Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October update post Ian

   Firstly! we are safe and our home is fortunately ok.  So sit back and I will tell you a tale...Monday, September 26th was a full day fishing with friends. We caught it all in the pre storm bite. Snook, Redfish, limits of snapper. I finished the day in a light rain, fileting our catch. Ian is forecasted to hit Tampa bay area. I dropped off my boat and prepared it for the storm. I've always kept the boat on Pine Island, remove plugs, remove cushions, tied down to trailer, aim the boat south west. Tuesday, September 27th, Ian now forecasted to hit Sarasota. We are back in the cone. I spend the day in a light rain putting up shutters, clearing the lawn and porch, remove screens from our pool cage. Wednesday, September 28th, Ian track looks to pass just north of our islands, ominous storm surge forecast on the TV. 11:15 am winds reach 100mph, the wind continues, reaching 150mph. 2:30 pm the Sun comes out, the eye passes over Pine Island and Cape Coral. 7:30 pm , the wind calms and we are able to take a breath. October 7th,The Matlacha bridge is reopened and I am able to retrieve the Avenger from a fallen tree. There will be some repairs needed on the boat, but she will survive.  The scheduled trips I have booked are cancelled for October, November. The marinas are currently closed, clearing debris and repairing. I will keep you posted on re-openings and the first trips we can fish. Thank you all for checking in on me, and my family.

Captain Dave

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Captiva Charter updates

    This summer has brought a few changes to my Charter Fishing trips. The main change for me is the closing of the Pine Island Commercial Marina. This is the marina I have used since about 2011. The Marina is under repair and renovation until Jan. 2023. I am continuing to serve Fort Myers and  Cape Coral out of Pineland Marina until October 1st 2022, all trips will then be out of McCarthy's Marina on Captiva island.  Thank you to all the returning friends and families that have come back this year. I appreciate you and I enjoy following young anglers that are now going to college this fall.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spring Break Fishing Captiva Island

Captiva Island and Sanibel Island are full of families on vacation. lots of fish are here to meet the lucky anglers.  I have been busy running charters and catching fish. McCarthy's Marina is still my home and your place to meet me. For the folks that are staying at South Seas Resort, you are just around the corner. Easy to meet me on Andy Rosse Lane. After fishing, we can watch dolphins, Manatees and go find shells. Rates are still $500 for a half-day (4hours) for up to 4 guests.Call today to reserve 239-410-7194    Capt. Dave

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fishing Captiva and Sanibel for the holidays

 The first weak cold fronts are moving thru  Southwest Florida this week. The days are a little shorter and the mornings are cooler. I've been on the lookout for the fall arrival of Spanish Mackrel, Pompano, and maybe Kingfish.  Redfish are getting ready to migrate offshore, leaving smaller redfish to spend the winter growing up without the adults.  The Snook are feeding as the spawn is over, they are fattening up for the winter. This is the time of year to catch most of your favorite species, you just have to plan to get out there!. call today to book your adventure. Captain Dave

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Captiva Beach Fishing

October brings the hope of cooler weather but has yet to deliver more than a few degrees of relief in the mornings. The east winds have been perfect for fishing the passes and the beaches. As the Fall comes in, the rains will subside, bringing clearer waters.  We will be sight fishing snook on the beach for the next month and then we will be fishing for Mackerel and Pompano. Always something to catch and some beautiful weather to enjoy. Call today to book !. 239-410-7194 

 Captain Dave

Monday, August 9, 2021

Captiva fishing

    The summer is blazing on through July and August.  I'm taking August off to catch up on some inside air conditioning and a few vacation trips. The fishing is good for our area, no red tide around Sanibel island or Captiva island. Snook, Trout, and redfish are all biting. The mangrove snapper bite has been steady inshore. September I will be back to work and looking forward to the fall. 

    The boat will be at a local shop getting a new EVA floor soon. I love the cushion and non-slip that the flooring provides. A new bimini is on the Avenger to give more shade during the hot days. Thanks for checking in!, Captain Dave

Rick with Snook

new flooring color

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Sanibel Fishing summer report


Summer is here and it's been a nonstop season. The redfish and snook are catch and release until May 2022. The Spotted Sea Trout are now open to keep a few. I have been fishing with long-time clients and new families. I enjoy watching anglers catch their first or the biggest, or just discovering something in nature. As of this post, I'm fully booked for June, I have openings on July 9th,16th, and 23rd. If any of these dates work for you, call or text, please. Here are

some photos of recent catches