Create your own unique website with customizable templates. I've also been seeing those big offshore schools that the old timers talk about. Snook The water clarity has been great for the most part and once you get up and away from the river you start to see that clear blue green water. Nothing like hitting it hard all day, and finding some good success, and then cruising back in with a beautiful sunset over your left shoulder. Joel Buntin was being push-poled by Earl Horecky and casting a gold spoon when he got this nice flounder’s attention. Plenty of Redfish were caught this month as well. PINE ISLAND: St. James City Capt. Dave Hanson of Fishbuster Charters boxed a dozen lane snapper and another dozen grunts while releasing three 17-inch mutton snapper and a dozen undersize red grouper Monday, 30 miles west of New Pass. Good fish for sure. Sheephead Fall sure brings some gorgeous sunsets and this fall has been no exception. Much of the week brought perfect fishing conditions with blue skies, lite winds and lower humidity. Check out over 600 recent Matlacha fishing reports posted by pro anglers Some pretty good fish were caught and almost all the fish caught were in the slot. Grouper and snapper […] Capt. You can even join the Florida Guides Assoc and stay up with what's going on. Nothing like hitting it hard all day, and finding some good success, and then cruising back in with a beautiful sunset over your left shoulder. Most however were in the 24 to 30 inch range. Pine Island Fishing Let's get involved and let's not leave it up to the beaurocrats and politicians to lead. Dave Hoffman and pal Joe Savoca fished Wednesday’s windy low tide near New Pass with artificial baits and caught three slot-size trout, two sub-slot redfish, and three ladyfish, while adding a 10-inch snapper with a freelined shrimp. Pine Island Sanibel August Fishing Report, Pine Island, Sanibel Fishing Report Mid July, Fishing Gag Groupers in Southwest Florida, Pine Island & Matlacha Fishing Report - January. The weather has been nice and the water temperatures are up and what you might expect for being in a sub-tropical environment. That winter I had multiple days of fantastic small red numbers like that using a gold flake DOA paddle tail jerk bait. CHARLOTTE HARBOR: King Fisher Capt. Fall sure brings some gorgeous sunsets and this fall has been no exception. The Sheephead have begun to show some size and as you all may know, the bigger ones do put up quite a fight and I like em, battered and fried. Since Sept we've had some great redfish days, great snook, and larger than average flounder. This August has been one of the best Augusts I can recall in reference to fishing and weather for the most part. Christmas eve 2010 two of my clients and myself caught fifty rat reds using live shrimp and that was a pretty typical experience during that time frame. All right, this about covers up the fall fishing report, and hope you all can benefit from it. Sometimes undersize and then as the month progressed we began finding keepers and overslot fish. Pine Island Fishing She drives over from Okeechobee every so often so I can take her fishing. Snook have been biting in fairly good numbers under docks along Sanibel’s back side shorelines, as well as in Blind Pass, but the snook are running small, and the best news from Blind Pass is the growing number of sheepshead. Coincidence? For instance you can find a cut between two islands, with a depth change, and wind and tide at your back. Of course then I had to hold true to my promise to take them back to the beach on Cayo Costa once they caught their limit. I think not. Started the month off right on one the first calm days and took my daughter Sarah and her friend Felicia offshore to target some grouper. We caught three in the 22 to 26 range and then we hooked up on a nice 34 inch Gag which was Felicia's first Gag and on her first offshore trip. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge report schoolie snook and lots of baby tarpon, early and late in the day. Crushin’ It Fishing Charters is a professional Inshore/Nearshore fishing charter guide service based out of Matlacha, FL. At any rate we're benefitting now. Most have been on topwater plugs, but two were on 1/8-ounce green swim jigs. As your guide for the day, we will provide you and your Family/Friends with a trip to remember! Lets get after'em. They were fishing with Capt. Earl Horecky sent in pics of pal Joel Buntin with a nice flounder caught Friday along the Pineland shoreline of the sound. LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Fishing in a 15-boat Sherwin Williams corporate outing out of Roland Martin Resort and Marina, Phillip Peoples caught a 9.6-pound bass of a lifetime on the first cast of his lifetime. Somehow just being on that water gives me a sense of well being. This month also saw a great bite for red grouper, and snapper offshore. 6/30/2012 0 Comments Chum Blocks - 2-17-2012 Hello Anglers This time last year the water was still quite frigid for my taste. Matter of fact last week I went out with a family from Canada and we wound up catching quite a few reds, trout, jacks and ladyfish, and even got a couple of snook. Captain Anthony Torres will be leading the way as you cruise the waters of Matlacha for your big game catch. March 2018 March 2013 November 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012. The big news however for me and my clients was the reds and snook. There are two types of fishermen, er, fisherwomen, those who fish for sport...and those who fish for fish. Drop some bait back in that deeper spot and you might just find some hungry predator fish waiting. They were cute to say the least. March 2013 Sheephead August 2012 Follow Captain Chris Stanford of Pine Island Outfitter's Fishing Blog & Report to stay in the know about the latest fishing. Lehr’s Economy Tackle reports several offshore outings over the weekend, starting with Dave Brown, Brian Weiss and Mike Hawlsey catching their limits of red grouper to 28 inches, plus mangrove and lane snappers on pinfish, squid and sardines on Saturday and Sunday. Lately I noticed a small school of snook and each one was in between five to eight inches. If you have a fishing report or for charter information, contact Gulf Coast Guide Service at 239-410-8576 (call or text); on the web at www.fish pineisland.com; or via email at gcl2fish@live.com. All of you real angler know what I mean. As a lifetime resident of Matlacha and Pine Island, Capt. Snook Red Grouper 1: Inside grass lines all around the lake for bass. Pine Island, Sanibel Fishing Report Mid July. Home » Features » Fish Finder » November 20 fishing report from Byron Stout. Hello All! Beautiful fish for sure. Trout. Limited out on mangroves, vermillions, and lane snapper and even caught an american red while not too far out. Follow Captain Chris Stanford of Pine Island Outfitter's Fishing Blog & Report to stay in the know about the latest fishing news and tips. David Kula’s golden seatrout ran down a chartreuse-and-white Clouser Minnow Monday in the tannin-stained waters of Matlacha Pass, on his Wildfly Charter with Capt. July 2012 Grouper Fishing Matt DeAngelis sent in Texan Charon Sheplear’s picture with a dandy pompano, one of seven she caught near Big Carlos Pass on shrimp-tipped chartreuse jigs. Don't forget to pray for our troops and their families. This fall has also brought some great fishing even though we've had some tough windy days. Wondering what‘s biting in Matlacha right now? Hello all. Follow Captain Chris Stanford of Pine Island Outfitter's Fishing Blog & Report to stay in the know about the latest fishing. Been a while since my fryer has seen one. About Best Fishing Times for Matlacha Pass near Pine Island Center For you next fishing outing to Matlacha Pass refer to our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish are expected to be most active based on solunar tables and our detailed fishing calendar. Some days better than others of course, but all days being productive. This fall has also brought some great fishing even though we've had some tough windy days. The snook will soon be back to their pre 09/10 winter numbers before long if what I'm seeing is any indication. June 2012, All 7: Crappie and bluegill in Lake Trafford. Since Sept we've had some great redfish days, great snook, and larger than average flounder. Matlacha Fishing I've been seeing a large number six to ten inch fish in the creeks and holes in Matlacha Pass and I'm looking forward to harvesting on come September. March 2018 Winds ramped up over the weekend regulating anglers to fishing inshore and just off the beaches.