Red Snapper, Good Eating Fish, Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

Good Eating Fish


Captiva Island College Of Fishing ©Good Eating Fish, Captiva, Florida

 

A quick summary of good eating fish we catch around Captiva and Sanibel.

Common Snook ~ Good Eating (we recommend catch & release only)
Up to 3.5′ & 30 lbs.

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

Red Grouper ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 3′ & 40 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Cobia – Excellent Eating

Cobia, picture from http://fineartamerica.com/featured/cobia-carey-chen.html
Cobia, picture from http://fineartamerica.com/featured/cobia-carey-chen.html

Gag Grouper ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 4′ & 80 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Flounder – Good Eating

Flounder, picture from http://www.nativeguide.net/Report.html
Flounder, picture from http://www.nativeguide.net/Report.html

Red Snapper ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 3′ & 40 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spanish mackerel – Good Eating

Spanish Mackerel, picture from http://www.nativeguide.net/Report.html
Spanish Mackerel, picture from http://www.nativeguide.net/Report.html

 

Schoolmaster ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 2′ & 10 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

King mackerel – Good Eating

King mackerel, picture from http://www.bigfish-mombasa.com/what-will-i-catch.html
King mackerel, picture from http://www.bigfish-mombasa.com/what-will-i-catch.html

 

Mangrove Snapper ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 2′ & 10 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Lane Snapper ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 1.5′ & 6 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Permit ~ Good Eating
Up to 2.5′ & 40 lbs.

Pompano ~ Excellent Eating
Up to 1.5′ & 5 lbs.

 

Black drum – Excellent Eating

Black drum, picture from http://takemefishing.org/fishing/fishopedia/species-explorer/black-drum/
Black drum, picture from http://takemefishing.org/fishing/fishopedia/species-explorer/black-drum/

Spotted Sea Trout ~ Good Eating
Up to 2′ & 6 lbs.

Red Drum ~ Good Eating
Up to 3′ & 40 lbs.

Red Drum
Red Drum

Hogfish – Excellent eating

Hogfish, picture from http://www.sarasota-fla-fishing.com/Hogfish.htm
Hogfish, picture from http://www.sarasota-fla-fishing.com/Hogfish.htm

Sheepshead ~ Good Eating
Up to 2′ & 6 lbs.

Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Captiva Island, Florida

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