Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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
Friday, October 12, 2018
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!.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
September has been a quiet month this year. The Red tide is easing up due to the easterly winds. At this time last year we were starting recovery from Hurricane Irma. We are glad there are no Hurricanes in south Florida and are praying for the Carolinas as Florence heads towards them. On the water there is life returning to our area. Bait schools are in Pine Island Sound and around North Captiva Island. I'm still catching Mangrove Snapper and Sea Trout with a few Redfish. I have openings to go catch and have fun. Call today!, Captain Dave
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Just a 20 minute ride to the north of Captiva island and clear water!. The beach is almost abandoned, 2 miles before we saw another boat. The shelling is always the best where you get the beach to yourself. The beaches north of Captiva have a few fish on them, but way less than Sanibel or Captiva. Pictures are from Saturday , August 4th. Call today to book a shelling/ wildlife tour.
Friday, August 3, 2018
The Summer at Sanibel and Captiva is at its peak. Soon the fall will be here, and cooler weather will be back. The last week we have had good catches of Snook, Mangrove snapper and some sharks. I have installed a new EVA marine decking that's soft to walk on and non skid. The Island is quiet as school starts up for many, don't forget to take a day off fishing or shelling.