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Sanibel has been known for the many pirates that frequented the island, like Gaspar, Useppa, Gasparilla and Black Caesar, but it is also known for its excellent fishing. With excellent inshore fishing, and plentiful nearshore/offshore reefs and ledges, Sanibel makes a top destination for many anglers.
Inshore fishing around Sanibel provides excellent Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon fishing year round. The Speckled Trout fishing is also great a good portion of the year, as well as Flounder and Sheepshead fishing.
Perhaps the best fishing can be found on the numerous artificial and natural reefs nearshore of Sanibel. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and Sharks.
Offshore fishing Sanibel can produce Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish), Wahoo, and occasionally some billfish. The deeper you go offshore the better the deep bottom fishing gets for many varieties of Snapper and Grouper.
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There is a 13.86% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 2406 Spotted Seatrout counted.
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There is a 10.41% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1807 Gray Snapper counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.85% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1710 Ladyfish counted.
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There is a 8.82% catch rate for Snook, based on 1532 Snook counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL SNOOK COUNTS CHART
There is a 8.74% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 1517 Scaled Sardine counted.
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There is a 7% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1215 Red Drum counted.
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There is a 6.11% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1061 Pinfish counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL PINFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.03% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 873 Gag Grouper counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL GAG GROUPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.24% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 736 Red Grouper counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL RED GROUPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.21% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 731 Crevalle Jack counted.
ENLARGE SANIBEL CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Sanibel are the following:
Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
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
This hole is one of the most popular spots to catch Tarpon around Boca Grande
Sanibel Reef 20
Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.
KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01
Name KEEWAYDIN 3 MILE C AND D REEF 01
Depth (in feet) 28
Relief (in feet) 10
Description RUBBLE AND CULVERTS COUNTY FUNDED
Date of Deployment June 19 2003
Wiggins Pass 3 Mile - ECA Reef
NAPLES PIER REEF
Name NAPLES PIER REEF County COLLIER Depth (in feet) 22 Relief (in feet) 3 Description "WIDELY SCATTERED PILES CONFIRMED BY RBF GRANT FWCC-01002" Date of Deployment June 17 19
Good ledge for snapper and gags
Told Ya So West
This is the west end of one of the best ledges off Marco. Snapper and Grouper are here much of the year.
Told Ya So
This is the east end of one of the best ledges off Marco. The ledge runs over a quarter mile. Snapper and Grouper are here much of the year.
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