Friday, October 1, 2010
Bait has grown up from the summer time small fry, net hangers, christmas tree size we had been picking out of the nets. Spanish Mackrel,Trout, Bluefish, ladyfish, and jacks are feeding on the grass beds. Several sharks have been hooked off the back of the boat while anglers are fishing off the front.
Anyway you look at it, now is a great time of year to fish the back bay around Sanibel.
Monday, May 17, 2010
There are many good days in June!, the week of June 7th thru the 13th should be great for Tarpon.
Call me to book any of these days. 239-410-7194
Another side story about last Sat, May 15th....I was in Pine Island Sound at 11 AM catching bait for an afternoon trip with The Archey family. The bait slowed down, couldn't catch enough pin fish. As the time to pick up approached I began to motor towards a shoal. In the distance I think I see 2 dolphins chasing bait. As i am driving closer it becomes clear that the 2 fins are on one , BIG, Hammerhead shark. The shark is in 6-8 ft of water chasing a free swimming Tarpon!. It's 10-12 feet long!, the dorsal is 3 ft tall out of the water, the tail is almost as tall.
You can't imaging the power and beauty of the predator as it chased down and killed the Tarpon. It was so mesmerizing that I could'nt find my camera until it was over.
There's always something to see, do, enjoy, around Sanibel Island Fishing.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The water is now 72 deg. the number we have been waiting for. Bait is at all the regular locations, I am netting each morning before my trips. I don't want to short anyone on their trip time getting bait so I go early to catch bait and clean up. If you want to go with me to see or learn how, just let me know and get up early!. Tarpon! I have seen a few free jump in Pine Island Sound and off the beach at Knapps Point on Sanibel Island. No hook ups yet, but very soon we will get a big bush of fish.
To book a charter call 239-410-7194
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
The Winter pattern I fish relies on a slow presentation of a jig or shrimp on or near the bottom. I like to fish incomming tides in creeks, or holes that are in protected bays. As the front passes the fish will move back to the flats to feed and warm up. It may take a few stops to find the fish, but when you do it can be one after another, as fast as you can bait up and cast.