Author Archives: Charlie & Tim Landon

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark, April 16!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, April 16, 2022: Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release!

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.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 16, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 16, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 6, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 6, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 30, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 30, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 30, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 30, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 25, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 25, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 22, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 22, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 30, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 30, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 10, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 10, 2020.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 27, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 27, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, August 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, April 16, 2022

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Captiva Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.
Vote Water! Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island.
Vote Water For Florida’s Future!

Captiva Fishing Guide Report: April 16, 2022: Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – the weather is great – no Red Tide presence, and 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.

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.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

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

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Captiva Fishing Charters

September 3, fishing is very good right now; 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.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Tarpon, snook, redfish & seatrout fishing; we’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, May 11, 2019.

“The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. Genetic analyses have revealed substantial variation within this species, with populations from the western Atlantic Ocean isolated and distinct from those in the rest of its range.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 22, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 22, 2019.

The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Swift, energetic piscivores, blacktip sharks are known to make spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish. Their demeanor has been described as “timid” compared to other large requiem sharks. Both juveniles and adults form groups of varying size. Like other members of its family, the blacktip shark is viviparous; females bear one to 10 pups every other year.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Young blacktip sharks spend the first months of their lives in shallow nurseries, and grown females return to the nurseries where they were born to give birth themselves. In the absence of males, females are also capable of asexual reproduction.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 25, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 25, 2019.

Normally wary of humans, blacktip sharks can become aggressive in the presence of food and have been responsible for a number of attacks on people. This species is of importance to both commercial and recreational fisheries across many parts of its range, with its meat, skin, fins, and liver oil used. It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, on the basis of its low reproductive rate and high value to fishers.”  Please see more information here.

Blacktip shark, picture from http://www.captainmikeholliday.com/fish.php
Blacktip shark, picture from http://www.captainmikeholliday.com/fish.php

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

“Blacktip Shark: Carcharhinus limbatus

Appearance:

  • Back is dark bluish-gray (juveniles paler) fading to a whitish belly
  • Anal fin lacks black tip (in adults); dorsal fins, pectoral fins, anal fin and caudal fin lower lobe are black-tipped in juveniles (fades with growth)
  • First dorsal fin starts above pectoral fin inner margin
  • Long snout that appears nearly V-shaped from below
  • No inter-dorsal ridge

Similar Species: Spinner shark, C. brevipinna (first dorsal fin starts behind the pectoral fin; anal fin is black-tipped)

Size: Up to 6.5 feet

Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Habitat:

Coastal to offshore waters. Blacktips often come inshore in large schools, particularly in association with Spanish mackerel. Frequently, the most common shark in clear-water cuts and along beaches in Florida and Bahamas.

Behavior:

One of the most common shark species in Florida coastal waters

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 17, 2019.

Additional Information

State Record: 152 lbs.

Fishing Tips and Facts: Blacktip sharks are sometimes caught by sport fishers off the beach or offshore. They provide a good fight, often leaping out of the water.”

Recreational Regulations here.  Please see source & more information here.

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Monday, July 9, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Captain Joe’s Charters, Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, 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.

Big Blacktip Sharks Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Big Blacktip Sharks Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

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.

Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island,Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, June 29, 2017.

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

 

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark, April 6!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, April 6, 2022: Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release!

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.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 6, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 6, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 30, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 30, 2022.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 30, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, August 30, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 25, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 25, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 22, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 22, 2021.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, November 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 30, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 30, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 10, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, October 10, 2020.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 27, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 27, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Blacktip Sharks, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, August 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, April 6, 2022

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Captiva Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.
Vote Water! Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island.
Vote Water For Florida’s Future!

Captiva Fishing Guide Report: April 6, 2022: Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – the weather is great – no Red Tide presence, and 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.

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.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

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

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Captiva Fishing Charters

September 3, fishing is very good right now; 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.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Tarpon, snook, redfish & seatrout fishing; we’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, May 11, 2019.

“The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. Genetic analyses have revealed substantial variation within this species, with populations from the western Atlantic Ocean isolated and distinct from those in the rest of its range.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 22, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 22, 2019.

The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Swift, energetic piscivores, blacktip sharks are known to make spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish. Their demeanor has been described as “timid” compared to other large requiem sharks. Both juveniles and adults form groups of varying size. Like other members of its family, the blacktip shark is viviparous; females bear one to 10 pups every other year.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Young blacktip sharks spend the first months of their lives in shallow nurseries, and grown females return to the nurseries where they were born to give birth themselves. In the absence of males, females are also capable of asexual reproduction.

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 25, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 25, 2019.

Normally wary of humans, blacktip sharks can become aggressive in the presence of food and have been responsible for a number of attacks on people. This species is of importance to both commercial and recreational fisheries across many parts of its range, with its meat, skin, fins, and liver oil used. It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, on the basis of its low reproductive rate and high value to fishers.”  Please see more information here.

Blacktip shark, picture from http://www.captainmikeholliday.com/fish.php
Blacktip shark, picture from http://www.captainmikeholliday.com/fish.php

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

“Blacktip Shark: Carcharhinus limbatus

Appearance:

  • Back is dark bluish-gray (juveniles paler) fading to a whitish belly
  • Anal fin lacks black tip (in adults); dorsal fins, pectoral fins, anal fin and caudal fin lower lobe are black-tipped in juveniles (fades with growth)
  • First dorsal fin starts above pectoral fin inner margin
  • Long snout that appears nearly V-shaped from below
  • No inter-dorsal ridge

Similar Species: Spinner shark, C. brevipinna (first dorsal fin starts behind the pectoral fin; anal fin is black-tipped)

Size: Up to 6.5 feet

Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Habitat:

Coastal to offshore waters. Blacktips often come inshore in large schools, particularly in association with Spanish mackerel. Frequently, the most common shark in clear-water cuts and along beaches in Florida and Bahamas.

Behavior:

One of the most common shark species in Florida coastal waters

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 17, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, June 17, 2019.

Additional Information

State Record: 152 lbs.

Fishing Tips and Facts: Blacktip sharks are sometimes caught by sport fishers off the beach or offshore. They provide a good fight, often leaping out of the water.”

Recreational Regulations here.  Please see source & more information here.

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Monday, July 9, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Captain Joe’s Charters, Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, 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.

Big Blacktip Sharks Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Big Blacktip Sharks Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

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.

Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island,Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Big Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, June 29, 2017.

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, April 1, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

 

Captiva Fishing, Ladyfish & Spanish Mackerel, April 5!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, April 5, 2022: Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release!

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.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 5, 2022.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 5, 2022.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Tarpon, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, June 19, 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, April 5, 2022.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: April 5: 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.

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

Captiva Fishing, Redfish, April 4!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, April 4, 2022: Redfish, Catch & Release!

Red Tide/Algae & Daily Salt Water Quality Update Here.
Blue-Green Algae & Daily Fresh Water Quality Update Here.
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Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 4, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 4, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 1, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, April 1, 2022.

Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, March 16, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, March 16, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 26, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 26, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 25, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 25, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 20, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 20, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 17, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 17, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 3, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 3, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 1, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, February 1, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 27, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, January 27, 2022.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, December 1, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, December 1, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, November 20, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, November 20, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 18, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 18, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 11, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 11, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 26, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, March 26, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 1, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 1, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Little Girl, Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, march 24, 2018, [File Photo: Sunday, October 15, 2017}.
Little Girl, Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, March 24, 2018, [File Photo: Sunday, October 15, 2017}.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, November 30, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, November 30, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, November 14, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, November 14, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 19, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, October 19, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Redfish, Captiva Fishing Report: Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Redfish, Captiva Fishing Report: Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, January 27, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, January 27, 2020.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 26, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 26, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, December 13, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, December 13, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 5, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, December 5, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Snook and red drum will be catch-and-release only in state waters from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County due to impacts from red tide on that area. Source: FWC.
Snook and red drum will be catch-and-release only in state waters from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County due to impacts from red tide in that area. Source: FWC.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, April 4, 2022

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Captiva Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.
Vote Water! Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island.

Vote Water For Florida’s Future!

April 4, 2022: Redfish, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – the weather is great – no significant Red Tide presence, and 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.

Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monay, December 24, 2018.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 24, 2018.
Redfish, Alex, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, June 4, 2018.
Redfish, Alex, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, June 4, 2018.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters: Redfish, September 12, Catch & Release.  Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.

Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 16, 2019.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, September 16, 2019.

Redfish are now catch & release only.

Little Girl, Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, march 24, 2018, <span data-mce-type=[File Photo: Sunday, October 15, 2017}.” width=”3659″ height=”2882″ />

Little Girl, Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, March 24, 2018, [File Photo: Sunday, October 15, 2017}.

“The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as channel bassredfishspot tail bass, or simply red, is a game fish found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to northern Mexico.[1] It is the only species in the genus Sciaenops.

Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 12, 2018.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, October 12, 2018.

The red drum is related to the black drum (Pogonias cromis), and the two species are often found in close proximity to each other; they can interbreed and form a robust hybrid, and younger fish are often indistinguishable in flavor.[2]

Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, October 5, 2018.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Friday, October 5, 2018.

Red drum are a dark red color on the back, which fades into white on the belly. The red drum has a characteristic eyespot near the tail and is somewhat streamlined. Three-year-old red drum typically weigh 6-8 lb. The largest red drum on record weighed just over 94 lb and was caught in 1984 on Hatteras Island. Red drum and black drum both make a croaking or drumming sound when distressed.

Two Happy Fishermen, Two Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, October 1, 2017 [File Photo: Tuesday, 9-22-15].
Two Happy Fishermen, Two Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, October 1, 2017 [File Photo: Tuesday, 9-22-15].
The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish, but having no spots is extremely rare. As the fish with multiple spots grow older, they seem to lose their excess spots. Scientists believe that the black spot near their tail helps fool predators into attacking the red drum’s tail instead of its head, allowing the red drum to escape.[3]