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: 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.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Nov. 14, 2013

  • Mickey Seminola with a nice blacktip he caught off of Naples.
  • Olivia, 12, caught this huge snook using live bait on the Bust N Loose Charters with captain Joey Benko.
  • Olivia, 12, caught this huge snook using live bait on the Bust N Loose Charters with captain Joey Benko.
  • Dont'e Simonelli with his first bass, which he caught in Naples.
  • Mickey Seminola with a big snook he caught at the Naples Pier.
  • A. Jay Davis, of Bonita Springs, caught this 38 1/2-inch, 23-pound snook while working on a home restoration project in a gated community lake near Old 41 and New 41 using live bait. 

'I had no idea that snook reached this size in freshwater lakes,' Davis said.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Nov. 7, 2013

  • Bobby caught this 34 1/2 inch Snook at the pier today.
  • Trey Heiser nightfishing for Snook at Gordon's Pass.
  • Laura caught this Flounder on the Isle of Capri.
  • David Mevoli from Treasure Island with a 32.5 inch Snook caught in Marco Island.
  • Jose Rodriguez with his Bluefish.
  • Jose Rodriguez catching a bluefish.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day : October 31, 2013

  • Dawn Johnson caught this four foot Blacktip Shark fishing with Steve Klosterman.
  • Jack Ozyp and Tom Sandstrom caught four keeper red grouper fishing 20 miles out of Gordon's Pass.
  • This American Red Snapper was caught while fishing in 160 ft. of water off Naples. Vincent DeTrani and Rob Pearson caught the Snapper.
  • Amanda Marie and her boyfriend Mike celebrating their first Tarpon caught off the beaches of Captiva Island.
  • Greg Manchester of Naples out on Marco Island with a King Mackerel.
  • Ed Shebert, Frank Renkel, Ron Shudes and Jim Kovacs caught these 16 grouper. The largest was 28 inches.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Oct. 24, 2013

  • Allison Emerson and Robbie Emerson made this big catch of the day off Marco's Pass on October 13.
  • Bob Weiss caught this 34-inch redfish in the channel mangroves on October 7.
  • Liz Merriwether, a Fort Myers Beach resident, caught this redfish in Estero's Backbay waters. She used live bait to make the catch.
  • John Merriwether, of Fort Myers Beach, caught this regulation-size redfish in Little Carlos Pass. He used some bait fish he netted earlier that morning at the same pass.
  • John Merriwether, a Fort Myers Beach resident, caught this redfish on artificial bait in Estero's Backbay waters. It was caught in the grassy flats. The redfish gave a great 'run' on the line!
  • A rare golden pumpkin fish was caught by Frank Troha, of Marco Island, at the mouth of the Marco River.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: October 17, 2013

  • A 40 lb Amberjack was caught onboard The GetSnookerd during a recent trip offshore of Naples.
  • Fred Richards with a Huge Red Fish he caught (and released) on Monday, October 14, 2013 off of Goodland, FL.
  • Cindi Bedell caught a 38 1/2 pound Permit on a crab while fishing 12 miles offshore from Bonita Beach with her husband, Gregg Bedell, manager of Captain Ed's Charter Boats.
  • Matt Bedell from Athens, Ohio caught this 29 1/4 inch Red Grouper on a shrimp while fishing 42 miles offshore from Bonita Beach with recreational fisherman, Gregg Bedell, owner/manager of Captain Ed's Charter Boats.
  • Cindi Bedell & Keith Herford caught this 28 inch Red Grouper on a pin fish while fishing 38 miles offshore from Wiggins Pass with recreational fisherman Gregg Bedell, owner/manager of Captain Ed's Charter Boats.
  • Cindi Bedell, caught this 39 pound Permit on a crab while fishing 32 miles offshore from Bonita Beach with her husband, recreational fisherman, Gregg Bedell, owner/manager of Captain Ed's Charter Boats.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: October 10, 2013

  • Fort Myers Beach resident Elizabeth Merriwether with her snook she caught by a downed tree in the waters of Big Carlos Pass using live bait.
  • Fort Myers Beach resident Elizabeth Merriwether caught this yummy sea trout in September on a drift with live shrimp in the backwaters of Estero Bay.
  • John Merriwether, a Fort Myers Beach resident, caught this redfish in the canal behind his home in the backwaters of Estero Bay in September. It was caught on artificial bait.
  • Six-year-old Cloelle Altaratz landed her first snook after learning how to cast a spinning rod from her father Ethan Altaratz. They were fishing at Wiggins' Pass.
  • Marrissa Mravic, 13, and Jessica Day, 12, caught these red snappers on October 6 while fishing 70 miles off of Marco Island.
  • Pablo Codi, 7,  bagged this Spanish mackerel in front of Doc's Beach House on October 5, midday, mid-tide on live greenback minnows, which he caught in his cast-net.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Oct. 3, 2013

  • AJ Jarvis caught this 35-inch snook near mangroves in Estero Bay using a live greenback minnow on September 29.
  • Jessica Benko caught this redfish using live pilchards in Naples while fishing with Captain Joey Benko on Bust N' Loose Backwater Charters.
  • Jessica Benko and Captain Joey Benko caught these redfish using live pilchards in Naples while fishing on the Bust N' Loose Backwater Charters.
  • Leslie Rose landed this sailfish while trolling this past July in Quepos, Costa Rica.
  • Father Thomas Kunz and Father Jay Donahue, of Pittsburgh, caught and released these redfish on September 30 with Captain Todd Geroy of naplesfishing.com.
  • Father Thomas Kunz caught and released this 18-pound snook in Rookery Bay on September 30 with Captain Todd Geroy of naplesfishing.com.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: September 26, 2013

  • Christian Sommer with a nice catch using a spoon on South Marco Island.
  • Veronica Sandoval with a Salmon caught in Soldotna, Alaska on September 3.
  • Veronica Sandoval with a Salmon caught in Soldotna, Alaska on September 3.
  • Veronica Sandoval with a Salmon caught in Soldotna, Alaska on September 3.
  • Veronica Sandoval with a Salmon caught in Soldotna, Alaska on September 3.
  • Ten-year-old Cassidy Dameron hauls in a Hammerhead a couple of days ago.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Sept. 18, 2013

  • This keeper grouper was caught by Russ Brown, of Naples, on Captain John Crimmel's "Starlight Charters." It was caught off Keywaydin using live bait. The conditions were mostly cloudy with a light chop at 85 degrees.
  • Kevin Weber, during a underwater break from the heat, speared this 18-pound cobia while prefishing for the Take a Solider fishing tournament.
  • Chris Sommer and his two soldiers heading back to bayfront after a good day of fishing.
  • Kevin Weber caught these seven-pound and nine-pound mangrove snapper. He landed them on the "GetSnookerd" during the Take a Soldier fishing tournament held recently in Naples.
  • Craig Boyce caught this 32-inch snook at Wiggins' Pass.
  • Nick Dousson caught and released this 35-inch redfish using pinfish on an outgoing tide in Estero Bay on September 19.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: September 12, 2013

  • Gag grouper weighed in by Team 'Got r Done'.
  • Wayne Woodring (left) and John Nevelus with four Keeper Red Grouper caught off Marco Island.
  • Amy Moore landed this nice snapper in Cancun, Mexico on Sept. 8, 2013.
  • John Centrella, Chip Centrella, and John's nephews Christopher Tigani and John Tigani were fishing 15 miles off Marco Island when they tagged and released the Goliath Grouper.
  • Ronnie Moore landed this nice snapper in Cancun, Mexico on Sept. 8, 2013.
  • Amy Moore landed this awesome seven foot sailfish in Cancun, Mexico on Sept. 8, 2013.

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

  • Kevin Weber holding some of the three-pound lobsters he caught in Marathon recently.
  • Showing off some of the hard work under water Kevin Weber displays some of the days catch.
  • Amy Moore landed this nice 23-inch grouper off Naples.
  • Zach Moore landed this nice red at the port of the islands.
  • Ronnie Moore landed this 22-inch grouper off Naples.
  • Andrew Foley caught this nice largemouth bass in a pond in Pelican Bay using a popper.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: August 29, 2013

  • Robbie Sommer with a nice snook he caught using an old-school golden eye lure.
  • Kevin Weber was lobstering and spearfishing in Marathon. He also shot two red groupers and a black grouper onboard the 'Get Snookerd.'
  • Jon Harris getting ready for snook season with this nice catch.
  • Christian Sommer caught this nice redfish.
  • Michelle Bruno made this catch using a live ladyfish.
  • Evan Jones caught this snook while fishing in Everglades National Park with Captain Jim Wilcox of Ultimate Keys Fishing in Islamorada, Fla.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: August 22, 2013

  • Shawn Stanley, of Naples, caught this peacock bass in Palmetto Bay using a live shiner.
  • Brian Beckner's children caught this redfish in Estero Bay on August 16 at 9 a.m.  They used live shrimp as bait and also caught other redfish, pampano, mackeral and ladyfish.
  • Father and son, Willy and Balazs Hepp, caught this 46-inch snook using a 2-inch mullet near mangroves on Marco Island on August 18.  They described the catch as an 'ESPN moment' and as 'something you only see in a magazine or on television.'
  • Father and son, Willy and Balazs Hepp, caught this 46-inch snook using a 2-inch mullet near mangroves on Marco Island on August 18.  They described the catch as an 'ESPN moment' and as 'something you only see in a magazine or on television.'
  • Cheryl Boot caught her first halibat off the coast of Homer, Alaska in the 240-foot water of the Gulf of Alaska.
  • Connor Krieger, of Sicklerville, N.J., caught this Spanish Mackerel while fishing off of Gordon's Pass with his grandfather Fred Krieger, of Naples.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: August 15, 2013

  • Kacie Moore, of Ohio, caught this bonnethead shark off Marco Island while fishing with her father.
  • Rhys Brossard caught this 26-inch needlefish on Naples Beach using a shiner.
  • Filipe Fernandes caught this huge ladyfish on a jig just off Keewadin Island.
  • Four-year-old Miles Minarich, of Naples, made this catch while lobstering in Islamorada, Fla.
  • Adrianna Moore caught this 10-inch lane snapper and 18-inch grouper on the same hook at the same time while fishing offshore of Naples with her dad.
  • Daniel Kniola caught this 37 ½-inch bull redfish off Marco Island near Cape Romano on Wednesday August 7.  Pictured with Daniel is his brother Nickolas Kniola and his father Dan Kniola and the amazing Captain Loyd!

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: August 8, 2013

  • Tessa Rousselle caught this red grouper 65 miles off Naples.
  • Alexis Dwyer, of Marco Island, and Casey Erickson teamed up to land this 18-inch large mouth bass at Pine Point Lodge in Northern Minnesota.
  • Bill Pearson speared a lionfish while on a family fishing trip in Key Largo.
  • Nick Pearson and Eric Poeltl each speared hog fish over 20 inches long while on a family fishing trip in Key Largo.
  • Robbie Sommer caught this nice snook on a fly while fishing the Lopez River.
  • W.T. Pearson speared a 16 1/2-inch lionfish while on a family fishing trip in Key Largo.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: August 1, 2013

  • Sydney Sommer with a nice catch on a live mullet.
  • Veronica Sandoval nabbed a few redfish while fishing Estero Bay on July 21 with Captain Matt Maloney.
  • Rossy Ricaurte and Adam Winkis, of West Palm Beach, with a couple of groupers they caught on July 13 in Pine Island.
  • Seven-year-old Jordan Smith caught this keeper gag grouper off Marco Island on July 10.
  • Robbie Sommer with a nice catch he made near Clam Pass.
  • Amy Moore landed this 23-inch red grouper 15 miles off Naples.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: July 18, 2013

  • Trey Heiser and his father Rick Heiser father caught this permit while fishing T-Tower.
  • Tyler Crisci with a grouper he caught with Captain Bruce Jackmack in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Rick Heiser and his son Trey Heiser caught these red snapper while fishing 80 miles off Naples.
  • Samantha Inacker, who is visiting her parents and grandparents in Marco Island, made a great grouper haul with the family.
  • Tim Owens caught this 14-pound black bass using a live shiner while fishing a neighborhood lake in Orlando over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Ben Kitts, of Naples, caught this large snook in Storter Bay just off Chokoloskee.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: July 11, 2013

  • Trey Heiser caught this permit at T-Tower with his father, Rick Heiser.
  • Dane Knudsen caught this pompano on a shrimp-tipped jib. He was fishing with his grandfather, Stephen Kwedar, near Rookery Bay.
  • Thomas Gidley, of Bonita Springs, with a 26-inch spotted sea trout he caught in Estero Bay on a pinfish on June 29.
  • Thomas Gidley with a 25-inch redfish he caught in Estero Bay on a pinfish on June 29.
  • Fourteen-year-old Samantha Gallant caught this from her dock on Marco Island.
  • Chase Baker reeled in this little snook on crank bait in a Naples canal.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: July 4, 2013

  • Sixteen-year-old Collin Tollett got this 40-pound cobia south of Marco Island.
  • Martha Montgomery, of Marco Island, caught this big snook off the South Beach on Marco Island on a clear day. She used a minnow as bait.
  • Randy Jackson, of Marco Island, caught this 41-inch snook at the marina in Key Marco.
  • Polo with his big grouper he caught on a charger with Captain Ryan Campins.
  • A nice haul of fish!
  • Jonathan Rucker caught this 36-inch, 24-pound cobia using threadfin herring while fishing off Naples on June 22 with Captain Michael Platt of Twintail Charters.

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