Look For Snapper and Sharks To Keep Busy

2009-07-11 12:24:24
Pine Island Sound, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Charlotte Harbor Sanibel
Bill Russell

Now may be the best time to take advantage of the snapper fishing. Snapper up to sixteen inches were caught in and around the Passes and inshore under piers and under some off the deeper mangrove shorelines. Although these fish aren't huge they fight like they are, they make a great fish for family fun and you get rewarded with one of the best eating fish that swims.

Another family fun fish that's abundant during the summer are sharks. There is just something about kids catching sharks, you think they are having a blast catching all the other species then you watch them hook into a shark and they take it to a new level. And it's even more fun to listen to them brag about their catch when you get back to the dock. And of all are shark species the blacktip are probably the most abundant and exciting to catch. They average three to four feet the perfect size shark for a youngster to catch and not get scared, they make some really cool jumps, are very fast and fight hard. They often run in small schools so if you catch one you can expect to hook some more.

We are catching sharks over grass flats from four to ten feet deep inshore and just off the beaches. The key is to find an area active with baitfish and fish feeding on them, here the sharks well be prowling for an easy meal.

We have a lot of other higher profile species of fish in our water, but for fun for all ages, action and relative ease to catch its hard to beat snapper and sharks during the summer months.

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About The Author: Captain Bill Russell

Company: Gulf Coast Limited Professional Guide Se

Area Reporting: southwest florida including Sanibel, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass

Bio: "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell. As a native of Pine Island Bill has spent his entire life fishing the waters surrounding the Island and has been a professional fishing guide for fourteen years and loves to share the local knowledge and history of the waters. The waters surrounding Pine Island including Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande are a true fishing Mecca that provide a wide choice of angling thrills. We specialize in light tackle fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sharks and a variety of other species. Not only do our waters provide World Class fishing opportunities our Islands and waters are also abundant with a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery, so bring a camera! We customize each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. From the small child to the novice to the most experienced angler we will make your trip a memorable one. Spend a day on the waters of Southwest Florida and "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell

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