Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Sanibel is fishing in June

   Welcome back to Sanibel and Captiva Island. The Islands have a few lucky visitors enjoying the slow pace of the gulf coast.  You will find a place to stay and a restaurant to dine in.  The beaches are 25% full and the water is a perfect 85 degrees.  Time to go fishing. Snook, Trout, and redfish are closed to keep until May 2021. They are all biting for catch and release action. If you want to catch a keeper, I've been fishing for mangrove snappers. Pictures of some happy clients!
Call today, Captain Dave

Sunday, April 26, 2020

When to restart fishing Sanibel and Captiva

  How long can you go?.  Maybe you can skip April, the best Snook month with Redfish all mixed in the catch. May is the month that will have some people taking the opportunity to get outside.
  I am open and taking trips!. May is the peak month for Tarpon and an all-around good month for just about everything that swims in our waters. Snook, Redfish, Trout are all on the list. Heres a few pictures of last week's catches. Call, Text message or E-Mail, Yes I'm probably open and we can Fish!.

Thank you for supporting Floridas Fishing Guides!

Captain Dave

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sanibel and Captiva Spring Break, Break

As of the posting of this report, I am hard aground, stuck on the mainland. March and April's bookings have canceled most of my days. The fishing has been great and the water is not crowded at all. If you are staying here a little longer, call me, lots of openings.
   Thanks to all the wonderful friends and clients that fished with me this March. Here are some pictures of the fun.
Captain Dave

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sanibel and Captiva Fishing

  Fishing in and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands with good long-time clients and friends. The water has cooled and is really starting to clear. Loads of Spanish Mackrel, Bluefish, and other fun fish are near the passes. In the bay, the redfish are starting to grow, many are in the 18'-20' range. Sea Trout is now a welcome and common catch. Snook are still biting if you get them in the right spots. We have started to fish nearshore for sheepshead, and Mangrove snappers.
 Remember the Reds, Trout, and Snook are closed to keep until a review in May 2020. Just fishing for fun is plan for now. Call today, still openings in February

and March.

Captain Dave

Monday, December 2, 2019

Fall fishing in Sanibel Captiva

A week of catching fish and laughing in Sanibel Captiva. The redfish are all over the islands and flats this year. The Red tide last year cut the numbers of Snook and trout and groupers. The numbers of smaller to slot size redfish have jumped!. We will have to see what happens to the Sheepshead and snappers as the waters cool. We caught one large, over slot redfish last week and of course, it was his FIRST fish. You just can't make it up! He is 7 years old and was sitting on his dad's lap when the 40-inch redfish struck. after a long battle, we landed the bull. You never know when the next Big one will be on the line. Book today, openings in December .Captain Dave

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