Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Tournament, April 30, 2017

Day # 1, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Day # 1, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Snook Tournament!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Fishing Guides & Fishing Charters: Cabbage Key, Sunday, April 30: Wrapup Of Another “Very Colorful” Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament Yesterday!  The Ayers, Williamson, Trammel & Lolly Team Won 1st Place!  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.

Jimmy Burnsed 6th Place Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Jimmy Burnsed 6th Place Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Fingers O’Bannon Top 10 Teams

  1.   Ayers, Williamson, Trammell & Lolly”  83.0″
  2.   Wells, Kelley & Hatten:  78.5
  3.   (Joey) Burnsed, Williams, Field & Stute:  78.0″
  4.   Fischer, Bresouits & Barker: 76.5″
  5.   Rinehold, Knight & Wear:  75.0″
  6.   (Jimmy) Burnsed, Strayhorn, Edwards, Persons & Buckingham: 74.0″
  7.   Cooke & Baker:  73.5″
  8.   Krejci, Downes & Ewald:  73.25″
  9.   Glass, Glass, Dooley & Dooley:  71.75″
  10.   Johnson, Marley & Handley:  71.5″

Rob Wells, Sr. and Tracey Stute won the medallions for the biggest men’s and women’s fish.  Rob’s snook was 42.25″ and Tracey’s  snook was 40.0″!

Tournament Board, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Tournament Board, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Big Snook, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Big Snook, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

Day # 2, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Day # 2, Jimmy Burnsed Team, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!

Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Black Drum, April 30, 2017

Floyd, Black Drum, Black Drum, April 7, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Floyd, Black Drum, Black Drum, April 7, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Black Drum.

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Sunday, April 30: Black Drum inshore, usually a fall-winter fish, but we sometimes catch Black Drum as late as May; 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Black Drum 2, 1-18-14, Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Black Drum 2, 1-18-14, Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

“The black drum (Pogonias cromis), also known as “Blue Drum” for its dark and hint of blue color, is a saltwater fish similar to its cousin, the red drum. It is the only species in the genus Pogonias. Though most specimens are generally found in the 5-30 lb (2–14 kg) range, the black drum is well known as the largest of all the drum family with some specimens reaching excesses of 90 lb (40 kg). The world record black drum was just over 113 lb (51 kg).

Black Drum caught inshore of Captiva , Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Black Drum caught inshore of Captiva , Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Black drum are often black and/or gray in color with juvenile fish having distinctive dark stripes over a gray body. Their teeth are rounded and they have powerful jaws capable of crushing oysters and other shellfish. It is recommended those over 15 lb pounds (7 kg) should be released. Black drum are capable of producing tones between 100 Hz and 500 Hz when performing mating calls.

Blackdrum, 6-9-14,Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Blackdrum, 6-9-14,Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

The black drum is usually found in or near brackish waters. Larger, older fish are more commonly found in the saltier areas of an estuary (closer to the ocean) near oyster beds or other plentiful food sources. Juvenile fish have 4 to 5 bold vertical black bars on a light background and can be mistaken for Sheepshead at first glance, but are distinguished on closer inspection because sheepshead have teeth and black drum have chin barbells. These stripes usually fade to dull gray as the fish grow from 12 to 24 inches in length. Juvenile fish are more commonly found in less salty areas and relate more strongly to structure and cover. In the western Atlantic, black drum

Big Black Drum caught inshore of Sanibel Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Big Black Drum caught inshore of Sanibel Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Juvenile fish are more commonly found in less salty areas and relate more strongly to structure and cover. In the western Atlantic, black drum are found from Nova Scotia to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, the Antilles (uncommon), and the southern Caribbean coast; also from the Orinoco delta to Argentina.[1] They are common between the Delaware Bay and Florida coasts and most abundant along the Texas coast. After reaching maturity by the end of their second year, black drum spawn in and around estuarine waters. In Texas, most spawning takes place in February and March.[2]

Floyd & Tom with two Black Drums on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

Black drum larvae eat mostly zooplankton, and young black drum (less than 20 cm long) eat worms and small fish. Black drum are mostly bottom feeders, with adults eating mostly mollusks and crabs. In shallow water, they have been reported to feed with their heads down so that their tails show above the water surface. Their sensitive chin barbels help locate food, and strong pharyngeal teeth crush the shells of these preferred foods. It has been reported that, in captivity, large drum were able to eat more than two commercial-sized oysters per kilogram of body weight each day.

Big Black Drum, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, 2-19-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Big Black Drum, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, 2-19-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

It has been reported that, in captivity, large drum were able to eat more than two commercial-sized oysters per kilogram of body weight each day.[3] This translates into the potential for a 20 kg drum (about 45 lb) to eat 40 oysters a day. Fishing advice for black drum along the east and southeast coasts of the United States often includes the suggestion to locate an oyster bed. However, this preference has also caused black drum to be a nuisance for those who raise oysters commercially.[4] A group of black drum can do great damage to an oyster bed in a single day.

Black Drum caught in Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Black Drum caught in Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Annual growth rate for ages 1–3 is 100–150 mm/year-1and then slows to 10–50 mm/year for ages 10–20.[6] Studies have reported black drum weighing more than 60 kg on the Atlantic coast and they are believed to live up to 60 years. Other studies suggest that black drum in the Gulf of Mexico do not grow as large or live as long; in a sample of 1357 black drum from coastal Louisiana, the largest individual was 22.6 kg and the oldest was 44 years.[7]

Black Drum, Great Kids' Fishing, 11-27-13, Sunday, 5/12/13, Captiva Fishing Report: Sanibel, Captiva & North Captiva, #CaptivaBlack drum are bottom feeders, so they are most commonly caught with bait either on the bottom or suspended within a couple feet off the bottom. Bottom fishing methods are used both in surf fishing and inshore fishing.[11] Shrimp is a typical bait that works well; squid can also be used and is less subject to bait stealing by hardhead catfish and Atlantic croakers which often frequent the same waters. There are times when the older, larger fish are more readily caught on a half or a quarter of a

Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

There are times when the older, larger fish are more readily caught on a half or a quarter of a blue crab with the top shell removed and cut or broken to fit on a 4/0 to 9/0 hook. This type of fishing is often combined with chumming, a baiting practice that involves scattering bits of fish parts and blood into the water as an attractant.[12] Sometimes black drum are caught on spoons and jigs.

Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

Black drum are reported to mouth a natural bait, so anglers need to wait a few seconds before setting the hook.[13] Once a big adult drum grabs the bait, it takes off with gusto and can put up quite a fight. An unsecured rod can easily be pulled into the water. Landing these big fish on light tackle can be challenging, and since drum are primarily scent-based feeders, there is little disadvantage in using heavier line and tackle. A 40-lb braided line with a comparable weight fluorocarbon leader is a good compromise between castability and strength. However, big drum are frequently caught with everything from 8-lb monofilament to 100-lb braided lines with heavy steel leaders.

Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

An effective strategy for fishing from a boat is to select a spot with a sandy bottom or oyster bed where food is plentiful at a time of day with some tidal movement. Pier or bank fishing should target jetties, structure, or a boat channel near a rapid increase in depth and some tidal movement. With stout tackle, black drum above 10 lb are relatively easy for children to catch because they are not particularly skittish and do not easily come off once they are hooked. Because bigger drum can make a long, strong run right after taking the bait, preventing broken line often requires a relatively light drag setting early in the fight.

Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Black Drum caught in Blind Pass on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

One researcher reported good success with trotline fishing techniques, which he used to catch a large sample of black drum for tagging and scientific study.[14]

Tom, Joey, Charlie, Thanksgiving Fishing, Redfish, Black Drum, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Tom, Joey, Charlie, Thanksgiving Fishing, Redfish, Black Drum, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Black drum are edible, with a moderate flavor and are not oily. Some restaurants in the southern US serve smaller black drum. A big drum can be challenging to clean; removing the large scales is a challenge. Many fishermen prefer to fillet with an electric knife, first removing the fillet from along the backbone, and then using the electric knife to cut the fillet from the skin and scales. Fish over 15 lb can become tough and have a consistency comparable with chicken, rather than the flaky texture of many species of fish. Younger fish are often indistinguishable in flavor from red drum.[15]  More background here.

Tom, Redfish, Oyster Bar, Bayside, Blind Pass, Thanksgiving Week, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Tom, Redfish, Oyster Bar, Bayside, Blind Pass, Thanksgiving Week, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

Steve Murphy, Evanston, Black drum caught at Redfish Pass, Captiva.
Steve Murphy, Evanston, Black drum caught at Redfish Pass, Captiva.

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Snook, April 29, 2017

Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
“Warming Up” Earlier In The Week, Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The 23rd Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament
The 24th Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Snook Tournament!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Fishing Guides & Fishing Charters: Cabbage Key, Saturday, April 29: Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament winds up today; 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Earlier In The Week, Warming Up For The Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Earlier In The Week, “Warming Up” For The Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Captain Joey Burnsed Team , 4-27-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
File Photo: Captiva Fishing, 22nd Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Captain Joey Burnsed Team, April 27, 2015, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Redfish, April 28, 2017

Big Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.
Big Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Redfish!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Friday, April 28: Big Redfish, 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.
Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

Little Redfish, Big Smile, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.
Little Redfish, Big Smile, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Charlie, The Rooster, Redfish, Big Smile, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.
Charlie, The Rooster, Redfish, Big Smile, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 28, 2017.

Captiva Fishing, Snook, April 27, 2017

Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Snook, SeaTrout & Spanish Mackerel!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Thursday, April 27: Snook, SeaTrout & Spanish Mackerel, 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

SeaTrout, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
SeaTrout, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!

Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Tarpon, April 26, 2017

Tarpon Rolling, 10-27-14, File Photo, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Tarpon Rolling, 10-27-14, File Photo, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tarpon & Sharks!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Wednesday, April 26: Tarpon Rolling, hooking Tarpon & Sharks stealing the bait, catch & release, also Snook, Spanish Mackerel & SeaTrout; 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.

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

Blacknose Reef Shark, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Blacknose Reef Shark, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Big Snook, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Big Snook, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!

Sea Trout, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Sea Trout, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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 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.

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Captiva Fishing, Sharks & Tarpon, April 25, 2017

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Sharks & Tarpon!

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Tuesday, April 25: Tarpon & Blacktip Sharks, 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Captiva Fishing, April 24, 2017: Fingers O’Bannon Tournament Coming Up

Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Dan, Big Snook, 4-26-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Dan, Big Snook, 4-26-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

O’Bannon Tournament April, 27, 28 & 29!

The 23rd Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament
The 24th Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament

The 24th Annual Cabbage Key Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament Thursday – Saturday!

The 2017 Fingers O’Bannon Snook Tournament is occurring this coming weekend.

Myra's 35 pound Snook! Sanibel & Captiva charters.
Myra’s 35 pound Snook! Sanibel & Captiva charters.

“The Fingers O’Bannon Memorial Fishing Tournament is a prestigious invite-only tournament dedicated to the life and memory of the late Floyd ‘Fingers’ O’Bannon and devoted to raising money for AMI Kids on Fort Myers Beach and the Marine Science program at FGCU.

Born October 10, 1926, Fingers O’Bannon became famous for fishing our pristine local waters.  His death on September 27, 1993 prompted many to take action to remember his legacy.

On behalf of Cabbage Key and the O’Bannon family, we would like to thank all past and present sponsors and congratulate previous winners and anglers that have made the tournament such a success year after year.  As always, we look forward to your participation again this year!

Like all Cabbage Key tournaments, the tournament is a catch and release tournament that follows all state of Florida fishing rules and regulations.

Thanks again to all of the Anglers that participate in the Fingers O’Bannon Invitational.

Charlie, Hank & Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 11-21-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Charlie, Hank & Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 11-21-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Winners from the last several years include:

2016

  • 1st Place –Shane Dooley, Sherry Dooley, Billy Glass & Jennifer Glass
  • 2nd Place –Dave Hoke, Charles Edwards, Jim Thompson & Nick Thompson
  • 3rd Place –Patrick Ewald, Jason Krejci & John Downes

2015

  • 1st Place – Shannen Ayers and Joe Williamson
  • 2nd Place – Dan Stegmann, Ben Stegmann, Joe Szalay & Joey Burnsed
  • 3rd Place – Ozzie Fischer and Adam Bresouits
  • Saturday Snook Length – Mike Duff”

2014

  • 1st Place – Cooke, Berman, Baker 80.5
  • 2nd Place – Edwards, Edwards 80.25
  • 3rd Place – Wells, Kelley 79.25
Snook In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 9-12-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Snook In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 9-12-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

If you have questions about tournament entry or sponsorship please contact Robert A. Wells III at Rob@tarponlodge.com or call 239-283-3999.”

We’ll be fishing the tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but we’re available for Snook fishing lots of other days.  We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Captiva Fishing, Dan & Ben, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament 2013(?), 4-24-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Dan & Ben, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament 2013(?), 4-24-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Hogfish, April 23, 2017

Hogfish, Hank, Patrick, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Hogfish, Hank, Patrick, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Hogfish or Hog Snapper!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 23: Hogfish or Hog Snapper; 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Hogfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, 12-17-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Hogfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, 12-17-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

“The hogfish or hog snapper (Lachnolaimus maximus), is a species of wrasse native to the western Atlantic Ocean, with a range from Nova Scotia, Canada to northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico. This species occurs around reefs, especially preferring areas with plentiful gorgonians. This species is currently the only known member of its genus.[2]

Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, January 20, 2017.
Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, January 20, 2017.

The hogfish is characterized by a large, laterally compressed body shape. It possesses a very elongated snout which it uses to search for crustaceans buried in the sediment. This very long “pig-like” snout and its rooting behavior give the hogfish its name. The caudal or tail fin is somewhat lunate and the pectoral fins are along the lateral sides of the body with the paired pelvic fins directly below. A prominent black spot behind the pectoral fins differentiates males from females. The dorsal fin usually is composed of three or four long dorsal spines followed by a series of shorter dorsal spines. It is a carnivore. It mainly feeds on small crustaceans.[citation needed]

Hogfish or Hog Snapper, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, February 3, 2017.
Hogfish or Hog Snapper, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, February 3, 2017.

Like many wrasses, the hogfish is a sequential hermaphrodite, which means it changes sex during different life stages. The hogfish is a protogynous, “first female” hermaphrodite: juvenile hogfish start out as female and then mature to become male. The change usually occurs around three years of age and about 14 inches in length.[3] Females and juveniles will usually start out as pale gray, brown, or reddish-brown in color, with a paler underside and no distinct patterns.

Hogfish, Thanksgiving Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 25, 2016.
Hogfish, Thanksgiving Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 25, 2016.

Males are distinguished by a deep, dark band spanning from the snout to the first dorsal spine, as well as by a lateral black spot behind the pectoral fins. Hogfish reach a maximum of 91 cm (36 in) in total length and about 11 kg (24 lb) and have been recorded to live up to 11 years.[4] Spawning in South Florida occurs from November through June.[5] Hogfish social groups are organized into harems where one male will mate and protect a group of females in his territory.

Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, 1-3-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, 1-3-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Hogfish is a commonly targeted species for many spear and reef fisherman and is regarded highly by many for its taste and food value. In 2007, the Florida landings of hogfish totaled 306,953 pounds.[6] The fish stocks are regulated by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Bag, size, and gear limits all have been placed on this species to ensure a healthy stock and to protect it from overfishing.”  More background here.

Chuck, Hogfish, 1-21-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Chuck, Hogfish, 1-21-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several conservation measures that are consistent with federal rules and set a new state management boundary for hogfish at the Thursday, November 17, 2016 meeting in St. Petersburg.

‘Hogfish is an economically important species that is popular with the diving and angling community,’ said Chairman Brian Yablonski. ‘This was not an easy decision, but will help balance the species’ needs while still offering opportunities for anglers.’

Hog Snapper, Charlie, 2-8-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Hog Snapper, Charlie, 2-8-14, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Hogfish is overfished and undergoing overfishing in the Florida Keys and east Florida. Federal law requires the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to end overfishing immediately and implement a 10-year rebuilding plan.

Because most hogfish off the Keys and east Florida are taken in Florida state waters, consistency with similar regulations pending approval in Atlantic federal waters is necessary to rebuild the stock.

Hogfish -map

The effective date for the state waters changes has not been determined but once confirmed, a date will be posted on MyFWC.com and will be sent out via an additional press release.

Proper Hogfish Measurement, Courtesy Of FWC, Hogfish or Hog Snapper, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Proper Hogfish Measurement, Courtesy Of FWC, Hogfish or Hog Snapper, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 23, 2017.

The new state management boundary between the Keys/east Florida and Gulf stocks will be at 25 degrees 9 minutes north latitude (a line due west of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida). Once effective, hogfish north of Cape Sable will be managed as Gulf hogfish, and hogfish south of that line, around the tip of Florida and up the Atlantic coast, will be managed as Atlantic hogfish. Prior to this change, the boundary for hogfish was a line following U.S. Highway 1 in the Florida Keys. This new management boundary line is closer to where Gulf and Atlantic hogfish stocks naturally separate as determined by a recent genetic study.

Hog Snapper, January 28, Blind Pass Wreck, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Hog Snapper, January 28, Blind Pass Wreck, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Other approved conservation changes include:

  • Lowering the Atlantic recreational daily bag limit from five to one fish per harvester.
  • Setting an Atlantic recreational harvest season of May 1 through Oct. 31.
  • Increasing the Atlantic recreational and commercial minimum size limit from 12 to 16 inches fork length.
  • Increasing the Gulf recreational and commercial minimum size limit from 12 to 14 inches fork length.
  • Setting the minimum importation and sale size limit to 14 inches fork length statewide.
Hogfish, 12-20-14, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Hogfish, 12-20-14, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

The size limit increase and the recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.

Big Hogfish, Charlie, 12-31-14, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Big Hogfish, Charlie, 12-31-14, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

The size limit change for Gulf state waters is also consistent with pending regulations for federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf stock is healthy, but stakeholders requested an increase in the minimum size limit as a conservation measure to give hogfish additional spawning opportunities.

Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on ‘Saltwater Fishing,’ “Recreational Regulations” and “Hogfish” for more.”

Jean, Hogfish, 1-26-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Jean, Hogfish, 1-26-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

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

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.

Captiva Fishing, Tarpon, April 22, 2017

Tarpon, Captain Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Tarpon, Captain Jimmy Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tarpon & Sharks!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Saturday, April 22: Tarpon & Sharks, Captain Jimmy Burnsed and a very nice tarpon, 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.

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

For 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 sites. Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic CamsClick here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Captain Joey Burnsed, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

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 sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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

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!

We grew up on Sanibel and Captiva 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 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.