Author Archives: Charlie & Tim Landon

Sanibel Fishing: SeaTrout, July 18!

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SeaTrout, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Sanibel Island.
SeaTrout, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Fishing: Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter, Or Call 239-472-8658

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Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 18, 2018: SeaTrout

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, July 18: Water Quality A Bit Better; SeaTrout, Grass Beds, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; Caloosahatchee freshwater releases still problematic; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently.

SeaTrout, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Sanibel Island.
SeaTrout, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout, is a common estuarine fish found in the southern United States along coasts of Gulf of Mexico and the coastal Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to Florida. These fish are also found in estuarine locations around Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia, Canada.

While most of these fish are caught on shallow, grassy flats, spotted seatrout reside in virtually any inshore waters, from the surf of outside islands to far up coastal rivers, where they often come for shelter during cold weather.

SeaTrout, Grass Beds, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, March 29, 2018, Sanibel Island.
SeaTrout, Grass Beds, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, March 29, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Contrary to its name, the spotted seatrout is not a member of the trout family (Salmonidae), but of the drum family (Sciaenidae). It is popular for commercial and especially recreational fishing in coastal waters of the southeastern United States. Adults reach 19-32 inches in length and 3-15 pounds in weight.

Sanibel Fishing, Sea Trout, 3-20-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.
Sanibel Fishing, Sea Trout, 3-20-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.

Spotted seatrout live in the top of the water column and are most numerous along the coasts of the southeastern states, such as Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. They are also common along the coasts of North and South Carolina and Virginia. Estuarine coasts are prime settlement areas. They are uncommonly seen north of Delaware Bay and along the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.”  Please see more information here.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel.” Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands.

SeaTrout, Grass Beds, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Friday, March 9, 2018, Sanibel Island.
SeaTrout, Grass Beds, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Friday, March 9, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Sea Trout Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Sea Trout Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Saturday, April 16, 2016.

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Sea Trout, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Sea Trout, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.”  More here.

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Sea Trout, Grass Beds, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Friday, April 1, 2016.
Sea Trout, Grass Beds, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Friday, April 1, 2016.

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

Sea Trout, Grass Flats, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, [File Photo = March 19, 2016].
Sea Trout, Grass Flats, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, [File Photo = March 19, 2016].
Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Sanibel Fishing, Two Sea Trout, Tuesday, 6-2-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.
Sanibel Fishing, Two Sea Trout, Tuesday, 6-2-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Sanibel Fishing, Sea Trout 2, Monday, 7-13-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.
Sanibel Fishing, Sea Trout 2, Monday, 7-13-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.

Sanibel Fishing: Spanish Mackerel, July 10!

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Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Fishing: Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter, Or Call 239-472-8658

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Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 7, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 7, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 10, 2018; Spanish Mackerel!

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 10: Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo - 3-9-17].
Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo – 3-9-17].

Captiva Fishing Charters

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands (it is now dredged regularly to keep it open).

Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo - 3-28-17].
Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo – 3-28-17].
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.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.”  More here.Sanibel fishing report & Captiva fishing report, Tuesday, June 5, Sanibel Island, Blacknose Sharks, catch & release; latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality and Red Tide Reports; for more Sanibel fishing photos from Sanibel Captiva fishing charters and reports from ourPlease click here for Best Sanibel & Captiva Things To Do and here for Sanibel & Captiva News.

Spanish Mackerel, August 3, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.
Spanish Mackerel, August 3, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.

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

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Spanish Mackerel, April 17, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.
Spanish Mackerel, April 17, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.

Sanibel Fishing: Cobia, July 9!

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Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Monday, July 9, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Monday, July 9, 2018, Sanibel Island.

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Cobia, Hank, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Cobia, Hank, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 9, 2018; Cobia

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Monday, July 9: Cobia, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Charlie, Cobia, Offshore, 1-22-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & Charters.
Charlie, Cobia, Offshore, 1-22-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & Charters.

Captiva Fishing Charters

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands (it is now dredged regularly to keep it open).

Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Cobia, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Cobia, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Wednesday, July 20, 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.

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.”  More here.

Sanibel fishing report & Captiva fishing report, Tuesday, June 5, Sanibel Island, Blacknose Sharks, catch & release; latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality and Red Tide Reports; for more Sanibel fishing photos from Sanibel Captiva fishing charters and reports from our

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Paul McLachlan & Cobia, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Sanibel & Captiva Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Paul McLachlan & Cobia, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Sanibel & Captiva 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 sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Tim, Charlie, Cobia, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Tim, Charlie, Cobia, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

Sanibel Fishing: Blacknose Shark, July 8!

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Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, July 8, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, July 8, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter, Or Call 239-472-8658

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Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 8, 2018; Blacknose Sharks

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, July 8: Blacknose Sharks, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Blacknose Shark Fishing, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, July 8, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Blacknose Shark Fishing, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, July 8, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Captiva Fishing Charters

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands (it is now dredged regularly to keep it open).

Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Sharks, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, August 8, 2016.
Sharks, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, August 8, 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.

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.”  More here.

Sanibel fishing report & Captiva fishing report, Tuesday, June 5, Sanibel Island, Blacknose Sharks, catch & release; latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality and Red Tide Reports; for more Sanibel fishing photos from Sanibel Captiva fishing charters and reports from our

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Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, January 4, 2016.
Blacknose Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, January 4, 2016.

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

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Black Nose Shark, 10-15-13, Captiva Beach, 7/25/13, Sanibel Captiva Fishing Report, Snook, Redfish Pass Rocks, South Seas Resort ~ #SanibelFishing & #CaptivaFishing
Black Nose Shark, 10-15-13, Captiva Beach, 7/25/13, Sanibel Captiva Fishing Report, Snook, Redfish Pass Rocks, South Seas Resort ~ #SanibelFishing & #CaptivaFishing

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Blacknose Shark, Redfish Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters.

Sanibel Fishing: Spanish Mackerel, July 7!

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Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 7, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 7, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.

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Spanish Mackerel, April 17, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.
Spanish Mackerel, April 17, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 7, 2018: Spanish Mackerel

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 7: Spanish Mackerel, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, February 22, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, February 22, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Captiva Island Fishing Charters

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands. Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo - 3-28-17].

Spanish Mackerel, Fly Fishing, Oyster Bars, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, October 30, 2017, Sanibel Island [File Photo – 3-28-17].The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.”  More here.
Spanish Mackerel Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, June 17, 2017, Sanibel Island.
Spanish Mackerel Fishing, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, June 17, 2017, Sanibel Island.

Please click here for Best Sanibel & Captiva Things To Do and here for Sanibel & Captiva News.

Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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

Spanish Mackerel, Captiva Pass, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Spanish Mackerel, Captiva Pass, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Sanibel Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.
Sanibel Fishing, Spanish Mackerel, 4-2-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.

Sanibel Fishing, Tarpon, July 6!

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Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Friday, July 6, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Friday, July 6, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Sanibel Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, June 17, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Sunday, June 17, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 6, 2018; Tarpon

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Friday, July 6: Tarpon & Sharks, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, May 26, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Tarpon, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, May 26, 2018, Sanibel Island.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands. Because it connects the bay with the Gulf,

Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Tarpon Fishing Charter, Huge Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, 1-12-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & Charters.
Tarpon Fishing Charter, Huge Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, 1-12-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & 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.

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.”  More here.

Sanibel fishing report & Captiva fishing report, Friday, July 6, Sanibel Island: Tarpon, catch & release;  latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality and Red Tide Reports; for more Sanibel fishing photos from Sanibel Captiva fishing charters and reports from our

Tarpon Jumping 1, May 16, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.
Tarpon Jumping 1, May 16, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report.

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

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Tarpon Rolling, 6-16-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & Charters.
Tarpon Rolling, 6-16-14, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Reports & Charters.

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

Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters

Sanibel Fishing: Blacktip Sharks, July 5!

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Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, July 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, July 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Sanibel Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.

Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, June 28, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Thursday, June 28, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 5, 2018; Blacktip Sharks

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Thursday, July 5: Blacktip Sharks, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Big Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Sunday, July 9, 2017, Sanibel Island.
Big Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Sunday, July 9, 2017, Sanibel Island.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: “Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands. Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Blacktip Shark Fishing, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, November 4, 2017, Sanibel Island, [File Photo - June 20, 2014].
Blacktip Shark Fishing, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, November 4, 2017, Sanibel Island, [File Photo – June 20, 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.

Shark, Children, Catch & Release, The Shark, Not The Children, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, August 7, 2017, Sanibel Island.
Shark, Children, Catch & Release, The Shark, Not The Children, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Monday, August 7, 2017, Sanibel Island.

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.”  More here.

Please click here for Best Sanibel & Captiva Things To Do and here for Sanibel & Captiva News.

Sanibel Fishing, Blacktip Sharks, 4-3-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.
Sanibel Fishing, Blacktip Sharks, 4-3-15, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters.

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

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Joey, Charlie & Black Tip, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Joey, Charlie & BlackTip, Sanibel & Captiva Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Sanibel Fishing: Snook, July 4!

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Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 4, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, July 4, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click For Rates & To Book A Sanibel Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.

Please Click To Rent Homes Direct From Sanibel Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, June 30, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Saturday, June 30, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 4, 2018; Snook

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Wednesday, July 4: Snook, Catch & Release: Captain Joe’s Charters; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass - big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Sanibel Island.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Sanibel Island.

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently,

Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands. Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Snook, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Sanibel Island.
Snook, North Captiva, Sanibel Fishing Report & Captiva Fishing Report, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Sanibel Island.

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.

Snook, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, October 10, 2016.
Snook, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Monday, October 10, 2016.

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.”  More here.

Please click here for Best Sanibel & Captiva Things To Do and here for Sanibel & Captiva News.

Snook, Passes, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Sunday, June 4, 2017. File Photo.
Snook, Passes, Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Sunday, June 4, 2017. File Photo.

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

Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Pam & Snook.
Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Pam & Snook.

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joe Burnsed, Sr. & 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.

Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Sunday, 9-13-15, Two Big Snook.
Sanibel Fishing Reports & Captiva Fishing Reports & Charters, Sunday, 9-13-15, Two Big Snook.

Sanibel Fishing: Ray, July 3!

Ray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Ray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island.

Please Click Here To See Rates & Book A Charter.

Please Click Here To Rent Direct From Captiva Homeowners; No VRBO Booking Fees.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, July 3, 2018; Rays

SanibelFishing.net – Sanibel Fishing Report, Captiva Island Fishing Charters; Captain Joe’s Charters, Tuesday, July 3: Rays; water quality okay in spots near Sanibel & Captiva, but red tide and Caloosahatchee freshwater releases problematic; there is red tide impact right now offshore of Boca Grande Pass – big snook fish kills on Boca Grande beaches; also killing baitfish; having a hard time finding and catching baitfish; a lot of good Snook, (away from Boca Grande), Seatrout, Tarpon, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel fishing currently, but need live baitfish and they are not around in the last couple of days.

Stingray, Castaways, 10-19-13, Blind Pass, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report, SanibelCaptivaFishing.net.
Stingray, Castaways, 10-19-13, Blind Pass, Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Fishing Charter & Sanibel, Captiva Fort Myers Fishing Report, SanibelCaptivaFishing.net.

Redfish have been tougher and less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.  Please check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Stingray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).
Stingray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).

We fish out of Blind Pass, Sanibel Island: Blind Pass is one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida, a rare jewel that is open to anyone lucky enough to live or be visiting near the barrier reef islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Until recently, Blind Pass was a naturally occurring channel of water that separated the two islands. Because it connects the bay with the Gulf, Blind Pass is one of the best shelling spots in Florida. Its waters yield seashells that inhabit both the bay and gulf in one consolidated location.

Cownose Ray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).
Cownose Ray, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island 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.

Stingray In Water, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).
Stingray In Water, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).

The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.”  More here.

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

Stingrays Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).
Stingrays Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).

Please call 239-472-8658 and we’ll lineup a charter!

We depart from Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, on the bay side, just south of the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Fair winds and following seas,

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

Stingrays, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).
Stingrays, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Sanibel Island File Photo).