator and is responsible for the logo for Naples Backcountry Fishing! His illustrations have appeared in many national fishing publications and he has a fantastic book on knots and rigs! His book, Essential Knot and Rigs For trout is a must read and features incredible how-to’s for knots and rigging leaders. Aside from illustrator and writer, Joe also offers expert casting lessons which is a must for travelling anglers looking to tighten up those loops or gain a little extra distance. The real reason I bring up my friend Joe though is his incredible fly th Straw Boss! This unique little fly, originally designed for bass, has quickly become my got to for snook and reds. Several of the fish I have recently posted pictures of fell prey to this deadly little creation. Tie some up and try for yourself, you will not be diappointed!

Here is a picture of Joe with a nice little red that fell to the Straw Boss

Straw Boss Tying Instructions

Straw Boss Video

Joe Mahler’s site for his book and Illustrations

Naples Fishing Forecast for the Upcoming Weekend

Check out the latest Weekend Fishing 4Cast! This weekend should be beautiful weather and remmeber, Trout season opens on Sunday!

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Naples Fishing Charters heads North to Estero Bay for Some Awesome Sight Fishing!

Had a chance to fish with long time fly client Terry today and Estero Bay did not disappoint! We saw lots of monster snook and countless reds in the back country. Fish were spooky until the tide started to come in. Using a copper spoon fly, terry manged to sight cast this bruiser 34″ snook, his personal best!

Terry's 34" snook caught on fly in Estero bay!

Naples Fishing Charters Christmas weekend Fishing Forecast

Now available on, is Naples Fishing Charters fishing forecast for the upcoming weekend! Check it out now to plan your holiday fish wish list!

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Naples Fishing Charters Weekend fishing Forecast!

Get ready for some great fishing this weekend! Check out the Florida Sportsman Fishing 4Cast!

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Naples Fishing Charters Redfish Update!

Angie with a red destined for dinner


The redfish are STILL biting as strong as ever in the Naples and Marco island area! We have been catching them on every trip as well as some nice snook! Wiht a moderate December I expect the great fishing to continue!

Naples Fishing Charters – Weekend Fishing Report Dec.9-11

Uh-oh! It appears that some red tide has been reported off the beaches of Lee and Collier counties this week. However, fishing in the 10,00 Islands remains excellent. For all the latest info, check out the Weekend Fishing 4Cast at!


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Naples Fishing Charters, Fly Fishing for Reds Still on Fire!

Roger with a nice fly caught red

Sight fishing for redfish has been getting better and better with the Easterly winds clearing up the water. I spent two fun filled days with long time Naples Fishing Charters client Roger. Roger, from San Diego, is a top notch caster and we put his skills to the test casting to cruising reds in the shallowest of water. Redfish are extremely tough fighters on light tackle and have been plentiful all year long. Don’t miss out on your chance to pursue some shallow water reds!