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, the fishing does also, especially for Tarpon and Snook.
We’ve seen and hooked some nice Snook and I can thank all my charters for not killing any and letting them move on to the spawning season just around the corner. Even though the season is open, they are still not back to the levels before the kill of 2010.
My friend from Canada, Shane Thompson, brought his dad back to try to hook him up with some nice fish and to get out of the extremely cold Canada winter. This year we hit the jackpot as we managed multiple Snook to the boat and even a very nice Cobia. Naturally, Shane’s dad had the lucky hand and his son was glad for it.
Beautiful day with some great guys (I’ll try to get them back for the muggy summer).
Get out on the water, take a kid fishing and always remember that “it’s great being us”!
About Blake Matherly
Captain Blake Matherly is a full time Spin and Fly Fishing guide. Captain Blake holds a United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain's License. Your Captain is fully insured and supplies a Florida Fishing License for all clients. He is a member of numerous Pro Guide programs including, Simms, Sage, Temple Fork, DOA Fishing Lures, Hatch Fly Reels, Power Pole, Penn, Calusa Cast Nets, Patagonia, and Columbia.