Whether you’re bringing your own gear or renting it, there are a variety of places to fish from the shore. The Naples Pier is one of the most popular spots. It’s a beloved Naples landmark and gathering spot for both locals and vacationers. The best part? You don’t need a fishing license to fish from the pier. You’ll find a variety of fish here, too. There’s also a bait shop and snack bar.
Here are some other options. Please keep in mind that you will need a fishing license to fish from these locations.
You can fish from the shoreline at Wiggins Pass at Delnor-Wiggins State Park or wade fish in Water Turkey Bay. However, fishing is prohibited in the swimming areas of the park.
The Gordon River is a popular fishing spot. Many fishing enthusiasts love to visit the Crayton Cove Marina.
Another spot locals love is the beach access point at Third Avenue South and Gulf Shore Boulevard. You’ll know you’re in the right spot when you see the remnants of an old pier. The vertical support posts stretch about 75 yards into the Gulf of Mexico. This area tends to attract large schools of baitfish, which attract bigger fish like snook and the occasional tarpon.
The Gordon Pass Jetties are another great local spot. Gordon Pass connects Naples Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and you can find the Gordon Pass Jetties at 33rd Avenue South. It requires a little hiking to get to the jetties, but the walk is scenic, beautiful and well worth the trip. A variety of big fish such as cobia, snook and sharks have been known to frequent this area.
Charter Fishing in Naples, Florida
Another option is charter fishing. The benefits of hiring a fishing charter is they’ll have everything you need. If you go fishing on your own, you’ll have to bring bait, hooks, fishing poles and more. They also know the ins and outs of the area you’re fishing in and they can take you to all of the good spots. The captains may also know about hidden gems you won’t be able to find online. A fishing charter can be more expensive, but oftentimes, it’s worth it.
Opting for a fishing charter is a good way to spend time with the people on your trip. You’ll be out on the water together enjoying the breathtaking surroundings, some may be learning something new, everyone can help each other, and if you catch something, you’ll have fresh fish for dinner. It doesn’t get more “Florida” than that. Many restaurants will be happy to prepare your fresh catch for you. Please call ahead to make sure this is an option.
Here are some great fishing charters in Naples:
Naples Fishing Boat
- 909 10th St. S., Naples, 34102
A and B Deep Sea Fishing Charters
- 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, 34102
- 239-263-8833 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1491 Chesapeake Ave., Suite A, Naples, 34102
Chasin’ Tales Backwater Fishing Charters