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SW FL-Bonita beach: Grouper, Snapper, Goliaths, Shark, Redfish, Black Drum by Dave Hanson (9/23/2016)
It is slow season here in SW FL, but the several trips i have had so far this month have been productive, both offshore and inshore.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Lanes, grouper, flounder, shark, goliaths & more by Dave Hanson (8/22/2016)
It is slow season in SW FL,but what trips I have taken have been productive, especially for grouper and snapper, as well as for some fun battles with shark and goliaths.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Lots of Grouper & Snapper by Dave Hanson (7/25/2016)
Red grouper and lane snapper are the predominant catches right now, along with some other bottom varieties. Smaller snapper and crevalle jacks bit well in the backwaters.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Bull-red inshore; Nice grouper, snapper, hog offshore by Dave Hanson (7/02/2016)
Seas have been smooth all this past week, and the fishing has been excellent for a variety of offshore species. Inshore, tides have been good, and fishing is good when there isn't too much fresh water influx from seasonal rains.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Shark, grouper, big lane snapper by Dave Hanson (6/12/2016)
Fishing has been good on the days it wasn't storming--red grouper continue to bite well, and the size and number of lane snapper has been great.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Some Big Game this week by Dave Hanson (5/21/2016)
A 400-pound goliath grouper and a 10-foot tiger shark topped the list of big-game this week. Food-fish included keeper red grouper, lane and mangrove snapper, porgies, and grunts.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: grouper & snapper & shark, oh my by Dave Hanson (5/06/2016)
Bottom fishing has been very good out to 25 miles, for grouper, lots of lane snapper, and more.
SW FL-Bonita beach: grouper, snapper, shark, trout by Dave Hanson (4/24/2016)
Seas have been higher than their predictions recently, and we tolerated some choppy conditions a few times over the past couple of weeks,. But catches of grouper and snapper have been good, and a few goliath battles were fun too. Inshore, trips have been a little slow, except for a fun battle with a bonnethead and some decent trout.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Lots of Action! by Dave Hanson (4/09/2016)
Fishing has been great lately, with keeper red grouper, some nice catch-and-release gags, shark, snapper, mackerel, snook, and a b bit of everything!
SW FL-Bonita beach: Lots of variety offshore and inshore by Dave Hanson (3/25/2016)
Trout, sheepshead, and an occasional redfish have been the recent bay catches. Offshore, big sheepshead, land and mangrove snapper, red grouper, Spanish mackerel, flounder, and other bottom varieties have been active.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Grouper, snapper, big sheepshead, trout by Dave Hanson (3/12/2016)
Winds and seas have been difficult obstacles recently, but we managed a few calm enough days offshore, as well as several good inshore trips. Snapper and big sheepshead are abundant, with most of the keeper red groupers now well offshore, though we caught a few keepers the beginning of March as close in as 22 miles.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Snapper abundant offshore; Trout inshore by Dave Hanson (2/28/2016)
All kinds of snapper have been biting well, about 22 miles west of New Pass, when seas allow us to get out. Inshore, lots of trout have been biting, along with some pompano.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Big snapper, sheepshead, redfish, trout by Dave Hanson (2/14/2016)
Fishing has been very productive for a variety of snappers offshore, and for redfish and trout inshore. Large sheepshead have been biting in both places.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Fishing great when weather allows. 22-inch mutton snapper! by Dave Hanson (2/01/2016)
Dodging rain and wind has been a challenge lately. But on the days we can fish, catching has been good, with lots of variety and steady action.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Gotta love the grouper bite! by Dave Hanson (1/18/2016)
When weather has cooperated, the red grouper bite has been strong, allowing us to catch limits several days, and as close in as 15 miles. But weather has been a tricky factor lately.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Red Grouper Re-open Today! Big Sheepshead Moving in Too! by Dave Hanson (1/01/2016)
Fishing offshore for red grouper has been great during their closed season, when we have had to release them...let's hope that bite continues now that season is open! And winter sheepshead and nice trout have dominated backwater catches recently.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Great Grouper & Snapper Fishing! by Dave Hanson (12/17/2015)
The red grouper bite has been hot, even as close in as 12 miles. It's like they know they are out of season, can't be kept, and have nothing to lose! There have also been a few gags biting, and lots of really nice lane snapper to 16 inches.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Tricky Winds & Seas, but Fishing Good by Dave Hanson (11/28/2015)
Winds howled and seas built for several days. I fished offshore when I could, relocated a couple of trips to the backwaters, and cancelled a few. But fishing for snapper, grouper, and more has been good.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Red grouper know it's safe to bite now! by Dave Hanson (11/14/2015)
With red grouper season closed, the bite has been hot for catch-and-release. Snapper are also abundant, mostly lanes, along with some mackerel, tripletail, and other bottom varieties.
SW FL-Bonita beach: reds, Snook, Cobia, Shark, Grouper & Snapper by Dave Hanson (10/18/2015)
Fishing has been very good for lane snapper and for releasing now out-of-season red grouper. Inshore, reds, snook and cobia have been biting.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Nice redfish inshore; red grouper offshore by Dave Hanson (9/21/2015)
Backwater fishing this month has been good for redfish, and offshore has been good for red grouper and lane snapper.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Red & Black Drum Inshore; Grouper & Snapper Offshore by Dave Hanson (8/14/2015)
Rains depleted the salinity in the backwaters for a bit, but things improved this week, with nice catches of drum there. Offshore, red grouper and lane snapper have been the primary catches.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: rain, rain, go away--got some snapper anyway by Dave Hanson (7/31/2015)
A stalled low-pressure system dumped inches of rain upon our area, and brought thunderstorms and unsafe, unpleasant conditions our way for consecutive days. I fished when I could--cancelled the rest.
SW FL-Bonita Beach-Super-Snook Bites Two Hooks by Dave Hanson (7/18/2015)
Redfish, snook, and small-but-keeper-snapper have been biting inshore, with red grouper, larger mangrove and lanes snapper, and sharks biting offshore.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Great variety offshore & nice reds inshore by Dave Hanson (7/04/2015)
Seas have been calm and with lots of good action offshore for grouper, snapper, shark, etc. Inshore, redfish, permit, sheepshead and snook are biting.
SSW FL-Bonita Beach: Offshore Great for grouper, Snapper, Shark & More by Dave Hanson (6/22/2015)
Seas have been calm and the fishing has been very productive, with large lane snapper, a few mangs and yellowtails, red grouper keepers, as well as some cobia and shark.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Lots of Action Offshore & Inshore by Dave Hanson (6/06/2015)
Red grouper have been biting well, along with snapper and other bottom varieties offshore. Inshore has been good for smaller snapper, as well as flounder and redfish.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Grouper bite on! by Dave Hanson (5/14/2015)
Grouper and snapper have been biting very well offshore, between 22 and 30 miles. Inshore, some nice redfish have been the predominant catch.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Bottom Fishing Yields Good Variety by Dave Hanson (4/26/2015)
Fishing has been good for grouper, snapper, porgies, porkfish, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, pompano, and more. Sport fishing for shark and goliath grouper has also been good.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Crazy-hot snapper bite! by Dave Hanson (4/13/2015)
Lane snapper have been biting like crazy, along with a few mangs and yellowtails. red grouper are still pretty active, and other bottom species plentiful. Inshore, a few keeper redfish and a few throw-back snook have been biting, along with some big stingrays that provided a few good battles.
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