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Sanibel Island Fishing Rebounds!

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Memorial Day Tarpon!

Want to catch one of these big boys? Even 16 year old Gabe was excited to get this catch of a lifetime fishing near Sanibel Island on Memorial Day! We are deep in Tarpon season and we have just a few spots left in the season with Capt. Bill Hammond or Capt. Ethan Hanson. Also known as the Silver King, Tarpon are one of the most sought after sport fish in the world. The very first Tarpon was caught right here in SW Florida in Tarpon Bay of Sanibel Island. Charter one of our fully equipped bay boats and you’ll have a USCG Captain guiding you to catch this acrobatic monster of a fish! Fish the Tarpon capitol of the world with native guides in the water they grew up fishing in. Call us today at 239-691-1966 or book online!

Fishing in the morning and eating fresh fish by noon!

Eating your catch within minutes? CHECK! Capt. Bill with Endless Summer Charters took the Santoro party out for a special request and he made it happen. We are happy to arrange special request for any of our charters. We can add an hour of fishing if the bite is going off or stop to dolphin watch off Sanibel Island on our way back from an awesome lunch and cocktails at Cabbage Key. It’s Tarpon Season right now and we are happy to do a two tide trip with a stop for lunch or dinner while the tide is slack. Shark fishing is also heating up but a late afternoon trip is a little cooler than midday. Check our awesome reviews and some firsthand descriptions from our charter guest on the travel websites as well as Google! Book online now by clicking below. See you soon!

Here, Summer just landed her very first Tarpon! She was so thrilled to reach her goal. All ages are welcome to try and catch a Silver King while in a Sanibel Tarpon Charter! We can help that dream come true. Book a Tarpon charter or Backbay charter with Endless Summer Charters today. It’s the catch of a lifetime! Call 239-691-1966 or click below to book online.

Julie Sidlowski caught this beautiful Snook with Capt. Bill this week while on a charter with her family. Julie’s family has been fishing with Endless Summer Charters for years and we love to see them return to sunny Sanibel Island. We hope to make you a regular charter guest too! May and June are excellent months to get out on the waters of SW Florida and take a Sanibel Island fishing trip with us! For more information and to book online click the book button below!

Here, Alan Heffner of NC, caught this beauty of a Redfish today rounding out an Inshore Slam of a Snook, Redfish and Seatrout. Congrats Alan!
If you’d like the chance at catching a Slam or Grand Slam in South West Florida fishing call us today. We have the best service when it comes to getting you in the water in well maintained 25’ Bay Boats for up to six (6) passengers. Whether you are a family who wants to spend some time on the water while vacationing in Sanibel or an experienced angler looking for the catch of a lifetime you will find what you’re looking for at Endless Summer Charters. We have years of experience with native guides who grew up fishing the waters around Fort Myers and Sanibel Beaches. Right now it’s Tarpon Season so don’t miss your chance to catch a Silver King near Boca Grande! We can even have an exact replica mount recreated for you to enjoy and talk about for years to come! We would love to have you part of the Endless Summer Charters’ family of regular anglers who have come back year after year to catch one of these sought after sport fish! Call us today or book online 24/7. 239-691-1966

Just in time for Tarpon Season 2019 – our new Shaefer 24’ Bay Boat with tower. Looking forward to having you aboard and checking off catching a Silver King from your bucket list this Summer! Call us today and have the fight of a lifetime! #sanibeltarponcharter #fortmyerstarpon #tarponguide #bocagrandetarpon #tarponguide

Book your summer adventure now before your chance to take a Sanibel Island fishing charters is gone. Endless Summer Charters offers all kinds of excursion opportunities. During summer Tarpon are king but the inshore and offshore bite is great too. Combo trips for families are a great way to see everything that SW Florida has to offer in one day at a great price. Our captains are all Florida native guides and know SW Florida waters like the back of their hands. Our fleet of 24-25′ bay boats with shade give you a comfortable ride to the best fishing spots in waters off Fort Myers and Sanibel beaches. We also have the ability to pick you and your party up at many of the local resorts on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva Island, Punta Rassa, North Captiva and more. We hope you’ll join us for a relaxing day on the water or an extreme fishing adventure this summer! Book online now!

Tight lines!

Capt. Bill and Angela Hammond

239-691-1966

Endless Summer Charters

Capt. Ethan guided his guests to a monster Snook in the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River

Best Kept Secret – November Fishing off Fort Myers & Sanibel Islands

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November fishing has long been SW Floridian’s best kept secret.

Big Snook caught November 2018

The water is crystal clear. The temperature is perfect. The air is light and dry. November is not only a great month to visit Fort Myers and Sanibel Islands for the weather but the fishing is also phenomenal in November. November has long been our favorite month. You can’t visit SW Florida a better month than November. The October Redfish bite is still great but November the Snook are hungry and they are BIG.

Big Snook Fishing Sanibel Island

Capt. Bill has been recovering from shoulder surgery so Captains Matt and Ethan have taken over in November with getting their customers on some monsters. Not only are the Snook big but plentiful too. Still biting on whitebait, Redfish and Snook have been more than plentiful despite the media’s reports of low number from the red tide we had earlier this year.

Snook are able to live in brackish and even extremely low salinity where red tide algae is unable to grow. Many Snook are able to thrive up the Caloosahatchee river where they can wait out the red tide until the literal coasts are clear.

So, if you want a perfect time to come to Fort Myers and Sanibel Islands for fishing, weather, no lines, no waits and little traffic we would say visit us in November. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone though!

Let Capt. Bill Hammond, Capt. Matt Johnson and Capt. Ethan Hansen with ENDLESS SUMMER CHARTERS show you some of the best back bay and near shore fishing in SW Florida. Catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Shark, Mackerel, Trout and so much more in the waters of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers & Fort Myers Beach!  Whether you are an avid fisherman or a family with kids, they have the experience for both.

Catching huge snook in SW Florida

Book your SW Florida fishing charter today! Give us a call at 239-691-1966 or book online at Endless Summer Charters!

 

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

Endless Summer Charters

Sanibel Fishing Charters in Late Summer

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It is HOT! Not only the weather but fishing is hot despite the warm temperatures.  We are lucky to live on the coast near the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers. The sea breezes give a little relief to our coastal areas while inland towns are sweltering.

It’s always nice to go swimming in the Gulf after a few hours of fishing and maybe even stop for a cocktail at Cabbage Key or Tarpon Lodge.  We now even offer lunch trips to Useppa, a private club and island only reachable by boat. Take a dip in the pool grab a cocktail and get cooled down for an afternoon of fishing for redfish and snook!

Emerald clear water off Captiva Island!

Emerald clear water off Captiva Island!

We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests the special privileges of the Useppa Club as well as our family favorite, Cabbage Key.  With early Fall coming it’s the perfect time to book a charter just as the weather cools down and the tourists aren’t around.  Fall is beautiful here.  Crisp air and clear water are two things that come to mind when I think of Fall fishing… hope you can join us!

645We have a new booking system that makes it super simple to book your charter online 24/7.  You even get an instant confirmation after you book your excursion.  Check out our calendar of availability now!

We look forward to having you aboard!

Angela

Charter Coordinator for Endless Summer Charters

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

Fiery sunrise over Fort Myers Beach

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Just had to post this photo of the sunrise Capt. Bill witnessed yesterday morning for green-eyed envy solely. 🐬

Little did we know there were billions of gallons of lake water being released from Lake Okeeochobee into the Caloosahatchee River today. Luckily, it didn’t hurt the fishing.

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