Have you tried
our Fishing ? Pine Island Sound offers the largest
variety of fish in Florida, from 100-pound tarpon in the summer to
dazzling colored sea trout in the winter. For great Tarpon Fishing we
recommend Capt. Rob Tarpon
Fishing Charters! Looking for off-shore action ? Only three miles out
from the beaches of Captiva Island lie a series of rocky ledges and you
know what that means --- snapper and grouper. In just a few minutes you
can get a line in the water either inshore or off, that's the beauty of
our Southwest Florida fishing.
What will you have a chance to catch ? Depends on the season. Fall
is the best time for redfish, Spanish mackerel or cobia. The winter
months are best for off-shore with triggerfish, several kinds of snapper
and the favorite -- black grouper. In the spring it's back bay waters
when sea trout, bluefish, whiting and perhaps and early arrival of
tarpon and big-game sharks. Summer is the have-it-all time. Did I
mention the fabled snook ? Summer is closed season for keeping snook,
but it's the best time for catch-and-release fishing. You won't believe
Check with our guides and inquire about specialty fishing like fly rod
angling, trolling, using live bait or artificial lures. You won't beat
the variety of fish and the ways to catch them. One other thing. Pine
Island Sounds is the best kept secret in the fishing world. Come on down
and see what we have.
Have you ever
visited an island where the streets are named after sea shells ?
Where people get up at 5 a.m. and walk
the beaches with a flash light, just to discover some special gift from
the sea ? That's "shelling" on Sanibel and Captiva Islands and
it approaches a fanatical proportions just after a big storm when some
200 kinds of collector shells can be washed to the beaches. Those in
search of the shells bend over to get a closer look in what has become
world famous as the Sanibel Stoop.
You can walk some 17 miles of gulf beaches on Sanibel and Captiva
Island, looking for shells, but many serious collectors prefer to
charter a shelling guide to deliver them to unspoiled islands like Cayo
Costa, North Captiva and Johnson Shoals for collecting like it was years
ago. In the summer, put on a mask and snorkel and search for shells in
clear, clean gulf waters for everything from sand dollars to big horse
It's said that Sanibel and the barrier islands to the north are
some of the best shelling beaches in America. Even the newest collector
will find interesting things. You might have to come back again and
again to get that certain special shell -- wouldn't that be a shame...
Call one of our guides and find out more about shelling charters. It
will be the highlight of your trip.
To find out more information about shelling on Sanibel and Captiva
Island, check out Sanibel Online's Sanibel Shelling Page.
Sanibel Online would like to
thank Capt. Mike Fuery for his contribution to this site. Mike Fuery has
been writing for the Sanibel-Captiva Islander newspaper for 21 years, as
well as several popular fishing magazines and is a popular
Sanibel-Captiva Guide. You can visit his web page Here!