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Fishing Sanibel, FL

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Despite the ominous addition of red tide earlier this week the fishing is good and not so bad. The inshore bite produced some perfect for the fillet table sized ref fish.

Offshore this week produced cobia as well as mackerel and some undersized grouper.

The Olsen clan below had a great time fishing the backbay waters of Sanibel Island, FL

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

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Sanibel Fishing is still hot!

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Despite the release of billions of gallons of fresh water from the bursting walls of Lake Okeechobee this week we are seeing more and more redfish catches for our charter guests. Here’s a letter we received tonight for our trip today:

Angela we had a great time out on the water today chasing the redfish and trout with Capt. Bill. Our friends Minnie and Norman Patrick had a great first trip on Endless Summer Charters with us. We took part of today’s catch to Island Cow for dinner tonight…what a meal!!! Thanks so much.

Thanks so much Bruce and Mary. It was a pleasure to have you aboard again!

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

Fishing SW Florida in Late Summer

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This has been a strange few days here in SW Florida. We have had lots of wind and rain all associated with the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. With all that said, we have still been fortunate enough to catch some nice fish in between the rain the wind. This has made me change my tactics. With a SW wind and slow outgoing tides we found ourselves fishing leeward sides off mangrove islands just to be able to cast close to the tree line. In these conditions stealth is still important. The wind and waves can help hide your movement and get you in tight to the shore allowing you to cast to the trees as well as along the shoreline. Cut pin fish on a #2 circle hook and 1/4 ounce slip sinker allow you to make those cast in the wind. We also used small corks with white bait and allowed the wind to move the bait around to the corners and out with tide. Try these methods on your next windy day and you might be able to salvage what might be a fishless day. While fishing in these conditions, please always watch the weather, it can quickly change. Always watch out for lighting. It’s better to be able to come back and catch fish another day then making your last cast that could really be your last.

Tight lines,

Capt. Bill Hammond
www.sanibelislandfishingcharters.com

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Fishing in SW Florida for Redfish

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As we move into the “dog days of Summer” and water temperatures start to rise, fishing for redfish in Pine Island sound is just what the doctor ordered, and the key to a successful day is tidal movement. As we get into the end of August the temperatures in the sound are nearing the 90s, find areas where the water moves faster look for small cuts between grass flats and oyster bars. Slow your baits down and make it a little easier target for the fish to catch. A trick I learned years ago is to trim the fins off of pin fish and float him under popping cork. This does two things slows the bait down and release and scent for the redfish to find. Fish the sand hole or “potholes” on the flats as well as oyster bars and I’m sure this technique will help you catch more reds. This technique will also get you hook ups with trout and small sharks that are cruising the flats looking for a easy meal.

Tight lines!

Capt Bill Hammond
Endless Summer Charters
www.sanibelislandfishingcharters.com

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

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.

Sanibel Fishing Charters

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