Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Sharks, May 11!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, May 11, 2019: Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release!

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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.
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, May 11, 2019

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: Saturday, May 11: Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – weather is great and no red tide; a lot of good fish in the gulf, bay and passes; water quality is great right now – Sharks, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, 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.

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.

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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.

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May 11, 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.

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Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

“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

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.

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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.