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Captiva Fishing, Snook!

Snook Fishing, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 2, 2017.
Snook Fishing, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, December 2, 2017: Snook.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, December 2: Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff may be lessening a bit; some Red Tide but it has broken up and largely dispersed); more fishing reports from other areas and Captains below.

Saturday, December 2:  Snook, Blind Pass, Tide Change; Pompano & Bluefish schools running inshore, Snook in the passes, Seatrout on grass flats, Redfish on oyster bars, and Grouper on the structure.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

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

Two Snook, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Two Snook, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

“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.

Snook, Tim, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Snook, Tim, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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]

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]

More Snook, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.
More Snook, Blind Pass, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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, Flats, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Snook, Flats, Tide Change, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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 these 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.

Snook, South Seas Resort, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Snook, South Seas Resort, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, October 13, 2016.

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

Little Snook In The Passes, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, August 17, 2017. File Photo.
Little Snook In The Passes, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, August 17, 2017. File Photo.

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, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 5, 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.

Alexander, Charlie "Rooster" Landon, Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, October 8, 2017, [File Photo: Sunday, March 26, 2017].
Alexander, Charlie “Rooster” Landon, Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, October 8, 2017, [File Photo: Sunday, March 26, 2017].

Captiva Fishing, Grouper!

Small Grouper, Inshore Structure, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 1, 2017.
Small Grouper, Inshore Structure, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 1, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, December 1, 2017: Grouper.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Friday, December 1: Grouper, Inshore Structure, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff may be lessening a bit; a spot of red tide @ Boca Grande Pass); more fishing reports from other areas and Captains below.

Friday, December 1:  Grouper, Structure, Inshore; Pompano & Bluefish schools running inshore, Snook in the passes, Seatrout on grass flats, Redfish on oyster bars, and Grouper on the structure.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

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

Grouper In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 1, 2017,  [File Photo - Tuesday, September 19, 2017].
Grouper In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 1, 2017, [File Photo – Tuesday, September 19, 2017].
“Mycteroperca microlepis (the gaggag groupervelvet rockfish or charcoal belly) is a species of grouper from warmer parts of the West Atlantic, including the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It is a drab, mottled-gray fish lacking the distinguishing features of most other groupers. Its pattern of markings resemble the box-shaped spots of the black grouper. It lacks the streamer-points on the tail fin that scamp (Mycteroperca phenax) and yellowmouth grouper (M. interstitialis) have, and lacks yellow coloration around the mouth.

Ten- to 20-pound (5- to 10-kg) fish are common. The world record is 80 lb 6 oz (36.45 kg). The gag grouper is a bottom feeder and is often caught by fishermen seeking bottom-dwelling species, such as snappers. Its flaky white meat is considered quite delicious.

Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Members of this species are known to be protogynous hermaphrodites, schooling in harems with the most aggressive and largest females shifting sex to male, probably as a result of behavioral triggers, when no male is available. Commercial and sport fishing have created tremendous selective pressures against the largest animals, typically male, restricting the reproductive capacity of the entire breeding population.

Jean, Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, 2-26-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Jean, Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, 2-26-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Recently, a small closure in the Gulf of Mexico was established to provide this and other species a refuge from commercial fishing pressure, however, these data are highly in dispute and are currently being challenged for inaccuracies. They are found in areas of a hard or consolidated substrate, and use structural features, such as ledges, rocks, and coral reefs (as well as artificial reefs, such as wrecks and sunken barges) as their habitats.”  Please see more information here.

Red Grouper, Structure, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, October 16, 2017, [File Photo: Sunday, July 3, 2016].
Red Grouper, Structure, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, October 16, 2017, [File Photo: Sunday, July 3, 2016].
Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Redfish, 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.

Grouper, Patrick, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Grouper, Patrick, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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.

Gag Grouper, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, March 14, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Gag Grouper, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, March 14, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

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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.

Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 3-1-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 3-1-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Captiva Fishing, Redfish!

Redfish Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Redfish Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 30, 2017: Redfish.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Thursday, November 30: Redfish, Blind Pass, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff may be lessening a bit; a spot of red tide @ Boca Grande Pass); more fishing reports from other areas and Captains below.

Thursday, November 30:  Redfish, Blind Pass; Pompano & Bluefish schools running inshore, Snook in the passes, Seatrout on grass flats, Redfish on oyster bars, and Grouper on the structure.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

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

Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, November 30, 2017, [File Photo - Sunday, October 15, 2017].
Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, November 30, 2017, [File Photo – Sunday, October 15, 2017].
“The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as channel bassredfishspottail 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.

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]

Fly Fishing, Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, November 19, 2017, [File Photo - Wednesday, October 11, 2017].
Fly Fishing, Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, November 19, 2017, [File Photo –
Wednesday, October 11, 2017].
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.

Hurricane Irma, Redfish In Morning & Then Pulling Boat Out, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 8, 2017.
Hurricane Irma, Redfish In Morning & Then Pulling Boat Out, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 8, 2017.

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]

Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, August 6, 2017.

The red drum uses its senses of sight and touch, and its downturned mouth, to locate forage on the bottom through vacuuming or biting. On the top and middle of the water column, it uses changes in the light that might look like food. In the summer and fall, adult red drum feed on crabsshrimp, and mullet; in the spring and winter, adults primarily feed on menhaden, mullet, pinfishsea robinlizardfishspotAtlantic croaker, and mud minnows.

Redfish On The Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, May 15, 2017.
Redfish On The Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, May 15, 2017.

Red drum naturally occur along the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Aquaculture activities involving them occur around the world.[4] Immature red drum prefer grass marsh areas of bays and estuaries when available. Both younger mature red drum (3-6 years of age) and bull red drum prefer rocky outcroppings including jetties and manmade structures, such as oil rigs and bridge posts. Around this type of structure, they are found throughout the water column.”  Please see more information here.

Two Redfish Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 [File Photo: Sunday, October 2, 2016].
Two Redfish Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 [File Photo: Sunday, October 2, 2016].
Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Redfish, 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.

Redfish, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Satuday, August 19, 2017. File Photo.
Redfish, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Satuday, August 19, 2017. File Photo.

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.

Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, June 11, 2017. File Photo.
Redfish, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, June 11, 2017. File Photo.

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Fair winds and following seas,

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

Redfish, Oyster Bars, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, March 11, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Captiva Fishing, Snook!

Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 29, 2017: Snook.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Wednesday, November 29: Snook, Blind Pass, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff may be lessening a bit; a spot of red tide @ Boca Grande Pass); more fishing reports from other areas and Captains below.

Wednesday, November 29:  Small Snook & Redfish, Blind Pass; Pompano & Bluefish schools running inshore, Snook in the passes, Seatrout on grass flats, Redfish on oyster bars, and Grouper on the structure.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

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

“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.

Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, [File Photo: Saturday, November 19, 2016].
Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, [File Photo: Saturday, November 19, 2016].
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]

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, Mangroves, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, October 29, 2016.
Snook, Mangroves, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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 Fishing, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, July 27, 2017. File Photo.
Snook Fishing, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, July 27, 2017. File Photo.

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 these 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.

Snook, South Seas Resort, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Snook, South Seas Resort, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658 and here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.  Redfish, 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 Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, October 10, 2016.
Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, October 10, 2016.

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.

Two Snook, Blind Pass, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, September 5, 2016.
Two Snook, Blind Pass, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, September 5, 2016.

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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.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, September 18, 2017. File Photo.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, September 18, 2017. File Photo.

Captiva Fishing, Bonita, December 31, 2016

Charlie, Bonita, False Albacore Tuna, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday December 31, 2016.
Charlie, Bonita, False Albacore Tuna, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday December 31, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, More Bonita!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, December 31, 2016: weather better today, going to look for bonita & barracuda, offshore; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Friday, December 30, 2016: cold & windy today, but great fishing yesterday – bonita and big barracuda, offshore, catch & release; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, December 29, 2016: Big Barracuda, five miles offshore, catch & release; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Permit, offshore; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Grouper, Blind Pass wreck; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

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Fair winds and following seas,

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

Captiva Fishing, Bonita, December 30, 2016

Joey, Hank, Bonita, False Albacore Tuna, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday December 30, 2016.
Joey, Hank, Bonita, False Albacore Tuna, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday December 30, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Bonita!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Friday, December 30, 2016: cold & windy today, but great fishing yesterday – bonita and big barracuda, offshore, catch & release; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, December 29, 2016: Big Barracuda, five miles offshore, catch & release; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Permit, offshore; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Grouper, Blind Pass wreck; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, December 26, 2016: Snapper, offshore structure;  latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Captiva Fishing, Barracuda, December 29, 2016

Charlie, Barracuda, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday December 29, 2016.
Charlie, Barracuda, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday December 29, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Barracuda!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, December 29, 2016: Big Barracuda, five miles offshore, catch & release; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Permit, offshore; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Grouper, Blind Pass wreck; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, December 26, 2016: Snapper, offshore structure;  latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, December 25, 2016: More Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Captiva Fishing, Permit, December 28, 2016

Permit, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday December 28, 2016.
Permit, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday December 28, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Permit!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Permit, offshore; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Grouper, Blind Pass wreck; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, December 26, 2016: Snapper, offshore structure; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, December 25, 2016: More Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 24, 2016: Grouper; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Captiva Fishing, Grouper, December 27, 2016

Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday December 27, 2016.
Grouper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday December 27, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Grouper!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Grouper, Blind Pass wreck; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, December 26, 2016: Snapper, offshore structure; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, December 25, 2016: More Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 24, 2016: Grouper; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 23, 2016: Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Captiva Fishing, Snapper, December 26, 2016

Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday December 26, 2016.
Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday December 26, 2016.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Snapper!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, December 26, 2016: Snapper, offshore structure; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, December 25, 2016: More Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Saturday, December 24, 2016: Grouper; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportstill some late season tarpon in the bay and on beach.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, December 23, 2016: Bluefish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Please click calendar at upper right or call 239-472-8658 to book a charter.

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

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, December 22, 2016: More Grouper; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and on fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

And you can like us on Facebook.

Fair winds and following seas,

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