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Sanibel/Ft. Myers/Naples Fishing Report 6-19-15

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On: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 1:36PM | By: Captain Ron Kowalyk

It's a hot time in the old bay tonight, guys, so gear up and come on down. Redfish are on a chew from Estero Bay to Charlotte Harbor. My crews scored with some nice slot fish. Family and group trips of up to four anglers shared in the fun. Summer rates start at $300 for a 1/2-day, all fishing support supplies, just step aboard. Call 239-267-9312 or  

Snook, trout, jacks reds, sharks and tarpon are all on a nice chew in the mid-range of Pine Island Sound. Pleasant early morning trips starting at the Punta Rassa public boat ramp put my crews on fish in 5-minute runs to the islands just north of the Sanibel causeway. Lots of action on the trout flats with double-digit bites; gotta cull the catch but limits are available; got recipes for your trout tail fry-up! There are shots at big snook up the Caloosahatchee and off the Gulf beaches; whitebait and pins were the key to success.

Pass action is fun and easy: snapper, pompano, trout, reds, snook, and even shots at tarpon around the Sanibel Causeway. Sharking is great fun for the kiddies—"Picture Time".

There are lotta of Spanish mackerel busting the bait pods in San Carlos Bay at Point Ybel, tarpon too, "two for one" if you get lucky! There are some nice opportunities for nature lovers to see the wading birds, manatees, and dolphins—bring your camera! Fun lunch stops at The Waterfront Restaurant on Pine Island, if you want a mid-trip break, fun for the kids, great food, and a selection of beers. I give an interpretive trip as part of the fishing excursion what, who, and why, "questions encouraged ".

A hat, sun screen, SUNGLASSESa must, clear liquids= water; Gatorade advised, small cooler, camera, shoes for good footing when you catch the big one.

Some near-shore options for snapper, cobia, tarpon. We've been tearing up the snapper, with nice limits; macks, white grunt, and a shot at cobia.

Hope to see you on the water! Capt. Ron Kowalyk

PS: Offering canoe and kayak trips for snook, cichlids, bass, great fun!


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