Captiva Fishing, Snook, October 3!

Sanibel Fishing Charters, October 3, 2020: Snook, Catch & Release!

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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, Patrick, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Snook, Patrick, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, October 1, 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, Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, January 1, 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.
Redfish, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, July 12, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, July 12, 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 on that area. Source: FWC.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 25, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, February 25, 2019.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, October 3, 2020.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: Saturday, October 3, 2020: Stay Safe!  Snook, Catch & Release, Captain Joe’s Charters – the weather is great – snook, tarpon, and a lot of good fish still around 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 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.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, January, 2020.

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

Big Snook & One Happy Little Boy On Sanibel & Captiva Charters! Monday, October 2, 2017. [File Photo: 2005(?)]
Big Snook & One Happy Little Boy On Sanibel & Captiva Charters! Monday, October 2, 2017. [File Photo: 2005(?)]

Captiva Fishing Charters

Redfish continue to be less prevalent and are now catch & release only; for more information just see recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters; please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 4, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, March 4, 2019.

lands, Boca Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, July 16, 2018.

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

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

a Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, July 16, 2018.

“The common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is a species of marine fish in the family Centropomidae of the order Perciformes. The common snook is also known as the sergeant fish or robalo. It was originally assigned to the sciaenid genus Sciaena; Sciaena undecimradiatus and Centropomus undecimradiatus are obsolete synonyms for the species.

Big Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Big Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, May 26, 2019.

One of the largest snooksCentropomus undecimalis grows to a maximum overall length of 140 centimeters (4.6 ft) but common length is 50 centimeters (1.6 ft). The IGFA world record is 24.32 kg (53 lb 10 oz) caught in Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica by an angler named Rafael Montalvo.[1][2] Of typical centropomid form, it possesses drab coloration except for a distinctive black lateral line. It can also possess bright yellow pelvic and caudal fins, especially during the spawn.[3]

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Centropomus undecimalis is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean from the coast of the North Carolina to Brazil including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.[17]

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 1, 2018.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 1, 2018.

Many[who?] believe that snook originated in Central America and that changes in the earth’s climate are what brought the snook to Florida. It is believed that during a great warming trend after the Ice Age, snook moved northward along the Mexico shoreline. They followed the perimeter of the Gulf of Mexico, down the west coast of Florida and up the east coast. There are massive snook in Central America, although they seem to look a little different because of the weather and water quality but besides that, they are the same.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 17, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, May 17, 2019.

There are no restrictions in most of Central America on the size or quantity of snook one can keep, consequently, many locals have been keeping and killing the massive snook for quite a while.[18] Occurring in shallow coastal waters (up to 20 meters (66 ft) depth), estuaries, and lagoons, the fish often enters fresh water. It is carnivorous, with a diet dominated by smaller fishes, and crustaceans such as shrimp, and occasionally crabs.[19]”  Please see more information here.

Common Snook, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Common Snook, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

Snook

Snook is managed by two regions in Florida: Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Regulations apply in state and adjacent federal waters. No commercial harvest or sale of snook is permitted.

License Requirements:  Snook permit and recreational fishing license

Myra's 35 LB. Big Snook! Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, March 18, 2018. [File Photo - July 12, 2012].
Myra’s 35 LB. Big Snook! Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Sunday, March 18, 2018. [File Photo – July 12, 2012].

Florida Regulations:

Atlantic (state and adjacent federal waters, includes Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee River) Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, and Everglades National Park (state and adjacent federal waters)
Closed Harvest Season Dec. 15 – Jan. 31; June 1 – Aug. 31 Dec. 1-end of February; May 1-Aug. 31
Size Limit Not less than 28″  total length (TL) or more than 32″ TL Not less than 28″  total length (TL) or more than 33″ TL
Bag Limit 1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for hire limit

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, August 16, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, August 16, 2019.

Allowable Gear: Hook and line only

Snook Map

2016 Snook Symposium

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Snook is managed by two regions in Florida: Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Regulations apply in state and adjacent federal waters. No commercial harvest or sale of snook is permitted.

If you have questions about your snook permit, visit the Snook Permit page.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Research and Biology

To learn more about snook biology and research projects conducted by the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, visit their snook page. For source & more information, please see FWC/Snook.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, August 9, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Friday, August 9, 2019.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Snook, Friday, June 22, 2018; Captiva Island Fishing Charters, click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.  We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Thursday, June 20, 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 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.

Snook & Smiles, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Snook & Smiles, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

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Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 23, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Monday, December 23, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Snook, Sanibel Island Fishing, Catch & Release, Captiva Island, Sunday, October 20, 20197