Snook are commonly caught inshore and in coastal gulf waters of Sanibel and Ft Myers. They can be caught year round in Sanibel’s surrounding waters. Definitely one of the premier sport fish. They are one of the most sought local species.
Tarpon are highly sought gamefish. Their jumps will surely get any anglers adrenaline going. Rod and reel fishing in southwest Florida began largely due to the “silver king”. Tarpon will surely test your tackle and endurance.
Redfish are another premier sport fish found in Sanibel and Ft Myers waters year round. Known for big runs, Redfish are always an awesome fight. They are generally caught inshore with the occasional monster size schoolies caught in gulf waters.
Grouper Boom! Tight drag and muscle are required to bring up these beasts. We have Gag, Red, Black and of course GOLIATH (Pictured Below) Grouper. Be ready.
Spotted Seatrout are an inshore favorite around Sanibel Island. Marked with dozens of spots these beautiful fish prowel local grass flats. They are caught year round with the largest fish pushing thirty inches, and one third of the inshore slam.
Sharks are found cruising the offshore and inshore waters of Sanibel and Ft Myers. There are many shark species caught locally. Each species has there own characteristics, but one thing is constant, be ready for a fight!
Snapper are inshore and offshore favorites. Bigger table snapper are commonly found on Gulf of Mexico structure. Feisty fighters and excellent eating, Snapper are always a welcome catch.
Cobia are found prowling coastal waters and inland estuaries. They can be fished offshore and inshore. Large schools push through Sanibel Island waters late winter early spring and can be caught throughout summer. They are tough, strong and a top catch for many anglers.
Permit are world class! These beauties are built to pull drag and very strong willed. Mainly caught in the spring and fall times. One of our favorite species!
King Mackerel are caught offshore Fort Myers and Sanibel during winter months. These speed freaks are known for drag shredding runs. Also referred to as Kingfish, they are toothy, fast and highly sought dinner their winter runs.
Spanish Mackerel are the little brother to King Mackerel. These fish are fast and toothy. A fun inshore and offshore light tackle target. They can be caught year round Sanibel and Ft Myers Florida.
Tripletail are found inshore and offshore. Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island shorelines are dotted with tripletail. Do not judge by looks, these “beauties” are as good eating as any southwest Florida fish species. Good vision to spot them and an accurate cast are required to hook up.
Crevalle Jack are another inshore and offshore species around Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. These brutes are pound for pound some of the strongest fish in the world. When a feeding frenzy churns up the water, toss a line in and get ready for a fight.
Barracuda are common offshore reef species and occasional caught inshore. These toothy hunters slice through unintended and intended baits with ease. Hook up with one of these and be ready for acrobatics and speedy runs.
Sheepshead, although caught year round the large ones are wintertime residents. Crustacean diets make shrimp and crabs the go to bait. Large sheepshead can get up to 10 pounds and pack a punch. When the water temperature is cold count on big sheepshead.