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Sanibel and Fort Myers Fishing Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Fishing Report

What a year it’s been for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and other species in the Southwest Florida region. I have been blessed with one of the best years I can remember. Lots of days on the water, lots of wonderful clients and mostly cooperative fish. Lately, our fishing has been off the charts. Warmer fall water temps, have kept the fish active and abundant.

We’ve been catching Tarpon as lately as a fewTravis-2 days ago. Snook numbers are high. Just two days ago we had as many as 30 snook caught on one charter with at least 10 over 30″. Nice Redfish and we’re seeing more and larger Trout making their way into the back country.

Get ready for things to change though as the colder fronts are coming in and the waterTravis temps are going to move the fish into different areas. This will prompt different ways of fishing and using different bait.

Get out on the water, take a kid fishing and always remember that “it’s great being us”!
Capt Blake
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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. 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 takeContinue Reading

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing report for last week in February is mixed with Snook, Redfish, Trout and Pompano. Even though we had a couple of cold fronts attack us from the north, we still managed to get some numbers in different species in the back country around the islands of Sanibel and CaptivaContinue Reading

Fort Myers and Sanibel Fishing Charter Report

Fort Myers and Sanibel Fishing Charter Report

Flats fishing report for the Sanibel and Fort Myers area continues to get better and better. Large schools of bait are everywhere. Off the beaches and also in the backcountry of Pine Island Sound. We all know what happens when bait comes in, yes it’s like the all you can eat seafood buffet at RedContinue Reading

Sanibel Captiva Fort Myers Charter Guide Fishing Report

Sanibel Captiva Fort Myers Charter Guide Fishing Report

Flats Fishing around the islands of Sanibel and Pine Island Sound was pretty good this week. The weather was great as long as you got out early or fished the late afternoon. Tides were flowing nicely and the Snook were spawning in the passes so hopefully the stock will continue to improve. Keep an eyeContinue Reading

The New Egret Boat Has Landed

The New Egret Boat Has Landed

My new 2014 167 Egret flats boat has been delivered and already proven itself as the perfect boat for charter fishing the backcountry around the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Egret finished the boat in March and I was knocking at the warehouse door ready to pick it up. It’s approx 2 feet shorter thanContinue Reading

Fishing charter in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

Fishing charter in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

Snook fishing around the Fort Myers and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva is picking up. Yesterday the water temps were in the uppers 70’s. That’s what they like. Unfortunately it was blowing 20 MPH +, so everyone that was brave enough were looking for places to hide. It was apparent that the Snook wereContinue Reading

Fishing Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Report

Fishing Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Report

Fishing with Charter Guides in the Sanibel and Fort Myers area of Florida has been pretty good lately. Weekly catches of Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout and other local species have been abundant. We’ve also started seeing some Tarpon and even hooked up. The water temperatures are continuing to warm so as it goes up, theContinue Reading

Fishing Charter in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Fishing Charter in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing Report

Fishing Charters in Fort Myers and Sanibel this past week have been pretty good. The Snook bite has turned on and the Redfish have continued to be good. Some nice size Trout have found their way to DOA shrimp lures and Air Heads also. Friends and fishermen, Stephen and his lovely wife Diane were downContinue Reading

Charter Fishing in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

Charter Fishing in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

The fishing report this week for fishing charters in Sanibel and fishing charters in Fort Myers is as follows. The weather pattern is pretty much what we expect for this time of year and the fishing has actually been pretty good. Charters this week have been pretty good and as always it was great toContinue Reading

Fishing Guide Report in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

Fishing Guide Report in Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida

Charter fishing in the Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida area has picked up even with some days of low temperature. Knowing where and when to go is the key to success. Watching the water temp and the tides is equally important to figure out what species you want to target. Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout areContinue Reading