Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sanibel Island Fishing Report, March 2009

The last day of February was a great day for Joe and his sons, Damon and Anthony. Trout. Ladyfish, bluefish and pompano kept us busy all day. The weather was typical winter fishing, 55 deg. In the morning, warming to the mid 70’s in the afternoon.

The water has been real clear lately making the fish spooky and leader shy, so we have been staking out a long cast from the fish and drifting in quietly. Top water action has been red hot with the trout. Redfish are still scattered but they are willing to take a shrimp with the tail pinched off.

Snook season is now open (March 1st), even though it’s a little cool now. Soon the water will be in the 70’s and they will put the feed bag on before the summer spawn. April is just around the corner and that means TARPON.

I still have some good days open, call and book now.

Bring your kids fishing!

Look forward to fishing with you.
Captain Dave Andrews

Friday, July 17, 2009

7 Redfish and a 5 ft Bull Shark !

July has been Hot!!, the weather has the water temp up to 90 deg in the back bays. After alot of west wind last month I started fishing som protected bays. On a recent trip we caught 7 redfish and a 5 ft bull shark. So even when the wind blows and you can't go to the regular spot, go fishing anyway. I have seen a few Tarpon in the area but have not hooked any yet. The snook fishing on the beach should be good now that the wind has stopped. My tip for the summer is go out early and come in early, beat the heat.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tarpon are HERE in BIG Numbers

May is here and the Tarpon are finally in the sound in big numbers. Last month had cooler than normal nights with the water temperatures staying at 72 to 74 degrees. I have fished 3 days for tarpon and hooked up each trip, brought 2 to boat side and lost 3. Ben and Jennifer from New York joined me for an exciting fight with an estimated 150 + Tarpon. Ben brought it to the boat after a 2 hour battle. Sometimes they give up after 20 minutes, but this fish would not stop. Congratulations Ben. The rest of the month I have plenty of openings including the 4 days before the new moon the 20th - the 24th are open. Call me to get one of the best days in May!