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Offshore Sanibel fishing is heating up!

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We had an epic weekend down here in sunny S.W. Florida! Jen and Nathan wore out the offshore fish with Capt. Matt, along with all their muscles. Their 8 hour trips consisted of Amber Jacks, Grouper, Baracudas, Mangrove Snapper, a battle with a big Tuna, and many more. Sanibel in the winter is heating up! Fishing off Sanibel Island can be a thrilling adventure, especially when you have professional guides who put you on fish again and again!

If you’d like to book a Sanibel Island fishing charter or a Fort Myers fishing charters please give us a call or book 24/7 on our online automated booking system for an adventure of a lifetime!

We can arrange your charter to your liking. We completely customize your day according to your skill, fish you’d like to target and side trips for lunch or a mini eco-tour!

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A big barracuda caught off Sanibel and Captiva Islands

 

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An Amberjack caught off Sanibel & Captiva Islands

 

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Having an epic day fishing with Capt. Matt off the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers.

 

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Nothing like Amberjack for dinner!

Tight Lines!

Capt. Matt Johnson

 

 

Red October! Fishing near Sanibel Island for Redfish

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Beautiful Copper colored Redfish caught near Sanibel Island.

Redfish fishing is heating up and is in full swing in and around Sanibel Island and Pine Island sound. Consistent action can be found near mangrove islands on the high and falling tides with large schools working the flats and bars during the low tide while fishing the Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Islands. Endless Summer Charters has had awesome success fishing live pilchards (small silver bait ranging 2″-6″) with knocker rigs under the bushes and potholes then cruising the flats of Sanibel on the low tides looking for large schools pushing water or tailing. Free lining baits as well as using a float to keep baits off the bottom is a must. Big chunks of lady fish have worked as well.

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Catching Redfish in a Refish print shirt is pretty special indeed!

This past weekend I had the honor to fish with a group of awesome female anglers who represented Port Sanibel Marina and participated in the  2016 Racks and Reels Breast Cancer tournament. The tournament was an all female event.  The twelve heaviest lady fish won the tournament with the addition of a mystery fish being the largest redfish that could be caught and release by the weigh master.  My daughter was one of those team members that caught the LARGEST redfish and made me very proud by landing  a 7lb, 25.6 inch slot red that won the Calcutta for our team! Nothing better than seeing her big smile after we got the redfish on the deck. We were so excited to get it in the livewell that we failed to take any photos of the redfish!  We do however have a photo of Team Coastal Outfitters below. I was honored to captain and guide the ladies to the win!

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My all ladies team won the Calcutta with the Largest Redfish! The winning angler is arrowed.

With cooler temperature slowing approaching SW Florida and rainy season slowly coming to an end, I expect this kind of redfish action to continue well into December. Book your charter today With Endless Summer Charters. We look forward to having you on board.

 

Capt Bill Hammond

Endless Summer Charters

Port Sanibel Marina

 

Shelling Sanibel fishing charters & Fort Myers fishing charters

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Sanibel sightseeing shelling charter 2013

With the strong storms hitting the shores of Sanibel and Captiva Islands so have the shells. Shelling in SW Florida has been phenomenal lately. We took some time off with the family during our slower fishing time to spend some time on Cayo Costa. Cayo Costa is a barrier Island north of Upper Captiva and south of Boca Grande here in Lee County.

We were able to take a few minutes to swim in the clear water and collect some excellent shell specimens just off the shore break. No Junonias this time but we did collect our go-to favorite Olive shells. They look as if they were lacquered to a high gloss by the hand of Mother Nature.

 

 

 

Redfish caught by Rhett Fischer

Redfish caught by Rhett Fischer

Since this is a fishing report…we’d like to report that redfish has been on fire. Huge schools of reds have been gathering off the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel and we’ve taken advantage of catching these beautiful copper beauties.

Call us at 239-691-1966 or go to www.sanibelislandfishingcharters.com to book your charter instantly!

 

Summer is cooling down, Redfish are heating up!

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Summer days are starting to feel a little cooler lately, and when that happens. Our schools of redfish are not to far behind. We’ve been seeing numerous schools on just about every shallow grass flat in our bay.

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It’s exciting for us in that the redfish often times are spotted by them waiving their big bronze tail out of the water. They are spooky, but sneaky casts at them are not often over looked!

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Tailing redfish on the flat

Tailing redfish on the flat

-Capt. Matt Johnson

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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
239-691-1966

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

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 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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