Captiva Fishing

Top Captiva Fishing Spots

Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
6/4/2012 11:37:16 PM - About 6 miles south of Sanibel, the Doc Kline reef sits in approximately 30 feet of water. Snapper, amberjack, redfish, grouper, and sharks are frequent residents of th

Sanibel Reef 20
6/4/2012 11:37:15 PM - Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.  

Eugenes Ledge
12/10/2016 10:31:17 PM - Good ledge for snapper and gags

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Latest Captiva Fishing Reports

Opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season
6/8/2021 1:27:18 PM - Offshore Boca Grande is off to a great start for the opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season. Fishing in the Gulf is on fire and the weather conditions are perfect. The post Op

4/20/2021 4:41:58 PM - Please check out or recent fishing column as it appears in the April issue of Nautical Mile Publications Snapper Wrapper. Click HERE to read The post APRIL FISHING IN SOUTHWE

Boca Grande Fishing is heating up
3/26/2021 4:08:39 PM - The fishing off Boca Grande FL has been heating up as water temperatures continue to rise.  The Grouper bite is only going to get better as it heats up. The post Boca Grande

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Captiva Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 10 - 2 AM on Friday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Captiva, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum - 30.61% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  2. Snook - 29.08% Catch Rate

  3. Atlantic Tarpon - 17.35% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  4. Spanish Mackerel - 5.61% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 3.06% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Red Snapper - 2.55% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 113 local reports and 19 species of fish for July in Captiva.

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Top Captiva Fishing Charters & Guides

Captain Paul's Sanibel & Captiva Charters
Back Bay and Gulf of Mexico fishing for Redfish, Snook Trout, Mackerel Cobia, Kingfish, and Manatee/Dolphin trips, lunch and shelling trips to the out island of Cayo Costa and Upper Captiva

Captain Joe's Charters
I’m Captain Joey Burnsed and I’m committed to delivering a great Sanibel & Captiva Islands fishing experience for you.

Fishing Sanibel Island, Pine Island Sound, Captiva, and Boca Grande for Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook. The scenic waters of South West Florida provide first-class year round fishing.

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Top Captiva Bait & Tackle Stores

Bait N Wait
The number one spot in Southwest Florida for all your fishing needs.With in house reel repair and rod repair. Need a custom rod? not a problem.We also have gifts for all occasions for that fisher person in your life. Located minutes from both Fort My

Boca Grande Marina
Boca Grande Marina, formerly Miller's Marina, is located in the quaint island community of Boca Grande, on one of Southwest Florida’s hidden treasures, Gasparilla Island.

Boca Grande Outfitters
Boca Grande Outfitters is Southwest Florida’s most complete saltwater fly fishing and light tackle outfitter. Located in the heart of Boca Grande, Florida, we are the meeting place for the local fly fishing community, since 1997.

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Top Captiva Marinas

Port Sanibel Marina
Port Sanibel Marina is a beautiful “Old Florida-style” full service marina. The marina offers guests rentals of boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to enjoy Southwest Florida. Also find a variety of fishing charters and other actives to experienc

Olde Fish House Marina
You'll find a boat ramp and fuel dock at Olde' Fish House Marina, we're just minutes from Matlacha pass and our fuel is "non ethanol". To check on our Marina hours of operation call 239-282-9577. You can Rent Kayaks here at th

Fish Tale Marina
Come in to our piece of paradise and experience for yourself a fun-filled day boating, kayaking, fishing or sightseeing in Estero Bay and Fort Myers Beach with Fish-Tale Marina.

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42023 - C13 - WFS South Buoy, 50m Isobath
July 29, 2021 11:30 pm CDT
Location: 26.01N 83.086W
Wind Direction: SE (130°)
Wind Speed: 3.9 knots
Wind Gust: 5.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.05 in (1017.6 mb)
Water Temperature: 85.8°F (29.9°C)

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