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Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Charter Fishing Report

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Charter Fishing Report

Stalking and finding fish in the Back Country around Fort Myers and Sanibel is like hunting for Quail back in the fields of North Carolina where I grew up. You keep looking till you find what you came for. That’s what Ron and his brother in law encountered while fishing the Flat’s around Sanibel andContinue Reading

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Charter Fishing Report

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Charter Fishing Report

Flats fishing the back country waters of Pine Island Sound near the Island of Sanibel just off Fort Myers Florida, is a great place to land a number of species. It’s also a great place to hunt for a certain species to add to your bucket list. It could be the Spotted Sea Trout, maybeContinue Reading

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Back Country Charter Fishing Report

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island Florida Back Country Charter Fishing Report

I love the back country fishing in Florida. It’s especially great on the Southwest Coast around the Fort Myers and Sanibel area. We have so many different ways to fish, and a lot of different species to catch. Recreational fishermen usually only work on 1 or 2 types of fishing but being a Charter CaptainContinue Reading

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Well, we decided to go out and test the fishing around the islands of Sanibel and Fort Myers today for some saltwater back country Snook and Redfish. Even though the winds were up, front coming through the area, we braved the 2-4 white caps to get to the back country fishing grounds and found someContinue Reading

Fort Myers Sanibel Florida Fishing Report

Fort Myers Sanibel Florida Fishing Report

This week fishing the saltwater flats around Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Pine Island Sound have been pretty good for this time of year. Whether you’re going spin fishing or fly fishing the red fish and spotted sea trout have been biting a multitude of bait patterns. I was out with my friend Joe “MadContinue Reading

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Fishing Report

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Fishing Report

The saltwater flats fishing around Fort Myers and Sanibel Florida are pretty good for those that work hard and get out often. The water temperature changes rapidly due to the longer nights and cooler nighttime temps. Redfish and Trout like the cooler water but Snook are like me (love it warm). Randy Love took nephewContinue Reading

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Charter Fishing Report

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Charter Fishing Report

If fishing the flats in Florida is your gig, then come to Fort Myers or Sanibel and enjoy the weather and the fishing. Chris Weaver, from the DC area did just that. Chris visited Fort Myers first to be in a baseball tournament (in which his team won) but quickly became a big fan ofContinue Reading

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Charter Fishing Report

Fort Myers, Sanibel Florida Charter Fishing Report

The Fort Myers, Sanibel flats fishing report this week is a mixed bag of Spotted Sea Trout, Snook, Redfish and Grouper. Charter Fishing Guides are working hard to please and work around the changing weather and water temperatures. Our featured group is the Lee family from Montgomery Alabama. Shon (father) brought his two sons, MajorContinue Reading

Fort Myers, Sanibel Island Florida Fishing Report

Fort Myers, Sanibel Island Florida Fishing Report

The flats fishing this past week on the Southwest Coast of Florida around Sanibel and Fort Myers has been like the roller coaster ride at Disney World. One day chicken, next day feathers, or in some cases like one charter this past week, Seagull feathers. My new friends Jeff Oravec aka. Seagull man, Bass manContinue Reading

Sanibel, Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Hello fishing nuts here in Southwest Florida. The weather is great and the waters are cool. That can only mean it’s time to get the shrimp and let’s go for some Sheepshead. Many people love this fish to eat as to any other fish you can find. We’re getting lots of bites around pilings, bridgesContinue Reading

Florida Fishing Report: Cool Days, Cooler Trout

Well the gift of cooler water temperature and lot’s of Spotted Sea Trout just keeps on giving. We’ve past the Thanksgiving Holiday but the bounty of lots of Trout being caught  are still here in Southwest Florida. We’ve said many times, when fishing is tough, “that’s why they call it fishing, not catching”. These daysContinue Reading