Perfect Weather for a Sanibel Fishing Charter!

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blogger-image-716909777 We have had some real “Chamber of Commerce” days with our weather. November is my wife’s favorite time of year because it’s the best of everything, weather, fishing, clear water and no waiting time at restaurants!

The high pressure that gives us this great weather can also make for some unfavorable fishing conditions. However with a little planning you can you have an incredible day. I had the opportunity to fish with some great families for the last few days and we found ourselves with extra low tides in the morning. We started out by fishing exposed osyster bars and grass flats in Pine Island Sound which produced so many redfish we lost count! Several slot size snook as well as a few small bonnet sharks.

As the tide rolled in along with the wind we worked into the shoreline and creeks to stay out the wind where the schools of jacks were so abundant we almost ran out of bait. Several snook and snapper where caught as well. With winter fast approaching in this perfect days of fall are soon to come to an end which only means Pompano and sheepshead should be knocking on our door pretty soon.

Tight Lines,
Capt Bill
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Winter Species Sanibel Fishing Charters

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Carrie Vollmer visiting from Michigan got a chance to wrangle a few black drum and redfish today while enjoying this great weather.

November is a great month for fishing. Not only is the weather great here (sunny and 73 tomorrow) but some good eating species start to return. Mackerel, pompano, sheepshead, black drum and mangrove snapper are among some of the species that are great table fare that migrate here starting in October.

We hope you!ll be lucky enough to visit us in the fall when Sanibel and Fort Myers fishing is incomparable!

Tight Lines,

Angela
First Mate

Tarpon Season Sanibel Fort Myers!

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dv23ecOfGYw/VWTkYz7UzxI/AAAAAAAACg0/vfqVcehy7DI/s640/blogger-image--971440190.jpgWe are now about a third of the way into our Tarpon season here in SW Florida. Captains Bill and Matt have been doing their job and getting their customers on some big Silver Kings!

They’ve been mostly down south off Fort Myers Beach but are working their way up to Boca Grande where these 150 lb plus beauties com year after year.

The action has been good and really heating up as June is just around the corner! There are just a few slots left so don’t delay, book your tarpon charter today!

Capt. Bill Hammond owns and operates
Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel
www.EndlessSummerCharters.net

EPIC Sanibel Fishing Charter

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On Friday I got to have a day that, as a fishing guide, you would like to have everyday be as epic a day as this one.

I got a call from my friend, Sarasota artist and angler Brendon Coudal, who said his friends were in town from Indiana and he and his wife were driving down to meet them.

They thought it would be great to let them experience a little of Florida fishing. I thought that was a great idea and we set a date.

Fishing with locals for me always seems to set up several challenges. It seems as if Mother Nature knows and throws me a curve ball every time. In this case I lost a bit of sleep the night before knowing this.

As if fishing after a big full moon isn’t hard enough we were having a small front move through and another one right behind it. I was sure the conditions weren’t going to be favorable for a good bite but as always I was going to give it my best shot.

I picked up my group at the Sanibel Harbor Marriott Resort and made a short run to my best spot for that tide that I knew of. I hooked a live pilchard on a spinning rig, made a cast and handed it to Brendan. From that first cast it was pandemonium for the next 3 hours! At one point we had fish on the deck and fish hooked up. We caught Snook, redfish, big trout and flounder. Schools of big jacks kept coming in giving my anglers quit the work out.

I could not have asked for a better day for anyone. This trip will go down as one of my personal best. Great friends, great fishing, and a lifetime of memories. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Thank you Brendan for allowing me to guide you, your wife, and friends on Friday. I hope we can make a habit of it!

Capt. Bill Hammond owns and operates
Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel
www.EndlessSummerCharters.net

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Sanibel Fall fishing

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blogger-image-953713866As we move into October, like clockwork our first front of the fall season has moved in as well temps dipped into the low 70s, brrrrrr! Break out the fleece!

Fishing ahead of the front things couldn’t have been more exciting. This past Saturday I had the pleasure to fish an all female team in the B103 Racks and Reels fishing tournament benefitting the American Cancer Society.

We had a impressive day ahead of this front. This was a ladyfish only tourney and boy did we find some. We boated over 70 fish and weighed in our best 12 for a weight of 13.94 locking up a 3rd place spot. Thanks to the Timbers Resturant and the Sanibel Grill for their sponsorship. Our team fished nothing but artificial which provided a lot of great action…. Big trout, snook and jack crevalle but the big treat was jumping tarpon as the sun was rising. Funny what a little change in temperature will do.

Please contact Angela should you want to participate in one of our local fishing tournaments! We’ll get you hooked up!

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Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel
www.EndlessSummerCharters.net

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Fort Myers Beach Fishing Tournament

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The Racks & Reels fishing tournament out of Fort Myers Beach, Florida was a great event that raised money for the American Cancer Society.

I was lucky enough to guide one of the winning teams and ended up with a third place finish! This all ladies tournament was the first in what we hope will be a yearly fishing event!

Congrats to Ashley Kneram, Kaitlin Rae and Kelly Bonkowski for winning the $3000 purse! Way to go girls!

If you would like to do a fishing tournament on my boat please contact me. I can let you know of any upcoming events you can enter and hopefully win like Team Timbers pictured above!

Capt. Bill Hammond owns and operates
Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel
www.EndlessSummerCharters.net

Sanibel Fishing for Redfish

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Today as we left the dock we notice a slight and I mean slight change in temperature. The rain for the last few days has subsided and the “cool” front has turned the redfish bite on in Pine Island sound.
Our charter started off right with 2 nice snook and a big jack and as the high tide started to flood the mangroves the redfish moved off the flats and headed for the tress. We had several nice slot size reds as well as a few oversize on our morning charter.

As fall approaches SW Florida large schools of Redfish will start pushing south though out Pine Island sound a make the flats and islands behind Sanibel and Captiva their home for the next few months until we see the first few cold fronts.

Tight lines,
Capt. Bill Hammond
www.endlesssummetcharters.net

Sanibel Fishing Charters, Fort Myers Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters, Shelling

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We have had a fantastic year and want to thank our customers for their continued charter business! We see many (or most) of our charters on a yearly basis if not sooner. I think that’s what sets us apart, we build relationships. The families that visit Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and even Cape Coral can’t miss out on a great day on the water with Capt. Bill year after year.

You’re really missing out on the best that this area has to offer if you don’t book a charter at least one day of your vacation.

The great outdoors and especially the islands of our coast and the Gulf of Mexico is what brought settlers here in the first place.

The abundance of sea life, world class fishing, birdwatching, the pristine beaches with miles of shells are just a few things to see on the water.

Did you know this is the birthplace of sport fishing? The great Silver King, aka Tarpon was the very first fish considered a sport fish and was caught just a few miles from Port Sanibel Marina in Tarpon Bay near Sanibel Island, Florida. This mean strictly caught for the fight and trophy.

Today we do catch and release only but any fish can be mounted or “recreated” as a trophy to hang on your wall without harm to the fish! The taxidermist that mount these fish are true artist. Endless Summer Charters is a representative of Gray Taxidermy and can have your fish mounted by simply getting photos and measurements.

Not only does your mount act as a source of conversation and a true trophy but a work of art to treasure from the birth place of sport fishing!
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Visit us at Endless Summer Charters website and book you charter today. Get out there and catch that trophy fish!
Capt. Bill Hammond owns and operates
Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel
www.EndlessSummerCharters.net

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Sanibel and Captiva fishing Charters

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blogger-image--318323136This weeks pressure from local fishing tournaments have made me fish places that we haven’t fish in a while to get away from the crowds. Between tournament anglers and Labor Day weekend warriors it was hard to find a quiet flat or mangrove stretch of island anywhere. We managed find some great fishing right where most were zooming by. With the southeast winds and long out going tides in Pine Island sound, we fished grass flats and hit broken bottom or potholes as we call them and had a wonderful trout and redfish bite with several fish over the slot size in 30 to 36 inch category for redfish and several trout 20 to 25 inches. Snook season opened this weekend but this Captain is going to stand his ground and practice catch and release on that particular species. Even though the snooks comeback has been seen in other areas in great numbers, SW Florida was one of the hardest hit and I still believe the snook needs more time. For now it will be catch and release leaving us with only a great photo and a chance to catch more in the future.

Tight Lines!
Capt. Bill Hammond

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