Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sanibel Summer fishing

Vacations are in full swing for families on Sanibel and Captiva Island. This year the water is very clear and free of and red tide. The lack of rain has helped so far to keep the water clean. Summer storms have to start in






the afternoon soon. The Water temperature is climbing to the high 80's.  My fishing trips are catching Snook, Snapper, Mackrel and sharks. The Snook Redfish and Trout are closed to take until 5/2020. This should give the populations a chance to recover. The bait has returned very strong, so the gamefish shoulkd be right behind them.

Call today to book your trip!
Captain Dave

Friday, May 3, 2019

More Fishing Sanibel and Captiva Islands

   We still have clear water and good fishing around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Fishing from McCarthys Marina has us close to the bays and beaches.  Snook, Trout Redfish Sharks and now the Tarpon are all here.  I have been splitting my time fishing near Pine Island and the beaches. If you are planning a trip soon i have slots open in May and June.
    Catch and Release is encouraged!  Snook, Redfish an effective May 11th, Sea Trout are closed for Taking until May 2020.  I support the closure to allow the stocks to recover. Species that are open to catch and keep are ok to take, keeping in mind reasonable limits. Have Fun and catch fish is the goal



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Spring Break Sanibel Fishing

   The warm waters around Sanibel Island have the spring break families and the fish happy. lots of memories were made in March this year. The water is really clear and has that beautiful green tint. if you are coming down in April or May, call today!






Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Out Fishing Sanibel in the wind.

The weather keeps rolling cold fronts as mother nature stirs up the water around Sanibel Island. Its a normal part of the winter and part of the healing after last summers Red Tide. With water temperatures low, the fishing is with shrimp.  Evervone loves Shrimp!. So the catch of the week goes to Craig Kulp and Barb from Pennsylvania. Fishing 10 lb braid, 15lb leader for sheephead and Snapper, Craig hooks and lands this monster snook!. Congratulations.

Captain Dave

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas in Sanibel and Captiva

December has had a few strong cold fronts that have brought lots of shells to the beach for the early morning beach combers. The water is clear now and cold for Sanibel..62 degrees!!.  The fish for cold water is Sheepshead, Black


Drum and redfish. When we get a warm up the snook are biting. So call today and book your trip . Fishing or shelling or both.  Merry Christmas,  Captain Dave

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November Summer

Fall gives us some cool starts and and an escape from the sticky summer. The temperatures are still reaching the mid 80's each day with plenty of blue sky days. Water clarity is an  amazing 8-10 ft visibility in many areas with water temperatures at nearly 78 degrees. The snook and redfish are still at  fall mid stop off islands. If you want to get in on some great fall action for catch and release Snook and Redfish just call. 239-410-7194
Captain Dave




Friday, October 12, 2018

Sanibel fishing

The summer of poor water quality and bad hurricanes appears to be finally slipping to fall. I have fished the sweet spots in Pine Island sound for the last month with quite a bit of success. A nice school of oversize Redfish showed up for a couple of weeks. The school was like a rock star that showed up at the mall. Everyone was excited to catch a few real nice fish. The water is clearing up nicely but is still a little tannin stained. October is booking up and the holidays are just around the corner. On another note: The State has closed the Redfish and Snook until May to give them a chance to recover. We will keep Snapper a few Trout and I will be looking for my favorite..Pompano. Call to book your trip today!.