Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October update post Ian

   Firstly! we are safe and our home is fortunately ok.  So sit back and I will tell you a tale...Monday, September 26th was a full day fishing with friends. We caught it all in the pre storm bite. Snook, Redfish, limits of snapper. I finished the day in a light rain, fileting our catch. Ian is forecasted to hit Tampa bay area. I dropped off my boat and prepared it for the storm. I've always kept the boat on Pine Island, remove plugs, remove cushions, tied down to trailer, aim the boat south west. Tuesday, September 27th, Ian now forecasted to hit Sarasota. We are back in the cone. I spend the day in a light rain putting up shutters, clearing the lawn and porch, remove screens from our pool cage. Wednesday, September 28th, Ian track looks to pass just north of our islands, ominous storm surge forecast on the TV. 11:15 am winds reach 100mph, the wind continues, reaching 150mph. 2:30 pm the Sun comes out, the eye passes over Pine Island and Cape Coral. 7:30 pm , the wind calms and we are able to take a breath. October 7th,The Matlacha bridge is reopened and I am able to retrieve the Avenger from a fallen tree. There will be some repairs needed on the boat, but she will survive.  The scheduled trips I have booked are cancelled for October, November. The marinas are currently closed, clearing debris and repairing. I will keep you posted on re-openings and the first trips we can fish. Thank you all for checking in on me, and my family.

Captain Dave

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Captiva Charter updates

    This summer has brought a few changes to my Charter Fishing trips. The main change for me is the closing of the Pine Island Commercial Marina. This is the marina I have used since about 2011. The Marina is under repair and renovation until Jan. 2023. I am continuing to serve Fort Myers and  Cape Coral out of Pineland Marina until October 1st 2022, all trips will then be out of McCarthy's Marina on Captiva island.  Thank you to all the returning friends and families that have come back this year. I appreciate you and I enjoy following young anglers that are now going to college this fall.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spring Break Fishing Captiva Island

Captiva Island and Sanibel Island are full of families on vacation. lots of fish are here to meet the lucky anglers.  I have been busy running charters and catching fish. McCarthy's Marina is still my home and your place to meet me. For the folks that are staying at South Seas Resort, you are just around the corner. Easy to meet me on Andy Rosse Lane. After fishing, we can watch dolphins, Manatees and go find shells. Rates are still $500 for a half-day (4hours) for up to 4 guests.Call today to reserve 239-410-7194    Capt. Dave