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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.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Kingfish are here! Grouper, Snapper, Redfish Too by Dave Hanson (3/28/2015)
Fishing has been great, with a stretch of good weather and calm seas recently. That ended this weekend, with the arrival of a weather-front that kicked up winds and seas. But the outlook is good for next week. Action has been steady offshore, with lots of lane snapper, some red grouper, and a few nice kings. Inshore, on a decent tide, redfish, snook, and sheepshead are biting well.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Red & Black Drum, Sheepshead by Dave Hanson (3/16/2015)
Fishing has been good, both offshore when calm enough, and inshore, on favorable tides.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Fishing good when conditions allow by Dave Hanson (3/02/2015)
Winds and seas and low tides canceled out several offshore and inshore trips over these past couple of weeks. But, when able to get out there, the action was good offshore for grouper, snapper and porgies. Inshore, large sheepshead and a few redfish predominated.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Challenging conditions, big porgies, grouper, lanes & more by Dave Hanson (2/16/2015)
Successive cold fronts have been causing windy conditions and rough seas, with a few calm days interspersed. On good days, action has been good for porgies, red grouper, lanes and mangrove snapper.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Shark, grouper, lots of rough seas by Dave Hanson (2/02/2015)
Fishing has been good in and around weather fronts, but those fronts have been abundant for the past week or so, which canceled out a few trips.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish & More by Dave Hanson (1/19/2015)
Seas have been calm mostly, allowing for some excellent catching offshore, with great variety of species. On rougher days, the backwaters are a good option for big, winter sheepshead, as well as redfish, providing tides are favorable.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Excellent Action Offshore & Inshore by Dave Hanson (1/05/2015)
Grouper have been biting very well about 20 miles offshore. We released a couple of nice gags, and got to keep a few nice red grouper, now that their season is re-opened. Triggerfish, snapper, hogfish, porgies, porkfish, shark and goliaths also provided lots of fun. Inshore, we have beem getting some nice reds and sheepshead.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Big Sheeps return; Grouper Action Good! by Dave Hanson (12/20/2014)
Fishing offshore was productive for goliath grouper and shark battles, along with lots of good table-fare. Inshore, flats fishing produced some nice sheepshead, trout, and pompano.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Fighting Fish...and Weather! by Dave Hanson (12/08/2014)
Winds and seas have foiled a few offshore trips, but grouper and snapper action has been good on the ones that went out. And inshore fishing has been productive for sheepshead, drum, and reds.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Sheepshead & Drum by Dave Hanson (11/24/2014)
Winds have been relentless recently, continuing into this week. I have fished inshore the past couple of days. We are hoping to salvage at least a few of the offshore trips planned for this busy holiday-week.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Grouper, Hogfish & Snapper by Dave Hanson (11/10/2014)
Fishing offshore has been great for catch-and-release red grouper, hogfish, mangrove and lane snapper, and other bottom varieties.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Grouper, Yellowtails, Lanes by Dave Hanson (10/26/2014)
Fishing was productive for grouper and snapper and porgies until winds and seas kicked up at the end of this past week. It is calming now. And inshore fishing produced, reds, sheepshead, and crevalle jacks.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Triggerfish by Dave Hanson (10/13/2014)
Fishing offshore has been productive for catch-release red grouper (season closed in federal waters)and for snapper and hogfish, and a few keeper-sized triggerfish.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Redfish, Sheepshead & Snapper Inshore by Dave Hanson (9/22/2014)
It has been raining for most of the past three days, with more on the way today. But fishing inshore around the rain has been productive for nice reds, sheepshead, and small snapper.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Lanes, Yellowtail & Grouper by Dave Hanson (8/25/2014)
Slow season is upon us, but I took a few trips recently, which were productive for lots of snapper and some red grouper.
SW FL-Bonita beach: Great fishing Inside & Out by Dave Hanson (8/11/2014)
The backwaters have been productive for nice black drum and redfish, while the gulf has been good for grouper, snapper, shark, and more.
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