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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

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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!

 

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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.

Sanibel Fort Myers Kingfish

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

Endless Summer Charters

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

Endless Summer Charters

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