Tripletail, Sanibel Fishing Charters, September 2!
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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: September 2: Tripletail!! Captain Joe’s Charters – a lot of good fish have moved into the gulf, bay, and passes; – tarpon, redfish, snapper, snook, and seatrout are currently present.
Redfish & snook are regulated as catch & release at this time.
Big redfish and snook around, more big redfish than snook.
Red tide has some trace presence and always a worry, but not a factor right now. 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.
“The Atlantic tripletail or tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) is a warm-water marine fish found across the tropics; it can grow to 90 cm long and weigh 18 kg. It is also known by fishermen by names like flasher or steamboat. Young fishes float on their sides, often beside flotsam, and appear like a dry leaf. In Indonesia, the local name is called KakapHitam/Laut or similar as Black Barramundi which is commonly consumed by its similar appearance as Lates calcifiers-Barramundi.
Tripletails are well known for their unusual behavior of floating just beneath the surface with one side exposed, mimicking a leaf or floating debris. This is thought to be a feeding strategy because of the locality of their prey items and the floating structures associated with this behavior. The behavior has resulted in a rapidly increasing incidence of recreational fishermen sight-fishing for the floating tripletails, resulting in severe bag and length restrictions in Florida and Georgia to ensure future populations.” Please see more information here.
“FWC is collecting feedback on Florida’s flounder, sheepshead, and tripletail fisheries. To learn more or to comment, visit MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.
Tripletail: Lobotes surinamensis
|Regulations||Gulf State Waters||Atlantic State Waters|
|Daily Bag Limit||2 Fish Per Person|
- Legal Gear: hook and line gear only (no nets or spearing)
- Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; snatching prohibited
Habitat and Fishing Tips:
Like many other pelagic species, tripletail associate strongly with floating objects. They can be found throughout Florida waters and anglers generally find them suspended under buoys, channel markers, and other floating objects. Tripletails spend much of their time in brackish water bays and estuaries. Catching tripletail is an art and requires both skill and patience. Finding the fish and using the right bait and tackle are the keys to success. Successful fishers typically use a live shrimp on a very light tackle with little or no lead.
40 lb 13 oz” Source & More Information.
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We’re located at 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 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.
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