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Sanibel and Captiva fishing Charters

By | Capt. Bill Hammond, Endless Summer Charters, fort myers fishing charters, fort myers fishing guide, Sanibel fishing charters, Sanibel fishing report, Sanibel island fishing guide, shark fishing | No Comments

blogger-image--318323136This weeks pressure from local fishing tournaments have made me fish places that we haven’t fish in a while to get away from the crowds. Between tournament anglers and Labor Day weekend warriors it was hard to find a quiet flat or mangrove stretch of island anywhere. We managed find some great fishing right where most were zooming by. With the southeast winds and long out going tides in Pine Island sound, we fished grass flats and hit broken bottom or potholes as we call them and had a wonderful trout and redfish bite with several fish over the slot size in 30 to 36 inch category for redfish and several trout 20 to 25 inches. Snook season opened this weekend but this Captain is going to stand his ground and practice catch and release on that particular species. Even though the snooks comeback has been seen in other areas in great numbers, SW Florida was one of the hardest hit and I still believe the snook needs more time. For now it will be catch and release leaving us with only a great photo and a chance to catch more in the future.

Tight Lines!
Capt. Bill Hammond

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Fishing in SW Florida for Redfish

By | Endless Summer Charters, fishing charters, Fishing for Redfish, Fort Myers fishing, Pine Island fishing, redfish charters, Sanibel fishing, shark fishing, snook | No Comments

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