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: June 20, 2013

  • Trey Heiser and Zekie Gonzalez caught and released five snook and two red fish five mile off Marco Island.
  • Garrett Sutton caught this 22-inch red fish off Pine Island.
  • Jon Harris with his catch of the week.
  • Robbie Sommer with "snookzilla," a nice catch made thanks to his dad.
  • A nice snook caught on a sand flea.

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: June 13, 2013

  • Trey Heiser caught this permit 26 miles southwest of Naples with his father, Captain Rick Heiser Father, and his uncle, Rob Heiser.
  • Naples resident Mike Sutton caught this 24-pound permit off of Pine Island.
  • Jimmy Stephens holding a giant porgy that was caught on a jig and squid combo while snapper fishing on an overnight trip.
  • Dana Walker, Dawn Malburg and Ron Malburg made catches all over 40-inches while fishing 25 miles out from Haulover Beach.
  • Jimmy Stephens and Kevin Weber holding some of the days catch from a recent offshore trip on the 'Get Snookerd.' They also landed 12 mahi, 18 mangrove snapper and five red grouper.
  • Beau Middlebrook with a 22-inch redfish he caught while paddle boarding around the Isles of Capri.

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: May 30, 2013

  • Stacy Stoneburner with a snook she caught and released off the beach using live bait.
  • Johnny Gordon caught this talapia using a 13-foot telescopic pole using crickets as bait at Lake Okeechobee on May 24.
  • Stephen Macko caught this 26 1/2-inch yellow tail off of Marathon in the Keys on Monday, May 20.
  • Captain Michael Wolner-Lawrence took his mother, Lisa, out grouper fishing and put her on the grouper trip of her life. This is 30-inch grouper is the largest Lisa has ever caught. It was caught about 20 miles out of Naples.
  • On Memorial Day weekend, Jeff Peterson and Jerry Clark caught this 30-inch red grouper off Marco Island using sardine as bait.
  • Rechel Moore caught this huge red grouper while fishing with her husband, Captain Donnie Moore, offshore of  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: May 23, 2013

  • Cory Moore with a nice snook he caught in Estero Bay using live bait.
  • Captain Mark Yimin and his cousin Mike Schnupp with a double header on redfish caught on pilchards in Matlacha Pass.
  • Nine-year-old Jimmy McCool, of Boston, Mass., caught and released this 24-inch gag grouper while fishing using live bait with Captain Bruce Jackmack.
  • Andrea, a Naples resident, caught this nice keeper red grouper while fishing aboard the Cuda out of the Naples city dock.
  • Amy Moore picked up this 23-inch red grouper 15 miles offshore of Naples.
  • Captain Stacy Mullendore presents Adrienne Beaury, of New York City, with a trophy for catching a 160-pound tarpon in the Thousand Islands area on May 11th. This was the first annual Beaury Family Fishing Tournament.

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: May 9, 2013

  • Pablo Codi shows off the redfish he caught on May 2 with his cousin Nicholas on Smokey's boat on Lover's Key using live shrimp for bait.
  • Jon Harris holding his nice catch. It was a reel rod bender.
  • Bill Weber caught this triple tail two miles off shore of Naples in the Gulf.
  • Kerry Weber caught this grouper in the Gulf about 25 miles off Naples.
  • Eddie Miller and Eric Borges caught this 200-pound, six-foot-three-inch tarpon in the mouth of the Marco River. The fishermen took on the fish in a two-hour fight using a small lady fish.
  • Jon Harris with a nice snook near Tin City.

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: May 2, 2013

  • Wes Bell and a local firefighter, Brian Lynch caught a 41-inch, 20-plus pound snook using live threadfin while fishing in the Caloosahatchee River on Friday, April 19.
  • Gary Cecil holding a nice bass caught in between storm fronts on a plastic worm at a local golf course.
  • Tommy Root and Jordan Reeder caught this 15-foot saw fish in Rookery Bay.
  • Pete Beauler and John Koehl, of Freehold, N.J., caught this 7-foot, 190-pound bullshark off Beauler's dock on Marco Island on Monday, April 15.
  • Pete Beauler and John Koehl, of Freehold, N.J., caught this 7-foot, 190-pound bullshark off Beauler's dock on Marco Island on Monday, April 15.
  • Trey Heiser, Bert Newcombe and Blake Bourdon holding their catches.  They each caught a permit while fishing aboard the Thread Fin with Captain Rick Heiser.

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 18, 2013

  • Mike Lazarus with a 300 pound goliath grouper that he caught out of Goodland over the weekend.
  • Dave Dilks, of Isles of Capri, caught this big bluefish while fishing near Cape Romano on April 10.
  • Rafael Lorenzo caught this Kingfish while fishing at Gordon Pass.
  • Jon Harris caught this Jack Crevalle.
  • Jim Arado caught this 42 inch gag grouper 45 miles out of Gordon's Pass while fishing with Captain Neal and mate Rob Holmes (pictured; right) of Pure Naples.
  • Trevor Smith caught this snook over the weekend of April 12.

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

  • Brittney Short, with a redfish caught in the Ten Thousand Islands.
  • Davis Olson, with a largemouth bass.
  • Bob Trento, of Naples, caught this 26 inch, 12 pound black drum. Bob caught the fish south of Marco Island while fishing with Jim Kenney.
  • Alex Cabada caught this 29 inch gag out of Naples with a sardine.
  • Nick Wenz caught this bonita while fishing nine miles off of Marco Island with a freeline shrimp in the fog.
  • Brandon Klosterman, from Minnesota, caught his first tripletail out of Marco Island on a shrimp.

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 4, 2013

  • Brock Bordeau caught this monster largemouth bass in a private lake in Naples just before he went to church on Easter morning. He released the bass unharmed after his father snapped this picture.
  • Twelve-year-old Andrew Seleen, of Twin Cities, Minn., caught a 12-pound blacktip shark off Marco Island.
  • Twelve-year-old Andrew Seleen, of Twin Cities, Minn., caught a 12-pound blacktip shark off Marco Island.
  • Mike Johnston, of Marco Island, caught this big gag grouper last week off Marco Island in three-to-four foot seas with cut bait while fishing for snapper.  He can't wait until grouper season opens next week.
  • Nine-year-old Avery Chaput, of Big Rapids, Mich., caught a 21-inch, 5-pound sheepshead on Easter in Snook Hole Pass while fishing with her grandparents, who are from Goodland.
  • Lindsay Balaney, of Stewartsville, N.J., caught this 33-inch red grouper while fishing with Captain Al Jennings, of Marco Island, Fla.

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 28, 2013

  • Judy Griffith caught and released this 42 inch snook on a No. 4 circle hook, baited with cut ladyfish, while fishing with her husband in the backwater near Goodland.
  • Julie Thome caught these 20 inch porgies on squid wing while fishing on March 23.
  • Bob Baboian, from Rhode Island, caught and released this big jack using a shrimp-tipped white jig, while fishing near Rookery Bay with his father.
  • Alex Cabada caught some bass while fishing in the Everglades.
  • Cuda Fishing Charters submitted this picture of some anglers with a king mackerel, caught out of the Naples City Dock.
  • Bill D'Antuono caught these lionfish at Pompano Beach.

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 21, 2013

  • Paul Munn, visiting relatives John and Debby Munn in Naples, caught this 54 pound black drum off of Naples Pier. The fish fought for 35 minutes, and required 10 more for Munn to land it.
  • Vikki Sears and Patty Turrell with their catch, a sugar trout and a silver trout. Caught on curly tail jigs tipped with shrimp, while fishing out on Doctor's Pass in Naples.
  • Vicki Hufstetler, of Fairfield, OH, caught this seven pound largemouth bass on a shiner in a golf course pond in Bonita Springs.
  • Chris Conyers caught a 20 pound cobia aboard the Linebreaker with Captain J.R. Rossetti at the Isles of Capri. Conyers hooked it with a live pinfish.
  • Sixto Soto, with a stringer of fish caught in Estero Bay.
  • Joe McGurrin, with a redfish released during a chilly morning on the water with Captain Todd Geroy.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: March 7, 2013

  • Gregg Bedell, from Bonita Springs, caught and released this 32 inch red grouper on a shrimp while fishing with friends 37 miles offshore of Bonita Beach.
  • Paul Simek, from Canada, caught this 28 inch redfish at Caya Costa on February 24.
  • Joe Pitrone caught this 31 inch redfish on finger mallet at the 10,000 Islands.
  • Joe Pitrone caught this 33 inch redfish on finger mallet at the 10,000 Islands.

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

  • Michael Moore holding a nice sheepshead while fishing Estero Bay.
  • Brian Campbell caught this redfish on Feb. 22 off Ten Thousand Islands using a jig.
  • Joe Cordero, a Naples resident, caught this 25-inch redfish in the Johnson Islands on Saturday Feb. 23. He used live shrimp as bait.
  • Brian Majczak, of Victor, N.Y., with one of over 20 snook he caught in one day while fishing with a local guide in Estero Bay.
  • Kevin Webber holding a 26 1/2-inch mangrove snapper.  He recently caught it on an overnight snapper trip 50 miles west of Gordon's Pass.  He used live cigar minnow for bait on a spinning rod.
  • Four-year-old Olive Barber, of Shrewsbury, Mass., caught this on her first try.  She was fishing from the Estero River dock at the West Bay Club. Her Pop-Pop helped land and release the snapper.

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

  • Greg Cummings, a Michigan resident, had never fished for saltwater fish before now.  He caught a 21-inch red grouper 10 miles offshore of Marco Island while jigging for lane snapper over some hard bottom. Greg was thrilled he landed such a nice fish!
  • Five-year-old Easton reeled in this wooper on a local lake in the Vineyard.
  • Joe Marasco, of New York, caught this big mackrell between cold fronts.
  • Leo Gallardy, a Naples resident, caught this snook off Gordon's Pass with Captain Tony.

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

  • Tom Hardin, of Naples, and Captain Rainey Fongemie of South Bay Marina display a 100 pound black drum that Hardin's wife, Bonnie, caught while fishing north of Wiggins Pass. The fish was caught with a spinning rod on 12-pound test line and a 2.0 hook, and then released.
  • Bruce Weber, fishing with the Get Snookerd Fishing Team, landed a gag grouper offshore of Naples.
  • Elroy Cady, from Minnesota, caught this 44 inch red drum with Captain Rick Sterling near Jolley Bridge in Marco Island. It was landed on 10-pound line with a plain hook, tipped with a shrimp.
  • Andrea Grebely caught this sheepshead near Big March Pass, using live shrimp.
  • Keith Hansel, of Naples, caught this snook at a local golf course's lake.
  • Stella Basile, with a bass that she caught in one of Lely Resort's lakes.

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

  • John Mace with a gag grouper he caught near Lover's Key.
  • This cobia was caught on a clear day off Sanibel at Causeway Reef using a 40-pound test.
  • Trey Hill got a special treat for his seventh birthday.  He went fishing off Fort  Lauderdale.  He landed a beautiful African pompano while drift fishing on the Lady Pamela III.
  • John Brossard with a small snook, which was caught on a gulp shrimp in Naples Bay.
  • John Brossard with a small redfish, which was caught on a gulp shrimp in Naples Bay.
  • Peter DiVincenzo caught these 19-inch trout with shrimp in Marco Island.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Jan. 31, 2013

  • Rockwell and Angie Williams, attempting to show off some sheepshead that they caught in Big Marco Pass.
  • Bill D'Antuono speared this amberjack 30 miles out of Naples.
  • Bob Roesing, of Naples, caught this 38 inch snook while fishing with Larry Kempf near Goodland on a Bass Assassin paddle tail plastic lure.
  • Jennifer caught this 43 inch kingfish off the coast of Naples, while fishing with a Blue Runner on a balloon rig. She had chartered with Captain Marc, of Salt Water Magic.
  • Ken Foley, of Bonita Springs, caught and released this 40 inch gag grouper with a Mann's Stretch lure while trolling with Captain Alex Dolinski near New Pass.
  • Bill D'Antuono, with the Naples Spearfishing League, speared some hogfish and snapper 15 miles out of Naples.

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

  • William Busen with a 27-inch red grouper, which was caught on Jan. 16.
  • Thomas Busen made a catch to match his shirt.
  • A haul of catches made by William Busen and crew.
  • This is a picture of 6-year-old Luca Basile and his five-pound-bass caught behind his grandparents home in Lely Resort.
  • Terry Rainer with a 25-inch snook he caught off Marco Pass.
  • Toni Walsh with a 25-inch snook she caught off Marco Pass.

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Full gallery »Catch of the Day: Jan. 17, 2013

  • This angler caught a red grouper on a recent trip out of the Naples city dock with Cuda Fishing Charters.
  • Don Koshlap caught and released this 65 pound sailfish on a live shiner while fishing 15 miles west of Naples.
  • Amie Bastian, from Wisconsin, caught this 38 inch redfish on a live shrimp while fishing with Sea Gone Fishing out of Marco Island.
  • This angler caught a snook.
  • Nicholas Wright, of Naples, caught a redfish while fishing with his dad in Marco.
  • Mitchell caught a redfish.

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: Jan. 10, 2013

  • Cameron Bagliolid caught a 31-pound, 15-inch hog fish aboard the Kudu, operated by Pure Naples out of Tin City, on the Gulf of Mexico on January 2.
  • Patrick Behnke, 9 years old, caught this 29-inch, 20-pound black drum on a piece of shrimp.  Patrick, of Stevensville, Mich., made this catch while fishing with his dad, grandpa and great grandpa in Marco Island.  The fish was released and unharmed.
  • Angler Rechel Moore caught this 4-foot sand shark while offshore fishing off the coast of Marco Island.
  • Christian Sommer and his nephew from Indiana caught a few pompano while fishing out of Estero.
  • Jose Rodrigues, of Naples, with a nice 15-inch sheepshead from Wiggins Pass.
  • Jerry with a nice 27-inch red grouper.  He caught it on-board 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.




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