Catch Of The Day

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Anyone can submit a photo for inclusion. Ideally, submissions will include a photo of the fish and angler, location, type of bait or lure, fishing and weather conditions or a general description. Example: Marco Island, Jane Doe of Marco Island caught this 200-pound tarpon while fishing near Doctors Pass with live mullet on a calm morning. Photos will be selected from the gallery each week and used in our publications, such as the Naples Daily News, The Banner, Marco Eagle and Collier Citizen among others. There is no cost associated with submitting content. It's just another chance to brag about your catch. Please e-mail your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.

Full gallery »Catch of the Day: April 10, 2014

  • Robert Dykes caught this butterfly peacock bass while fishing with Captain JoGene Holaway.
  • A beautiful butterfly peacock bass caught by Captain JoGene Holaway.
  • Jesse Whitinger, of Ann Arbor, Mich., caught this Silver Trout using shrimp on a jib while backwater fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands area near Goodland.
  • Robert Dyke, of Naples, caught this peacock bass while celebrating his birthday with Captain JoGene Holaway.
  • Jeff Innis, of Ann Arbor, Mich., caught this large dogfish using shrimp on a jib in the Ten Thousand Island off Goodland on Tuesday, April 8.
  • Robert Dyke, of Naples, caught this peacock bass while celebrating his birthday with Captain JoGene Holaway.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: April 3, 2014

  • A young fisherman shows off her latest catch.
  • Tyler with a six pound Bass.
  • Josh Brandt of Grasonville, MD caught this grouper fishing offshore Marco Island.
  • Jim Gloster, Ed McCarthy and Barry French with three keeper redfish (largest 26 1/2') caught south of Goodland during the Marco Sportfishing Club's annual Seatrout tournament with redfish as the wild card fish. They were caught on popping corks with ladyfish bait in dirty water at low tide on a sunny, breezy morning.
  • Cory Barnett, of Peoria, IL caught this snook while fishing with Capt. and netman Paul Valetino of Estero.
  • Chris landed this nice Bass in Golden Gate.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: March 27, 2014

  • Scott Peterson, of Naples, caught this sheepshead using live shrimp as bait on a beautiful day. He rented a pontoon boat for his birthday and took it out on the back waters of Bonita Springs.
  • The GetSnookerd fishing team had another incredible trip with multiple eight-pound-plus yellowtail snapper from 28-to-30 inches.
  • Kevin Weber holding some extra-large yellowtail snapper, all over eight pounds. They were caught on a trip with the GetSnookerd fishing team recently.
  • Bill Dantuono made this hogfish catch while fishing 40 miles offshore of Naples.
  • Five-year-old George Corts, of Nashville, Tenn., caught his first fish aboard the Naples Explorer on a calm morning in Naples Bay on March 21. George snagged this near-10-pound sheephead using shrimp as bait.
  • Alex Eliashevsky caught this large kingfish while fishing with Captain Bob of Paradise Charters. They had a great day on the water with Myla and Don Barton.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: March 20, 2014

  • Todd DeFilipps caught two six-pound butterfly peacock bass while fishing in Naples with his good friend Captain JoGene Holaway.
  • Morgan O'Donnell, of Rye Brooke, N.Y., caught and released this slot-sized seven-pound redfish on shrimp bait on March 12. She was fishing in the Chokoloskee Bay area during spring break with her grandfather Larry Winston and her cousin Danni Weaver.
  • Mark Puccio, Nick Puccio, Greg Manchester and Doug Smith had another great day fishing 70 miles off Marco Island aboard the Hot Rods.
  • Mickey Simonelli and his nephew Nicholas with a big shark off big San Carlos Pass.
  • Seven-year-old Dylan Anderson caught his first fish while fishing with his Papa.
  • Ed Suggs caught this whopping 36-inch redfish while on a friend's boat at the southern tip of Keewadin Island on March 11. He used a small amount of shrimp as bait.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: March 13, 2014

  • Christian Sommer with a huge catch.
  • 30 miles offshore off Captiva. Rick with a 33 inch, 20 pound red grouper 30 miles offshore off Captiva.
  • Trey Heiser left and Bobby Stuart, Naples High baseball players caught Snook & Red Fish at Rookery Bay.
  • Jersey Joe with a 28 pound grouper with Captain Frank The Tank.
  • Chris Griffly with a nice catch.
  • Jim Griffly with another nice catch.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: March 6, 2014

  • Seventeen-inch trigger fish caught 15 miles of the coast of Naples. Just moved to a full time resident of Naples and first time out fishing.
  • Michael Whitehead of Charlevoix, MI and Naples caught this Dolphin while fishing for grouper in the Gulf.
  • Seven-year-old Timmy McGuire caught this ten inch Sheepshead in Cape Coral with Captain CJ Underwood.
  • Taylor Counts, 7 years old from Lima, Ohio, caught a 17 inch Flounder in Estero Bay on Feb. 26th. Taylor was on vacation and visiting her grandparents, Steve and Fawn Counts of Estero.
  • Ryan Brick with a 42' kingfish on live shrimp. Caught about 10 miles off Marco, the day before his wedding.
  • Chris Workman with a beautiful Hogfish and Lane Snapper taken on a recent spearfishing trip with The GetSnookerd fishing team.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Feb. 27, 2014

  • Henry from Connecticut caught (and released) this nice 22' snook on light tackle free-lining live shrimp on the Gordon River inlet in Naples.
  • John Peterson from Albany, IN caught this Amber Jack at Rookery Bay. john Peterson from Albany, IN caught this Amber Jack at Rookery Bay.
  • Zachary Sullivan, aka 'Z Man,'caught this 25 pound King Mackerel while fishing with his dad 18 miles off the coast of Naples. She ate a live blue runner freelined behind the boat while snapper fishing
  • John Brossard Fishing with JoGene Holaway. Caught & released these 2 nice Peacock Bass in Golden Gate.
  • Reid & Morgan gaze at Grandpa McEntee's twin sharks caught off the shore of Sanibel.
  • Henry from Connecticut (age 14) caught this nice five pound large mouth bass mouth on a dry fly using a five weight fly rod in the pond behind his grandparents' house in East Naples.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Feb. 20, 2014

  • Britta, from Holland, caught this nice kingfish.
  • Chris Sommers is at it again, making a catch at the last minute.
  • Christian Sommer made this nice catch during a full moon.
  • Hulio Lopez caught this nice mackerel.
  • Don Smith, of South Carolina, caught this 5-pound sheepshead while fishing with Captain Mike aboard the Jammin Charters on Jan. 28.
  • Bob Petronio caught this 48-pound black drum using a green jib while fishing with his friends at the Naples Pier.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Feb. 13, 2014

  • Dale Butterworh of Naples caught this Dolphin 40 miles out of Gordon Pass on 'It's Aboat Time!' out of Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club on a blue runner.
  • Jim Tottser caught this big Mangrove Snapper fishing out of Venice, FL aboard the 'Monkeyfish'.
  • This 16 1/2 lb. gag grouper was caught and released while on a charter fishing vessel 'Sea Legs' by Sam Pietrofitta approx. 28 miles off shore.
  • Chuck Maston with Amberjack caught in 100 feet of water aboard The Linebreaker with a live pinfish.
  • George Gagnon of Naples with two Amberjack caught in 100 feet of water aboard The Linebreaker using live pinfish.
  • Chris Conyers with Amberjack caught in 100 feet of water on aboard The Linebreaker using a live pinfish.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Feb. 6, 2014

  • Brian Burbach, of Amherst, N.H., caught this triple tail off the coast of Naples with Captain Pete. He used live shrimp to make the catch.
  • Fourteen-year-old Ashley Beelendorf, of Keokuk, Iowa, caught this 60-pound amberjack while fishing with her father, Phil Beelendorf. They went out with Captain Mike to Crayton Cover, where they caught their own bait.
  • Cindi Bedell, of Bonita Springs, caught this 30 3/4-inch red grouper on a pinfish while fishing 41 miles offshore of Bonita Beach with her husband Gregg Bedell and their friends.
  • Cindi Bedell, of Bonita Springs, caught and released this 31 1/2-inch gag grouper on a pinfish while fishing 39 miles offshore of Naples with her husband Gregg Bedell.
  • This 16 1/2-pound gag grouper was caught and released by Sam Pietrofitta while fishing 28 miles offshore on a charter fishing vessel 'Sea Legs.' He used cut bait and spinning rod with a 20-pound mono line to make the catch on a beautiful day.
  • Jim Edwards, of Indianapolis, joined his longtime friend, and Marco Island resident, Darryl Johnson for a great day of fishing on Jan. 27. They caught and released these nice red groupers using half shrimp while 16 miles out into the water. They thank Captain Bob for making it a special day.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Jan. 30, 2014

  • Chad Hageman of Estero caught this large Sheepshead guided by Co-captains Jim and Paul of Estero.
  • Very exciting day for 10-year-old Logan Schmid of Naples Florida. He caught this fish approx. 10 miles off Gordon's Pass on Saturday, Jan. 25.
  • On Jan. 21, Rich Zimmer of Bonita Springs caught this 52 inch,75 pound Amberjack while fishing from Captain Cain 25 miles off Ft. Myers Beach.
  • Dan Jasper of Bonita Springs caught and released this 31 inch Red Fish on a free line shrimp on Tuesday, Jan. 21, fishing in Pine Island Sound, between Captiva Island and St. James City, with Captain Terry Middleton.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: January 23, 2014

  • On a Sunday while fishing on a charter with Capt. Rick Radcliff of Naples Marina and Excursions, Stephanie Branch caught and released this 40 inch, 30 pound Bull Red. They were fishing about a mile and a half offshore midway between Wiggins Pass and New Pass.
  • This eight pound Large Mouth Bass was caught by Vicki Hufstetler, visiting from Fairfield, Ohio. She was at a golf course pond in Bonita Springs and caught the Bass with a classic worm on Jan. 14.
  • Part time Naples Resident, Gene, with a perfect slot Redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Shawn Smith on the 'Young & Knotty'.  The fish, caught on a live shrimp off of an oyster bar, measured just under 27 inches and weighed in just under 8 pounds.
  • Canadian Vacationer, Bob, with a beautiful 25 inch Redfish. It was caught and released while fishing with Capt. Shawn Smith on the 'Young & Knotty'.
  • Samuel Isenberg is 7 years old and on this early evening outing just a few days before his 8th birthday, using a weedless watermelon fluke lure, Samuel caught a four pound large mouth bass. We were fishing out of one of the retention ponds where we live in a development in north Naples.
  • Mickey Simonelli and nephew Nicholas with a six foot, eight inch Sandbar Shark by San Carlos Pass.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Jan. 16, 2014

  • Wayne Woodring caught this 25-inch red grouper on Jan. 11 at the 13-mile hard-bottom reefs off Marco Island. He used frozen threadfin herring to make the catch. Normally an angler would have to travel 60 miles offshore to find a fish this size.
  • A grouper caught by Stephanie Maldonado in the Gulf on Jan. 11 at the 'honey hole.'
  • Peter Maldonado caught this grouper in the Gulf on Jan. 11 at the 'honey hole.'
  • Stacy Stoneburner caught this grouper on Jan. 11 at the 'honey hole' in the Gulf.
  • A grouper caught by Mindi and Ryan Nicolas on Jan. 11 at the 'honey hole' in the Gulf.
  • Paloma Codi shows off the first Spanish mackerel she caught entirely by herself at high tide in front of Doc's Beach House. She used greenback minnows to make the catch.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: January 9, 2014

  • This 10-foot sawfish (minus the rostrum, or 'saw') was caught last week near Caxambas Pass.

 Editor's note:  A previous caption misidentified the fish as a 'guitar shark'
  • Brian Majczak of Victor, NY caught this Snook on New Year's Eve while fishing with Sherm's Inshore Guide Service.
  • A days catch aboard 'The Get Snookerd'.
  • Kevin Weber caught this 10 pound Mangrove Snapper onboard 'The Get Snookerd'.
  • Randy Both caught a 32 inch Redfish using shrimp as bait in Blind Pass south of Cape Romano.
  • Captain Chris landed this nice Sheepshead in Naples Bay.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Jan. 2, 2014

  • Max Melgaard, of Colorado, caught this feisty dolphin while fishing for kingfish in the Gulf.
  • Mike Matiya, of Lockport, Ill., caught this red fish and trout using shrimp with Captain Miles Meredith at Pine Island.
  • Mike Matiya, of Lockport, Ill., caught this red fish and trout using shrimp with Captain Miles Meredith at Pine Island.
  • Ken Moore and his son Kaden with a nice five-pound largemouth bass caught in the lakes at Verona Walk in East Naples on Dec. 27.
  • Lucas Melgaard, of Colorado, caught this red grouper in the Gulf.
  • Nick McClure, of Naples, with his first keeper grouper he caught while fishing aboard the Cuda Fishing Charters out of the Naples City dock.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Dec. 19, 2013

  • Dolph Highmark, of West Hartford, Conn., caught his limit of red grouper aboard the Alabama with Captain Craig. They fished in 60 feet of water in absolutely ideal conditions due west of Naples. Highmark, a visitor of Naples since 1959, was on his semi-annual visit to Naples the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Ten-year-old Mason Abbott caught this 4-pound sheepshead using shrimp as bait at Jolly Bridge near Marco Island on a sunny afternoon.
  • Three generations of the Murdock family, with captain Shawn Smith, holding an over-sized snook, which they caught and released.
  • Tony Carter and Captain Shawn Smith holding a nice kingfish. It was caught on a live pilchard flat-lined out while grouper fishing.
  • Scout Dingman, a guest of the Lemon Tree Inn of Naples, went fishing with her dad, Darrin Dingman. She caught her first red fish, which she later released.
  • Don Rench caught this beautiful red grouper using live bait. He was with Captain Shawn Smith on the 'Fishin Knott.'

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Dec. 12, 2013

  • Andrew, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, caught this ladyfish while fishing with his grandfather, George, in the backwaters of Little Hickory Island on a secret plug during the Thanksgiving holiday.  It had been very windy following the red tide conditions.
  • Don with a nice triple tail he caught while Fishin Knotty on the 'Young & Knotty' with Captain Shawn Smith. (www.fishinknotty.com)
  • Captain Shawn Smith, of Fishin' Knotty, with some nice triple tail found floating on some crab traps just outside of Naples.
  • The guys of Island Walk fishing with Cuda Fishing Charters out of the Naples City Docks.
  • Marco Island's Ken Bullock with a 28-inch red grouper he caught on a one-ounce Kandlefish jig while slow-drift jigging in 62 feet of water off Marco Island.
  • The AQUA's ladies fishing team, along with Captain Phil Pica, caught gag grouper, king fish, mangrove snapper and a 150-pound goliath grouper offshore of Wiggins' Pass on a calm morning. They used tread herring and shrimp as bait.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Dec. 5, 2013

  • Jeremiah Boll, 10, caught these snappers offshore Wiggins' Pass using live shrimp for bait.
  • Kim Hadad caught this 27-inch redfish using a gold spoon lure. She made the catch while kayaking in the Everglades during low tide on a windy day.
  • Logan Rettino, of Washington, N.J., caught this 53-inch cobia while fishing with Captain Al Jennings. They were fishing five miles off Marco Island.
  • This bull shark was caught halfway between Naples Beach Hotel and the Naples Pier on Nov. 22.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Nov. 28, 2013

  • Perry, of Bonita Springs, caught some nice redfish in Estero Bay using a live pilchard.
  • AJ Leneweaver of Braintree, MA caught this Bass near Immokalee Road while on vacation with his grandparents, Jerry and Barbara Kenny of Naples.
  • This 26' Grouper was caught by Teena Gerstenslager using a live pinfish at a reef three miles off a Naples shoreline.
  • Captain Joesph Diodati caught a 460 lb. Bluefin Tuna.
  • Bill D' Antuono caught two female and one male Hogfish with a 14' Lionfish off Naples shores.
  • Jessica Benko caught some great Redfish this weekend while using live pilchards as bait.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.



Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Nov. 21, 2013

  • Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer caught a 31-inch snook in the Wiggins Pass area in Naples on Wednesday with his father-in-law John Bisanz and friend Bob Emfield. John Bisanz also landed a tripletail that weighed 12 pounds. Submitted by Laurie Emfield
  • Jordan Carroll caught this 30-pound dolphin.
  • Jordan Carroll caught this 30-pound dolphin.
  • It was an awesome day of fishing on the Lady Brett!  Joe Schonewolf caught this 24-inch Grouper.
  • Part of a limit of mangrove snapper that were speared recently by Kevin Weber while diving in 35 feet of water off of Naples in between the cold fronts.
  • Jim Chisholm, of Wisconsin, caught these large gag grouper on pin fish while fishing 19 miles offshore from Naples with recreational fisherman, Gregg Bedell.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.




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