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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

Catch an Inshore Slam Fishing near Fort Myers and Sanibel Islands

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First ever Redfish but not the last for this guy!

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.

Inshore Slam completed!

 

 

Right, Alan Heffner of North Carolina caught this beauty of a Redfish today rounding out an Inshore Slam of a Snook, Redfish and Seatrout with Capt. Bill. Congrats Alan!

 

 

Slot size Snook are a treat during season. This one was released for another fishing day in SW Florida.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t get a better fight pound for pound than a Jack Cravalle. This young man can attest to that!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sanibel fishing charter boat

Capt. Bill Hammond, USCG Master & Owner
Capt. Ethan Hanson, USCG Captain
Angela Hammond, Owner & Charter Coordinator
www.SanibelIslandFishingCharters.com
Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina
14341 Port Comfort Rd.
Fort Myers, FL 33908

239-691-1966

 

Project Permit Fishing Charters in SW Florida

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We have had some fantastic experiences fishing offshore in Lee County. We are currently part of Project Permit for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust which is sposored by Costa Sunglasses.

There is nothing like Permit. They are a beautiful and pound for pound one of the strongest fighting fish in the ocean. Check out our video below to learn about #ProjectPermit

Come visit SW Florida and charter a Permit tagging charter with Endless Summer Charters. We are ready to take you fishing!

 

Sanibel Fishing Charters Winter Fishing Report

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Sanibel fishing charters for Pompano

This might have well been a Lady’s Florida state record at 6.2 lbs. but this Pompano made its way to the dinner plate.

January and February can be an interesting time to fish in Southwest Florida. With a cold start to the month Fort Myers and Sanibel Island has seen record low temps and winds blowing hard out of the northeast. Finding a place to hide has been our biggest issue in Pine Island Sound. Finding a place to hide where there’s not twenty other boats doing the same thing is another problem. Despite off of that our captains have been getting it done and finding some hungry fish.

Sanibel fishing for tripletail

Tripletail fishing is a favorite of locals of SW Florida

Captain Matt has managed to venture out into the Gulf of Mexico between blows and has gotten on the triple tail bite. The bite has been insanely good and his clients have been pleased with the awesome table fare. This prehistoric looking fish can offer quite a fight, not to mention the thrill of the hunt. The intensity of this fish on light tackle is thrilling to say the least.

Captain Bill has been beating the bushes and deeper channels to pull out big sheephead as well as snapper and trout on the colder days. He is also been finding nice slot size redfish on days when water temps rise about 65. Slowing down the retrieve and soaking baits have been the key in the cold weather.

Captain John has proven that perseverance pays off this month. John uses techniques that remind us a little bit of the methods used by most of the old timers. Patience has paid off on big outgoing tides on the flats and the redfish can’t resist. For Capt. John’s clients nice slot size redfish and gator trout have put smiles on their faces.

Don’t count out the cold months of January and February, it can be an awesome time to fish with a little patience and some warm clothes. You are sure to have a  great time on a fishing charter with the captains from Endless Summer Charters no matter what time of year.

Check out our What’s Biting page on our website to see what species are most likely to bite per month.

Sheephead is great table fare for those who know how to filet this bony fish.

We want to thank San Carlos Marine for keeping us up and going on the water. We also want to thank Dan James Custom Rods for the best fishing rods around and Florida Fishing Products for supplying us with top of the line reels. To top that off, Fins Situational Braid line is our number one choice on the water and try their Wind Tamer line on windy days.

Make sure to call and book your Spring fishing charter as soon as possible. We are booking quickly. Tarpon charters in May, June and July are also booking fast!

Call 239-691-1966 to book your charter now!

 

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!

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

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