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Captiva Fishing, Spinner Shark, June 12!

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June 12, 2021: Spinner Shark, Catch & Release!

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Spinner Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Spinner Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Spinner Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Spinner Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June 12, 2021.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: Saturday, June 12: Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – a lot of good fish have moved into the gulf, bay and passes; redfish, tarpon, snook, and seatrout are currently present.

Redfish & snook are regulated as catch & release at this time.

Already seeing some positive impact.  Some very nice big redfish and snook around, more big redfish than snook.

The Caloosahatchee freshwater releases are also not an issue right now, but still a huge long-term problem.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in the Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.

We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Turner Beach, the beach adjoining Blind Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats, and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Captiva Fishing Report,  Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sunday, April 7: Spinner Sharks, Catch & Release; water quality in good shape … a lot of Snook, Seatrout, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently.

Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Some nice Redfish around; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Spinner Shark, Sanibel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 [File Photo: June 12, 2017].
Spinner Shark, Sanibel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 [File Photo: June 12, 2017].
“The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, named for the spinning leaps it makes as a part of its feeding strategy. This species occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide, except for in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found from coastal to offshore habitats to a depth of 100 m (330 ft), though it prefers shallow water. The spinner shark resembles a larger version of the blacktip shark (C. limbatus), with a slender body, long snout, and black-marked fins. This species can be distinguished from the blacktip shark by the first dorsal fin, which has a different shape and is placed further back, and by the black tip on the anal fin (in adults only). It attains a maximum length of 3 m (9.8 ft).

Spinner Shark, Cayo Costa, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Cayo Costa, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Spinner sharks are swift and gregarious predators that feed on a wide variety of small bony fishes and cephalopods. When feeding on schools of forage fish, they will speed vertically through the school while spinning on their axis, erupting from the water at the end. Like other members of its family, the spinner shark is viviparous, with females bearing litters of three to 20 young every other year. The newborns are born in shallow nursery areas near the coast and are relatively fast-growing. This species is not usually dangerous to humans but may become belligerent when excited by food. Spinner sharks are valued by commercial fisheries across their range for their meat, fins, liver oil, and skin. They are also esteemed as strong fighters by recreational fishers. The IUCN has assessed this species as Near Threatened worldwide and Vulnerable off the southeastern United States.”  Please see more information here.

Spinner Shark caught offshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo].
Spinner Shark caught offshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo].
Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Spinner Shark, North Captiva, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo: April 28, 2011].
Spinner Shark, North Captiva, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo: April 28, 2011].
After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned with sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

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Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joey Burnsed ~ please click calendar at the upper left or call 239-472-8658 to book a Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Boca Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.

Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 9, 2017 [File Photo: Monday, August 7, 2017].
Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 9,
2017 [File Photo: Monday, August 7, 2017].

Captiva Fishing, Ladyfish & Spanish Mackerel, June 11!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, June 11, 2021: Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release!

Red Tide/Algae & Daily Salt Water Quality Update Here.
Blue-Green Algae & Daily Fresh Water Quality Update Here.
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Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 11, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 11, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thuesday, August 6, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 23, 2019.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 23, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June11, 2021.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: une 11: Ladyfish & Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – no significant red tide presence and a lot of good fish in the gulf, bay, and passes; redfish, snapper, snook, and seatrout are currently present.

Redfish & snook are regulated as catch & release at this time.

Already seeing some positive impact.  Some very nice big redfish and snook around, more big redfish than snook.

The Caloosahatchee freshwater releases are also not an issue right now, but still a huge long-term problem.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in the Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.

We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Turner Beach, the beach adjoining Blind Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Captiva Fishing Charters

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, September 13, 2019.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, May 13, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, May 13, 2018.

“The Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) is a migratory species of mackerels that swims to the Northern Gulf of Mexico in spring, returns to South Florida in the Eastern Gulf, and to Mexico in the Western Gulf in the fall.

Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 21, 2019.

The fish exhibits a green back; its sides are silvery marked with about three rows of round to elliptical yellow spots. Lateral line gradually curving down from the upper end of the gill cover toward caudal peduncle. The first (spiny) dorsal fin is black at the front. Posterior membranes are white with a black edge. Its single row of cutting edged teeth in each jaw (around sixty-four teeth in all) are large, uniform, closely spaced and flattened from side to side. As with the King mackerel and the Cero mackerel, these teeth look very similar to those of the BluefishPomatomus saltatrix.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Spanish mackerel are a highly valued fish throughout their range from North Carolina to Texas. Recreational anglers catch Spanish mackerel from boats while trolling or drifting and from boats, piers, jetties, and beaches by casting spoons and jigs and live-bait fishing. Fast lure retrieves are key to catching these quick fish. Commercial methods are primarily run-around gill netting, and rarely, by trolling lures similar to those used by recreational anglers.

Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

On November 4, 1987, Woody Outlaw caught a world-record 13-pound Spanish mackerel[4]on a blue and white Sea Witch with a strip of fastback menhaden on a 7/0 hook, held by a Shimano bait-casting reel on a Kuna rod with 30-pound test line.[5]

Spanish mackerel are primarily marketed fresh or frozen as fillets as commercially caught fish are too small to sell in the form of steaks. Their raw flesh is white. They may be prepared by broilingfryingbaking or, rarely, by smoking.

Ladyfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, September 13, 2019.
Ladyfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, September 13, 2019.

The Spanish mackerel is also a popular sushi fish. By analogy with the Japanese Spanish mackerel, which is a member of the same genus, it is often called sawara on sushi menus.”  Please see more information here.

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“Spanish Mackerel: Scomberomorous maculatus

Florida Regulations: 

Regulations Gulf State Waters Atlantic State Waters
Minimum Size Limit 12” fork length
Daily Bag Limit 15 per harvester per day

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: beach or haul seine, cast net, hook and line, spear

State Waters Harvest Seasons

Habitat and Fishing tips:

Spanish mackerel are a pelagic, fast swimming fish that are prevalent throughout Florida’s coastal waters when water temperatures exceed 70 degrees.

To remain in warm water, Spanish mackerel migrate out of the northern parts of the state in the fall of the year and return in April with the warming waters.

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Mackerel are frequently found in shallow, clear water over grass beds and along sandy beaches where they feed on schools of baitfish. Spanish mackerel are aggressive feeders that will strike a wide variety of natural and artificial baits, so they can be very easy to catch.

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, July 8, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Many anglers identify the location of Spanish mackerel by trolling or watching for birds diving on schools of baitfish, which often indicates that mackerel are forcing the bait to the surface. Angling techniques include trolling or casting with small shiny spoons, dusters or jigs. Light spinning or bait-casting tackle with 10 to 15-pound monofilament line is adequate; however, 30 to 60-pound monofilament leader is required due to the mackerel’s razor-sharp teeth.

State Record:

12 lb, caught near Ft. Pierce

Florida Rule

Gulf Federal Waters Rules

Atlantic Federal Waters Rules

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King Mackerel: Scomberomorus cavalla

Appearance:

  • Back is bluish-green, fading to silvery sides and belly (no spots)
  • Front of first dorsal fin lacks a dark blotch
  • Lateral line drops sharply below the second dorsal fin
  • Juveniles may have yellowish spots, similar to Spanish mackerel

Similar Species: Cero, S. regalis; Spanish mackerel, S. maculatus (both have gently sloping lateral lines and a dark blotch on front of first dorsal fin); and wahoo, A. solandri (first dorsal fin long and continuous)

Size: Up to 72 inches

Habitat:

Coastal to offshore waters. Often around piers. They may occasionally be found in deep water.

Behavior:

Spawn offshore in mid-summer. Schooling fish that migrate from south Florida waters in winter northward in spring. Feed mainly on fishes.

Additional Information

State Record: 90 lb, caught near Key West

Fishing Tips and Facts: Kings feed on small fish and squid and take both natural and artificial baits. Live baits include pogies, herring, Spanish sardine, ballyhoo, and mullet. Lures should be flashy sub-surface lures or large fish-like plugs. Use 20-pound line and tackle, or heavier for larger kings, with a wire or mono leader.

Recreational Regulations”

FWC source & more information here.

Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams Sunday, June 24, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Spanish Mackerel, Grass Flats & Oyster Bars, click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fly Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Saturday, October 21, 2017, [File Photo: 7-7-14]
Fly Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Saturday,
October 21, 2017, [File Photo: 7-7-14]

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned with sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

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Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joey Burnsed ~ please click calendar or call 239-472-8658 to book a Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Boca Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.

Spanish Mackerel caught offshore of Captiva on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Spanish Mackerel caught offshore of Captiva on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

Captiva Fishing, Tarpon, June 10!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, June 10, 2021: Tarpon!

Red Tide/Algae & Daily Salt Water Quality Update Here.
Blue-Green Algae & Daily Fresh Water Quality Update Here.
Captiva Fishing: Please Click For Rates & To Book A Captiva Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, May 27, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, May 27, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 21, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 21, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Jimmy, Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Jimmy, Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Late Season Tarpon Fishing, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 6, 2020.
Late Season Tarpon Fishing, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 6, 2020.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Tarpon Jumping, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 17, 2020.
Tarpon Jumping, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 17, 2020.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 24, 2020.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 24, 2020.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, May 4, 2020.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, May 4, 2020.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 21, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 21, 2019.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Tarpon, Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Tarpon, Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 26, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June 10, 2021

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Captiva Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.
Vote Water! Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island.
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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: June 10, 2021: Tarpon, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – a lot of good fish in the gulf, bay, and passes; Sharks, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Seatrout are currently present.

Redfish & snook are regulated as catch & release at this time.

Already seeing some positive impact.  Some very nice big redfish and big snook around. Trout are also coming back.

The Caloosahatchee freshwater releases are also not an issue right now, but still a huge long-term problem.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in the Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.

We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Tarpon, Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Tarpon, Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Turner Beach, the beach adjoining Blind Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Captiva Fishing Charters

For more information just use the menu for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters: Tarpon, Catch & Release.  Please also visit the SanibelFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites. 

Sanibel & Captiva, Birthplace Of Big Game Fishing!

Zane Grey, Courtesy Of WGCU, Tarpon Fishing, History Of Tarpon Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Zane Grey, Courtesy Of WGCU, Tarpon Fishing, History Of Tarpon Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Both resident tarpon and tarpon moving up from the south are in off Captiva currently. Tarpon season has begun early this year!

Jimmy, Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Jimmy Burnsed, Huge Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

“Tarpon are large air-breathing fish of the genus Megalops; one species is native to the Atlantic, and the other to the Indo-Pacific Seas. They are the only members of the family Megalopidae.

The two species of tarpon are Megalops atlanticus (Atlantic tarpon) and the Megalops cyprinoides (Indo-Pacific tarpon). M. atlanticus is found on the western Atlantic coast from Virginia to Brazil, throughout the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean. Tarpon are also found along the eastern Atlantic coast from Senegal to South Angola.[3] M. cyprinoides is found along the eastern African coast, throughout southeast AsiaJapanTahiti, and Australia.

Tarpon 3, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Tarpon 3, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Both species are found in both saltwater and freshwater habitats, usually ascending rivers to access freshwater marshes.[4] They are able to survive in brackish water, waters of varying pH, and habitats with low dissolved O2 content due to their swim bladders, which they use primarily to breathe.

They are also able to rise to the surface and take gulps of air, which gives them a short burst of energy.

Tarpon Jumping, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Tarpon Jumping, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

The habitats of tarpon vary greatly with their developmental stages. Stage-one larvae are usually found in clear, warm, oceanic waters, relatively close to the surface. Stage-two and -three larvae are found in salt marshestidal poolscreeks, and rivers. The habitats are characteristically warm, shallow, dark bodies of water with sandy mud bottoms. Tarpon commonly ascend rivers into freshwater. As they progress from the juvenile stage to adulthood, they move back to the open waters of the ocean, though many remain in freshwater habitats.[5][6]

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Tarpon grow to about 4–8 ft long and weigh 60–280 lbs. They have dorsal and anal soft rays and have bluish or greenish backs. Tarpon possess shiny, silvery scales that cover most of their bodies, excluding the head. They have large eyes with adipose eyelids and broad mouths with prominent lower jaws that jut out farther than the rest of the face.[3][4][5]

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, August 4, 2017.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, August 4, 2017.

Tarpon breed offshore in warm, isolated areas. Females have high fecundity and can lay up to 12 million eggs at once. They reach sexual maturity once they are about 75–125 cm in length. Spawning usually occurs in late spring to early summer.[5]

Their three distinct levels of development usually occur in varying habitats. The first stage, the leptocephalus stage, or stage one, is completed after 20–30 days. It takes place in clear, warm oceanic waters, usually within 10–20 m of the surface.

Tarpon Fishing, Memorial Day Weekend, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Tarpon Fishing, Memorial Day Weekend, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The leptocephalus shrinks as it develops into a larva; the most shrunken larva, stage two, develops by day 70. This is due to a negative growth phase followed by a sluggish growth phase.

By day 70, the juvenile growth phase, stage three, begins and the fish begins to rapidly grow until it reaches sexual maturity.[3][7]

Stage-one developing Megalops do not forage for food, but instead, absorb nutrients from seawater using integumentary absorption. Stage-two and -three juveniles feed primarily on zooplankton but also feed on insects and small fish.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

As they progress in juvenile development, especially those developing in freshwater environments, their consumption of insects, fish, crabs, and grass shrimp increases. Adults are strictly carnivorous and feed on midwater prey; they swallow their food whole and hunt nocturnally.[5][6]

Tarpon Off The Beach, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, August 26, 2016.
Tarpon Off The Beach, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, August 26, 2016.

The main predators of Megalops during stage one and early stage-two development are other fish, depending on their size. Juveniles are subject to predation by other juvenile Megalops and piscivorous birds. They are especially vulnerable to birds when they come to the surface for air, due to the rolling manner in which they move to take in the air, as well as the silver scales lining their sides.[8] Adults occasionally fall prey to sharks, porpoises, crocodiles, and alligators.

One of the unique features of Megalops is the swim bladder, which functions as a respiratory pseudo-organ. These gas structures can be used for buoyancy, as an accessory respiratory organ, or both.

Big Tarpon, Josh, Catch & Release, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Big Tarpon, Josh, Catch & Release, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

In Megalops, this unpaired air-holding structure arises dorsally from the posterior pharynx. Megalops uses the swim bladder as a respiratory organ and the respiratory surface is coated with blood capillaries with a thin epithelium over the top. This is the basis of the alveolar tissue found in the swim bladder, and is believed to be one of the primary methods by which Megalops “breathes”. These fish are obligate air breathers, and if they are not allowed to access the surface, they will die. The exchange of gas occurs at the surface through a rolling motion that is commonly associated with Megalops sightings.

This “breathing” is believed to be mediated by visual cues, and the frequency of breathing is inversely correlated to the dissolved O2 content of the water in which they live.[5][9]

Tarpon In November, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, 11-5-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Tarpon In November, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, 11-5-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Megalops is considered one of the great saltwater game fishes. They are prized not only because of their great size but also because of the fight they put up and their spectacular leaping ability. They are bony fish and their meat is not desirable, so most are released after they are caught. Numerous tournaments around the year are focused on catching tarpon.[10]

Since tarpon are not commercially valuable as a food fish, very little has been documented concerning their geographical distribution and migrations.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Big Tarpon 5, Closeup, Josh, Saturday, 6-13-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Big Tarpon 5, Closeup, Josh, Saturday, 6-13-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

They inhabit both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and their range in the eastern Atlantic has been reliably established from Senegal to the Congo.

Tarpon inhabiting the western Atlantic are principally found to populate warmer coastal waters primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the West Indies. Nonetheless, tarpon are regularly caught by anglers at Cape Hatteras and as far as Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and south to Argentina.

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 10, 2018.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 10, 2018.

Scientific studies[11] indicate schools of tarpon have routinely migrated through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back for over 70 years. However, they have not been found to breed in the Pacific Ocean. Nevertheless, anecdotal evidence by tarpon fishing guides and anglers would tend to validate this notion, as over the last 60 years, many small juvenile tarpon, as well as mature giants, have been caught and documented principally on the Pacific side of Panama at the Bayano River, the Gulf of San Miguel and its tributaries, Coiba Island in the Gulf of Chiriquí, and Piñas Bay in the Gulf of Panama.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Since tarpon tolerate wide ranges in salinity throughout their lives and will eat almost anything dead or alive, their migrations seemingly are only limited by water temperatures.[citation needed]

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Tarpon prefer water temperatures of 72 to 82 °F (22 to 28 °C); below 60 °F (15.6 °C) degrees they become inactive, and temperatures under 40 °F (4.5 °C) can be lethal.”  Please see source & more information here.

Tarpon: Megalops atlanticus

Florida Regulations 

Regulations Gulf State Waters Atlantic State Waters
Minimum Size Limit No Minimum Size Limit; Tarpon over 40 inches MUST remain in the water
Daily Bag Limit Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery.

One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport, and shipment limited to one fish.

 

Captiva Fishing, Tarpon, 5-10-15, Josh Schardin's Team Scallywag, 2015 "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.
Captiva Fishing, Tarpon, 5-10-15, Josh Schardin’s Team Scallywag, 2015 “Ding Darling” & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

“Boca Grande Pass Regulations:

  • Fishing with gear that has a weight attached to a hook, artificial fly or lure in such a way that the weight hangs lower than the hook when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod is prohibited when fishing for any species year-round within Boca Grande Pass. If this gear is on board a fishing vessel while inside the boundaries of the Pass, it cannot be attached to any rod, line or leader and must be stowed. Natural bait is not considered to be a weight. If the jig fishes in an illegal manner it is prohibited.
  • Any jig that allows the attached weight to slip down the shank so that it hangs lower than the hook while the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod is prohibited, and must be stowed so it is not readily accessible.
  • During the months of April, May, and June, no more than three fishing lines may be deployed from a vessel at any one time.
  • During the months of April, May and June, no person shall use, fish with, or place in the water any breakaway gear.

Learn more about recent regulation changes by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

Unsure if the gear is prohibited? Call the regional office at 863-648-3200.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 15, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 15, 2019.

Map of Boca Grande Pass

Several buoys marking Boca Grande Pass were moved by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2016 to better align with the shifting channel. One buoy specifically (Flashing Red Buoy #12) was a reference point marking the boundaries of Boca Grande Pass for the purposes of specific gear restrictions. Red buoy #12 was removed and replaced with a new buoy (Charlotte Harbor Channel LB 6). This new buoy is about a quarter mile East-Southeast of the old buoy.  Please note that due to this buoy change, the boundaries of Boca Grande Pass have also changed.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line only.
  • Snagging, snatch hooking, spearing and the use of a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait is prohibited

Tarpon handling guidelines

Tarpon is an iconic saltwater fish. When handled properly, these large fish are more likely to survive and evade predators. Follow these guidelines to ensure tarpon remains the strong and viable fishery it is today.

Tarpon, 5-29-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Tarpon, 5-29-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Know tarpon regulations

  • Tarpon over 40 inches MUST remain in the water unless a tag is used.

  • Tarpon tags may only be used to harvest potential IGFA record-sized tarpon. Taxidermy mounts can be made with length and girth measurements and a photograph.

  • Don’t tow a tarpon unless it is necessary to revive it. If you must tow, go as slow as possible while still moving water over the gills.
Tarpon, 6-1-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Tarpon, 6-1-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Keep head and gills in the water

Do not target from bridges or piers – Releasing tarpon from bridges or piers requires specialized lifting gear or cutting the line, which leaves long amounts of line trailing behind the fish.

Use proper tackle

  • Use barbless, single, non-offset circle hooks for natural bait.
  • Use single hooks rather than treble hooks.
  • Use tackle heavy enough to land the tarpon quickly, minimizing exhaustion, and helping the fish avoid predators after release.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Other tips

  • Do not drag tarpon over the gunnel of a boat.
  • Use a dehooking tool.
  • Tarpon smaller than 40” should be supported horizontally when removed from the water. Tarpon larger than 40” must remain in the water.
  • Do not fish for tarpon when large predatory sharks are in the area feeding.  If sharks show up, move to another fishing location.

State Waters Harvest Seasons

Tarpon Fishing, Caught Inshore Of Captiva Island, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, July 30, 2017. File Photo.
Tarpon Fishing, Caught Inshore Of Captiva Island, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, July 30, 2017. File Photo.

Habitat and Fishing Tips: 

Tarpon are found throughout Florida’s coastal environment during the summer months. During the winter months, coastal water temperatures in much of the state drop significantly and cause tarpon to concentrate in South Florida.

Tarpon, which feed primarily on fish, shrimp, and crabs, are powerful, explosive and acrobatic fighters. Tarpon also have great stamina, making them one of Florida’s most challenging and exciting nearshore sportfish.

Captiva Fishing, Sea Trout, 5-6-15, Tarpon caught inshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Sea Trout, 5-6-15, Tarpon caught inshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Tarpon can be caught on flies, streamers, floating and diving lures, jigs, live bait and dead bait. The tackle to be used depends largely on the type of bait used, the location and the size of fish being targeted.

While tarpon are not a toothy predator, a long, heavy monofilament leader is very important to protect your line from being cut by the gill plate or tail.

Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 18, 2019.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 18, 2019.

Tarpon have poor food value and are almost exclusively a catch and release fishery. If you intend to keep a tarpon, you must purchase a tarpon tag in advance.

State Record: 243 lb, caught near Key West.  For more information on Tarpon, please see FWC.

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Tarpon Rolling, May 17, 2017, File Photo, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Tarpon Rolling, May 17, 2017, File Photo, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

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Clark, Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 10, 2018.
Clark, Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 10, 2018.

Captiva Fishing, Blacknose Shark, June 4!

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June 4, 2021: Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release!

Red Tide/Algae & Daily Salt Water Quality Update Here.
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Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, February 26, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, February 26, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 3, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 3, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 12, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 12, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 17, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 17, 2020.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 30, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 30, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 29, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 29, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, June 4, 2021.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: June 4: Blacknose Sharks, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – the weather is great, no significant red tide presence, and a lot of good fish have moved back into the gulf, bay, and passes; Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, and Seatrout are currently present.

Redfish & snook are regulated as catch & release at this time.

Already seeing some positive impact.  Some very nice big redfish and snook around, more big redfish than snook.

The Caloosahatchee freshwater releases are also not an issue right now, but still a huge long-term problem.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in the Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

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We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Turner Beach, the beach adjoining Blind Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

August 3, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters: Sharks, Catch & Release.  Please also visit the SanibelFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites. 

A lot fall of snook, both small and large, in the passes right now; for more information just see the recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Captiva Island Fishing Charters

September 30: Blacknose Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters: Snook, Catch & Release.  Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 12, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 12, 2019.

“The blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) is a species of requiem shark, belonging to the family Carcharhinidae, common in the tropical and subtropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. This species generally inhabits coastal seagrass, sand, or rubble habitats, with adults preferring deeper water than juveniles.

Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

A small shark typically measuring 1.3 m (4.3 ft) long, the blacknose has a typical streamlined “requiem shark” shape with a long, rounded snout, large eyes, and a small first dorsal fin. Its common name comes from a characteristic black blotch on the tip of its snout, though this may be indistinct in older individuals.

Blacknose sharks feed primarily on small bony fishes and cephalopods, and in turn fall prey to larger sharks.

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Like other members of their family, they exhibit a viviparous mode of reproduction in which the developing embryos are sustained by a placental connection. The females give birth to three to six young in late spring or early summer, either annually or biennially, after a gestation period of eight to 11 months.

This species is not known to attack humans, though it has been documented performing a threat display towards divers. It is of moderate commercial and recreational importance.

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 15, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 15, 2019.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed this species as Near Threatened. In 2009, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the populations of the blacknose shark off the United States are being overfished and proposed new conservation measures.

Drawing of a blacknose shark and one of its upper teeth – the arrows and vertical line refer to diagnostic features of the species.

The Cuban naturalist Felipe Poey published the first description of the blacknose shark in 1860 as Squalus acronotus, in his Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba. Later authors moved this species to the genus Carcharhinus. The type specimen was a 98-cm (3.2-ft)-long male caught off Cuba.[2]

Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, October 13, 2017, [File Photo: Tuesday, April 11, 2017].
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, October 13, 2017, [File Photo: Tuesday, April 11, 2017].
Based on morphological data, Jack Garrick suggested in 1982 that the blacknose shark has a sister relationship to a group containing the whitecheek shark (C. dussumieri) and the blackspot shark (C. sealei), while Leonard Compagnoproposed in 1988 that this shark belongs in a group with five other species, including the silky shark (C. falciformis) and the blacktip reef shark (C. melanopterus).

Molecular analyses have been similarly equivocal regarding the blacknose shark’s phylogenetic relationships: Gavin Naylor’s 1992 allozyme analysis found this species to be the most bbasal member of Carcharhinus, while Mine Dosay-Abkulut’s 2008 ribosomal DNA analysis indicated affinity between it and the blacktip shark (C. limbatus) or the smalltail shark (C. porosus).[3][4] The whitenose shark (Nasolamia velox), found along the tropical western coast of the Americas, may be descended from blacknose sharks that experienced the teratogenic effects of incipient cyclopia.[2]

Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

The blacknose shark inhabits the continental and insular shelves off the eastern coast of the Americas, as far north as North Carolina and as far south as southern Brazil, including the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.

They frequent coastal waters over beds of seagrass, sandy flats, and shell or coral rubble.[5]This species is spatially segregated by size and sex. Generally, only young sharks are encountered in shallow water, as the adults prefer depths greater than 9 m (30 ft) and are most common at 18–64 m (59–210 ft).[1][6]

Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, September 3, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Blacknose sharks in the South Atlantic Bight (off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States) migrate northward in the summer and southward (or possibly offshore) in the winter; a similar migration occurs for sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.[7]

The blacknose shark has a slender, streamlined body with a long, rounded snout and large eyes. There is a well-developed flap of skin in front of each nostril, defining the inflow and outflow openings. Twelve to 13 and 11 to 12 tooth rows occur on either side of the upper and lower jaws, respectively, with one or two teeth at the symphysis (middle). The teeth are triangular and oblique, with serrated edges; the upper teeth are stouter than the lower teeth. The five pairs of gill slits are short, measuring less a third the length of the first dorsal fin base.[6][8]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

The first dorsal fin is small and somewhat sickle-shaped, with a pointed apex and a short, free, rear tip; its origin lies over the free rear tips of the pectoral fins. The second dorsal fin is relatively large, though still less than half the height of the first. No ridge is seen between the dorsal fins.

The pectoral fins are short and tapered.[8]The body is covered with overlapping dermal denticles that bear five to seven longitudinal ridges (three in very young individuals) leading to three to five marginal teeth.[6]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, July 25, 2019.

The coloration is yellowish to greenish-gray or brown above and white to yellow below. A distinctive dark blotch at the tip of the snout is most obvious in young sharks. The tips of the second dorsal fin, upper caudal fin lobe, and sometimes the lower caudal fin lobe, are dark.

Blacknose sharks are typically 1.3–1.4 m (4.3–4.6 ft) long and 10 kg (22 lb) in weight.[2][8] The maximum length and weight of record is 2.0 m (6.6 ft) and 18.9 kg (42 lb), respectively.[9]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 14, 2019.

A small, fast-swimming predator, the blacknose shark feeds primarily on small, bony fishes, including pinfishcroakersporgiesanchoviesspiny boxfish, and porcupinefish, as well as on octopus and other cephalopods.[6]

When competing for bait, their speed allows them to snatch food from larger sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark (C. perezi).[10][11]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

This species may form large schools that are sometimes associated with anchovies and mullet.[6] Blacknose sharks demonstrate a high degree of philopatry: both juveniles and adults have been documented returning to the same local area year after year.[12]

Blacknose sharks are preyed upon by larger sharks,[6] and captives have been observed to perform an apparent threat display towards encroaching divers or newly introduced members of their species. The display consists of the shark hunching its back, lowering its pectoral fins, gaping its jaws, and swimming with an exaggerated side-to-side motion.[2][13]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Known parasites of this species include the copepods Nesippus orientalisPerissopus dentatusPandarus sinuatusKroyeria sphyrnaeNemesis atlantica, and Eudactylina spinifera,[14] as well as tapeworms in the genera Paraorygmatobothrium and Platybothrium.[15][16]

As in other requiem sharks, the blacknose shark is viviparous: after the developing embryos exhaust their supply of yolk, the empty yolk sac develops into a placental connection through which the mother provides nourishment.

Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Off the United States, males are thought to reproduce every year, while females reproduce every other year.[17] However, off northeastern Brazil, the female reproductive cycle is short enough to occur annually.[1][18]

Vitellogenesis (the formation of yolk within the ovary) occurs in the late summer, and is immediately followed by mating and fertilization in the fall, with the young being born the following spring to summer.[6] The seasonality of these events means the reproductive cycle is offset by six months between populations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Man Bites Shark, Blacknose Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Man Bites Shark, Blacknose Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

The gestation period has been variously estimated at eight months off northeastern Brazil and 9–11 months off the southeastern United States.[18]

Females typically give birth to litters of one to six pups in shallow nursery areas, such as coastal bays or mangrove swamps;[1][19] one known nursery area is Bulls Bay off South Carolina.[6] There is no relationship between female size and the number of young.[7] The newborns measure 38–50 cm (15–20 in) long.[2]

Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, June 3, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, June 3, 2016.

Female blacknose sharks grow more slowly, attain a larger ultimate size, and have a longer lifespan than males. In addition, Gulf of Mexico sharks are slower-growing and longer-lived than those from the South Atlantic Bight.[20]

In the South Atlantic Bight, both sexes mature at a fork length (from snout tip to caudal fin fork) of around 90 cm (3.0 ft), corresponding to ages of 4.3 years for males and 4.5 years for females. In the Gulf of Mexico, both sexes mature at a fork length of around 85 cm (2.79 ft), corresponding to ages of 5.4 years for males and 6.6 years for females.[7] The maximum lifespan has been calculated as 19 years in South Atlantic Bight and 16.5 years in the Gulf of Mexico.[1]

Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

The blacknose shark has never been implicated in an attack on humans. However, caution should be exercised if it begins to perform a threat display.[19]

This species is regarded as a game fish and offers a respectable fight on light tackle (a more delicate fishing line).[6] It is also of regional commercial importance, being taken intentionally and as bycatch via gillnets and surface longlines across its range, most significantly off southwestern FloridaVenezuela, and Brazil; the meat is sold dried and salted.

Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Large numbers of blacknose sharks are also caught incidentally by shrimp trawlers, which may pose a greater threat to its population, as many of the sharks taken are immature.[1][2]

Off the United States, the fishing of the blacknose shark is regulated by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service 1993 Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico sharks.

Blacknose Shark , Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, May 16, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, May 16, 2016.

For the purposes of commercial quotas and bag limits, the blacknose shark is classified within the “small coastal shark” (SCS) complex.[7] From 1999 to 2005, an average of 27,484 blacknose sharks (62 metric tons) were caught each year off the United States.

Recent stock assessments conducted by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have determined the populations of this species have become overfished in both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, April 7, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, April 7, 2016, ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

In 2009, the NOAA proposed instituting a separate quota for blacknose sharks of 6,065 sharks per year, and a ban on using gill nets to catch sharks in the Atlantic.[21]

By contrast, blacknose shark stocks off northern Brazil appear to be stable, while no fishery data are available from the Caribbean. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed this species as Near Threatened globally.[1]  Please see the source and more information here.

Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, April 3, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Blacknose Shark, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, April 3, 2016, ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

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Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Blacknose Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 11, 2019.

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned with sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Blacknose Reef Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, March 28, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Blacknose Reef Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, March 28, 2016, ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

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Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 14, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 14, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 2, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, April 2, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 15, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 15, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 24, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 24, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, January 11, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, January 11, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 28, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 28, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 13, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 13, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 25, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 25, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, July 9, 2020.
SeaTrout, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 28, 2020.
SeaTrout, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 8, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 8, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island,Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island,Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Snook, Captiva Fishing Report: Monday, April 27, 2020.
Snook, Captiva Fishing Report: Monday, April 27, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Snook Fishing, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Snook Fishing, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 9, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 9, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.