Sanibel Fishing: Snook, September 5!

Current Red Tide & Water Quality Update Here (Page Down For Detail On Sampling & Location Table).
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Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Snook and red drum will be catch-and-release only in state waters from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County due to impacts from red tide on that area. Source: FWC.
Snook and red drum will be catch-and-release only in state waters from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County due to impacts from red tide on that area. Source: FWC.

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, September 5, 2018: Snook, Catch & Release!

Current Red Tide & Water Quality Update Here (Page Down For Detail On Sampling & Location Table).
Captiva Fishing: Please Click For Rates & To Book A Captiva Fishing Charter Or Call 239-472-8658.
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Sanibel Fishing Guide Report: Wednesday, September 5: Snook, Catch & Release Only, Captain Joe’s Charters; because of red tide impact, redfish & snook are now catch & release only; red tide has lessened a bit and fishing is a lot better, but it depends on wind and tide movement; Caloosahatchee freshwater releases also still a huge near-term and long-term problem; red tide impact offshore of Boca Grande Pass and Cayo Costa beaches; most of the dead fish have been removed Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, North Captiva, Captiva & Sanibel beaches.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

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

Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.

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, 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.

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, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Monday July 24, 2018, Sanibel Island.
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Fishing Report, Monday, July 24, 2018, Sanibel Island.

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.

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 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.