Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Captiva Fishing, Snook!

Snook, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Snook, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 14, 2017: Blacktip Sharks.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Wednesday, November 15: Snook, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Wednesday, November 15:  Snook, Tide Change; still a lot of Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore Tuna, and sharks feeding on bait schools moving south offshore.

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

Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 23, 2017.
Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 23, 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, Mangroves & Oyster Bars, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Snook, Mangroves & Oyster Bars, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 5, 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]

Patrick, Big Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 2, 2017.
Patrick, Big Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 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.

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

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

Snook, Blind Pass, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 12, 2017, [File Photo: Friday, September 22, 2017].
Snook, Blind Pass, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, October 12, 2017, [File Photo: Friday, September 22, 2017].
After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned with sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Hurricane Irma, Power Still Out, But Back in Water Fishing, Nice Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Hurricane Irma, Power Still Out, But Back in Water Fishing, Nice Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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Snook In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, June 19, 2017.
Snook In The Passes, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, June 19, 2017.