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.

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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.