Thursday, December 18, 2014

Catching a break in Sanibel

Today started a little slow with a few sheephed , then a flounder. The sky cleared, the sun was bright and warm. The shallow flats warmed and the fish started to bite. Pictured is John from Chicago with a nice pompano. Call today to book your adventure.  Captain Dave 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy holidays in Sanibel

The blue sky is a little cooler than last month, still warm when you compare to the rest of the country!. Sheepshead are biting along with a few redfish. Just plan a  day and get out on the water. Bring a few extra layers to stay warm. Call today to book your next trip!. 239-410-7194

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fishing changes

Fall is bringing an end to some great snapper fishing and some opportunities for traveling mackerel and bonito. The bait is still inshore and the small snook have been eating them. Weather has been beautiful after the fronts. Pictured is Fredrick from Sweden with a dandy redfish caught near Captiva island . Call today for your day on the water.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sanibel October

I always think of redfish in October when someone asks what's biting. The redfish school into groups of hundreds of fish. The challenge is finding the school!. It's been tough this year with fewer schools. I split my time on trout snapper and snook, looking for reds as I travel . Call today for your redfish trip.
Captain Dave 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cloudy and fishy

Sanibel weather is changing this time of year.  Rain is forecast for part of the day most of the week.  Yesterday we caught fish under cloudy skies all day!.  I think the fish like the lowlight days and the cooler water. Call today to book your adventure.
Captain Dave 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Snook time

September is the start of the fall snook season. The snook have been spawning near the passes though out the summer. 
  Snook around Sanibel will start moving to winter locations soon. Please release these fish so they can make more snook to catch.  Pictured is Chris with a dandy 36" snook. This one was photographed and carefully released. 
Call today to book your adventure.
Captain Dave

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sanibel is better

10 years after hurricane Charlie, Sanibel and Captiva have recovered . The foliage has returned, mangroves are still on the regrow. Fishing is as good as ever. Hope we continue to be hurricane free!.
Call today! Captain Dave 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer break fishing

July has provided lots of fun fishing trips for families . Here Is a picture of grand dad and grandson with matching snook. The goal is to have fun and create memories. 
  To beat the sun in July and August , start by applying sunscreen before you get on the boat. Stay hydrated, drink every hour, and dress in light colors. 
   Call to book your adventure today!.
Captain Dave .

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer at Sanibel

July is the start of grouper season for inshore or near shore Gag grouper. Lots of smiles last week. Call to book your adventure!. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Redfish for Ryan

Last weeks trip with the Harrington group was non stop bites. Not every trip is this good but you have to be there to catch fish

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Just one more cast

  Today's charter paid off with a few nice redfish for Charlie and Darby fishing near Sanibel island. You just need to get out there and fish. Bring a positive outlook and you never know what will bite. Call today to reserve your charter. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A few good fish

Today the sky cleared , wind slowed down and the fish were biting!. Good company fishing with Jeff and Lisa from Georgia . 
   Call to book your trip today!
Captain Dave 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer fun and fish

Warm days mean we start early to beat the heat. Redfish, a few snook and trout are  biting now. Make your plans to get on the waters near Sanibel island today.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lucky Redfish

This redfish was caught by Brian from New Jersey this week near  Sanibel island. Brian was fishing with his father, Bob and their wives. Bob lives in Cape Coral and planned a fishing trip while Brian was in town. We let this one go so you can catch him while you are visiting.
Call today, lots of days in June and July still open.
Captain Dave 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sanibel wind

This May has windy days making us change the Tarpon fishing plans to snook and  redfish. As soon as it's not so windy , I'll be looking for the silver king. 
  Wether you are fishing for Trout or Tarpon, there's always a good fishing spot near Sanibel. Call today for your June fishing trip. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April in Sanibel fishing

Warm mornings have greeted me for the last week. Snook have been biting most of the week. Tarpon are here, biting in pine island sound . The rains haven't started yet, leaving the waters clear and emerald green. Plan your trip now , I have a few days left in May , lots of days open in June .
Captain Dave 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Warm days are here!

The weather has turned from spring to summer in a week. The water is clearing and temperatures are in the mid. 70's. Bait fish are showing up and the fish are biting. This week we caught mackerel, trout and a couple redfish. The beaches are nice and calm on the morning for shelling . See you soon! , Dave 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring in Sanibel Island

These lucky anglers shared a fishing trip near Captiva Island catching a few big spotted sea trout. Usually we catch smaller trout, but Lady Luck brought these beauties for a picture. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The rest of the story

This was the prize for yesterday, we only caught 1 redfish, but what a fighter !

March in Sanibel

  The blue sky's and warm winds are bringing lots of anglers from the still frozen north. Yesterday we had fun catching a variety of fun fish, including this needle fish that was stealing our bait!.
Dominick from Michigan holds the prize catch!.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lots of variety today

Today Ethan and dad caught a variety of fun fish and. 2 of these pompano. Lady fish , Spanish mackerel , and jacks provided plenty of action . Dolphins were visiting as we fished , with one coming up to the boat to check ud out. 
Never too early or late to call for your fishing or shelling trip.
Captain Dave 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More warm days in Sanibel island

Today's charter was the kind of day that makes it a pleasure to guide Sanibel fishing . Warm southerly breeze, blue sky and a incoming tide. The spring brings lots of species in that were just off the beach last month. Mackerel  , lady fish, pompano and jacks are all in the passes. Sharks and even a few tarpon are in this week.
  I have March 23rd and 25 open due to cancellations. Please call to book, or e mail and I will call back as soon as I get off the water . Captain Dave

Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring break fun!!

What a great time I have taking this group fishing. The young anglers are excited when the poles start bending and the fish are almost jumping in the boat'. Thanks to the dads than help bait hooks and land fish. Can't wait until next year!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Hard to locate, but great fighters and good tasting. This lucky couple caught a variety of other species while fishing near South seas resort. It was a welcome break from ice fishing in Minnesota !.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trout fishing is cool!

Fishing in February can start out cool, but as the sun warm us up the fish will start biting. A nice bob Trout for Tom, caught near Pine Island.