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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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SW Florida Guide recco’s

Anyone have experience with guides down in the Naples area?
Willing to drive to glade city or up to sanibel if those areas are better.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2018, 10:24 AM
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We spend the winter months in Bonita Springs, and fish in the Everglades City area on a regular basis. In regard to location, I would definitely recommend the west edge of Everglades NP - Everglades City and Chokoloskee. In comparison to the locations north of Naples, there is a lot more water, and considerably less competition.

There are two guides who I have fished with, and would recommend: Andy Lee (Grassroots Guiding), and Ned Small.

If you are planning to visit Naples this Spring (mid-March through mid-June), finding a guide may be problematic. This is Tarpon season, and the guides are in demand. If you are coming during this time period, you should book a guide as soon as possible.
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Rick Grasset guides in that area, as does Bill Blanton. I've fished with both and can highly recommend them. As noted, try to book soon as you're months behind in doing so, unless you're planning on this fall or next year. .
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Thanks guys.
Im headed down in just over a month, so I’ll start making the calls now.

All the best.
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