Fishing Charter Details
Spend an exciting day fishing on the A&B with family, friends, or employees.
We cater to groups of all sizes, including corporate groups, and team-building.
Here is a video from a recent fishing charter… You’ll see our anglers with multiple hook-ups while our captain and mate help out each fisherman landing their catch!
Go Full Day or Half Day Deep Sea Fishing
Full day fishing charters usually go between 25 and 40 miles into the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, kingfish, plus many other species. On full day fishing trips we also wreck fish for Goliath Grouper (catch and release only), barracuda, cobia and giant permit. We have boated many permit in excess of 40 pounds.
Half day fishing charters go between 8 and 20 miles into the Gulf and fish for grouper, snapper, or other seasonal species. Also, we may troll for king mackerel and barracuda.
On multi day fishing trips we travel down to the Dry Tortugas, and fish for many of the same species as we do on day charters, however the fish are generally bigger and more plentiful.
Naples Fishing Season Overview
Fall brings vast schools of Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel to the Naples area. Many of our sport fishing parties want to target the migrating schools either trolling, casting lures, or using live bait. Grouper fishing remains productive, as does a mixed bag of other species. All are extremely productive and we often have several fish on at the same time.
No matter what type of fishing you might enjoy, Naples Florida fishing aboard the A&B is sure to please. We have been taking fishing charters out of Naples since 1977. See for yourself why we continue to be one of the best charter fishing companies in Florida.
Grouper are caught using live bait on terminal tackle, but also on lighter spinning and bait casting rigs using jigs. Most often we will anchor over a hard-bottom location, or wreck, and drop baits down to the fish. If the fish are not biting we quickly retrieve the anchor and move to another likely location. Our persistence and determination to have our boat precisely located over specific spots provides our fishing charter clients the best opportunities for success. Of course, while most all species of fish we target are great table-fare, nothing beats a blackened, or fried grouper sandwich, made from your fresh catch!
Wreck fishing is another popular fishing charter we operate in Naples. Wreck fishing is done over submerged ships or boats, many known only to us. These wrecks provide excellent habitat for a vast variety of local fish including permit, barracuda, cobia, jewfish, mangrove and yellowtail snapper. When we are fishing over wrecks we often catch snappers on the surface, while plug casting for barracuda and cobia, or bottom dropping bait for giant Goliath Grouper. Seasonally, we also drop live baits back to target foraging permit and king mackerel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
When is the best time of year to fish in Naples FL?
In Naples we have a year-round fishery, and run fishing charters 12 months a year. The predominate species that we target will shift with the seasons, but there is ALWAYS something biting!
What will I need to bring when I go deep sea fishing?
- Sunscreen + Sunglasses
- Non-marking/Non-slip shoes, like tennis shoes
- Whatever you want to eat or drink -We’ll supply a cooler with ice
What do you provide on a fishing charter?
Our fishing charters are all-inclusive… We provide everything you need, including:
- Top Quality Tackle
- Fishing license
Plus, you’ll enjoy having a private restroom, shaded fishing deck, and bunks in the forward cabin
What should I wear to go deep sea fishing?
Light colored comfortable loose fitting clothing that breathes. Tennis shoes, sneakers, or other non-slip shoes are helpful. Our fishing deck is shaded, but you’ll still need to protect sensitive areas from the sun.
Dress in layers to make is easy to adjust for changing temperature.
Am I able to keep and eat the fish I catch on my fishing trip?
Do you recommend Dramamine?
The A&B rides smoothly through the water, so in most cases no. However, if you’ve had difficulty in the past, then by all means, take whatever will allow you to spend a day out fishing and enjoying yourself.