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I would like to add, pictures to the weekly fishin report.
you can send pictures to frank@fishinfranks.com or text them to 941-268-6460
please remember to Include your First name and last initial and where on the report I should put the picture

i think it would help if people could see, the fish being Caught in the different places
so remember please tell me Peace river or Turtle bay, or Gasparilla sound or in the Gulf, where ever.
Thank You
Fishin Frank

 

Peace river systems  "Fishin History"
Harbor Heights & up river along with Shell Creek
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Harbor Heights park-  Sans Souice trestle
Liver Pool       Chester Robert Park
Patty Ave Pier                          760 Boat ramp    
water treatment plant 

 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 -------  Quite a few tarpon and some big snook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots of Tarpon and Quite a few snook.
Tons of Gar up to 4 foot average about 3 foot
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Lots of snook by Harbor heights and Shell creek
and quite a few tarpon, Red Fish are p in the Harbor hieghts and into shell Creek.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/20/19 ------- Lots of snook moving down river to spawn and The Shell creek Trestle
The power lines and shell creek both have Tarpon hanging out
and the whiting and some red fish around the islands.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Up to avon Park and down to Harbour heights
Tarpon from Harbor heights to Arcadia and Big Gar on the river from Navogator up
and shell Creek Dam Snook, Tarpon, and Mayans

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  a lot of snook coming down river, from way up , I mean like 40 miles up so there is a bunch of snook moving down to spawn,
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Darst boat ramp     I-75 bridges "boat only"     

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Real good at ight for snook and Tarpon
day time some black drum

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Red fish around the islands and possible Tarpon and black drum
decent snook Fishing try rat l traps by the bridge or flukes against the shore

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Still has black drum and whiting
and the red fish are around the islands , Tarpon are here small lures like 1/4 once rat l trap and top waters like a skitter walk
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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/20/19 ------- Lots of Tarpon in the morning and quite a few black drum and whiting
Some reports of Trout.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Some Black drum and north end of the bridge is more red fish
Tarpon early in the day. and watch for the late day. and the whiting and possible silver Trout

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Possible Tarpon and there is snook on the north end flat part and the black drum are in pretty heavy. and the whiting are there.
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41 bridges - ..... Power pole park          "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Doing good with a few Trout and lotsof Snook
Tarpon are thick at night.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 ------- ?/

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Some Good snookk fishing and there is whiting and Black drum Possible Spanish and even Trout and some smaller Bull sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lot sof snook and tarpon , day time Cobia and whiting and Spanish mackerel even some nice black drum
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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Whiting and some Trout , the north end pier has some God snook fishing and
There is pretty good Shark fishing.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Tarpon at night maybe morning up to 80 pounds
snook fishing getting good and the black drum and some more snappers, some whiting. Possible Spanish mackerel

 

    

    

 Laishley Pier    -  "Fishin History

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Some Snook the day time snapper and possible Trout and Sheep head
maybe even a Cobia, and what's  up with the gar


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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Snapper and whiting

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Some Snook and the Snapper fising is good the sheep head have slowed down and the shark fishing is good and there have been Cobia caught

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Snook and snappers maybe a Trout or two and maybe a sheep head


 

  

 

   

Bay shore piers- . .............  "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Sharks and possible Tarpon
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/20/19 -------

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Whiting and sharks and some cat fish with the possible Tarpon

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  whiting and some silver Trout and sharks.
Possible Tarpon
 

 

    

 

    Radio fishin report

 

Port charlotte Canals Salt/brackish         

           "Fishin History"

 Port charlotte Beach pier- .
  Spillways along 41   
 East Spring lake       Edgewater Ramp
 
Lister Park   
Sunrise waterway

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- snapper are biting 14 inch shrimp on the bottom is a good bet
Top water lures for big snook.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  OK lots of small Snook
the snapper bite is good and the jacks are in spring lake and the countryman and Mayan's
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Bigger jacks and some black drum and a lot of snook
Snappers are in great numbers but mostly smaller

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/20/19 -------

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Jacks and a lot of tarpon, Snook fishng is good and the snapper bite is ok

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Still jacks and they are getting bigger up to 15 pounds,
Snapper , sheep head and Tarpon

 


 

      

       

  El-Jo bean Pier ...           "Fishin History"

  El-Jo bean pier-
 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Snapper fishng is good early morning for Tarpon and snoook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Snook and Tarpon over night
Jacks during the day some Trout and sheep head , the black drum in the 25 pound range and some sharks
The Harbor isde of the bridge there is Cobia
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Good fishing for snook and Tarpon
some lager sheep head and possible Cobia and sharks

Rick W.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Snook is OK not great. Snapper and some jacks
Trout fishing and sheep head are slower but the sheep head if you hook up are bigger

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  o much for reports but Trout and some sheep head
Possibe tarpon , snook fishing is ok


 

 

    

 

   

Myakka River area ...           "Fishin History"

 Myakka cutoff-    "Fishin History"
 Cattle dock      Tippy Canoe bay  14 foot hole
   El-Jo Bean Ramp                

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Ti[[y has a bunch of reds and some Trout and the snook fishing is good
big jacks in the cut off

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Cobia in the River. watch for the bait fish and drift sardines or lady fish
For Cobia or Sharks and There is triple tail as well
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- The cut off and tippy have big Snook on lady fish 40 inch range
Spanish in the river along with some sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Lot of snook in tippy and the cut off
There are some Trout in hte cut off the red fish and Snook are being caught on cut bait
Some or Possible Pompano out side hog island and Triple tail

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 ------- Tippy to the cut off bunches of snook and quite a few smaller jacks
The red fish smaller ones in hte cut off, and the Pompano on the hg island flats
 


 

  

South Gulf cove canals- ........     "Fishin History"     
Butter ford Ramp
South Gulf Cove park

Locks S.G.C.

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  The Bass fishing up by 771 is really good Bass and the rim
Canals have jacks and Snook
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Rat l traps are for snook and the Mayans are hitting

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Bass fishing and Mayans are really hitting the rim canals has Tarpon , Snook and some Jacks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Bass up past 771 and the snook are hanging out with them,
The top water bite is good in hte rim canal for Snook and Possible Tarpon


           

      Radio fishin report

 

The West wall & Creeks

West wall.                   "Fishin History"
Blow down creek.
 Muddy Bay   
Oyster Creek.     Trout Creek

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- lots of snook and reds and Sharks on hte bars
Snook all moving south.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  The snook are all over, Some Pompano on the flats and on hte bar
Possible Cobia and sharks


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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Lot of snook all along the wall, Some Pompano on the bar and tarpon
Sow nose rays thick on the bar.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- a lot of snook from Trout creek to Cape haze, just move a bit if you don't find them
The Red fish are hiding way up under the mangroves , Out on top of the bar the Cobia and Pompano even trout and Sharks from on top of the bar out to about 6 foot of water

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  A lot of snook scattered all along the wall
Pompano , and sharks on the bar or just out side

 

 

 

       Radio fishin report

 Cape Haze -       "Fishin History"  
Muddy Bay        "Fishin History"         

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Quite a few Trout mostly smaller and a lot of sharks
and a bunch of snook,

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lady fish and Spanish mackerel , blue fish and Pompano
Sharks, Snook and some red fish in muddy bay and some tiny Trout
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Some Bonnet and other larger sharks and Spanish and Pompano
Tons of Snook out side the bar

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Bonnet head sahrks and some big snapper on hte outter end of the bar
Snook and bigger jacks closer to the point

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Pompano, Spanish, Sharks, snook along the shore
Trout on the bar.


 


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Bull bay- 
Turtle bay
Gallagher's Cut

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Turtle bay has Trout in the open water areas Doa cal shads is your best bet
The reds are scattered , Bull bay has better red fishing but they are bumched up you have to find them but once you find them wow
lady fish thick out side the bays

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots of Snook and big Snook the farther back you go
Lady fish and sharks as well.

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Lots of snook and more Snook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Trout and a lot of snook and the Tarpon are in hte way back of Turtle bay
Lady fish and Trout in the open waters of Bull bay,

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Trout and lady fish on the open flats
Some Bigger Tarpon back in Turtle bay
a bunch of sharks and sheep head under the shacks. The snook big ones are hitting larger chunks of cut bait
tons of smaller snook on white bait.


 

 

Cape haze reef, and Danger Reef -. ......                    "Fishin report archive History" 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Mackerel and a bunch of sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Spanish and Pompano and a bunch of sharks from 2 foot to 8 foot

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Spanish and some blue fish.
Sharks and possible Cobia

     

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Spanish mackerel and Sharks, even some blue fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Spanish mackerel and the shark fishing is good
aand the jacks are hit or miss but nice size jacks
 

 

       Radio fishin report

Gasparilla sound/ tailing flats       "Fishin report archive History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Lots of snook The ICW has Trout and mackerel Sand fly for red fish
whidden creek has good size Trout. 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon in hte 7 foot of the ICW and lady fish on the flats
Sharks and some Cobia on hte flats to in the ICW and pin fish thick as they can be

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Pompano and Spanish and blue fish even a lot of tarpon
The snook are out on hte open flat where ever you find some small depression or pot holes

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- from devil fish to catfish is loaded with snook and around sand fly there is blue fish and lady fish with some Trout

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  from devil fish north the flats are loaded with sharks
and the Spanish are in the ICW, Some reds in smaller schools on the flats The Oyster beds by sand fly key have a bunch of sheep head

 

 


 

Placida pier / Placida  "trestle" Coral Creek pier    "Fishin History of this spot"  
Little Gasparilla pass

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Lots and lots and lots of Snook and some big red fish in the mid 30 inch range
and a bunch of snapper and sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  The Trestle has Pompano and blue fish as well as Spanish and the night ime there is Tarpon and Snook
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Pompano and Spanish and Sharks there is some keeper Snapper and Tarpon at night

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Still some sheep head and Spanish mackerel and there is some nice snook caught
The Tarpon fishing in the evening

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  The sheep head fishing is good , and the pompano are hit or miss the larger Pommpano are under the car bridges fish next to the pilings. Possible tarpon


 

 

  
 Lemon Bay ...

  Stump Pass      Red bug  

Lemon Bay park      "Fishin History"  

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Some Trout by hte kayak launch , stump pass nad ski alley has some Snook and sheep head

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon on the edge of the flats and Snook under the docks and some
Spanish is the ICw stump has Snook and jacks a bunch of whiting blue runner
The bait fish have moved in and there tarpon are folling the bait
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Spanish and Lady fish in hte ICW Pompano in Stump pass along with whiting and lizard fish.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Snook fishing is good and there is Spanish mackerel and sharks
and some Trout , Whiting in stump Pass and a lot of lizard fish.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  getting better the snook are on the flats and in the pass.
BLue fish and Spanish and maybe Trout on the flats or in the ICW
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Englewood Ainger pier
 next to Tom Adams bridge
 "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- night time Tarpon and snook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  BLue fish and jacks as well as pompano and some snappers
Snook and Tarpon after dark and there is some sharks
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- A lot of Snook and tarpon at night with quite a few sharks and Blue fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- A lot of snook and during the day whiting and Sharks
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  A Lady fish and Snook and whiting in good numbers and even quite a few
Pompano.


 

Venice  Jetties  Sharky's Pier

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- jetties has Snook and snappers and some sheep head and the
Shark fishing is good

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Poman and Spanish are the best bet and Big red fish from the Jetties up to 35 inches
Some sheep head
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- a lot of pompano by the jetties along with Snook and some sheep head
a lot of Spanish mackerel larger ones

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- The Jetties have Pompano and Jacks and spanish and a lotof them
Blue fish and a bunch of snookk and the Bull red fish are here and some sheep head .

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Spanish and sheep head along with Pompano


 

 

   

 

Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -
 Reefs & Wrecks "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- 20 to 30 miles out for grouper but there is still snappers and grunts on hte close reefs
Big yellow tail and lane, live shrimp seems to be the key for big snappers

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  7 to 15 Lanes and porgies and The Cobia and Barracuda the permit over the reefs
Yellow tails and Some Grouper in 60 foot


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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- been windy but near shore have Grunts Porigies and Snappers Even a lot of Permit
The yellow tail Snapper 70 plus feet of water possible for the Yellow tail in 50 foot , There is a lot of big sharks , Flying fish and schools of Bonita

  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Lane and grunts even a lot of sheep head as well as Cobia and Permit within 10 miles
Out side big Cobia and large Pompano and tons of Snappers and the grouper are out past 60 foot
The Shrimp boats have a ton of sharks and mackerel and just tons of other fish they are out in 60 foot of water

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  been too windy for reports


 

 

 

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The Passes          "Fishin History" 

  97.5 Fm WKDW Radio Show Fishin zone

 
show begins 1:pm to 2:pm on Thursday live

 Boca Grande Pass 

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Tarpon lotsof them and some snapper and small grouper and a lot of sharks big monster Sharks. a lot of snook by the beaches

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon , Tarpon, and Sharks a bunch of lady fish and Spanish mackerel and blue runners
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- A lot of Tarpon it is loaded with Tarpon
Sharks are here as well watch for big Hammer heads

  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 -------  Spanish and blue fish and possible king mackerel and the Tarpon are here the Sharks are here as well , form the beach whiting and sharks as well as a bunch of snook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Tarpon pretty thick and sharks are in good numbers even some big Hammer headds
Spanish mackerel and Blue fish. there is whiting
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Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/30/19 ------tarpon and Spanish mackerel and there is hseep head along the shore line
 

 Captiva pass

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- same as Boca , but hte docks have Snook and red fish pin fish is your bet bait

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon and snook and A lot of Spanish and some sharks
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Tarpon and some huge sharks and there is whting and pompano
quite a few Spanish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Spanihs and blue fish and a handful of Tarpon and whiting being caught form shore

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Almost hte same as Boca ecept tarpon , but there is a lot of sharks and spanish

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  Red fish pass  

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Red fish and some good snook fihsing
Maybe a Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- ?/
 
Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Snook fishing is good

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  //
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 Walking the Gulf beaches, from Sanibel
to Venice. Any where along the gulf shores'

  Sponsored by

            17th street  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Shark fishing they have cuaght some monster
Hammer heads
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- ?
Middle beach

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Big Sharks form shore along with blue runners and Pompano
Turner Beach

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 -------
Bowmans Beach.

.......   "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Tarpon and sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Pompano , Jacks , ands whiting really big whiting

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Punta Rassa / Sanibel Island..\/ St.James City        "Fishin History"

Turner Beach
Bowmans Beach.

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- The causeway has a bunch of sharks and tarpon
The snook fishing is real good just off the piers and docks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  The cause way is about Tarpon and for the rest of us the Spanish and sharks
from the beach
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Big Jacks and quite a few Tarpon and the Spanish and sharks are doing well

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Sanibel has a ton of sharks of ever size and quite a few whiting
and there is Cobia under the cause way bridge and a bunch of Tarpon

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Snook under the docks near the bridge and the night time fishing for Tarpon
and a bunch of sharks from little to monster
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Estero Bay

Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 -------

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/30/19 ------- ??

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 03/08/19 -------
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Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" along With Capt. Karl - 02/09/19 -------

Vinnie & Rick- Fishin Franks N. Fort Myers Store 02/01/19 - ----- Sheeps head, Redfish and Snook doing well as long as you are in moving water.

 

   

Caloosahatchee River   "Fishin History"

Franklin Locks

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- //

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Spanish mackerel in the middle and Snook along the shore line
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Jacks and snook Big Snook on the in side of the locks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  ?
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                                                            Cape Coral

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- //

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Bass fishing is real good and shiners are the best bet but really any soft plastic
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Tarpon and the fresh water side has a bunch of bass shiner bite mostly

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Bass fishing is good with Prop baits ,
Tarpon at the mouth of the canals

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  The bass fishing is good , on the berkely prop bait
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Matlacha  .--------   "Fishin History"

Indian fields
Smoke House bay

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- good fishing Snook and red fish Trout on the flats
crystal clear waters so stay back from where you are fishing

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Snook and red fish and some Pompano and The Tarpon and sharks
To the north
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Snook and Snapper from the bridge
The snook are just about every where up by Smoke house flounder and Pompano

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- real good for Snook and red fish more reds to the North

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Quite a few smaller Trout and some Snook really a bunch of snook
some Spanish and maybe Blue fish. there is a lot of smaller under 4 foot sharks and larger Bull Sharks
and a bunch of bait fish in the straights
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Pine Island sound ----  "Fishin History"

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Pine Island sound ----  "Fishin History"
Rat and tat keys

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Trout by usspa and a lot of snook around the islands
The red ifhs are spooky with the clear waters the reds are eating cut bait

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots and lots of tarpon
Sharks and Spanish mackerel and the Snook are on almost every shore line
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Spanish from 3 foot to 8 foot of water in the ICW
Snook all along the shore the Shacks and the rocks have Pompano and a lot of Spanish tons of monster sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Tarpon and sharks and a lot of snook
Trout fishing is better here than other areas and there is some decent snapper fishing un real clear water

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 ------- Sharks and tarpon along the shore line a bunch of reds and
a lot of different fish , good time to head here for a day of different fishing. 
 


 

 
 Jug Creek Shoals  "Fishin History"  Bokeelia-

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Snook on the docks qith some snappers the flats

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots of bait here and the Spanish have found them and there is
Bonnet sharks are thick nice size ones
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- //

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Spanish and some Trout and the sheep head in ok numbers but a oto f smaller sharks and a bunch of snook along the shore lines , a lot of bait fish here Green backs

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Spanish and lady fish with a lot of bait
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Burnt store          Two Pines   "Fishin report archive History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Burnt store to two pine has a lot of red fish scattered across the flats and Trout fishing is ok

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon out side the bar and some Cobia and pompano
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- 2 pines has lots of snook and possible Pompano and or Tarpon out side the bar

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- @ pines has a lotof monster snook and quite a few smaller Reds along with some Trout and possible tarpon out side the bar

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  2 pine has big Snook and some Trout

 


                             Be good to go,!

 

 

East Side "keys"   Cormorant key   

Bay Back key       Sneaky Creek     
 Skating Rink

Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Some smaller Trout and a lot of sharks on the flats.
Most of the snook are on the close islands the reds are farther back
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots fo Snook around almost every Island and the Cobia are just out side the bar

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Snook aorund the Island and all the way out to the bar
Out side the bar Spanihs and Tarpon and Cobia with a bunch of rays

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- A lot of snook and quite a few reds out on the open flats ,
Sharks , lady fish, Blue fish big jacks and some Cobia and there is Tarpon and a lot of Spanish, Decent Trout fishing
Most of this is just out side the bar, Big huge schools of Jacks and the fish are 10 to 20 pound jacks and there is Tarpon 1000 pound here as well

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  sharks and Cobia out side the bar with possible big Jacks
The Snook are around the islands and the north end is loaded with Manatees and Flipper and a massive bunch of Cow nose rays
 

 

 

Alligator Creek-.......     "Fishin History"                
Poachers Cut      Skating Rink

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- There is still a lot of big jacks and a lot of snook
quite a few big black drum

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Big jacks and lots of Snook and the Pompano are near the mouth

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Big jacks up to 15 pounds to water lures and thee is also a bunch of Snook
Black drum and some chunky snappers

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- a loto of snook and a bunch of Jacks
Do not be surprised when you get a 60 pound black drum and sheep head and snappers fishing under the docks
Some pompano under the docks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  BIig jacks and a lot of snook, the farther you get back there is snappers and Snook and a lot more Jacks


 

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Ponce de-Leon park-  "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 -------  A lot of snook and quite a few reds . Nice snappers
and some jacks going by

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Jacks and some Snook
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Big Jacks, Black Drum and some Tarpon along with Snook and thee is some snappers , Cobia On the flat out front.

  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- a lot of jacks and a handful of snook and weird enough the Cobia are hitting here I expect the Tarpon but this is one of the fist years for Cobia and blue fish hitting as well

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Some black Drum and jacks even some Snook and a legal Size Cobia caught from the pier
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P.G.I. Canals & Punta Gorda.... "Fishin History

P.G.I. canals  .Poachers Cut
 Skating Rink
 Elizabeth Park

Barge Canal  Gilchrist pier-  .........P. G. Nature Park

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- hit or miss you have to look a lot. There is snok and jacks along with big black drum and snappers

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots of snook and big Jacks and the snapper fishing and black drum is
not steady but good
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Lot sof NSook and Tarpon , there is still some big Black drum
They may be out in the Harbor watch for big schools

  

      
  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Lots of snook more in the bird section , Tarpon and black drum in alotof the canals
and huge jacks and big lures for these stud jacks 6 inch plus lures

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Snook, Snook, Big jacks and Some smaller snappers
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Gilchrist pier-  .........      "Fishin History"        

   

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Snook fishing along the wall and the whiting is picking up

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Sharks and possible Cobia
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Shark fishing here is getting better and there is Jacks along the sea wall

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- From the seawall Jacks and snook and fro the pier
Bull sharks and Cobia

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Cobia and some Sharks
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Alligator creek reef "/concrete reef/1mile reef  "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Some Cobia and the snapper fishing is good

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Spanish and some Sharks
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Spanish and Tarpon

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Spanish mackerel and some sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Spanish mackerel

 

 

     

 Deep holes in Charlotte Harbor-    "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Tarpon and sharks more smaller sharks


Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon and some Cobia and a lot of sharks
Spanish mackerel
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Tarpon and Spanish mackerel and quite a few sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Tarpon Cobia and Spanish mackerel and a bunch of bait fish
and quite a few sharks.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Spanish and some tarpon and a lot of sharks the sharks
are thicker in middle but the start of in coming the lower hole or Pirate harbor is better
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Fresh Water- Canals, Creeks,        
Ponds, & lakes,
...........
.   "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- we are still selling record of shiners and the Bass is great
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Bass fishing is at it's peak , this is one of the best bass years
The strange thing is every oone is using something different, but it can not be too big
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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Bass fishing is huge right now, The lure fishing is all over the maps
Soft plastic in every style . but we continue to sell a ton of shiners but the lure is any ones guess

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Bass is great 2 to 6 pound average.
BLue gills are hitting worms in North port and Horse creek
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  The Bass fishing is good most are under 2 pounds but sevearl 6 pounders
Caught the strike king rage tail in Arcadia and up by Wachula rage tails are really hitting the Bass


 

760 fishing spot  Cecil Webb  Deep Prairie creek  hathaway park Prairie Creek  Collingswood    Butterford ramp  S,G.C. Ramp  

9 mile ramp  Myakka Park   Myakkahatchee Creek   Audubon Park    Lake Betty     McGuire Park   

Ollie Pond   titty lake turtle preserve    Bissett Park    Rontonda Trce   Blue Ridge Park  Lake Kennedy   

Deep Prairie creek  Blue Ridge Park     Polygon Pond   760 fishing spot    McGuire Park    Bissett Park     Deep Prairie creek   Treatment plant     

 

Tarpon reports  

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 -------

                 Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 ------- 


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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- still hittiing
Biat buster or storm swim shads and bait wise it is lady fish. drifting or trolling motor
is ok but not much better then just putting out your anchor

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 -------The tarpon are at least a month early
and no claer feeding pattern, so bait buster and lady fish are the two best
The should be eating thread fins , but right now anything could be the best bait.

 

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Yur best bet is off Knapps useing bait buster or shrimp free line or with a light weights
even fluke jerk baits, Boca use squirrel fish, The holes are about lady fish drifting and the bait busters can be cast but dragging it as you drift with a light jiggin action you have to be deep right along the bottom


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      Radio fishin report

In memory of Capt Angel 1975-2010

 

 In Memory of Captain Angel
Angel remains here with us,
 He was my friend, I miss him

 

        Fishin Frank-----            

  It would be hard to picture life without fishing.
 People who do not fish do not understand the
therapeutic value of fishing, losing yourself to
 the motion of the waves and just relaxing.
The best things about fishing is where you do it,
 and that you do not carry a score card.

 

Since August 1984 when I first walked through the door here at Fishin Franks,
I found the people / customers to be the best part of this job,
and all these decades later that is still true.
You all are the best part of the day.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives so many years
Fishin Frank