Light Tackle & Fly Fishing in Naples, Florida
Huge rolling tarpon, delicious snook, fast redfish and more are common catches in the bountiful fishing grounds of the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands and Pine Island Sound near Naples, FL. Captain Joe McNichols has 26 years of experience as a fishing charter guide in the waters of Naples, Florida. Book now to get started on a perfect day of fishing!
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Show and Tell Fishing Charters
Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in Naples, Florida
An experienced fisherman with a passion for the sport and the outdoors, Capt. Joe McNichols will share his knowledge and enthusiasm to give you a Naples Florida fishing experience you'll never forget! As your guide, he'll take you from the saltwater flats to the Mangrove Jungle of the the Florida Everglades' to find the best fishing spots for tarpon, snook, redfish, snapper, pompano, sharks, cobia, grouper, kingfish, and a whole lot more!
The waters in and around the Gulf of Mexico and Naples, Florida (including Marco Island, Everglades City and the Ten Thousand Islands) offer some of the best light tackle and fly fishing in southwest Florida. One of the reasons for Naples' excellent fishing reputation is the vast surrounding fresh and salt water wetlands protected by state and/or federal laws. Rookery Bay, between Naples and Marco Island, and the waters from Marco Island into the upper part of the Ten Thousand Islands are Aquatic Preserves. Strict regulations protect the water quality and marine life in these systems, making them a paradise for fish and fishermen alike!
Show and Tell Fishing Charters fish the inshore and near shore waters of Naples and the surrounding areas on a flats boat, which can quietly glide into the shallowest of waters where the fish live, spawn and eat. The fishing boat is 18' Hell's Bay Guide with a 60hp Mercury four-stroke engine, Anglers bow casting platform, Powerpole, and transom mount trolling motor.
We are proud to use Sage fly rods, Tibor flyreels, Shamono spin and baitcasting reels, Allstar graphite rods, and Powerpro line.
Nature Tours and Birding
If a day of sightseeing or a nature tour is more to your liking, Show and Tell Fishing Charters offers family-friendly guided boat tours in the Gulf of Mexico, 10,000 Islands and the Everglades National Park backcountry. See
old-growth cypress hammocks and wild orchids, and discover the many birds and other wildlife that inhabit the region.
Capt. Joe holds a degree in birding and can help you spot many varieties of egrets, herons, pelicans, Ibis and perhaps catch a glimpse of a shy roseate spoonbill or the endangered wood stork. And in the Gulf of Mexico, it's also easy to spot frolicking dolphins, sea turtles, sea otters, or the endangered manatee.
The appeal of this natural paradise and its plentiful wildlife is sure to please sightseers of all ages.
Fishing in Naples, Florida
No matter what your skill level or fishing style, Capt.Joe's knowledge of the southwest Florida Gulf waters and fishing expertise will guarantee you'll catch some fish and have a great day on the water! Contact him today to reserve your fishing charter at 239-821-3305, or send him an email.