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Red October Sanibel Island Fishing Charters

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Beautiful Copper colored Redfish caught near Sanibel Island

This time of year as we approach the heart of Fall months. The fishing bite tends to heat up for us here in S.W. Florida as the temperature slowly subdues.  A lot of the locals refer to October as “Red October” as many of our upper and over slot Redfish

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Tailing Redfish feed in Pine Island Sound

begin schooling together getting ready to make their annual migration offshore.

Big schools of fish can often be spotted from hundreds of yards away as they push the calm waters in the Pine Island sound. Pretty soon these fish will make their way right off our beaches where the schools can easily reach 100 plus fish. There’s not much more of an exciting sight for saltwater fisherman than seeing a school of hundreds of Redfish turning the surface of the water to a golden glow! They’ll usually eat just about any type of bait precisely cast ahead of them. Usually a large thread fin Herring or Gulf shrimp doesn’t make it out alive if tossed in the mix.

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An over slot Snook caught near Sanibel Island, FL

Snook fishing can still be pretty good for us this time of year as well. The fish sense that water is gradually cooling down, and as a Tropical based fish, they start to make their way out of the passes and towards the rivers where the darker water retains warmth for the winter months. This time of year can also be awesome for our nearshore bite.

We start to see schools of Kingfish terrorizing bait pods a couple miles off the beaches. If you’ve never experienced a Kingfish smoking off hundreds of yards of line in a matter of seconds then you’re not doing yourself justice as a fisherman! They also are big favorite for cooks to put on the smoker that can result in an amazing fish dip.

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Kevin Johnson with a Kingfish caught of Ft. Myers Beach

One of my personal favorite things to do while on the way out to my nearshore fishing grounds is to run the beaches in hopes of spotting a Tripletail. I swear Tripletail are God’s gift to fishing guides. They can be easy to find, dumb, fight like hell, and definitely one of the best white flaky fish in the world to eat.  A well placed free-lined shrimp or cut bait almost always gets them to eat!  One thing about this time of year that I truly love is that our waters are so quiet and desolate from the lack of tourists.  It’s not that uncommon to not see a single boat during your weeks venture to your favorite fishing holes.  I’m sure the fish appreciate it just as well and are not as “spooky” when approached.

As you can see, Fall can not only be one of the nicest times of the year for weather but fishing too. Make sure to book your charter and get in on Fall fishing off the islands of Fort Myers and Sanibel Islands.

Capt. Matt Johnson

Triple Tail Sanibel, FL

Capt. Matt holds a tasty Triple Tail

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You can book a charter with Capt. Matt or our other Endless Summer Charter guides at 239-691-1966.

 

 

 

 

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

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Port Sanibel Marina

 

Sanibel Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, FL

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It was a great day on the water for the Moore’s today redfish were practically jumping in the boat due to the recent fullmoon and outgoing ride. We were able to get enough smaller ones in slot size for dinner. The Moore’s are on their anniversary trip. Happy anniversary you two and hope the redfish turned out perfect!

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

Fort Myers Fishing for Reds

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Redfish have been on fire in the Fort Myers and Sanibel areas of Pine Island Sound.  Our customers have been tearing it up and for one reason and one reason only…Capt. Bill knows the habits of redfish in SW Florida.

Just about every charter with Endless Summer Charters has “limited out” on the redfish bite.  This makes for some good eating and happy anglers.

We have been sending many of our happy customers to restaurants to have their catch cooked for dinner.  We’ve even had a few eat their fresh catch at The Waterfront restaurant on Pine Island while on their charter with Capt. Bill.  The chef will prepare a plate full of fried redfish with sides for a nice price too.  There is nothing like eating fresh fish just minutes after catching!

We will be adding restaurants to this list and hope you come back to see what’s next from the water of SW Florida.

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

This just in…

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Just heard on the news that the State of Florida could be sunned-in for the next several days. Residents have been urged to proceed quickly to the nearest beach and/or tiki bar for further instructions. We are asking our friends and relatives to the north to keep us in their thoughts & prayers!!

Seriously though…we have had some awesome weather and fantastic fishing in the Sanibel and Captiva Island waters.

This time of year the bigger fish are pushing off shore to deeper waters and the smaller of the same species are in abundance. We are catching 50-70 fish during a charter which includes redfish, snapper, sheephead, flounder and trout to name a few. We have even caught a few snook despite the fact that they get closed-lipped this time of year.

You may not catch that trophy this time of year but the action is non-stop! Just about the time your bait hit the water the fish are practically meeting it at the waterline to gobble it up.

So, if you like a lot of action and like to take home some fresh meat for dinner this is the time to take a charter with Endless Summer Charters!

Don’t forget, tarpon season is just around the corner! The hunt for the Silver King is on!

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