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Area Spotlight - Everglades City, FL

The Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands is a rare and beautiful place. It is one of North America's unsung wild places - a beautiful, rugged, subtropical landscape experienced by a relatively few adventurous souls each year. Many who appreciate the unique qualities of this wilderness will argue that it is a place better kept secret. Perhaps, in my quest for solitude and a deeply personal communion with nature, I might ordinarily agree. But I also feel that it is a resource important not only for its natural heritage and spiritually enriching powers, but for its commercial and recreational values as well.

by Jeff Ripple
The author of Southwest Florida's Wetland Wilderness

Charter Captains

FLORIDA FISHING CHARTERS

FRED WINTERS
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sarasota, Lemon Bay, Englewood
Cobia, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

EVERGLADES PRO

JAMES STONER
Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park, South Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

ANOTHER KEEPER CHARTERS

TOM MCLAUGHLIN
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Lemon Bay, Captiva, Englewood
Grouper, Jewfish, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

ADRENALINE FISHING CHARTERS

RICHIE PRICE
Boca Grande, Sanibel, Captiva
Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Black Marlin

SILVER LINING CHARTERS

JAY WITHERS
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island
Redfish, Tarpon

NIGHT FLIGHT FISHING CHARTERS

MATT HOOVER
Naples, Gulf Coast, South Florida, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands
Jack Crevalle, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

CAPT. BILL WALKER'S FISHING CHARTERS

BILL WALKER
Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail

ACTION SPORTFISHING

MIKE MALAY
Naples, Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Redfish, Snook, Tarpon

CATCHING THE CURE

JON FETTER
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

FINDICTIVE CHARTERS

MICHAEL AVINON
Naples
Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Jewfish, King Mackeral

CAPTAIN WARD KOWALYK LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING

WARD KOWALYK
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Captiva
Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

WINDSWEPT ADVENTURES CHARTERS

BOB WINGER
Estero Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Captiva
Grouper, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon, Black Marlin

FISH WARRIOR CHARTERS

SEAN DAVIS
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Fort Myers, Captiva, Bonita Beach
Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

FIRST CLASS CHARTER FISHING

TODD GILBERT
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Lemon Bay
Redfish, Snook, Tarpon

RIPPING LIPS FISHING CHARTERS

JOHN JOINER
Tampa, St. Petersburg
Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout

HIGH HOPES CHARTERS

LINDY YOW
Naples, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Sheephead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

MAGIC HOOK CHARTERS

RICK FEATHERSTONE
Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackeral, Permit, Snapper, Tarpon

GONE FISHIN' CHARTERS

CARLOS ESCARRA
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Grouper, Permit, Red Snapper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon

REELFISHING CHARTERS

DANNY LATHAM
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Fort Myers, Captiva, Englewood
Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Snook, Tarpon

TARPOONS

GREG HOOD
Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Redfish, Snook, Tarpon

EVERGLADES FISHING WITH CAPTAIN COREY MAC CHARTERS

COREY MCMILLIN
Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park, South Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon

ANDREWS FISHING

DAVE ANDREWS
Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

CAPT. RICKS FRIENDS AND FAMILY CHARTERS

RICK KELLEY
Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Pine Island
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Mackerel, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

STILLWATER CHARTERS

CHRIS WITTMAN
Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Cobia, Grouper, Jewfish, Kingfish, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

SIGHTFISH

NED SMALL
Naples, Everglades National Park, South Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Black Marlin

GULF COAST MARINE EXCURSIONS

DERRICK WHITAKER
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Black Drum, Mackerel, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

CAPT MIKE REHR

MIKE REHR
Key West, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Marquesas Keys, Captiva
Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Black Marlin

FLORIDA INSHORE XTREAM CHARTERS

JESSE MCDOWALL
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Englewood
Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

AIM LOWER BOW FISHING CHARTERS

MARK HARRISON
Boca Grande, Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Englewood, Venice
Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Gar, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Sea Trout, Sheephead

TENACITY GUIDE SERVICE INC.

BO JOHNSON
Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Cobia, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

SMOKIN HOOKS

BRIAN SMITH
Boca Grande, Estero Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers
Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

GREEN WATER CHARTERS

WAYNE GLASS
Boca Grande, Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island, Englewood, Venice
Cobia, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail

PRIORITY 1 CHARTERS

MIKE PRESCOTT
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Permit, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

CHARLOTTE HARBOR CHARTERS

RICK BURG
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Sanibel, Pine Island
Redfish, Shark, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

CALUSA FISHING ADVENTURES

MARK YIMIN
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island
Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail

CAPTAIN RAPPS' CHARTERS & GUIDES IN CHOKOLOSKEE AND EVERGLADES CITY

PETE RAPPS
Everglades National Park, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon

FISHBUSTER CHARTERS INC.

DAVE HANSON
Naples, Estero Bay, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Black Grouper, Cobia, Grouper, Hogfish, Jewfish, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish

REEL 1 UP FISHING & DIVE CHARTERS

MARK GARCY
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers, Ten Thousand Islands, Bonita Beach
Barracuda, Grouper, King Mackeral, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Trout

SCOTT M BANES CHARTERS

SCOTT BANES
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island
Cobia, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

FETCHIN SOUTH WEST

ERIC SIMMERMAN
Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Jewfish, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Sheephead, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail

A FISHIN MISSION

PHIL EVANS
Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

CHOKOLOSKEE CHARTERS

CHARLES WRIGHT
Naples, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Flamingo, Everglades City
Black Drum, Grouper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheephead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

BACCALA CHARTERS

MIKE GAVALA
Naples, Sanibel, Fort Myers
Grouper, Kingfish, Permit, Snapper, Tarpon

TOP SHELF OUTFITTERS

LEW MARSHALL
Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon

CAPTAIN JERRY GILLESPIE CHARTER FISHING

JERRY GILLESPIE
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Captiva
Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

BACKWATER CHARTER

BRENT OBJARTEL
Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

CAPTAIN ERIC, INC.

ERIC ALEXANDER
Naples, Boca Grande
Pompano, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Black Marlin

RATHER BE FISHING

BECKY CAMPBELL
Naples, Everglades National Park, South Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Pompano, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout

BEACH & BACKCOUNTRY CHARTERS, LLC

JAMES WILLIS
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Pine Island, Captiva
Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

CAPTAIN FREDS CHARTERS

FRED BARFIELD
Everglades National Park, South Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Ten Thousand Islands
Cobia, Permit, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

TAILS AND SCALES CHARTES

ERICK JOSEPH
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Englewood, Venice
Cobia, Flounder, King Mackeral, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Trout

ALL STAR FLORIDA BACKCOUNTRY FISHING

MARK COWART
Everglades National Park, Flamingo, BiscayneBay, Fort Lauderdale, Ten Thousand Islands
Black Drum, Cobia, Jewfish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

FISHING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FISHING CHARTERS

TERRY PITZ
Naples, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Black Drum, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

TARPON MAGIC CHARTERS

ROBERT REED
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

BAHAMA JOE'S CHARTERS

JOSEPH SCALORA
Naples, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands, Bonita Beach
Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

CAPTAIN STEVE HENON CHARTERS

STEVE HENON
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands
Black Drum, Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, Sheephead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout

EVERGLADES CITY FISHING CHARTERS

BRANDON ACOSTA
Everglades National Park, Everglades City
Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

GRAND SLAM LIGHT TACKLE SPORTFISHING

WILL GERAGHTY
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands
Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackeral, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon

TAIL CHASER CHARTER SERVICES

CHRIS ONEILL
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay
Cobia, Grouper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

CATCH ME IF U CAN FISHING CHARTERS

JEREMY STEWART
Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Cobia, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

YOLO WATERSPORTS, INC.

NIKOLAS VENTURA
South Florida Everglades, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Captiva
Bass, Bonita, Grouper, Redfish, Shark, Sheephead, Snook, Trout

ENDLESS SUMMER CHARTERS, INC.

BILL HAMMOND
Boca Grande, Estero Bay, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva, Bonita Beach
Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

CAPTAIN LEON INC.

LEON VEILLEUX
Boca Grande, Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island, Captiva
Cobia, Grouper, Jewfish, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Shark, Tarpon

CAPTAIN LEON

LEON VEILLEUX
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Tampa
Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

CAPTAIN JAZZ

ED JAZWIERSKI
Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Clearwater, Tampa
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

ISLAND FEVER FISHING CHARTERS

BRETT SWENSON
Estero Bay, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Barracuda, Grouper, Permit, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

OUTCAST CHARTER COMPANY

CHRIS NEWBERRY
Boca Grande, Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor
Black Drum, Cobia, Grouper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout

WHAT A HAWG CHARTERS

ERIC ANDERSON
Naples, Estero Bay, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Pompano, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

FISHSKINNER CHARTERS

WES SKINNER
Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva
Grouper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon

SOULMATE CHARTERS

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Pompano, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Sheephead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

BARHOPP'R KAYAK FISHING

BUTCH RICKEY
Estero Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Sarasota Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Captiva
Flounder, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Tarpon

HOOKED ON FISHING, INC.

ARIEL CABRERA
Everglades National Park
Bass, Bowfin, Gar, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Black Marlin

RUSH CHARTERS LLC

CHRIS AND LACEY RUSH
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Florida Keys, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers
Cobia, Grouper, Permit, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

REEL ACTION ADVENTURES

K.C. MCKINNEY
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Pine Island, Captiva
Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

GULF COAST LIMITED PROFESSIONAL GUIDE SERVICE

BILL RUSSELL
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Captiva
Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

ANGLERS ADVANTAGE GUIDE SERVICE

DAVE HOKE
Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Fort Myers, Pine Island
Grouper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Snook, Tarpon

ANNA MARIA INSHORE FISHING LLC

KYLE TAYLOR
Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key
Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout

ENTICE CHARTERS

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Pine Island
Cobia, Grouper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

SOLO TRIPS CAPT. JOHNNY NOTTINGHAM

JONATHAN NOTTINGHAM
Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers
Bass, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Snook, Tarpon

OLD MARCO CHARTER FISHING

TIM CAHILL
Naples, Gulf of Mexico
Cobia, Grouper, Permit, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

VICIOUS STRIKES

ANGEL TORRES
Boca Grande, Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Lemon Bay, Captiva
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Shark, Sheephead, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

TRINITY CHARTERS

KENNY MASON
Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Ten Thousand Islands, Captiva
Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

CAPE CORAL FISHING CHARTERS

JASON BROWNING
Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Captiva
Grouper, Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook

ALL-WAYS BITE"N" FISHING CHARTERS

TREVIS MCELVEY
South Florida Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands
Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Jewfish, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon

CAPTAIN PETE ROOT FISHING CHARTERS

PETE ROOT
Naples, Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, Bonita Beach
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

REEL-ACTION CHARTERS

CHUCK BULICZ
Naples, Gulf Coast, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Bonita Beach
Black Grouper, Black Seabass, Dolphin, Grouper, Grunts, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Sheephead
Fishing Reports

06/03/2017 - COBIA, SHARK, GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 5/15, I headed out to spots fifteen and seventeen miles west of New Pass with Dave and Debra Brinkmann and family. Using both...

05/11/2017 - SUMMERSHARKACTION,GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/24/17, winds were howling, as they had been for several days and, with small craft advisories offshore, the Stevens...

04/22/2017 - SHARK, GROUPER, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/10, seas were a little choppy and sloppy, after a very windy weekend. But, hardy anglers John King, his sons, Chris...

04/11/2017 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
April winds bring May flowers... During the first week of April we seen strong winds all week, starting out of the south at 20-25...

04/09/2017 - BULL RED; NICE GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Five-year-old Ben Dwyer had a great time fishing with his dad, Sean, and his grandpa, Mike, in the backwaters of southern Estero Bay...

03/26/2017 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Cold to HOT... We started the second week of March with the remits of a significant cold front that pushed though the region, leaving...

03/25/2017 - OFFSHORE OR INSHORE-GREAT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The winds that had been blowing hard for the past several days continued into Monday and Tuesday, 3/6 and 3/7, with gusts still at...

03/19/2017 - WINDY DAY REDFISH!

JONATHAN NOTTINGHAM
Pine Island
She worked hard all day and got rewarded with this beautiful over slot red!...very tough day, spent most of it trying to hide from...

03/05/2017 - REDS INSHORE; GROUPER-OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Long-time customer Kari Vilamaa, along with three of his friends, George, Don, and Dick, fished 22 miles west of New Pass with me...

02/16/2017 - TWO WEEKS OF GREAT FISHIN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Seas were choppy Saturday morning, 1/28, when brothers, Nick, Andy, and Ken Eckle, fished with me 17 miles west of New Pass, using...

01/27/2017 - LANES,GROUPER,DRUM& SHEEP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
A strong cold front came through our area the weekend of 1/7, bringing blustery winds, cold temps, and high seas. Dave Carr and his...

01/07/2017 - LANES,GROUPER,DRUM & MORE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/19, seas were calm, and I fished in spots between 17 and 28 miles west of New Pass with Josh and Mikelle Schmitt and their...

12/16/2016 - DRUM INSHORE; GROUPER OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 12/2, predictions were for two-to-four foot seas offshore. Bob Eckle and friend, Ken weren’t fazed by that, since...

12/01/2016 - BLACK DRUM INVASION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I had quite the active morning of fishing the south end of Estero Bay on Wednesday morning, 11/2, with Dave Mercer, friend Rod Knudson,...

10/30/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Nor'easter... Well the past two weeks we have seen a persistent 15 knot north-east wind for the past two weeks which has made fishing...

10/29/2016 - OCTOBER-MOSTLY BACK-BAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Hannah Merter, her parents, John and Tammy, and her boyfriend, Lance, fished near-shore with me on Thursday morning, 9/29. We dodged...

10/08/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Between a rock and a hard place... Well the past two weeks have been trying to say the least, between the red tide and Hurricane...

09/23/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, REDS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The tropical system, Hermine, which wreaked havoc upon many areas to our north, spared us its worst, but brought high winds and torrential...

09/11/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Hemine the Hurricane... Well the last part of August and the 1st couple days of September were a washout as Hurricane Hemine brought...

08/28/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Schools back in session... This is the time of year when the little ones head back to school and typical we start to slow down,...

08/22/2016 - LANESGROUPERSHARKGOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Wednesday, 7/27, I fished offshore in spots from 20 to 27 miles west of New Pass with Mark Aldridge, kids, Alfie and George, their...

08/14/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Seeing Red(fish)... Well, the past two weeks we have seen a low pressure system that sat on top of Anna Maria Island and Florida...

07/31/2016 - FISHING HAS BEEN HOT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 18th-30th Report Fishing has been as Hot as the weather... This time of the year inshore...

07/25/2016 - LOTS OF GROUPER & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 7/11, Mike Kownacki fished the first of two trips he had with me this week. Mike was mostly interested in grouper, so we used...

07/16/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 4th-16th Report Summer heat is in full effect... Summer is here to stay for the next...

07/02/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, RED

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 6/14, I fished a catch-and-release, inshore trip in Estero Bay with Mark Basrap and Shannon Featherman. The guys...

06/12/2016 - SHARK,GROUPER, BIG LANES

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Wednesday, 5/25, I headed 18 miles offshore with Dr. Paul Martz and Christian LeClerc. Seas were choppy heading out, but comfortable...

06/04/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
On Fire... That's how fishing has been the past couple weeks...on fire. First of all, I'm sorry I haven't posted a report in a...

05/21/2016 - SOME BIG GAME THIS WEEK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I was off the water for a few days, with busy season winding down, and fishing trips not scheduled every day of the week, as they...

05/06/2016 - GROUPER & SNAPPER &SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a couple days off, I was back on the water Tuesday, 4/26, when I headed 28 miles offshore in calm seas with frequent fishers...

04/24/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHARK,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/11, I headed offshore with Tom Breyer, his son Scott, grandson Reid, and Reid’s friend, Logan. Winds were hefty, and NOAA’s...

04/09/2016 - LOTS OF ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 3/26/16, I fished 23 miles west of New Pass in calm seas with Bob Bockhorst, his son-in-law, Don Leesman, and Don’s...

03/25/2016 - LOTS OF VARIETY!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 3/12, I fished 22 miles west of New Pass with Mike Wickman and his friend, Paul. The guys used baitfish to land...

03/12/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHEEPS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 2/27, was chilly at 48 degrees, with a pretty hefty wind blowing and low tide conditions in the backwaters, where...

02/28/2016 - SNAPPER, TROUT ABUNDANT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/15, was a windy day, and seas offshore were about three feet and sloppy when I headed out to 22 miles west of New Pass with...

02/14/2016 - BIG SNAPPER, SHEEPS, REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 2/2/16, I headed 20 miles offshore in calm seas with Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Dick Arnett. The guys used live shrimp...

02/01/2016 - 22-INCH MUTTON SNAPPER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday and Tuesday, 1/18 and 1/19/16, began just as the preceding week had begun, that is, with a cold front that brought high winds...

01/18/2016 - LOVE THE GROUPER BITE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday, 1/2/16, my first day of the new year on the water, was spent in the backwaters with Ann McManus, her brother, Phil Arnes,...

01/01/2016 - RED GROUPER OPEN TODAY!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 12/18/15, just ahead of a cold front that was about to bring rain to the area, I headed into the backwaters of Estero...

12/17/2015 - GREAT GROUPER & SNAPPER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a rainy Monday that caused us to cancel their trip that day, Erwin and Millie Metusiak, who have fished with me yearly for many...

11/28/2015 - TRICKY WINDS & SEAS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Sara Liegel had arranged an offshore fishing trip for herself, her husband Ryan, her parents, Wyon and Mary-Jo Wiegratz, and her brother,...

11/14/2015 - RED GROUPER KNOW ITS SAFE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After several weeks off the water, with a week-long family reunion to attend, and some rainy weather once back home, I finally got...

10/18/2015 - REDS, SNOOK, COBIA, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Season is gearing up for a busy fishing calendar around here, that is, if weather will cooperate. Thursday morning, 9/24/15, I...

10/03/2015 - BIG SNOOK ON A WINDY DAY

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
The brisk winds that were forecast for today actually materialized, and were out of the North/Northwest at 15 to 25 mph and higher...

10/02/2015 - FORT MYERS TARPON ARE HOT

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
The inshore Tarpon bite continues to be outstanding, due in large part to all the rain that we had the first part of the week. Don’t...

09/21/2015 - REDS BAY-RED GROUPER,GULF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Labor Day, 9/7/15, I had a morning backwater trip scheduled with Dave Schwanke, his daughter Kaline, and Kaline’’s boyfriend, Tommy....

08/14/2015 - RED & BLACK DRUM, GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 8/3/15, I headed twenty-two miles offshore with Ron Sticha and his son, Noah. They had planned to go last Thursday,...

07/31/2015 - RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Been trying to fish around the rain lately… Monday morning, 7/20, I headed offshore, 22 miles west of New Pass, with Patrick and...

07/18/2015 - SUPER-SNOOK BITES 2 HOOKS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Joe George and his two sons, Eric and Brad, fished 23 miles west of New Pass with me on Monday morning, 7/6. The catch-of-the-morning...

07/04/2015 - VARIETY OFFSHORE-REDS IN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Evan Hamilton, Arly Smart, and Arly’s son, Justice, fished 22 miles west of New Pass with me in calm seas on Monday morning, 6/22/15....

06/22/2015 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Ryan Hall, Matt Hoffman, Greg Wetzel, and Tom Brackmann headed 25 miles offshore with me on Monday, 6/8, hoping to catch some grouper....

06/06/2015 - LOTS OF ACTION OUT & IN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/18, Mike and Casey Calvert fished a catch-and-release trip with me in Estero Bay’s Mound Key area, using live shrimp...

05/14/2015 - GROUPER BITE ON!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Stormy weather began setting in on Monday, 4/27, with lots of moisture over the gulf. By the time Tuesday rolled around, there were...

04/26/2015 - BOTTOMFISHINGGOOD VARIETY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/13/15, seas were predicted to be two feet or less, but NOAA definitely underestimated those. I fished with long-time customers...

04/13/2015 - CRAZY HOT SNAPPER BITE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/30, after a windy weekend, seas had calmed down to two-to-three feet, and I headed twenty miles offshore with Paul...

03/28/2015 - KINGFISH ARE HERE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/16/15, I headed offshore nineteen miles west of new Pass with frequent angler, Mike Connealy and his friend, Roger. The...

03/16/2015 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, DRUM,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/2/15, I headed offshore in calm seas—what a treat that was, after a couple of battling or surrendering to windy, rough conditions....

03/02/2015 - FISHING GOOD WHEN CALM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/16/15, I fished the backwaters of lower Hickory Bay with Patrick Gartland, his dad, Tom Gartland, and friend, Chris Ladtke....

02/16/2015 - CHALLENGING CONDITIONS!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/2/15, brought a cold front, right on the heels of a previous front. It was raining by early in the day, and winds and seas...

02/02/2015 - SHARK,GROUPER, ROUGH SEAS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/19/15, predictions for 15-knot winds and seas of two to three feet were just wrong! The wind blew 20 to 25 knots and seas...

01/20/2015 - REPORT FOR JANUARY 19TH

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Sheepshead are on the menu and anglers looking for some delicious table fare can catch their limit. Fishing mangrove islands, oyster...

01/19/2015 - KINGS,GROUPER, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
As a windy weather front approached the area on Monday, 1/5/15, small craft advisories were issued, and my anglers, Allen Jacobs,...

01/05/2015 - EXCELLENT ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/22/14, there was a weather front approaching our area, and winds, though calm in the early morning, were predicted to pick...

12/20/2014 - BIG SHEEP RETURN; GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Long-time customers, Erwin and Millie Metusiak fished the backwaters with me on Monday morning, 12/8/14. Using live shrimp, the couple...

12/08/2014 - FIGHTING FISH & WEATHER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 11/24/14, was windy, as had been the case for several days, and I fished inshore in Estero Bay’s flats with Jim...

11/30/2014 - RED FISH AND SNOOK FUN

ERIC SIMMERMAN
Pine Island Sound
November has been a very eventful month of fishing here in south west Florida! We have had a blast during the seasonal patterns of...

11/24/2014 - GROUPER,SHEEPSHEAD & DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
First, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Now, let’s go fishing! Tuesday, 11/11/14, I fished 19 miles west of New Pass with brothers, Mike...

11/18/2014 - MID-NOVEMBER REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Well the cooler weather is starting to set in and with it changes in fishing techniques. Cooler water temps slow the fish down and...

11/10/2014 - GROUPER,HOGFISH & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 10/28, I fished with repeat customers, Clement and Evelyn Wong, joined by their son, Aaron. After a windy weekend, seas were...

10/26/2014 - LANES,YELLOWTAILS&GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Paul Szemplenski, his young daughter, Evie, and his father-in-law, Ed fished inshore with me on Friday, 10/17/14. The group had originally...

10/21/2014 - 60 LB. COBIA

BRETT SWENSON
Fort Myers
This trophy cobia circled the boat at least 7 times and always dove down to the wreck each time it came around, a miracle we didn't...

10/21/2014 - HUGE GOLIATH GROUPER

BRETT SWENSON
Bonita Beach
Come on out and Catch these monsters. We put out two rods with 400 lb. test line and as long as you have a strong enough back your...

10/13/2014 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
My first trip of this season with long-time customer and seasonal resident, Ron Musick, was on Thursday, October 2nd, our last chance...

09/22/2014 - REDFISH, SHEEPS, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Joe Hahn is expecting delivery of his new bay boat soon, and he took a morning to fish Estero Bay’s backwaters with me on Monday,...

08/25/2014 - LANES,YELLOWTAILS&GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Bob Donalson and Steve Volz fished with me Monday morning, 8/11, offshore. The last time Bob fished with me was last April when he...

08/11/2014 - GREAT FISHING INSIDE& OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 7/29, winds were stronger than they had been in about a week, and they were straight out of the west. I advised brothers...

07/28/2014 - GOOD SNAPPER FISHING!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 7/15, thunder was rumbling by about 6AM, but the weather forecasters reported that there were only a few scattered...

07/14/2014 - 1ST GAG OF SEASON!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/30/14, Matt Siebert and friends Matthew, Jim and Steve, had planned to fish a full-day with me offshore. The dead calm seas...

06/30/2014 - BIG SHARKS & GOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/16, I fished in spots 28 ½ to 35 ½ miles west of New Pass with Paul McConnell and his son, Andrew. They had fished with...

06/16/2014 - GROUPER, SNAPPER & SHARKS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 5/27, I headed offshore to fish 25 miles west of New Pass with Conrad and Ellie Cherry, their son, Kevin, and Kevin’s young...

05/26/2014 - GREAT GROUPER ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I spent about a week off the water, as I only had a couple of fishing trips scheduled and they were both offshore trips that were...

05/12/2014 - SWFL-BIG GAME & FOOD FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/28, I fished a full day offshore with Bob Donelson, Kent McCarthy, Chuck Babcock, and Skip Hamilton. The guys wanted to...

04/28/2014 - GROUPER & SHARK BATTLES

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/14, I fished a catch-and-release trip about 12 miles west of New Pass with Carol Harris, her daughter and son-in-law,...

04/15/2014 - 50-LBKING,8-FT HAMMERHEAD

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/31, it was a hard call on whether to fish offshore or inshore for the Frantz family--Mike and Sue, daughter Kim,...

03/31/2014 - BIG GAGS GULF; DRUM BAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Winds were still gusting to 25 knots Tuesday morning, 3/18, after a gusty day Monday and heavy rain overnight. The only good news...

03/17/2014 - THE KINGS HAVE RETURNED!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 3/4/14, was a beautiful, calm day offshore. I spent it fishing with frequent customers, Ron Musick and Eddie Alfonso, and...

03/03/2014 - BIG SHEEPIES RULE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/17/14, I headed offshore from New Pass about 17 miles, with Jim Swanger and Ron Kaplan. Seas weren’t quite as calm as predicted...

02/27/2014 - FISHING WITH TARPOONS.COM

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
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02/17/2014 - BULL RED, 8-FT. SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 2/4/14, I headed out 35 miles from New Pass to fish with frequent customers, Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Dick Arnett....

02/11/2014 - ESTERO BAY REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the fishing was pretty tough, but if anglers were patient they were rewarded with some good fish. The sheepshead are...

02/04/2014 - FORT MYERS BITE HEATS UP

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
After several days of rainy weather in the Fort Myers and Naples area, it was nice to get out on Estero Bay with some decent weather....

02/03/2014 - THIS WEEK IN ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the chilling temps made fishing difficult in the backbay but not impossible. Anglers must remember that when it gets...

02/03/2014 - GROUPER&HOGS,SHEEPS& DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/20/14, was the first day in about two weeks that was suitable for offshore fishing. Successive, relentless weather fronts...

01/29/2014 - SANIBEL FISHING TARPOONS

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Island Fishing with Tarpoons has been cold but were still catching some nice Redfish and Seatrout. Warmer weather is in this...

01/20/2014 - INSHORE THE ONLY PLACE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The week of January 5th, 2014, was pretty much a loss for fishing. We had near-freezing temps for a couple of days, thanks to a strong...

01/06/2014 - POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD, DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 12/21/13, the winds, which had been pretty much steady all week, were still blowing hard, and seas were predicted...

12/21/2013 - WEEKLY REPORT DECEMBER 15

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the fishing really picked up in the backbay. The redfish bite was really good with incoming water around the grass...

12/20/2013 - 30-INCH GAG BEST CATCH!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/9, I fished inshore in Estero Bay with long-time customers, Erwin and Millie Metusiak. The couple boxed six nice sheepshead...

12/09/2013 - NOW GAG SEASON CLOSED....

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 11/26/13, I fished on a very windy morning in Estero Bay with Al Tooley and his two sons, Jeff and Aiden. The tide was up,...

12/05/2013 - DECEMBER 1ST REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
As the water temps start to cool the fishing patterns will start to change. Slow and low is the way to go when fishing the backbays....

11/25/2013 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 11/12/13, I fished offshore with long-time customers Kari Vilamaa, George Dyer, and Paul Kikendall. We were one day ahead...

11/11/2013 - GROUPER, HOGS,SHARK, REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Bob and Jo-Ellen Exby fished 18 miles offshore with me on Tuesday, 10/22, just ahead of a cool-front due in the next day. The day...

11/05/2013 - SANIBEL ISLAND FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
We're moving into to the fall pattern here at Sanibel island. Cold fronts already have cooled the water temperatures. That's great...

10/21/2013 - BONITA BEACH: 22-INCH HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 10/11, I fished 22 miles offshore with Roberto Russi, his father-in-law, John, and friend, Bill. We used a grunt to...

10/08/2013 - INSHORE &NEAR-SHORE-REDS!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Redfish have been the best bet around here lately, with trips scarce overall, and with favorable bay tides trumping some sloppy conditions...

09/06/2013 - LOW TIDES SCHOOLS OF REDS

MARK YIMIN
Fort Myers
This past week was VERY good for Redfish and Snook. They can be found at the higher stages of the tides up near the bushes. Don't...

09/05/2013 - FORT MYERS HAS IT ALL

MARK YIMIN
Fort Myers
This is the time of year when everything comes alive and is ready to eat! I have spent the last few days fishing the juvenile tarpon...

08/22/2013 - REDFISH ARE CHEWING!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The reds are starting to school up and were having double digit days. Artificials and live pinfish are working good.

07/26/2013 - GAG GROUPER REPORT!

SCOTT THEIS
Fort Myers
The gag grouper is one of my favorite species to target. The reason why is how great it taste and how hard they fight. These...

06/25/2013 - SNOOK ARE CHEWING!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
Estero Bay is producing some great fishing. The key is to fish the higher stages of the tides and make sure the water is moving....

05/04/2013 - COBIA RUN OFF FT MYERS!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
Fishing the wrecks off Ft. Myers Beach has been producing good numbers of cobia. Look for the wrecks that's holding the bait and...

04/21/2013 - TIPLETAILS ARE HERE!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The tripletail fishing is heating up. Run the traps that's been soaking the longest. Using a 1/0 mutu-lite hook with a split shot...

04/09/2013 - REDFISH BITE IS ON!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The inshore fishing has turned on with the water temps warming up and with the tides being higher. The redfish bite is getting better....

01/07/2013 - BOCA GRANDE FISHING CHART

DANNY LATHAM
Boca Grande
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that all of you had a great 2012 and an even better 2013. The weather here in Southwest Florida...

01/07/2013 - BOCA GRANDE TARPON FISHIN

DANNY LATHAM
Charlotte Harbor
2013 is here and it’s never to early to start planning your Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charter. The following is a list of...

10/30/2012 - THIS WEEK IN ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Even though the wind made for difficult travels on the water, the fish didn’t seem to mind. There are still plenty of hungry redfish...

10/17/2012 - ESTERO BAY IS ON FIRE!!

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
The bite in the backbay’s and nearshore areas continues to be really good. The redfish action has been some of the best of the year...

08/15/2012 - WEEK OF AUG 5 ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
The Fishing on the nearshore reef has been crazy good. Shrimp on 1/8 oz jig heads has produced quality fish including mackerel, trout,...

07/21/2012 - LATE SUMMER FISHIN REPORT

BO JOHNSON
Boca Grande
While most guides have changed their targeted species to fish like Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Trout & Redfish, here at Tenacity Guide...

06/19/2012 - GREAT OFFSHORE FISHING

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 5/29, I spent the day fishing in 47 feet, using live shrimp, with Robert Pierce, Brian Clark, and Julie Meng. The trio hoped...

02/14/2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Charters Sanibel Fishing with Island Inn. We had a great day fishing with the Island Inn of Sanibel. Chris Davison...

01/29/2012 - TARPOONS.COM FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Report from Tarpoons.com Red rolling moss has taken over many of the fishing spots here around Sanibel and Captiva....

06/01/2010 - HOT TARPON FISHING!

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Tarpon are in the nearshore Gulf waters and will eat if you get out there early enough. The best bet is live threadfins free lined...

05/05/2010 - REDFISH, TARPON REPORT

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
A good week of fishing was had despite the return of higher winds. Most trips were taken in the back country of Estero Bay with a...

04/21/2010 - TOP NOTCH FISHING

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Fishing in both Estero Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico has been top notch this past week and should continue with warming water temperatures...

04/07/2010 - NEAR SHORE GULF RED HOT!

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
It is really amazing what warming water temperatures can do to turn the fishing on. Nice size white bait has returned to the beaches...

03/24/2010 - REDFISH REPORT FT. MYERS

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
The bite is on in the back country of Estero Bay. The water temperatures have steadily risen over the past week and that has really...

03/12/2010 - EXCELLENT TROUT FISHING

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
Things are starting to warm up here in sunny SW Florida and the Spring fishing is off and running. The back bays have been covered...

01/30/2010 - AFTER THE COLD BLAST

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Okay here were go.....It has been one heck of a ride with the cold weather we had here in South Florida. We actually beat records...

08/17/2009 - DON'T FORGET SNOOK SEASON

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Don’t forget snook season opens Sept 1. Snook are on the beaches and also in our passes. We are hooking up and catching some...

08/08/2009 - FISHING IN THE EVERGLADES

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
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07/13/2009 - REDFISH IN ESTERO BAY

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
The redfishing in Estero Bay has picked up big time over the past week. Lots of small pinfish have moved in on the grassflats and...

05/23/2009 - REDS, TROUT,SHARK-BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/18, Tim Guthman and his six-year-old son, Tyler, had hoped to go fishing offshore. But the time-line on an approaching...

05/21/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing with Tarpoons.com Tarpon fishing around Sanibel the month of May is great! Every year I have a trip where clients...

05/20/2009 - FORT MYERS BEACH

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Man 'o man the tarpon are on the feed! We've been jumping 3 to 5 fish on each trip and the “by catch” is also a lot of fun. ...

05/16/2009 - KINGS, SHARK & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 5/11, was one of those days that is bound to happen about three times a year and, fortunately, not more than that. The party...

05/15/2009 - FORT MYERS BEACH

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
This week we had an uptick in both tarpon sightings and landings. On a resent trip my anglers went 2 for 3 with the biggest fish...

05/15/2009 - 2009

PHIL EVANS
Fort Myers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SW Florida Spring is here. The water is warming...

05/14/2009 - FT MYERS

PHIL EVANS
Sanibel
SW Florida Spring is here. The water is warming up and the winds are calming. The 2009 season has been real good . Tarpon are here...

05/09/2009 - 400LB.GOLIATH WHIPS 2 !

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, May 2nd, I fished Estero Bay with brothers, Steve and Howard Potash, and their wives, Loree and Bonnie. We caught...

05/02/2009 - KINGFISH IN 42 FEET

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday and Tuesday's winds and seas of 2-4 feet scared my anglers away. Wednesday, 4/29, I headed offshore to about 40 feet with John...

04/26/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing with Tarpoons.com The wind and cold fronts continue to mess up the fishing. The Tarpon should be here now. I...

04/25/2009 - RED GROUPER, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/20, after a previous week of high winds and seas, I made the mistake of believing the predictions for 2-3 foot seas...

04/18/2009 - NICE RED-BAY;NICEGAG-GULF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/13, the winds kicked up again—a familiar story here for the past three weeks or so. With seas offshore building four to...

04/11/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING WITH TARP

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Charters with Tarpoons.com Fishing is good! Here is what my clients say! Hey, just wanted to let you know...

04/11/2009 - TIMES THAT TRY CAPTAINS'

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Just ahead of another cold-front predicted to come through our area Monday evening, Bill Oswald and his eight-year-old daughter, Grace,...

04/04/2009 - ESTERO BAY & BONITA REEFS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/30, looked like it might have to be an inshore day when I heard the marine forecast the night before. But by early morning,...

03/29/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Great Sanibel Fishing Time The water has warmed up and the weather is perfect! Now is the time to catch fish. Its so nice to see...

03/28/2009 - INSHORE & REEFS REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With gusty winds and high seas Sunday morning, 3/22, Stuart Norris and Mike Holers took my recommendation to fish the backwaters....

03/22/2009 - KINGS,MANGS,SHEEPS,TROUT,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishing with Lynn and Margie Harned and friends Dave and Jeannie Jenkins on Monday, 3/16, we had a productive morning in 45 feet out...

03/14/2009 - CALM SEAS-HOGFISH,SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
What a treat Monday, 3/9 was offshore! For the first time in a very long time, seas were dead-calm and the fishing was good at the...

03/07/2009 - MARCH IN LIKE A LION

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
March definitely charged in like a lion on my first scheduled day of the month. Monday, 3/2, brought extremely rough conditions offshore...

02/28/2009 - BONITO, GROUPER, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/23 brought yet another windy start to this week. I headed out of new Pass with Jim Sistek, his son, Jim Jr., grandson and...

02/21/2009 - SNAPPER,SHEEPIES, HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With a small craft caution in effect Monday, I didn’t venture too far from shore with Ron Baldwin and friends. Seas were three feet...

02/18/2009 - SPRING BREAK FOR SHARKS!

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Tarpoons.com Sanibel Fishing Charters Spring break is near and it’s time to book your trips. March 1st Snook season opens, Redfish,...

02/14/2009 - RED & SCAMP GROUPER, HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The easterly wind on Monday, 2/9, laid the seas down nicely well offshore in 45 feet out of New Pass, where I fished with Ward Wester...

02/08/2009 - CRYIN' OVER GAGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/2/09, I fished near-shore at the six-mile reefs off Bonita Beach with Larry Dahlstrom and friends. We debated a while over...

01/30/2009 - SNAPPERFEST

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/26/09, I fished offshore in 45 feet with Barry Pfleuger and friends. We caught fifteen nice mangrove snapper in the 14 to...

01/24/2009 - SNAPPER, SHEEPSHEAD, HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/12/09, I fished offshore in 43 feet with Ed & Margie Bock, who fish with me several times each winter. We departed in a...

01/10/2009 - 28 INCH GAG BEST CATCH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/5/09, I fished offshore in 43 feet, to the north of New Pass with Alene Haug, Scott Kempfort, Loren Heintze and John Reardon....

01/05/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Fishing forecast for the Sanibel, Ft. Myers, Pine Island Sound region. Predictable cold fronts for the next few weeks is the...

01/03/2009 - GOOD START TO A NEW YEAR

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/29, I fished in 44 feet off Naples with Tom Wolf and sons, Jordan and Patrick, and friend, Chris Coriddi. Using live shrimp,...

12/27/2008 - OFFSHORE & INSHORE RECENT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/15, on a cloudy morning in Estero Bay, I dodged a few rain sprinkles and fished with H.O. Brownback and Steve Aggunt. We...

08/29/2008 - FAY GONE, THEN GOOD FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 8/18, as Tropical Storm Fay approached and the meteorologists speculated as to her course and strength, the winds began to...

08/27/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Captian Greg Hood, Here to report that the Redfish are schooled up on the sound!! I found all sizes of schools, and all sizes of...

08/15/2008 - NICE REDFISH ACTION

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The first part of the week brought lots of rain, and not just the familiar afternoon thunderstorms; it rained early mornings, into...

08/05/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
The Redfish are starting to school up near the passes and the Snapper bite is going strong. Visit www.tarpoons.com for more reports,...

08/01/2008 - REEFS-27INCH GAG, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a little time away in the relatively cool N.C. mountains, I resumed fishing this Saturday, 7/26. I fished 14 to 17 miles west...

07/05/2008 - GOOD BITE-INSHORE & OFF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Estero Bay offered a pretty good variety of fish for us on Monday morning, 6/30, when I fished with Jason and Callie Eubanks, Don...

06/27/2008 - GOOD ACTION OFFSHORE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishing Saturday morning, 6/21, about 17 miles out of New Pass with Dan Slavenburg and friend, Ryan, we cast live shrimp to catch...

06/20/2008 - REDS,SNOOK,SHEEPIES,SNAPP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/16, I fished central Estero Bay with Scott Heiss, his brother, Steve Heiss, their dad, Jerry Heiss, and Scott?s ten-year-old...

06/19/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
It's HOT !! So is the Snapper fishing! My Clients are catching there limit of Snappers 14" to 22" Wow is it fun, they strike so...

06/14/2008 - HOG, YELLOWTAIL, MANGS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
In celebration of Harry?s birthday, brothers Grant and Harry Kurtz, along with friends Joe and Thais Allen, fished with me Monday...

06/11/2008 - REDFISH REPORT FT. MYERS

ROB MODYS
Pine Island Sound
The fishing in Pine Island Sound this past week has been very good providing you stick to the basics. The bait is tough to come by...

06/06/2008 - TORTUGASTALES AND GOLIATH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I left Sunday morning, 6/1, for Key West, where six of us spent the night before taking off for the Tortugas on a boat we chartered....

06/01/2008 - GOOD VARIETY AND SNOOK!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
On a catch-and-release trip to the artificial reefs off Bonita Beach on Tuesday, 5/27, long-time customers Pat Fitzgerald and sons,...

05/25/2008 - REDS,GAGS, MANGS, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/19, I fished with Casey Serumba and friends in Estero Bay. We caught a couple of keeper snapper and released smaller...

05/16/2008 - TAKES TWO TO HOLD CUDA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 5/6, I fished Estero Bay with Paul and Rebecca Miller. The tide was slow coming in. We fished the tree lines, which...

05/03/2008 - NEARSHORE25KNOTS;BAY REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Ron Musick and Eddie Alfonso fished with me Monday, 4/28, when we were hoping to beat the weather front predicted to arrive late Monday...

04/26/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Tarpon season is here!! The Tarpon are showing up right on time. Soon the whole sound will be filled with fisherman trying to catch...

04/26/2008 - A LITTLE BOY & A BIG FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/21, I headed out from New Pass to 43 feet with Bill Story and friends. We caught a keeper hogfish, released a smaller one...

04/19/2008 - SHARK BATTLES, YELLOWTAIL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/14, I fished Estero Bay in the area of Wiggins Pass, with Court Newman, Joe Desiata and John Curtis. Joe caught a keeper...

04/12/2008 - KINGS, PORGIES, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/7, after a stormy night, seas were unsettled and it was pretty rough fishing with Tom Conrad, teenaged grandson Phil Conrad...

04/06/2008 - KINGS,SHARK,GROUPER,HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/31, the old familiar wind was back after a relatively calm weekend. With easterly winds it was still calm enough...

03/29/2008 - SHEEPSHEAD PREDOMINATE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Another windy week began on Monday, 3/24. I fished in Estero Bay with Joe Goodall and seven-year-old son, Alex, Dave Bixby and Fred...

03/26/2008 - SANIBEL FISHING REPORT

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
The fishing in the Sanibel and Pine Island Sound area has been really good this past week despite the surprise cold front we had a...

03/25/2008 - FT.MYERS, SANIBEL ISLAND

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Windy Conditions have made fishing tough. I say we can still catch fish! I'm use to the wind. Put a jacket on and get some tenacity! I...

03/22/2008 - HOW'S FISHING?THE ANSWER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Full title is "The Answer, My Friend, is Blowing in the Wind"...High winds were the theme on Monday, 3/17 so I stayed close in at...

03/15/2008 - BRAVE THE SEAS OR ENDURE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/10, seas were predicted to be calmer after a weekend of high winds and choppy conditions. With predictions for two to four...

03/07/2008 - SANIBEL FISHING REPORT

ROB MODYS
Pine Island Sound
The fishing has been fantastic in Pine Island Sound and the near shore waters of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The snook bite is on...

03/07/2008 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SURF'

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
NOAA has spoken and there will be no more fishing this weekend, so I might as well post the report for this week. Monday, 3/3, the...

03/06/2008 - FEB/MARCH COBIA

MARK GARCY
Fort Myers
With Feb out the door and March blowing in, its time to gear up for the spring bite. That would be cobia, tripletail, big snook, still...

03/05/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
SNOOK BITE IS ON !! The Snook action has been great the last few days. Water temp is coming back up and season is open! Captain...

03/01/2008 - SHARK, GOLIATHS, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/25, I fished with Mike and Lee Conneally, son Clint and Clint?s girlfriend, Anna. We fished the reefs off Bonita beach in...

02/27/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Great fishing in the past few weeks!! Trout, snook, redfish all eating artificials and fly. Great numbers and good size. Captain...

02/23/2008 - HOGS,GAGS,SHEEP, GOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished on a windy morning in Estero Bay Monday, 2/18, with Chuck and Steve Nebes. We worked our live shrimp along the channel from...

02/17/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Yesterday was a slow incoming tide. We still managed to land some nice upper slot redfish from a school of 30 or 40. Lots of boats...

02/16/2008 - GROUPER &SNAPPER HOT BITE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/11, the winds were blowing in the early morning but without the strength they gathered late on in the day. Predictions were...

02/13/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Fishing on the Sound this last week has been Great!! Tailing Redfish, Snook, Trout, and even some Tarpon showed up with the water...

02/09/2008 - SHEEPS BAY& GULF, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Mother and son anglers Carole and Kenny Mathis fished Estero Bay with me Monday morning, 2/4, from Barefoot Beach to Wiggins Pass....

02/02/2008 - HOT FISHING NEAR SANIBEL

ROB MODYS
Pine Island Sound
This fishing has been absolutely great in and around Sanibel Island. We?ve been catching a mixed bag on the outside flats and the...

02/02/2008 - GROUPER, HOGS & SHEEP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/28, the seas calmed enough to get offshore, although we stayed fairly close in 30 feet out of New Pass. I fished with Leonard...

01/28/2008 - JANUARY GAGS&SHEEPHEAD

MARK GARCY
Naples
January can be a tough time to get out but also can be great for gag grouper and sheephead, as well as blackdrum, flounder and spoty...

01/25/2008 - HOGFISH,SHEEPSHEAD,SNAPPE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
On Wednesday, 1/23, after several days of cancelled trips, due to weather conditions, I finally got back out with Bob Carter and friend,...

01/19/2008 - MORE GROUPER, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Sunday morning, 1/13, I fished Estero Bay from Wiggins Pass to Barefoot Beach with Kip & Lisa Price and their two sons, Aden, eight,...

01/12/2008 - SW FL-GROUPERFEST

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/7, I fished with Ed and Margie Bock in 30 feet out of New Pass with live shrimp. We caught a mess of nice sheepshead to...

01/05/2008 - BONITO,HOGFISH,SHEEPSHEAD

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/31/07, I headed back out to federal waters, where two days earlier I had encountered a hot kingfish bite. On Monday, though,...

12/29/2007 - HOT KING MACKEREL BITE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Christmas-eve morning, 12/24, I fished Estero Bay with Vince and Jenny Tomlinson and Katie and Mike. We caught a nice variety of fish...

12/22/2007 - 27 INCH GAG BEST CATCH TH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Henry Froese and son, Bradley, from Ontario had planned to fish with me on Monday, but the weather front that passed through at the...

12/09/2007 - HOGS, TRIGGERS, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/3, I fished in 45 feet out of New Pass with Dan Ayd, son Dan Jr., and friend, Steve. We caught four keeper mangrove snapper,...

12/01/2007 - 14 LB RED GROUPER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 11/26, I fished a catch-and-release trip in Estero Bay in potholes between Wiggins Pass and Barefoot Beach with Dan Nimmer...

11/24/2007 - NICE SHEEPS,REDS,FLOUNDER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 11/19, I fished offshore with long time clients Jerry and Barb Rudan from Wisconsin. Jerry had his hopes up for battling a...

11/17/2007 - 28 INCH GAG, TROUT,SHEEPS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
On a third outing within a week with the Troutmann clan on Tuesday, 11/13/07, the family decided that just the guys would go offshore....

11/10/2007 - INSHORE REDS,GROUPER OFFS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 11/5, was predicted to be calm offshore. I headed out with Mike & Lea Connealy, Mike?s dad, and friend, Karen, but as we got...

11/02/2007 - GUL ROUGH; INSHORE GREAT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 10/26, I fished Estero Bay along the channel between Lely Barefoot Beach and Wiggins Pass with John Keener, teenaged...

10/24/2007 - BIG KINGS,BONITO,GROUPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 10/20, with the radar looking not too favorable, I warned the Kinsel family that it could be a wet morning in Estero...

10/19/2007 - RED GROUPER, YELLOWTAIL,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished with Shalom and Mendel New, Avroham, Mendel and Aryeh Wvensch and Mendel Pinson on Friday, 10/11. We headed out of New Pass...

10/05/2007 - BULL SHARK, GOLIATHS, HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With peak slow-season upon us in southwest Florida, fishing trips have been scarcer this month. I was looking forward to two days...

09/21/2007 - SNAPPER SMORGASBORD,CUDA,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
This week was a good one for snapper of all varieties. Terry Mooney, Mike Franklin, Bob Myers and Jim Schultz fished with me Monday...

09/15/2007 - GOLIATHS,HOGFISH,SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 9/4, I fished in 35 feet out of New Pass with Dennis & Jamie Riddell and Doyle and Kay Payne. We limited out on twenty mangrove...

09/11/2007 - SEPTEMBER 2007

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades National Park
Well, here we are in the month of September. Snook season is open and we are catching plenty of them. Sometimes the problem is catching...

09/01/2007 - FINALLY A KEEPER GAG!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday, 8/31, I fished an outgoing tide in Estero Bay around Wiggins Pass with Tom and Marsha Lynch. We caught a few keeper mangrove...

08/24/2007 - 24 LB. COBIA, GOLIATHS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished 17 miles out of New Pass on Thursday, 8/23, with Paul Fenwick, Pamela Harden, Chris Dicon, John Priddy and Jackie Myers....

08/18/2007 - INSHORE&NEAR-SHORE REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 8/13, I fished Estero Bay, down toward Wiggins Pass, with Kevin Deacy and George Romita. George had a big redfish...

08/11/2007 - NICE SNAPPER, 7 HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 8/6, I fished the reefs off New Pass in 28 feet with Roger Meier and his children, Phillip, Vanessa and Melanie. We caught...

08/03/2007 - NICE REDS! BONITA BEACH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 7/31, brought some threatening skies, but the rain looked like it was fairly light on radar and was making its way...

07/28/2007 - SNAPPER, SPANISH, TROUT,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Greg and Terry Carns and their sons Mike, twelve, and Danny, nine, were scheduled to fish with me on Monday, but Monday morning brought...

07/21/2007 - GOALIES VS GOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Canadians Jason Booker, Bill Dawson, Brett Carpenter and Matt Richard, in town for the roller hockey tournament, fished with me Tuesday,...

07/12/2007 - INSHORE & NEAR-SHORE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, I fished in 30 feet off Bonita Beach with Steve Theobold, Linda Miller, Buzz Moore and Steve Hanson. Fishing was decent...

07/06/2007 - FLOUNDER,SNAPPER,SHEEPS,S

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Estero Bay was slow-going Monday morning when I fished with Don Hudson. We released an 18 inch snook, caught keeper mangrove snapper...

06/30/2007 - REDFISH, BLUEFISH, HOGS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, Robert Annan and sons Matthew and Brad fished in 38 feet, about 18 miles out of New Pass. We caught a mess of nice Spanish...

06/22/2007 - SPANISH, SNAPPER, SHARK..

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a couple weeks off local waters, I fished Monday, 6/18 with brothers Mark and Robert Duhlberg and their children. We fished...

06/01/2007 - INSHORE FISHING REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished the tree lines in Estero Bay around Hickory Bay with Homer Jack Moore and wife Lorraine on Tuesday. We caught and released...

05/26/2007 - REDS, SHEEPS, MACKS, SNA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Ben Sampson and girlfriend Jill just wanted to catch fish Monday morning, 5/21, so we headed out in some fairly rough seas to the...

05/19/2007 - REDS, SHARK, KINGS, AJS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 5/14, the winds were blowing once again. I advised my anglers, Patrick and Natalie Smith, to fish the bay instead of heading...

05/12/2007 - GOLIATHS, 7' BULL SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The calm winds and seas of last week didn?t hold too long. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday brought strong gusty winds and high seas,...

05/05/2007 - ANOTHER TUNA! KING, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I was in port on Monday, but I fished Tuesday in 80 feet on a 265 heading out of New Pass with anglers Jim McCarthy and friend, Dan....

04/28/2007 - TWO 28 LB. BLACKFIN TUNA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/23, the seas were still rough, but a little calmer, and I fished with Sandy Hook, son Rusty, Rusty's young son Charlie,...

04/21/2007 - 5' BLACKTIP, LANES, MANGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/9, seas were predicted at two to three feet offshore, but fishing even close-in at the reefs, it was much rougher than that,...

04/07/2007 - NEAR-SHORESPANISH,POMPANO

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished the artificial reefs off Bonita Beach on Monday, with Dave Yoder and family. We started at the 5 mile reef, where we caught...

03/31/2007 - SMALL KINGS (A START?)

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished a catch and release trip in Estero Bay Monday, 3/26, with Leeds Hutchinson, son Bill, and grandsons Joe and Tim. We fished...

03/24/2007 - REDS,SHEEPS,MACKS,GOLIATH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I ended up fishing the bay last Saturday, 3/17, since the tides were still higher than expected, with the wind out of the north. My...

03/16/2007 - SHEEPS, SPANISH, REDFISH,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/12, I fished with Jon and Rebecca Marty and Rebecca?s parents, Larry and Diane, in 45-48 feet northwest of New Pass. We...

03/10/2007 - GULF & BAY PRODUCTIVE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/5, was chilly and windy, with rough seas offshore. Low tide in the bay made for less than ideal conditions, but...

03/03/2007 - SHEEPSHEAD BITE STRONG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Large sheepshead were definitely the catch du jour on Monday when I fished with Leon Dargis and Bob Rose, in 30 feet off Sanibel....

02/24/2007 - 30+ LB. BLACK DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Last weekend?s chill persisted into Monday, 2/19. With temperatures in the thirties, and dead low tide in Estero Bay, I advised my...

02/17/2007 - BLUEFISH, SHEEPS, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
There was a rainy start to the new week in advance of the next cold front, and I had to cancel my fishing plans for Monday, 2/12....

02/15/2007 - FEBRUARY 2007

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
February 15, 2007 FISHING REPORT By Capt. Becky Campbell Everglades City, Florida 239-695-2029 Looks like winter is into full...

02/10/2007 - TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD,POMPANO

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After the rain, winds and chill of Monday, Tuesday morning offered my first opportunity to go fishing. I fished the oyster bars of...

02/03/2007 - JAN, 2007

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
January 9, 2007 FISHING REPORT By Capt. Becky Campbell Everglades City, Florida 239-695-2029 To start off we hope each and...

02/02/2007 - 26 IN GAG,17 IN SNAPPERS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/29, another cold front that passed through the area kicked up seas offshore to 6-8 feet, and I had to cancel my offshore...

01/27/2007 - SHEEPIES BAY & GULF, REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 1/20, when I headed offshore with Chris & Yvette Worthington, their young sons Hunter and Peyton, and Yvette?s parents,...

01/19/2007 - GAGS TO26IN, SHEEPIES, SN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Sure enough, as predicted, the four foot seas were calming over the course of the day Monday to two foot. I fished about 28 miles...

01/13/2007 - BIG MANGS,HOG, AMBER JACK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday, 1/6, I fished in 38 feet out of New Pass with Dean Stanton and son, Dean, Jr. The bite was kind of slow, but we caught some...

01/05/2007 - NICE SNAPPER, A HOG,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After some family time to bring in the new year, I headed offshore again on Tuesday, Fishing with brothers Mark and Tony Kapala in...

12/30/2006 - GAGS BIGGER, SNAPPER, SHE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday after Christmas brought rain and high seas, and I had to cancel my offshore trip for that day. Wednesday was still rough offshore,...

12/23/2006 - MORE HOGS & SHEEP,SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished a catch and release trip with the Snyder family?Dave and Rhonda, son Ryan, and daughter Lenay. We headed out with...

12/16/2006 - 175 LB. GOLIATH, GAG, HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a blustery weekend, that caused me to cancel my offshore trips, I headed to the artificial reefs on Monday with John Maliszewski...

12/08/2006 - FLOUNDER, REDS, SHEEPIES,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished on a very windy Monday, 12/4, in Estero Bay with John Hull and his dad, Bob. We fished several holes with live shrimp, and...

12/02/2006 - POMPANO,SHEEPSHEAD,SNAPPE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, I fished in Estero Bay with Pat Cahil, girlfriend Debbie Szymski, and Debbie?s uncle, Reno Bracci. We used live shrimp, fishing...

11/28/2006 - NOV. 27, 2006

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Nov. 27, 2006 FISHING REPORT by Capt. Becky Campbell & Capt. Fred Barfield Everglades City, Florida 239-695-2029 Okay here...

11/25/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: REDS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday brought cold temperatures and high seas. My anglers bundled up and we fished the bay, since the 8-12 foot seas expected through...

11/18/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: 4 SNAPPER CAUGHT ON ONE EEL!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
More winds, seas, and rain came our way this week, with rough conditions offshore most of the week, and some pretty low tides in Estero...

11/11/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SNAPPER, GOLIATHS, RED GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Winds and seas got in the way of a few fishing excursions the week before last, but I managed to get offshore once. I took Wendy Woodall...

10/27/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: HOGFISH, YELLOWTAIL, SCAMP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished offshore Monday, just ahead of the weather front that was approaching our area. Seas were still fairly calm, at 2-3 feet,...

10/21/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SNAPPER BITE HOT, SHARK, SPANI

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I headed offshore Thursday with Chuck and Sheila Peterson and teenage sons, C.J. and Andy. We fished with live shrimp in about 40...

10/14/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: YELLOWTAIL, LANES, SHARK, SPA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Terry Mooney and friends fished with me Wednesday, in about 40 feet out of New Pass, using live shrimp. We caught five nice yellowtail...

10/10/2006 - SW FL-ESTERO BAY-BONITA BEACH: KEEPER REDS, SHEEPS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished the backwaters in Estero Bay Saturday, with Jay Bridges and his dad, Charlie Bridges. We fished the tree lines toward Wiggins...

10/10/2006 - OCTOBER HEATS AS TEMPS COOL

DAVE SIPLER
Jacksonville
Capt. Dave Sipler's Sport Fishing - Jacksonville, St. Johns River/Inlet & near-coastal waters to Amelia Island Florida. Updated:...

09/30/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SPANISH & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a couple of slow weeks, I finally got back offshore fishing on Saturday, with Scott Fandrich, brother Shon Fandrich, and friends...

09/16/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: 'CUDA-BITTEN BONITO, REDS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished Estero Bay with Bob Green and Ben Edgell. We started out fishing tree lines and oyster bars on a higher tide, and...

09/08/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: GOLIATHS & MANGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a pretty soggy Labor Day weekend, I headed offshore Tuesday with Larry Kavulich and friend, Bruce. There was still plenty of...

09/02/2006 - BONITA BEACH:COBIA,SPANISH,SNAPPER,REDS,SHEEPSHEAD

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished with brothers Vinny and Bernie Avallone and families, over live bottom, in 40 feet out of New Pass on Monday. We had live...

08/28/2006 - THE WEATHER IS HOT, BUT SO IS THE FISHING

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
August 28, 2006 FISHING REPORT by CAPT. BECKY CAMPBELL & CAPT. FRED BARFIELD 239-695-2029 Everglades City, Florida Hey there!!...

08/25/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: NICE SPANISH & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Uli and Uta Scheider fished with me Monday, in 40 feet out of New Pass, with live shrimp. We caught keeper Spanish mackerel to 25...

08/18/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: BAY & NEAR-SHORE REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Wednesday in 30 feet out of New Pass, around the reefs, with Joe Soboloski and his three sons. We used live shrimp to catch...

08/11/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: PERMIT TO 26 LBS., 28 LB.COBIA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Roger Meir and fifteen year old son, Phillip, from Switzerland, fished with me Monday at the reefs off Bonita Beach. We used live...

08/05/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH OFFSHORE: SPANISH, MOON FISH,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishbuster Charters? Captain Dave Hanson reported, ?Graham Connor and fifteen year old son, Brenden, fished with me in 35 feet out...

07/29/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: REDFISH, MACKEREL, LANE SNAPPE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Virginia Stafford, her sister Carol, and her grandsons Mac and William, fished Monday with me in Estero Bay, toward Wiggins Pass....

07/22/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SPANISH, SNAPPER, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday with John Maliszewski and friend, Joe, in 30 feet out of New Pass. We used live shrimp and dead shiners, free-lining...

07/15/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: AFRICAN POMPANO, MUTTON,MANGS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I headed out about 65 miles with Gregg Bedell on his boat Monday, to fish the Stoney Point wreck. We used squid, sardines, and shiners,...

07/07/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: 41 INCH KING, SHARK, BONITO, S

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishing in 45 feet out of New Pass Monday with the Patrick Smith party, we used live shrimp and shiners to catch keeper mangrove snapper...

07/05/2006 - FISHING REPOTY FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: July 5th, 2006 Snook, The water temperatures are...

06/30/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SPANISH & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished with live shrimp and cut-bait in 35 feet out of New Pass Tuesday with Mike Sokol, wife Ann, and the Sokol children, Michelle,...

06/29/2006 - JUNE 2006

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
June 21, 2006 Fishing Report By Capt. Becky Campbell 239-695-2029 Everglades City, Florida Hey there!! Well, here we...

06/24/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: GULF & BAY REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a few weeks hiatus, I fished Estero Bay Friday with Steve Ross and father-in-law, Jack. We caught some live shiners, and used...

06/02/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: A BONEFISH IN THE BAY???

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay Wednesday with Frank Tota, Frank Witt, and friends, Joe and Jim. Strange as it might sound, we caught and released...

05/27/2006 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: YELLOWTAIL, GOLIATS, KING,REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished with live shrimp in 40 feet, 19 miles out of New Pass, with Ernie and Tim Moffet. We caught four keeper yellowtail...

05/20/2006 - BONITA BEACH, SW FL: REDFISH, TROUT, SNAPPER, JACK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished the west wall of Estero Bay with brothers Tom and Kevin Connolly. We used shiners to catch three redfish, two of...

05/12/2006 - BONITA BEACH, SW FL: SPANISH, YELLOWTAIL, LANES &

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday in 35 feet out of New Pass with father and son Dan and Eric Harper. Using live shrimp, we caught keeper Spanish mackerel,...

05/06/2006 - BONITA BEACH, SW FL: GULF & BAY REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay with Terry Major and friends Monday. Fishing the points on the west side of the bay, behind the Hyatt, we released...

04/29/2006 - BONITA BEACH, SW FL: KINGS, SPANISH, REDS, SHEEPIE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, fishing in 30 feet out of New Pass, with Bob Pumford and Steve & Lorie Seibert, we caught three king mackerel, all 28-29 inches,...

04/22/2006 - REDFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, KINGFISH, GOLIATH: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay with C.B. Fisher, his seven year old daughter, Cayla, and Cayla's grandfather, Frank Graves on Monday. Shrimp...

04/15/2006 - WINDS & SEAS TOUGH THIS WEEK: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
This week brought all the winds and high seas that we were lucky to have missed for most of last month. In addition to the rough seas...

04/14/2006 - MARCH 26, 2006

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
March 26, 2006 FISHING REPORT BY CAPT. BECKY CAMPBELL & CAPT. FRED BARFIELD 239-695-2029 Everglades City, Florida Even...

04/13/2006 - SPRING IS HERE

BILL WALKER
Pine Island Sound
4/7/2006 Spring time fishing is here. All of the big boys are moving out of there winter haunts and are hungry. Snook and Redfish...

04/10/2006 - SPRING!

TIMOTHY MILLS
Boca Grande
The redfish and snook bite is fantastic. We have been fishing the inside of the outer islands and doing well. Lots of slot reds and...

04/08/2006 - KINGS GULFSIDE; FLOUNDER, SHEEPIES, REDS, JACKS BA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished with Lee Larsen, Bud Glancer, and friend Mary, about 5 miles out of New Pass. We used live shrimp, and chummed with...

04/01/2006 - FISHING OFF THE HOOK

MARK GARCY
Gulf of Mexico
Week-March 27- April 1st The week started off a little tough with the winds coming out off the north and water temps back down, but...

04/01/2006 - 52 INCH KING: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a windy weekend, seas calmed down quite a bit on Monday, 3/28. I fished five and a half miles out of New Pass, with Ryan Startz...

03/25/2006 - MORE NICE KINGS, SPANISH, MANGS, LANES, SHEEPIES:

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished about five miles out of New Pass Monday with Richard Heimlich and Jeff Kirk. Seas were about four foot most of the morning,...

03/22/2006 - REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: March 21st, 2006 Snook, The water temperatures are...

03/18/2006 - 22 LB. KING, 100+ LB. SHARK, SHEEPSHEAD: BONITA BE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished the north end of Estero Bay Monday. We used live shrimp to catch a dozen sheepshead, three of which were keepers. We also...

03/11/2006 - SHEEPSHEAD & TROUT: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/6, seas were supposed to be calm, with a cold front not due to rough things up until late at night. Fishing in 30 feet out...

02/25/2006 - FEBRUARY 19TH-25TH BEST WEEK YET

MARK GARCY
Gulf of Mexico
The long wait for water temps to hit 70* finally arrived. With the calm seas and sunny days made for some great tripletail fishing....

02/25/2006 - NICE TRIPLETAIL, LOTS OF SHEEPSHEAD: BONITA BEACH,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, 2/20, in 34 feet out of New Pass. We caught a 15 inch black drum, five keeper sheepshead, all about 15 inches, and...

02/18/2006 - SNAPPER, SHEEPIES, A TRIPLETAIL-SLIGHTLY BETTER BI

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Sunday and Monday this week remained rough offshore, not to mention the bitter cold, especially out on the water. Tuesday was calmer,...

02/11/2006 - SHEEPIES, TROUT-SHALLOW BAY; ROUGH OFFSHORE-TOUGH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I was looking forward to some calm seas Monday, based upon predictions of two feet?Instead, we encountered four foot seas, and had...

02/03/2006 - 35 POUND BLACK DRUM: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished in 32 feet out of New Pass. Fishing was a little slow at first--we caught and released some snapper, grunts, and...

01/31/2006 - SW FLORIDA FISHING REPORT

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Feb. 1st, 2006 Redfish, Redfishing has been steady....

01/30/2006 - 25 POUND JACK, SNAPPER, MORE WIND: BONITA, SWFL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, fishing 17 miles out of New Pass, in 40 feet, we caught keeper triggerfish, lane snapper and mangrove snapper, and released...

01/26/2006 - JANUARY SNAPPER FISHING CAN PRODUCE SOME BEAUTIES

MARK GARCY
Gulf of Mexico
This report is for Jan. 20th - 26th Naples-Marco. Fishing has been off and on as much as the winds and seas have. It seems the minute...

01/21/2006 - LOTS OF WIND, THEN SNAPPER AT WEEK'S END: BONITA B

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Weather did not cooperate with the full week of fishing I had planned. After a very gusty weekend, seas did not calm down enough to...

01/13/2006 - GREAT WEEK OF FISHING-GAGS, SNAPPER: BONITA BEACH,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a rough and windy weekend, I got back offshore on Monday, 1/9, and fished in 42 feet, out of New Pass. Cut-bait didn?t get us...

01/06/2006 - KEEPER GAG, LIMITS OF SNAPPER: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday?s seas were predicted to be two to three feet, and I headed offshore. Fishing about 15 miles out of New Pass, we encountered...

12/30/2005 - KINGS ARE HERE! COBIA, LOTS OF LANES, MANGROVES, T

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday, 12/24, we got into some king mackerel, fishing in about 40 feet out of New Pass. I have been expecting the kings to show...

12/23/2005 - BIG SHEEPIES PREVAIL BAYSIDE; NICE MANGS OFFSHORE:

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/19, it was overcast, and a lot colder than the temperature would indicate, with a damp, stiff wind blowing across the bay....

12/17/2005 - BIG SHEEPSHEAD, KEEPER REDFISH, POMPANO, MANGS: BO

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Thursday, casting around oyster bars and holes in Estero Bay, with live shrimp, and a #7 splitshot for weight. We did well...

12/10/2005 - LANES, MANGS, SHEEPSHEAD, COBIA: BONITA BEACH, SW

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday I fished Estero Bay. We fished an incoming tide, baited with live shrimp. We caught a keeper redfish at 25 inches, kept five...

12/04/2005 - LANES, MANGS, SHEEPSHEAD, COBIA: BONITA BEACH, SW

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
We didn?t get much of a reprieve from rough weather, as another front kicked up the winds and seas again by Monday. The whole week...

11/25/2005 - NICE SHEEPSHEAD BAYSIDE; NICE MANGS & LANES OFFSHO

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday brought rain, high winds and seas, in advance of a cold front, and I was forced to remain in port. Tuesday was very windy,...

11/19/2005 - CUDA GOT THE GAG-LEFT US LANES, MANGS, YELLOWTAILS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, at a drop-off about 26 miles out of new Pass. We caught seven keeper mangrove snapper to 15 inches, four keeper yellowtails,...

11/15/2005 - FISHING REPORT

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Nov. 15th, 2005 Snook, The water temperatures are...

11/11/2005 - GOLIATHS & LANE SNAPPER: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday in 30 feet out of New Pass. We used live shrimp to catch a 23 inch keeper gag grouper, a couple of lane snapper to...

11/04/2005 - GULF & BAY REPORT: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday for the first time since the Thursday before Hurricane Wilma. With stiff winds over 25 knots, we fished Estero Bay,...

10/21/2005 - BIG SNOOK, REDFISH, LANES, YELLOWTAIL, MANGS,SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I had planned to fish a lot more this past week, but several folks cancelled trips because they had heard negative things about the...

10/14/2005 - NOTHING EXCITING, BUT AT LEAST THE RED TIDE IS GON

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished last Monday, 10/10, in Estero Bay, around the Wiggins Pass area. We used live shrimp to catch five keeper sheepshead, and...

10/08/2005 - POMPANO, REDFISH, SHEEPSHEAD: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Fort Myers
I fished Saturday, for the first time since the last week of September. We had planned to fish the gulf, but with the winds up, and...

10/03/2005 - FISHING REPORT

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Oct. 3rd, 2005 Snook, The water temperatures are...

09/24/2005 - FISHING AIN'T EASY THESE DAYS: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Friday, hoping the swells from Hurricane Rita effects had subsided, but it was pretty sloppy offshore. With red tide impacting...

09/02/2005 - ALL KINDS OF SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Thursday, after the swells from Hurricane Katrina?s effects had subsided. Fishing in 40 feet out of New Pass, we used live...

08/19/2005 - BLACK GROUPER! GAG, GOLIATHS,SPANISH,SNAPPER: SWFL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, 8/15, in 35 feet out of New Pass. We used live shrimp to catch keeper Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. We also...

08/13/2005 - VERMILION, YELLOWTAIL, LANES,SHARKS, GOLIATH:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, out of New Pass. We began in a spot about 41 miles offshore, where it was a bit slow, so we moved to a spot about...

08/10/2005 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Aug. 10th, 2005 Snook, The water temperatures are...

08/06/2005 - RED GROUPER, GOLIATHS, SNAPPER, REDFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday offshore. We used live shrimp to catch keeper mangrove and lane snapper, and some good-sized whitebone porgies. We...

07/30/2005 - PHOTO

DAVE HANSON
Naples
21 inch red grouper

07/30/2005 - GOLIATHS, SHARK, SPANISH & SNAPPER: GULF-SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished offshore Monday, in 45 feet out of New Pass. We caught keeper mangrove, yellowtail, and lane snapper, and triggerfish, using...

07/23/2005 - REDS, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished in Estero Bay Tuesday, in the area of Wiggins Pass. We used frozen shrimp, and caught two redfish, including one keeper at...

07/16/2005 - KEEPER RED GROUPER, GOLIATHS, YELLOWTAIL, MANGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Tuesday in 45 feet out of New Pass. Shrimp were in short supply, after the stormy weekend, so we used frozen cut sardines,...

07/08/2005 - SHARK, REDFISH, SAND BREAM, SHEEPSHEAD: BONITA,FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I was off the water most of this past holiday weekend, with a family event to attend, but got out in Estero Bay with family on Sunday...

07/02/2005 - FLOUNDER & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Wednesday, I fished in 35 feet off Naples. Despite forecasts for afternoon rains, we were chased in by building storms before noon....

07/02/2005 - REDFISH, BLACK DRUM & SHEEPSHEAD BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay, around the oyster bars toward Wiggins Pass on Tuesday, with live shrimp. We caught five redfish to 24 inches,...

06/25/2005 - SPANISH, SNAPPER & A HOGFISH: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With rain on the radar Monday and Tuesday mornings, 6/20 and 6/21, I cancelled my fishing plans for those days. Wednesday was another...

06/18/2005 - YELLOWTAIL, MANGS, MACKEREL, REDFISH & SNOOK: SWFL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I returned from some time off to fish Wednesday about 17 miles west of New Pass, with live shrimp. The tide was slow, and we were...

05/29/2005 - REDFISH,PERMIT,KINGS,YELLOWTAIL,AMBERJACK,GOLIATH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished central Estero Bay Monday, around the oyster bars. We had a good success with live shrimp, and caught three keeper-sized...

05/22/2005 - SANIBEL/CAPTIVA-TARPON ACTION HOT, HOT, HOT!

BOB WINGER
Sanibel
FISHING REPORT (April 25, 2005 to May 20, 2005) Hello ? Capt. Bob here. It has been a fantastic few weeks since the last Windswept...

05/21/2005 - 10 LB. GAG, SPANISH, LANES& A HOG:BONITA BEACH, FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday about 17 miles west of New Pass, with live shrimp. We caught twenty nice lane snapper, some Spanish mackerel 22 to...

05/14/2005 - 1ST PERMIT OF THE SEASON!AMBERJACK, GOLIATHS:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished the backwaters of Estero Bay Monday with live shrimp. We caught keeper sheepshead and mangrove snapper, and released small...

05/08/2005 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: May 8th, 2005 Tarpon, It's time to book your tarpon...

05/07/2005 - FIRST KINGFISH; REDFISH BAYSIDE-BONITA BEACH,SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fearing more rough seas after a windy weekend, I fished Estero Bay and its creeks on Monday, 5/2, with live shrimp. We caught three...

04/30/2005 - YELLOWTAIL, LANES, TROUT, REDFISH & LOTS OF WIND

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After the high winds Sunday, conditions were still sloppy Monday morning, so I ventured out of New Pass only about 10 miles. We caught...

04/23/2005 - GULF & BAY REPORT: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished in Estero Bay Monday. It was kind of slow, but we released snook to 22 inches and mangrove snapper, all caught on live shrimp. Fishing...

04/18/2005 - FROM BACKCOUNTRY SLAM TO SNOOK WITH LOCKJAW!

BOB WINGER
Pine Island Sound
FISHING REPORT For April 10, 2005 to April 16, 2005 On Monday the 11th I guided Russ and Diana Phelps (from Virginia) to a backcountry...

04/15/2005 - REDFISH, TROUT, SNOOK, GAG & HIGH SEAS: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay, by Wiggins Pass, on Monday. We caught a 24 inch redfish and an 18 inch trout. When we moved up into the creek,...

04/10/2005 - MIXED-TROUT, REDFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SOME SNOOK

BOB WINGER
Pine Island Sound
FISHING REPORT For April 2, 2005 to April 9, 2005 This week began with another cold front and heavy rain and severe thunderstorms...

04/09/2005 - 3 KEEPER GAGS, SNAPPER, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
It was still rough early Monday morning, after a windy weekend, but it calmed down as the morning progressed. We used live shrimp...

04/03/2005 - SNOOK ACTION SLOWS DUE TO COLD FRONT/RAIN 3-28

BOB WINGER
Pine Island Sound
FISHING REPORT For March 28, 2005 to April 1, 2005 On Tuesday, March 28th Jim Eagan (New Jersey) and his two boys Jonathan...

04/02/2005 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: April 2nd, 2005 Tarpon, It's time to book your tarpon...

04/01/2005 - HAMMERHEAD & 'CUDA FUN;SNAPPER,SHEEPSHEAD,FLOUNDER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I remained in port for a rainy Monday this week. Tuesday was still to rough to head offshore, so I fished in the back- bay with Bill...

03/27/2005 - FISHING REPORT 3-21 TO 3-26-05

BOB WINGER
Sanibel
On Wednesday, 3/23/05 Bob Hoptry treated his grandson and two friends from Indiana to a Windswept Adventures ? day backcountry trip...

03/26/2005 - BETTER VARIETY FOR SNAPPER-WEARY ANGLERS--GAG TOO

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, 3/14, in 42 feet, about 18 miles out of New Pass. We caught keeper lane snapper, mangrove snapper to 17 inches, and...

03/12/2005 - MOSTLY LANES AND SHEEPSHEAD: BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday in 40 feet out of New Pass, with live shrimp. We caught a nice mess of lane snapper to a pound and a half and 12 inches,...

03/05/2005 - SHEEPSHEAD, SANPPER, SHARK, BLACK DRUM:BONITA,SWFL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a blustery Sunday, small craft advisories remained in effect on Monday and Tuesday, and I again cancelled my offshore plans....

02/26/2005 - NICE LANE SNAPPER, BIG BLACK DRUM: FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday in about 35 feet out of New Pass with live shrimp. We hooked up on something big for the first time in a couple of...

02/22/2005 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Feb. 22nd, 2005 Snook, The water temperatures are starting to warm up finally,...

02/19/2005 - SHEEPSHEAD, SNAPPER, AND A PATCH OF RED TIDE:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, I fished 18 miles out New Pass. We caught seventeen keeper mangrove snapper, five porkfish, and released lots of gag and red...

02/11/2005 - WHERE'D THE GROUPER GO? BONITA BEACH,FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, starting out at the 240 Ledge, where we caught 25 mangrove snapper, porkfish, good-sized triggerfish, and released...

02/05/2005 - STILL SHEEPS, MANGS, AND A HOG:BONITA BEACH, SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Tuesday in 35-40 feet off New Pass, where we caught four nice sheepshead to 20 inches, a hogfish, a mess of lane snapper,...

01/29/2005 - MOSTLY BIG MANGROVES & SHEEPSHEAD:BONITA BEACH, FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
We tried to get out on the bay Monday, but the winds and temps were just too brutal, so we nixed those plans. Tuesday remained...

01/22/2005 - OFFSHORE & BAY REPORT: BONITA BEACH, FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tides were so low Monday, 1/10 and Tuesday, 1/11 that it was impossible to get my boat out. By Wednesday, the tide was barely high...

01/14/2005 - SW FLORIDA FISHING REPORT

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Jan. 14th, 2005 Redfish, Redfishing has been steady....

01/07/2005 - GAGS, HOGS, BIG SHEEPIES & SNAPPER:FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished over live bottom off Bonita Beach Monday, in 40 feet, with live shrimp. We caught a keeper gag grouper at 25 inches, a 15...

12/31/2004 - MORE GAGS, LOW TIDES: BONITA BEACH, FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Having cancelled several trips due to rough seas and high winds, I finally ventured offshore again Tuesday. Forecasts called for less...

12/24/2004 - HOOKED UP ON GAGS BEFORE WEATHER WENT BAD: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Last week was good for snapper, with mangroves to 16 inches and lots of keeper lanes. One day out there was particularly good for...

12/14/2004 - SUMMER IS OVER BUT FISHING IS STILL GOOD

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Fishing Reports From Capt. Becky Campbell Rather Be Fishing www.evergladesfishingcharters.com Email - CaptainBecky709@aol.com ...

12/10/2004 - A COUPLE MORE HOGS,RED GROUPER,SNAPPER:NAPLES, FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Tuesday 17 miles off Naples, west of New Pass. We caught a keeper red grouper, keeper mangrove and yellowtail snapper, porkfish,...

12/05/2004 - HOLY MACKERAL

MIKE PRESCOTT
Ten Thousand Islands
The last two weekends have been all about the Spanish Mackeral. Bait has been so thick along the coast & has brought the mackeral...

12/03/2004 - KEEPER GAG,LANES,MANGS,MUTTON, FLOUNDER:FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday, 19 out of New Pass, with live bait. We caught a keeper gag grouper at 23 inches, and released lots of gags in the...

11/28/2004 - BIGGER LANES THIS WEEK, MANGS, REDFISH: FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Monday, fishing off Naples, 17 out of New Pass with live shrimp, we caught ten mangrove snapper to 15 inches, porgies and large white...

11/21/2004 - RED GROUPER, HOGFISH, LANES & MANGS, REDFISH:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Winds and seas were pretty rough the beginning of this week, and I did not get offshore. Friday, I fished central Estero Bay. Using...

11/15/2004 - NOVEMBER 13, 2004

FRED BARFIELD
Everglades National Park
What a great day of fishing. Weather is perfect and the fish are biting. The catch includes Snook, redfish, pompano, trout, jacks,...

11/13/2004 - NICE GAGS THIS WEEK, LITTLE TUNNIES: FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Last week, I fished Estero Bay a couple of hours, and released snook to 25 inches and Spanish mackerel to 24 inches, using shiners....

10/29/2004 - COBIA,SHARK,MANGS,LANES&YELLOWTAIL,SPANISH &KINGS

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday with Connie Benedict and son, Fred, in 35 to 45 feet out New Pass. There was no wind, and a very slow tide. It was...

10/28/2004 -

MIKE PRESCOTT
Ten Thousand Islands
The last couple of weeks fishing has been great. I've fished touraments on these two weekends (Romp in the Swamp & 8th Annual Gene...

10/26/2004 - WEEKEND FISHING

MIKE PRESCOTT
Ten Thousand Islands
I've fished the last 2 weekends in tournaments & the weather & fishing has been great!

10/23/2004 - SHARK, GOLIATHS, GROUPER, SNAPPER, REDFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Monday with Chester Yanik, son Mark, and friends Jim, Tom & Bob. We were16 to 28 miles west of New Pass, with live shrimp,...

10/17/2004 - GROUPER & SNAPPER GULFSIDE;REDFISH & SNOOK BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Wednesday, 10/13, I fished with honeymooners Jason and Sara Toner, in 38 feet, about 13 miles off New Pass. The winds picked up to...

10/09/2004 - ESTERO BAY-REDS, SNOOK, SHEEPIES & SNAPPER: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Estero Bay and behind Ft. Myers Beach Monday with Owen Feeney, Dr. Owen Feeney Jr., and his 4 year old son, Justin. We used...

10/01/2004 - GAGS, LANES, MANGS & YELLOWTAIL: SW FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished Wednesday, 9/29, with Jerry Rudan and friend, Brian, about 18 miles off New Pass. We fished with live shrimp, and caught...

09/25/2004 - SNOOK, REDFISH, GROUPER, SNAPPER & SPANISH:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished in Estero Bay Saturday, 9/18, with finger mullet that I netted, and released ladyfish and snook to 25 inches. Monday, I fished...

09/25/2004 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Sept. 25th, 2004 A special thanks to all my valued customers, friends...

09/10/2004 - LANES, MANGS, THEN IVAN-SAME FISH, DIFFERENT STORM

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Thursday, 9/8, I fished with Peter Haluenen, Mark & Alicia Hodge, Mike Wlodyka, and friends Jack, J.K., and another Jack. We fished...

09/04/2004 - LANES, MANGS, THEN FRANCES: SW FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Wednesday with Ray Hernandez and friends, John and Troy, in 37 feet off Naples. We caught keeper mangrove snapper, lane snapper...

08/28/2004 - REDFISH & SNOOK BAYSIDE; GROUPER, MACKEREL, LANES

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Estero BayThursday, on the west wall by Spring Creek, with Jim Cullen and daughter, Lauren. We released seven snook to 21...

08/23/2004 - MUTTON SNAPPER, GROUPER: VANDERBILT BEACH

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Bill Fritzo, fiancee Angel, and Angel?s parents fished with me Saturday, in 33 feet eight miles off Vanderbilt Beach. Using live shrimp,...

08/23/2004 - SNAPPERBITE STRONG AFTERCHARLEY,REDGROUPER,HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
On a first day back to fishing post-Hurricane Charley, Fishbuster Charters? Captain Dave Hanson reports he fished with the Sarah Gordon...

08/13/2004 - RED GROUPER, HOGFISH,SHARK,GOLIATH&CHARLEY: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished the Bonita reefs Monday, finally in dry weather and calm seas, with Pat Fitzgerald and young sons Jimmy and Tommy. We caught...

08/13/2004 - REDFISH BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Caught this 21 1/2 inch redfish last week in Estero Bay--Had to get rained on to do it, though!

08/07/2004 - REDFISH, SNOOK & RAIN: BONITA BEACH, FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After an entire week of cancelled trips, due to rain and rough seas, I fished Estero Bay, on the east side of Big Hickory on Friday....

08/06/2004 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: August 6th, 2004 Redfish, Have been on fire during...

08/01/2004 - NICE GAG,YELLOWTAILS,LANES&MANGS--AND WATER SPOUTS

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Monday, with a stubborn clump of storms stalled offshore, I stayed in port, but fished Tuesday with the Jeff Padavic party, 28 miles...

07/24/2004 - RED GROUPER OUT NEW PASS: SW FL FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
My offshore trips for Monday and Tuesday were cancelled, due to a weather front that brought rain, winds, and rough seas. Wednesday,...

07/17/2004 - SAILFISH SIGHTING! RED GROUPER,MANGS,LANES&MUTTON

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Fishing Monday 20 to 25 miles off Naples with Kurt & Jenni, Eric, Rachel & Alex Robinson, and friend, Devin Cegelis, we caught keeper...

07/10/2004 - RED GROUPER & LITTLE TUNNYS BEST CATCH THIS WEEK

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday, 7/5, with Gregg Bedell, 28 miles off Naples. We spotted a school of about a hundred little tunnys about 20 miles...

07/04/2004 - WHERE'D THE PERMIT & TARPON GO? MOSTLY SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished with Greg & Lynn Tombridge Thursday, at May Reef and the DGH Reef off Bonita Beach. We caught seven keeper mangrove snapper...

06/28/2004 - SNOOK, GOLIATH GROUPER AND SPANISH MACKERAL

MARK COWART
Ten Thousand Islands
The fishing in Marco Island is really starting to heat up. We're catching lots of spanish mackeral up to 8 lbs, along with goliath...

06/28/2004 - NICE GOLIATH GROUPER

MARK COWART
Ten Thousand Islands
This goliath grouper was over 150 lbs.

06/25/2004 - PERMIT HERE,THEN GONE,HOGFISH,SNAPPER:BONITABEACH

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Tuesday, 6/1, with John & Cathy Kowalewicz, in 26 feet at the Bonita reefs. We caught a 39 inch cobia (that?s good on 12...

05/30/2004 - FINALLY, PERMIT! AND TARPON, SHARK, GOLIATHS,COBIA

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Great week of fishing! I fished Monday with Seth Freedman and friend, Ken. We fished shrimp boat wrecks about 33 miles offshore in...

05/23/2004 - STRONG SNOOK BITE!

MARK COWART
Flamingo
Snook fishing down in Flamngo has been strong all spring. Even though the winds have been strong from the east, for the last month...

05/22/2004 - BANDED RUDDER, MANGS, LANES, YELLOWTAIL & SHARKS

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Wednesday with the Dick Leonard party, around several ledges and about 29 miles off Naples in 70 feet. Conditions were much...

05/15/2004 - GAG, SNAPPER&GOLIATH BATTLE: SW FL FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished at the reefs off Bonita Beach Monday with Bill Grigsby, and Chad, Kim, five year old Sophia, and six year old Sam Toops....

05/08/2004 - LITTLETUNNY,SNAPPER&KAMAKAZEE FLYINGFISH:NAPLES,FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Friday, 17 miles off Naples with Howard & Judy Thompson. Baiting with live shrimp, we caught and released a 31 inch little...

05/01/2004 - SNAPPER GULFSIDE; REDFISH BAYSIDE:SW FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
The 2-3 foot seas predicted for Monday were actually 4-5 foot. I fished in rough waters 20 miles off Naples with the John & Carla...

04/25/2004 - GROUPER, KINGS, SPANISH, SNAPPER & FLOUNDER: SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished at the Bonita Reefs Monday with Fred Marunde and daughters, Chris and Nadine. We used live shrimp, and caught three nice...

04/17/2004 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, MACKS, JACKS,SHARK &WILD WEATHER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Wild weather greeted us this week, and I was unable to get any fishing trips offshore until Friday. Thursday, I fished the backbay...

04/13/2004 - FISHING REPORT FOR PINE ISLAND SOUND

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: April 11th, 2004 Redfish, Lots of bait around with the...

04/10/2004 - FINALLY KINGS! AND SPANISH, SNAPPER, HOGFISH&SNOOK

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I was happy to see winds dying down Monday. It was still a bit rough out there early Monday morning, but was calmer by late morning....

04/03/2004 - SHEEPSHEAD, SNAPPER & SNOOK: SW FL FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I was happy to see the winds and seas calmed on Monday, although fishing was a bit slow, 50 feet off Naples, with the Bill Hoover...

03/28/2004 - THE FISHIN', MY FRIEND, IS BLOWIN IN THE WIND:DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
After canceling offshore trips Monday and Tuesday, due to rough seas, I fished Estero Bay, down toward Wiggins Pass Wednesday, with...

03/20/2004 - MOSTLY SHEEPSHEAD & SOME SLOW FISHIN': SW FL DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday with Robyn & Mary Fish, and Mary?s dad, Ed, at the Bonita reefs. Fishing was slow, and conditions a bit sloppy, but...

03/14/2004 - GAGS, SNAPPER & SHEEPSHEAD: SW FL FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Monday brought us high seas again, and we stayed in port. We took advantage of a brief window of opportunity on Tuesday, when seas...

03/06/2004 - NICE GAGS; LARGE SNAPPER:BONITABEACH,FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday in 45 feet, west of New Pass, with Jeff & Christine Eldridge, and Christine?s dad, Lloyd and sister, Beth. We fished...

02/29/2004 - SNAPPER & SHEEPSHEAD & SURF: BONITA BEACH, FL DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday with Gary Bell and Dick Griffin, around the ledges off Bonita, in 38 feet. We caught two limits of nice mangrove snapper...

02/25/2004 - TRIGGERFISH ERROR

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Sorry guys--The photo of the "triggerfish" I posted this past weekend is actually a whitebone porgie...I was posting several different...

02/21/2004 - LOTS OF SNAPPER,KEEPER SHEEPS& HOG:BONITA BEACH,FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Monday was still too rough to get offshore. The 13 foot seas of Sunday night kept things stirred up in the Gulf, with large swells....

02/21/2004 - 23 INCH SPANISH MACKEREL PIC

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Meant to attach this to my report--This was caught on a recent trip with angler, Dan G., on shrimp, at the 240 ledge off Naples, FL.

02/20/2004 - SNOOK BITE IS HEATING UP IN FLAMINGO!

MARK COWART
Flamingo
With water temps on the rise, the snook bite in Flamingo is staring to catch fire. Recent trips have included 20 plus snook days....

02/14/2004 - BIGGER SNAPPER HERE;HOGFISH &GAGS:SW FL FISHBUSTER

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Monday with Lee Wampler and friends, Kenny, Bob, Bill & Mike. We fished with live shrimp in 50 feet off New Pass, where we...

02/07/2004 - SHEEPSHEAD, SNAPPER & SEAS: SW FL FISHBUSTER DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
I fished Tuesday with Jerome & Joyce Sagez and Lawrence & Maxine Vaughn in 50 feet, 20 miles west of New Pass. Using live shrimp,...

02/07/2004 - GROUPER - JANUARY

JOSEPH SCALORA
Gulf of Mexico
Grouper fishing has been very good in between cold fronts,January was a very productive month offshore some nice grouper, snapper,...

02/01/2004 - FISHING REPORT FOR SW FLORIDA

TERRY PITZ
Pine Island
Welcome to Capt. Terry's FISHING REPORT: Feb. 1st, 2004 Redfish, A lot of redfish around...

01/31/2004 - KEEPER GAGS, NICE SHEEPSHEAD:BONITA BEACH, FL DAVE

DAVE HANSON
Naples
Another cold front brought rough seas this week, and kept us in port until Thursday. On Thursday, I fished with the Frank Bettendorf...

01/25/2004 - A HUGE PERMIT IN JANUARY! KEEPER GAG&SNAPPER:SW FL

DAVE HANSON
Naples
After beginning the week in port, due to rough conditions, I fished offshore at the north 240 ledge area, with Mike Jones, Charles...

01/23/2004 - NICE WEATHER, GOOD BITE

MARK COWART
Flamingo
Right now Flamingo is good bet for a steady bite. When the weather tends to be a little warmer, the snook bite has been exceptional....
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