Welcome to captain Noah's Sanibel Island fishing charters.
The best way to experience Southwest Florida!!!
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If you are visiting Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, or anywhere else in Southwest Florida and looking for a native fishing guide you have landed on the right website. I
was raised on Sanibel Island and have fished the local waters my entire
life. Growing up my friends and I basically spent our free time at the
beach or fishing. Yep, pretty lucky circumstances. Our basic goal
would be fish and fun, which is how I approach my fishing charters. I
welcome all experience levels and ages. I recently did a charter with
two high school buddies both 92 years old. The next day I had a group
of kids and their father. Day after that 3 ladies on a girls
fishing/shelling trip. Not the typical 3 day stretch but I welcome all
walks of life, you can even bring your dog.
The above fish is a snook a client caught late this past August, it was the biggest Snook he had ever caught which will likely stand for some time. It was one of the largest Snook I had seen all year, it was a beast of fish. Huge Snook can be found lurking the local waters most of the year. There are many techniques to use for Snook, this one was caught with a live thread fin. Fly casting, lures and all types of other practices can be used though.
The more I charter fish the more I realize fishing charters are a total package experience. Big fish are the cherry on top, nothing like landing a huge fish with friends and family. Natural scenery, fresh sea air, and quality time are other key contributors to an overall experience. A fishing charter in Sanibel and Ft Myers is a great way to get back to basics and find big fish and a good time.
The young man above on the left hooked and battled, unassisted, this goliath grouper in redfish pass between Captiva and North Captiva. We were able to snap a quick picture on the beach and safely release this prehistoric fish. It was definitely a high five moment.
Catching that first big one is a permanent memory. I've seen families act like their shorts were on fire watching their little brother, sister, son or daughter frantically reel the biggest fish they have ever caught. It is one of the great aspects of charter fishing on Sanibel and Captiva's local waters.
This young lad caught and released this nice Snook inside Ding Darling this past fall. This Snook was landed using light tackle, 10 pound line and 20 pound leader with a size two hook. I am a big light tackle fisherman, it's just more fun. Ding Darling is the National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. It encompasses a large chunk of Sanibel Island. I grew up fishing Ding Darling and Tarpon Bay. These boys reminded me of my two brothers and all the time we spent discovering the red mangrove forest of Ding Darling. We would literally spend entire days climbing through Ding Darlings mangrove forest.
Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers attract fishing enthusiasts from around the world. Definitely a perk of charter fishing Sanibel is getting to know people from all types of backgrounds. Snook,
Redfish, Tarpon and many other inshore species fill Sanibel's
surrounding waters. Dolphins, abundant marine life, as well as hundreds
of bird species share our local waters with one of the most diverse fisheries on earth. A day of fishing here is an experience people do not soon forget.
That's me in the middle with a father and son from England plus a couple nice Redfish. We can fish for Redfish year round with my favorite months being September and October. Schools of Redfish can be found cruising local grass beds near Captiva, Sanibel and Pine Island. They are also found along the many of the mangrove shorelines in southwest Florida. These fish can be caught using many different baits and lures depending on the time of year.
Above Snook caught on an amazingly pretty sunny winter day. Biggest snook she had ever caught. Snook fishing in the Sanibel and Ft Myers area has always been very productive. This snook was caught in February of 2013, and I have seen a steady increase in the Snook population since our crazy cold winter of 2010. In 2010 we had 15 days without reaching 70 degrees, with water temperatures dipping and staying in the 40's. That cold weather caused a massive fish kill, especially Snook. Since that cold winter the population has steadily increased and we have been enjoying catching and releasing this awesome fish.
Sanibel Island could be the perfect place for family vacations. Thank goodness Sanibel Island was incorporated. The intent, to preserve its natural state and avoid over development. Now I must admit Sanibel has changed with the passing years, but could have turned into another concrete high rise island. Instead the majority of Sanibel has been left natural, which visitors from all over the world have come to appreciate. This idea of keeping things natural has also blessed Sanibel's surrounding waters. Endless miles of natural mangrove shorelines and picturesque gulf front beaches are the perfect backdrop for a days fishing charter.
This gentlemen landed a nice gag grouper this winter near Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoy fishing nearshore gulf reefs and wrecks year round especially the winter months, provided we have calm gulf waters. Offshore/nearshore fishing is the best way to catch local grouper species. Many other fish species can be found near are local barrier islands like Sanibel and Captiva. Snapper, Permit, Big Sheepshead, and big Sharks are among the common offshore/nearshore fish species.
Southwest Florida attracts as many shelling fans as it does fisherman. I offer combination fishing and shelling charters to accommodate both interests. Normally we will travel to the Cayo Costa state park, which is only accessible by boat, fishing along the way. There is no better destination in the United States for world class fishing and shelling then the barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Another great customer review for Sanibel and Ft Myers fishing charters, thumbs up!
With support from his little and big sister this young man landed this nice Snook. Super exciting moment. Sanibel and the surrounding area attracts family from all over the world. I have taken many families fishing and relish watching family members react to each other while catching fish. Family fishing trips on Sanibel's local waterways are an awesome experience family repeat year after year
What better way to enjoy Sanibel Island and all Southwest Florida.
That's me in the middle at a local Sanibel beach party. I'm not always fishing, but when I do, I prefer Sanibel Island.
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