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 This Tuesday Star Rods and Wednesday Owner Hooks
will be here at Fishin Franks with Seminars and deals

                   
 

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, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook from Harbor heights to Navigator and in shell creek by the trestle
a bunch of tilapia from the trestle to the dam being caught on beetle spins and the Snook are hitting them as well.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ The river is ok with snook by the trestle and up to the dam
and beyond , the red fish are doing good around harbor heights and even better across the river on the PG side
 

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Darst boat ramp     I-75 bridges "boat only"     

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Some Black drum , but a lot of snook and just up around the bridge schools of lady fish with tarpon blowing up on the lady fish.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Lots of snook and red fish around the islands on the north end and by the saw grass
Black drum and small Goliath grouper.

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41 bridges - ..... Power pole park          "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook is good and watch for schools of Spanish mackerel and the sheep head are starting to bite. Black drum by the pilings

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Getting better with Snookk and Tarpon after dark and just after day light
Black drum and some mackerel with sharks being caught from the piers on the north end
with some smaller Trout and

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 Laishley Pier    -  "Fishin History

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook and some snappers.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Some small snappers and a couple snook

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ /?

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ ?/

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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, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Tons of snook and some Tarpon more in east spring lake
Black drum right along the sea wall. the Blue crabs are the best bait. Possible snappers and Sand bream

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Jacks are moving in and the Snook are hitting
The sand bream in the courty-man and pellum water ways. Snook and black drum being caught while trolling

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

  El-Jo bean pier-
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Pre frontal had monster snook eating and now after the front the fishing will
Slow until late night Saturday or sunday but the fish are eating. And the sheep head head will be hitting and watch for schools of jacks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Doing well with snook and Jacks with some 80 pound trapon being caught
with snapper bite doing OK

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Myakka River area ...           "Fishin History"

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Spanish and possible Cobia the sharks are more steady
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------Spanish mackerel in hte river and some Triple tail
with some Cobia . in the cut off there is Snook and or Red fish with possible Pompano on the out side of hog island
Sharks on the flats as well


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

Locks S.G.C.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook fishing is good and possible reds by the locks
and the Bass are hitting choppos

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Some Snook and possible Tarpon
The Bass and talipha The Bass up to about 4 pounds the plastic worms doing the best
With a few Red fish being caught with rage swimmers by the locks

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The West wall & Creeks
 

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ a lot of snook and Red Fish but they are way up under the mangroves
The southern end Pompano on hte top f the bar.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ the southern end is way better with a lot of Snook and Red fish under the mangroves
With Pompano and some smaller Trout on the sand bar, the snook and reds are hitting cut mullet or white bait.
The choppo is the top water of choice

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 Cape Haze -    
Muddy Bay        "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Lots of sharks and spanish mackerel with jacks and blue fish
with red fish along the shore with good numbers of snook in Muddy bay

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ a lot of snook in the trough between the shore and sand bar
Blue fish and Some trout in hte open waters and there is Founder and Pompano

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                                                                                               "Fishin History"

Bull bay- 
Turtle bay
Gallagher's Cut

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Red fish and snook in hte open sand holes with Trout and some sharks even 6 foot bull or lemon sharks and the flounder out side of the bays

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ A lot of snook and reds under the mangroves and there is a lot of bait here
to keep the fish, Pompano and some Trout and lady fish even Jacks and blue fish in ht open waters and there is some sharks up to 8

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Some Spanihs and a lot of bait fish which brought in a lot of lady fish and the sharks
are here as well.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Spanish mackerel and better snapper fishing
and there is sharks and some Grouper , Blue fish and lady fish are possible

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Gasparilla sound/ tailing flats       "Fishin report archive History"

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Devil fish to cat fish creek a ton of fish , Reds and jacks and spanish ,lady fish
Just a lot going on. pick your fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ lots of different fish lady fish , small sharks ,
Lots of snook by the islands and the red fish by the oyster bars,

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ the sheep head bite is just getting started , there are spanish and some snook at night and possible sharks or blue fish

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ getting better again with pompano and Snook leading that with a ppossible Tarpon
and some sharks

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 Lemon Bay ...

  Stump Pass      Red bug  

Lemon Bay park      "Fishin History"  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook and red fihs are in good numbers on the flats and Pompano and jacks are hanging out closer to stump pass, The whole area is doing pretty good

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Snook under hte docks with some flounder in the pass , along with some whiting and jacks

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   Englewood Ainger pier
 next to Tom Adams bridge
 "Fishin History" 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------  Snook at night with some Tarpon,
Day time is getting better with sharks and mackierel and some little whiting and possible jacks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Sharks and lady fish

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Venice  Jetties    Sharky's Pier

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------  Snook at the Albee bridge and some snapper and Snook
possible giant Red Fish and down by Casperson Snok and whiting with a bunch of cat fish .

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Spanish mackerel and snook
with some reds as well and Black sea bass,
Casperson has snook and some whiting

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------  Red grouper from 25 to 36 miles and the King mackerel start at 1 mile out to 15
Triple tail on the Crab buoys

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ King mackerel from shore to 25 miles out
Bonita and Black fin tuna and there is triple tail along the buoys
Red grouper at 25 miles, with tons of grunts and porgies

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The Passes          "Fishin History" 

  Boca Grande Pass 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Spanish and possible king mackerel, Jacks and blue fish
Snapper in hte holes in hte pass with some Tarpon.  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------  Spanish and there is tarpon here with some blue fish and possible King mackerel
Bottom fishing is ok for snapper and maybe even a grouper or two

 Captiva pass

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Like Boca , bUt with possible gag grouper and more sharks and Sheep head.
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Spanish mackerel and some snook even whiting
and possible bone fish. There is some Lemon and Hammer head sharks and Bull sharks as well

 

     

 Walking the Gulf beaches, from Sanibel
to Venice. Any where along the gulf shores'

  Sponsored by

            17th street  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------?/

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Middle beach

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ whiting , jacks Possible Flounder and some Pompano

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------Jacks and some Snook with flund3er and whiting , or jacks possible

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

Turner Beach
Bowmans Beach.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ ?/

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Matlacha  .--------   "Fishin History"

Indian fields
Smoke House bay

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ A lot of red fish, scattered all over with snook and Snapper from the bridge
and The sheep head bite has started

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Snook from the bridge or pier and the snapper fishing is good
and some Tarpon and a few Trout and the Red fish are hitting pretty good

 

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Trout fishing is good and the Snook and Red fish across the Flats

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Big Snook around the islands and some red fish with the Spanish and lady fish even Trout in hte open water great for sight casting here

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 Jug Creek Shoals  "Fishin History"  Bokeelia-

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Spanish and some sharks and some Pompano

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------Spanish mackerel

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Burnt store          Two Pines   "Fishin report archive History"

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ It is pretty good here with Snook and some red fish
and pompano out side the bar. with Trout just inside or out of the bar. And if you want huge snook to lay with
this is the area

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------lots of small snook and some decent reds out on the bar it self
Lady fish and blue fish out side the bar, if you are wading watch for Gators


   East Side "keys"   Cormorant key   

Bay Back key       Sneaky Creek     
 Skating Rink

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Jacks on hte flats and along the mangroves a ton of Snook and Red fish
a ton of small sharks on the flats

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ A lot of snook and more reds than anything
with a bunch of Sharks and possible Tarpon , the Pompano are out side the bar with some jacks as well

 

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------  Jacks and Possible Pompano with snook back in the creek

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Big jacks and some Snook The Tarpon mostly little guys with some big black drum
and some small snappers , possible Pompano at the mouth of the creek

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Ponce de-Leon park-  "Fishin History"
Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Black drum and Snook , Sheep head will start any day
Lots of Mullet filling the canals

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Blue fish and some jacks , the mullet are bunching up very cool to see
Big Red fish and black drum possible

  



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, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Snook under the docks and at night a lot of Tarpon and Snook on the lights

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Snook all over , and Black drum huge numbers and they will drum
early in the evenings

 

 

 

Gilchrist pier-  .........      "Fishin History"    

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ Some Snook and jacks


  

 

Alligator creek reef "/concrete reef/1mile reef  "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Spanish on the surface and snappers down on the reef
Good early season sheep head here

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------ the mackerel and sharks

 

     

 Deep holes in Charlotte Harbor-    "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Scattered mackerel with some decent big Tarpon
and some Sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------Some mackerel and blue fish

 

  

Fresh Water- Canals, Creeks,        
Ponds, & lakes,
...........
.   "Fishin History"

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------ Bass fishing is awesome with shiners and soft plastics
the webb is doing great

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/02/19 ------Bass fihsing is the big thing and the lizards are really doing great but frogs and choppo
and skitter walks for top water , the crank baits are wackin em
North port is good but the webb is doing great,


Tarpon reports 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/09/19 ------

 

 

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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