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Fly Fishing the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva

Fly Fishing the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva

Fly Fishing has been some of the best of the year. Multiple hookups of Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon. Yes, I said Tarpon.

photo_1 (1)Unbelievable huh? The weather has been great so the water temperature has been unseasonably warm. That makes the Tarpon happy so that makes my clients happy. I was even able to take the bow and cast a little lately and yes I was lucky in getting a pretty nice fish that liked jumping so good times had by all.

We’ve also had multiple hookups with Tripletail, Bonita, Mackerel, Jacks and ablake redfish few Kings. Not sure how long this will stay as our northern friends are sending us some Northern fronts to calm down our bragging.

Get out on the water, take a kid fishing and always remember that “it’s great being us”!
Capt Blake
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Sanibel and Fort Myers Fishing Guide Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Fishing Guide Report

Fishing the waters surrounding Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva can produce fantastic results. Snook, Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout are just a few species that are living in these waters. You can target one, but are likely to catch 6, 8, 10 or more different species fishing the same type of bait, using the same techniques andContinue Reading

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Charter Fishing Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Charter Fishing Report

Now is the time for all fishermen who like to fish the back country waters of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers area to hire a charter fishing guide and enjoy some nice fishing. Even though the record rainfall has turned the water into a Starbucks coffee look, the fish can be found in waters thatContinue Reading

Snook Season Opens September 1, 2013

Snook Season Opens September 1, 2013

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a charter fishing boat with a local guide or if you’re out on your own, when you hook into a Snook you know it. Snook fishing around the Sanibel Islands is my favorite thing to do. So, here comes September 1, 2013 and the Snook season opens back up.Continue Reading

Charter Fishing Guide Report for Sanibel and Fort Myers

Charter Fishing Guide Report for Sanibel and Fort Myers

Sanibel and Fort Myers back country waters are producing good fishing for any time you can get out on the water. Personally as a fishing guide, I like the mornings or the late afternoons this time of year. Although you can catch fish anytime during the day. The only thing that’s a must is current.Continue Reading

Fishing Guides in Sanibel and Fort Myers Weekly Report

Fishing Guides in Sanibel and Fort Myers Weekly Report

Fishing in Sanibel and Fort Myers with a charter guide for Snook, Redfish and Tarpon has been pretty good lately but other species are also a recipe for a great day on the water. So is the case lately when Mick (Dad) and Katie (Daughter) decided to take a day off the beach and spendContinue Reading

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Charter Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Charter Report

Fishing the Sanibel and Fort Myers area is a great way to relax on your vacation. The waters of Pine Island Sound are teaming with different species waiting for your fishing line to hit the waters. Lately the fishing has been like the roller coaster rides we remember as a kid. The weather has beenContinue Reading

Fishing Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Fishing Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Fishing in Fort Myers and Sanibel is warming up because it’s the time to really enjoy the back country flats of Southwest Florida. The Fishing around Sanibel Island is as hot as a Jalapeño sandwich. I love to Snook fish and it’s no better time than May. Still catch and release (quite frankly I’d loveContinue Reading

Sanibel Fort Myers Fishing Charter Report

Sanibel Fort Myers Fishing Charter Report

“TGIF”! When you love to fish the back country or fishing the flats around Sanibel Island or Ft. Myers Florida that acronym takes on a lot of different versions. Thank God I’m Fishing, Thank God I’m in Florida, or in the life of Snook fishing, Thank God It’s Feeding”! Today the Snook bite finally turnedContinue Reading

Sanibel Fort Myers Florida Fishing Charter Report

Sanibel Fort Myers Florida Fishing Charter Report

Back Country Flats Fishing in the Fort Myers Sanibel area has a lot to offer. You have lots of decisions to make. Where to go, how to fish, what species is your target. This week my client Rich Thompson from Minnesota told me he was bringing his son Ryan, and wanted Ryan to have aContinue Reading

Sanibel Fort Myers Florida Fishing Guide Report

Sanibel Fort Myers Florida Fishing Guide Report

Flats Fishing in the back country this week around Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande was not bad considering the 30+ mph gusts and temperatures diving down in the 40’s. Those that were brave enough to go out did catch some fish. Snook are still locked in their bedrooms under the electric blanket but the redContinue Reading