Captiva Fishing, Mackerel!

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 13, 2017.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 13, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 13, 2017: Spanish Mackerel.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, November 13: Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Monday, November 13:  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.

Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 13, 2017, [File Photo - Saturday, October 21, 2017].
Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 13, 2017, [File Photo – Saturday, October 21, 2017].
“The Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) is a migratory species of mackerels that swims to the Northern Gulf of Mexico in spring, returns to South Florida in the Eastern Gulf, and to Mexico in the Western Gulf in the fall.

The fish exhibits a green back; its sides are silvery marked with about three rows of round to elliptical yellow spots. Lateral line gradually curving down from the upper end of the gill cover toward caudal peduncle. The first (spiny) dorsal fin is black at the front. Posterior membranes are white with a black edge. Its single row of cutting edged teeth in each jaw (around sixty-four teeth in all) are large, uniform, closely spaced and flattened from side to side. As with the King mackerel and the Cero mackerel, these teeth look very similar to those of the BluefishPomatomus saltatrix.

Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, July 23, 2017.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, July 23, 2017.

Spanish mackerel are a highly valued fish throughout their range from North Carolina to Texas. Recreational anglers catch Spanish mackerel from boats while trolling or drifting and from boats, piers, jetties, and beaches by casting spoons and jigs and live-bait fishing. Fast lure retrieves are key to catching these quick fish. Commercial methods are primarily run-around gill netting, and rarely, by trolling lures similar to those used by recreational anglers.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, August 19, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, August 19, 2016.

On November 4, 1987, Woody Outlaw caught a world-record 13-pound Spanish mackerel[4]on a blue and white Sea Witch with a strip of fastback menhaden on a 7/0 hook, held by a Shimano bait-casting reel on a Kuna rod with 30-pound test line.[5]

Spanish mackerel are primarily marketed fresh or frozen as fillets as commercially caught fish are too small to sell in the form of steaks. Their raw flesh is white. They may be prepared by broilingfryingbaking or, rarely, by smoking.

The Spanish mackerel is also a popular sushi fish. By analogy with the Japanese Spanish mackerel, which is a member of the same genus, it is often called sawara on sushi menus.”  Please see more information here.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

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

Spanish Mackerel Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, April 22, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, April 22, 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.

Fly Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Saturday, October 21, 2017, [File Photo: 7-7-14]
Fly Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Saturday,
October 21, 2017, [File Photo: 7-7-14]
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Spanish Mackerel caught in Redfish Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Spanish Mackerel caught in Redfish Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Captiva Fishing, Sharks!

Jimmy Burnsed & A Big Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, November 12, 2017. Photo Credit: James Berg.
Jimmy Burnsed & A Big Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, November 12, 2017. Photo Credit: James Berg.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 12, 2017: More Sharks.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Sunday, November 12: More Sharks, Inshore, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Sunday, November 12: More Sharks & Spanish Mackerel, Jimmy Burnsed with a big shark, catch & release; 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.

Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, October 12, 2017, [File Photo -  Tuesday, August 8, 2017].
Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, October 12, 2017, [File Photo – Tuesday, August 8, 2017].
“The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. Genetic analyses have revealed substantial variation within this species, with populations from the western Atlantic Ocean isolated and distinct from those in the rest of its range. The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Swift, energetic piscivores, blacktip sharks are known to make spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish. Their demeanor has been described as “timid” compared to other large requiem sharks. Both juveniles and adults form groups of varying size. Like other members of its family, the blacktip shark is viviparous; females bear one to 10 pups every other year. Young blacktip sharks spend the first months of their lives in shallow nurseries, and grown females return to the nurseries where they were born to give birth themselves. In the absence of males, females are also capable of asexual reproduction.

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-4-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-4-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Normally wary of humans, blacktip sharks can become aggressive in the presence of food and have been responsible for a number of attacks on people. This species is of importance to both commercial and recreational fisheries across many parts of its range, with its meat, skin, fins, and liver oil used. It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, on the basis of its low reproductive rate and high value to fishers.”  Please see more information here.

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

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

Charlie's Black Tip Shark caught on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Charlie’s Black Tip Shark caught on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

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.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 6-27-15, Blacktip Shark 2, Catch & Release ~ #Sanibel #Captiva
Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 6-27-15, Blacktip Shark 2, Catch & Release ~ #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.

Captiva Fishing, Josh Schardin, Blacktip Shark, 4-8-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Josh Schardin, Blacktip Shark, 4-8-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Captiva Fishing, Cobia!

Little Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Little Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 11, 2017: Little Cobia.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, November 11: Little Cobia, Just Offshore, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Saturday, November 11: Cobia & Sharks, Only Things Biting, catch & release; 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.

Charlie, Cobia, Gulf Side Of Sanibel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Saturday, November 11, 2017, [File Photo - December 12, 2012].
Charlie, Cobia, Gulf Side Of Sanibel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Saturday, November 11, 2017, [File Photo – December 12, 2012].
“The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a species of perciform marine fish, the only representative of the genus Rachycentron and the family Rachycentridae. Other common names include black kingfishblack salmonlinglemonfishcrabeaterprodigal son and black bonito.

Attaining a maximum length of 2 m (78 in) and a maximum weight of 78 kg (172 lb), the cobia has an elongated fusiform (spindle-shaped) body and a broad, flattened head. The eyes are small and the lower jaw projects slightly past the upper. Fibrous villiform teeth line the jaws, the tongue, and the roof of the mouth.

Cobia caught offshore of Captiva in Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Cobia caught offshore of Captiva on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

The body of the fish is smooth with small scales. It is dark brown in color, grading to white on the belly with two darker brown horizontal bands on the flanks. The stripes are more prominent during spawning when they darken and the background color lightens.

The cobia is normally solitary except for annual spawning aggregations, and sometimes it will congregate at reefs, wrecks, harbors, buoys, and other structural oases. It is pelagic, but it may enter estuaries and mangroves in search of prey.

Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.

It is found in warm-temperate to tropical waters of the West and East Atlantic Ocean, throughout the Caribbean, and in the Indo-Pacific off India, Australia and Japan.[2] It is eurythermal, tolerating a wide range of temperatures, from 1.6 to 32.2 °C. It is also euryhaline, living at salinities of 5 to 44.5 ppt.[3]

The cobia feeds primarily on crabssquid, and fish. It will follow larger animals such as sharksturtles, and manta rays to scavenge. It is a very curious fish, showing little fear of boats.”  Please see more information here.

Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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

Cobia & Sharks, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Cobia & Sharks, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 15, 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.

Cobia Off Captiva Island, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Cobia Off Captiva Island, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.

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Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday January 2, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, January 2, 2017.

Captiva Fishing, Bull Shark!

Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 10, 2017.
Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 10, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 10, 2017: Bull Shark.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Friday, November 10: Bull Shark, Sharks Are Biting Inshore, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Friday, November 10: Bull Shark, Sharks Feeding Inshore, catch & release; 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.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Friday, November 10, 2017, [File Photo -Wednesday, 6-24-15].
Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Friday, November 10, 2017, [File Photo -Wednesday, 6-24-15].
“The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark or, unofficially, as Zambi in Africa and Lake Nicaraguashark in Nicaragua, is a requiem shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, a predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers.

Bull sharks can thrive in both salt and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Alton, Illinois,[2] although few freshwater human-shark interactions have been recorded. Larger sized bull sharks are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many bites attributed to other species.[3]

Unlike the river sharks of the genus Glyphis, bull sharks are not true freshwater sharks, despite their ability to survive in freshwater habitats.”  Please see more information here.

Bull Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, August 14, 2017. File Photo.
Bull Sharks, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, August 14, 2017. File Photo.

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

Friday, 10/11/13, Captiva Fishing Report: Big Bull Shark caught by captain Jimmy! Sanibel, Captiva & North Captiva, #Captiva
Friday, 10/11/13, Captiva Fishing Report: Big Bull Shark caught by captain Jimmy! Sanibel, Captiva & North Captiva, #Captiva

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.

Big Bull Shark caught inshore of Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service
Big Bull Shark caught inshore of Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service

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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.

200 pound Bull Shark caught inshore of Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
200 pound Bull Shark caught inshore of Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Captiva Fishing, Lemon Shark!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 9, 2017: Lemon Shark.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Thursday, November 9: Lemon Shark, Threatened Species, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Thursday, November 9: Lemon Shark, A Lot Of Sharks Around, catch & release; 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.

Big Lemon Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 9, 2017, [File Photo -Saturday, 7-18-15].
Big Lemon Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 9, 2017, [File Photo -Saturday, 7-18-15].
“The lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) is a stocky and powerful shark. A member of the family Carcharhinidae, lemon sharks can grow to 3.4 meters (11 ft) in length. They are often found in shallow subtropical waters and are known to inhabit and return to specific nursery sites for breeding. Often feeding at night, these sharks use electroreceptors to find their main source of prey: fish. Lemon sharks enjoy the many benefits of group living such as enhanced communication, courtshippredatory behavior, and protection. This species of shark gives birth to live young, and the females are polyandrous and have a biennial reproductive cycle. Lemon sharks are not thought to be a large threat to humans.

Lemon Shark, Kayak Fishing On The Beach, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 3, 2017. [File Photo - Jacob Spencer, Fall, 2016]
Lemon Shark, Kayak Fishing On The Beach, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, November 3, 2017. [File Photo – Jacob Spencer, Fall, 2016]
The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor in its coastal habitat.[3] The lemon shark commonly attains a length of 2.4 to 3.1 m (7.9 to 10.2 ft) and a weight up to 90 kg (200 lb) by adulthood, although sexual maturity is attained at 2.24 m (7.3 ft) in males and 2.4 m (7.9 ft) in females.[4] The maximum recorded length and weight is 3.43 m (11.3 ft) and 183.7 kg (405 lb), respectively.[5] It has a flattened head with a short, broad snout, and the second dorsal fin is almost as large as the first. Lemon sharks have electroreceptors concentrated in their heads, called the ampullae of Lorenzini.[6] These receptors detect electrical pulses emitted by potential prey and allow these nocturnal feeders to sense their prey in the dark.[6]”  Please see more information here.

Lemon Shark, Catch & Release, , Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Lemon Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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

Big Lemon Shark 2, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 7-18-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Big Lemon Shark 2, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 7-18-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

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.

Lemon Shark caught on Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Lemon Shark caught on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

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Lemon Shark

Captiva Fishing, Spinner Shark!

Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 8, 2017: Spinner Shark.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Wednesday, November 8: Spinner Shark, Voodoo Rat, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Wednesday, November 8: Spinner Shark, A Lot Of Sharks Around, catch & release; 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.

Spinner Shark, Sanibel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 [File Photo: June 12, 2017].
Spinner Shark, Sanibel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 [File Photo: June 12, 2017].
“The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, named for the spinning leaps it makes as a part of its feeding strategy. This species occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide, except for in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found from coastal to offshore habitats to a depth of 100 m (330 ft), though it prefers shallow water. The spinner shark resembles a larger version of the blacktip shark (C. limbatus), with a slender body, long snout, and black-marked fins. This species can be distinguished from the blacktip shark by the first dorsal fin, which has a different shape and is placed further back, and by the black tip on the anal fin (in adults only). It attains a maximum length of 3 m (9.8 ft).

Spinner Shark, Cayo Costa, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Cayo Costa, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Spinner sharks are swift and gregarious predators that feed on a wide variety of small bony fishes and cephalopods. When feeding on schools of forage fish, they will speed vertically through the school while spinning on their axis, erupting from the water at the end. Like other members of its family, the spinner shark is viviparous, with females bearing litters of three to 20 young every other year. The newborns are born in shallow nursery areas near the coast and are relatively fast-growing. This species is not usually dangerous to humans but may become belligerent when excited by food. Spinner sharks are valued by commercial fisheries across their range for their meat, fins, liver oil, and skin. They are also esteemed as strong fighters by recreational fishers. The IUCN has assessed this species as Near Threatened worldwide and Vulnerable off the southeastern United States.”  Please see more information here.

Spinner Shark caught offshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo].
Spinner Shark caught offshore of Captiva Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service. Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo].
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We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Spinner Shark, North Captiva, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo: April 28, 2011].
Spinner Shark, North Captiva, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, September 28, 2017 [File Photo: April 28, 2011].
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.

Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Spinner Shark, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, November 8, 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.

Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 9, 2017 [File Photo: Monday, August 7, 2017].
Blacktip Sharks, Stealing The Tarpon Bait, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, October 9,
2017 [File Photo: Monday, August 7, 2017].

Captiva Fishing, Bull Shark!

Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 7, 2017: Bull Shark.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Tuesday, November 7: Bull Shark, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Tuesday, November 7: Bull Shark, Stealing The Cut Redfish Bait, catch & release; 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.

Bull shark caught inshore of Sanibel Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. [File Photo - March 14, 2014].
Bull shark caught inshore of Sanibel Island, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. [File Photo – March 14, 2014].
“The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark or, unofficially, as Zambi in Africa and Lake Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua, is a requiem shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, a predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers.

Bull sharks can thrive in both salt and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Alton, Illinois,[2] although few freshwater human-shark interactions have been recorded. Larger sized bull sharks are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many bites attributed to other species.[3]

Unlike the river sharks of the genus Glyphis, bull sharks are not true freshwater sharks, despite their ability to survive in freshwater habitats.”  Please see more information here.

Bull Shark, Catch & Release, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, [File Photo -Tuesday, September 20, 2016].
Bull Shark, Catch & Release, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, [File Photo -Tuesday, September 20, 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.

Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, January 7, 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.

Bull Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Bull Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, July 28, 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.

Smaller Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, [File Photo - 12-29-15].
Smaller Bull Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, [File Photo – 12-29-15].

Captiva Fishing, Tripletail!

Tripletail, Chuck, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 6, 2017.
Tripletail, Chuck, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, November 6, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 6, 2017: Tripletail.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, November 6: Tripletail, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Monday, November 6: Tripletail, Near-Offshore, catch & release; 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.

Tripletail, Patrick, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, November 7, 2017, [File Photo - Wednesday, May 25, 2016].
Tripletail, Patrick, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, November 7, 2017, [File Photo – Wednesday, May 25, 2016].
“The Atlantic tripletail or tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) is a warm-water marine fish found across the tropics; it can grow to 90 cm long and weigh 18 kg. It is also known by fishermen by names like flasher or steamboat.[1] Young fishes float on their sides, often beside flotsam, and appear like a dry leaf.[2] In Indonesia, the local name is called KakapHitam/Laut or similar as Black Barramundi which is commonly consumed by its similar appearance as Lates calcifiers-Barramundi.

Tripletails are well known for their unusual behavior of floating just beneath the surface with one side exposed, mimicking a leaf or floating debris. This is thought to be a feeding strategy because of the locality of their prey items and the floating structures associated with this behavior.[4] The behavior has resulted in a rapidly increasing incidence of recreational fishermen sight-fishing for the floating tripletails, resulting in severe bag and length restrictions in Florida and Georgia to ensure future populations.[5]”   Please see more information here.

TripleTail, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 12-15-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
TripleTail, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 12-15-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

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.

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

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.

Grouper & Snapper, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, 2-1-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Grouper & Snapper, Offshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, 2-1-16 ~ #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 Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, 11-16-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Grouper Fishing, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Monday, 11-16-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Captiva Fishing, Big Snook!

Myra's 35 pound Snook! Sanibel & Captiva charters. Sunday, November 5, 2017. [File Photo - July 12, 2012].
Myra’s 35 pound Snook!  Catch & Release. Sanibel & Captiva charters. Sunday, November 5, 2017. [File Photo – July 12, 2012].

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 5, 2017: Big Snook.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Sunday, November 5: Big Snook, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Sunday, November 5: Snook & Redfish In The Passes, catch & release; 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.

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.

Dan, Ben, Snook, North Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Sunday, November 5, 2017, [File Photo - September 7, 2013].
Dan, Ben, Snook, North Captiva, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Sunday, November 5, 2017, [File Photo – September 7, 2013].
We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Big Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, November 5, 2017, [File Photo - June 23, 2014].
Big Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, November 5, 2017, [File Photo – June 23, 2014].
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.

Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Dan, Big Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 [File Photo: 4-26-15].
Captiva Fishing, Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial, Dan, Big Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 [File Photo: 4-26-15].
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.

Big Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Big Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Captiva Fishing, Redfish!

Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, November 4, 2017, [File Photo - Saturday, 10-31-15] .
Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, November 4, 2017, [File Photo – Saturday, 10-31-15] .

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 4, 2017: Redfish.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, November 4: Redfish On The Oyster Bars, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee fresh water runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Saturday, November 4: Redfish & Snook In The Passes, catch & release; also 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.

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.

Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, November 4, 2017, [File Photo - Thursday, September 15, 2016].
Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, November 4, 2017, [File Photo – Thursday, September 15, 2016].
We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Redfish, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, September 21, 2017. File Photo.
Redfish, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, September 21, 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 & Hank, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, May 5, 2016.
Redfish & Hank, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

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.

Redfish, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, 1-10-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Redfish, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, 1-10-16 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Captiva Island, Florida