zz06b Myakka
 

Myakka River area

Myakka cutoff-
 Cattle dock      Tippy Canoe bay 
   
14 foot hole

   El-Jo Bean Ramp

January

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18------- Triple on the crab trap bouys, and a truck on the shore

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------- The cut off has a bunch of reds, shrimp is the key and there is a
Lot of sheep head, the Snook are scattered almost every where. they are sunning themselves in the after noon

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------Lots of Snook in hte cut off and tippy the brown waters heats up quick and the Snook
are looking for warm, There is a bunch of Trout near the cut off, and a lot of smaller reds

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ The north end of the cut off and into tippy
Has a bunch of Trout, the sheep head are in the holes and thee is a bunch of just under slot reds in the cut off

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- Reds are doing well in the cut off not monsters but nice reds.
Some Snook not huge numbers. Both end have some Trout and other fish.
Some Blue fish in the river.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  Should be a bunch of Snook and reds but every one is running south.
with the beautiful weather.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17-------- Red fish Slot size and smaller but enough to have a good day.
The Snook fishing is slow but good you have to slow down for the Snook in this colder water.
The Trout have moved into the mouths on both ends of the cut off.
Blue fish on the out side of hog island, and A Cobia or two in the river.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  The Cut  off has some real nice Reds
in it, The south end just inside and to the right, in the fist bay on the north shore
the reds are hanging out under the trees when the water is up. Trout at the north and south
entrances. Big Snook up in the back of the north end.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------The mouth of the cut-off
there is lots of Trout and quite a few Reds along the shore lone, mostly rats
but a higher rate of keepers than I would have thought.
Cobia in the 14 ft holes. Pompano and sharks on the hog island side of the river

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Tippy has red fish and Snook|
Hog island Pompano and Trout on the out side flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Hog island and the north end of the cut-off there is good Trout fishing
and some Pompano, The red fish are holding in the cut-off, slot size fish more then most areas.
el-jo has or is getting a lot more Trout and the fishing is getting better by the day with the cool water
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Tippy has a ton of Trout mixed sizes,
The red fish are taking advantage of the dark water to get warm every time the sun shines
So there are quite a few reds back here.
El -jo has some nice Sheep head, and The Spotted Trout are staedy under the bridges
Some Mangrove snappers here as well

February-2

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------The cut off has Snook and some sheep head
Thereis Pompano along the shore of Hog islands and The Big Snook at the bnorth end and in side the cut off
Bunches of Reds in hte slot being caught on Shrimp and in tippy at the mouth of the bay Nice Trout and lady fish

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------ Lots of giant Snook in the cut off and tippy
They are sunning in the shallows , ed fish are thick in the cut off and there is Trout nice size fish.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------Way up the Mayaka Red fish and Tarpon in the hole right before
41 . The cut off has a bunch of small red and Trout and possible Big sheep head. Huge Snook have been seen but not cuaght
 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18------ Tippy and the north end of the cut off have sheep head
and Trout along with big Snook, Mayans and Snappers are here thick way up in tippy.
You should have shrimp and night crawlers
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- The Cut-off is doing good on smaller reds,
a bunch of little Snook as well. The Trout at the mouth on both ends biting well.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ At El jo there are soem Nice Trout
and Sheep head, Over in tippy there is some Pompano and Red fish, the POmpano
are of course out in the center, and the reds are back inside by the first set of islands

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Red fish mostly smaller ones
in the cut-off, the larger ones more keeper ones have been up in Tippy canoe
the sheep head at EL-Jo pier are doing ok to fair,
Trout at El -jo good twilight and day break.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Trout thick in the cut offf
along with some Lady fish, the north end has Pompano off the bar
Red fish on the north end and along the shore of hog island

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16----- AT El jo The Mixed reports of
Big Trout and good size sheep head from the pier,,
In the cut off the Trout have really moved in, and the red fish are in the back
tidal pools every time the sun shines even a little, I think they are cold

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16---- El - jo has some good Trout fishing and the
Red fish have been up in Tippy ,

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Trout in tippy, and in the cut off there is Trout on the north end
and a bunch of smaller reds in the holes along the mangrove edges, not many keepers but a bunch
of red to play with

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- El jo off the pier has some good fishing for SHeep head and Trout
there are some nice mangrove snappers hding right up under the pier,
The cut off has a couple nice schools of Reds and The trout are stacked on the north end
 

 

March-3

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Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  tippy and the cut off has big Snook and possible Trout in hte open and
The cobia Hog island

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ Tippy has a lot of snook you can see, hard to get them to hit,
Some reds in hte cut off and possible sheep head, tons of snappers. Trout in hte canals north of the bridge

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------ The north end of the cut has a lots of Snook. Some Trout and red fish
Quite a few Bull Sharks and there are hitting on the flats

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Snook in the Cut off, while

tippy canoe bay has better red fish fishing
Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17-------- Lots of Red fish in the cut off, the middle of the cut off
has some big Snook. a few trout near the mouths.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17--------Snook and a bunch of smaller Red fish you can find slot fish
but you might have to go through a few Rat reds to get but all good.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- Red fish in tippy canoe. Snapper in some of the holes by the mangrove
Saw fish 4 foot caught in the bay.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Tarpon in the river, The cut off is great Snook
fishing right now, and is one place where Shrimp is still the bait for Red fish, the fish
 in the cut off are eating Shrimp, The farther south you get the more things are white bait.
But up here the Shrimp fishing is still rockin

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ The river has some Spanish, and quite a few Sharks
the Tarpon are feeding at El jo ealry or late at night, and The Snook fishing is starting to get real good again
Grouper / Jew fish are also showing up here at the pier.
 a few whiting and Sea trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------El-jo has Snapper & Trout during the
day, Snook fishing at night is OK but not great. Tippy canoe and the cut off is where the Red fish
went. the reds are in both in good numbers, Some Trout in the back middle of the bay
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- A lot of Good Snook fishing ast El-jo
the Snapper and Trout are both hitting pretty good during the day time.
The north end of Tippy is holding both Snook and Red fish.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Tarpon in the river, The cut off is great Snook
fishing right now, and is one place where Shrimp is still the bait for Red fish, the fish
 in the cut off are eating Shrimp, The farther south you get the more things are white bait.
But up here the Shrimp fishing is still rockin

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ The river has some Spanish, and quite a few Sharks
the Tarpon are feeding at El jo ealry or late at night, and The Snook fishing is starting to get real good again
Grouper / Jew fish are also showing up here at the pier.
 a few whiting and Sea trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------El-jo has Snapper & Trout during the
day, Snook fishing at night is OK but not great. Tippy canoe and the cut off is where the Red fish
went. the reds are in both in good numbers, Some Trout in the back middle of the bay

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- A lot of Good Snook fishing ast El-jo
the Snapper and Trout are both hitting pretty good during the day time.
The north end of Tippy is holding both Snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- El jo has some Good size sheep head and Trout
the Snook fishing is just getting started going to get better by the day
In the cut off a few schools of Red fish , and a bunch of snook in the narrows
The Reds on the south end are in 3 schools which seem to be moving along the shore line from there to
alligator bay.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- The cut off on the north end has nice size Trout and a school od good size Reds
the south end has 3 schools of reds working the flats, as you get into the cut off the reds seem to scatter along
the shore line
Out in the river the Cobia are hanging out at marker 8 and the pier at el jo has some good snook fishing at night

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- The El jo pier has been getting a bunch of Tarpon at night
and the Snook fishing is just getting better as the night progresses. Some Trout during the day
The Cut-off has a bunch of Snook and quite a few Red fish.

April-4

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Fishin Frank , Robert   04/28/18 ------- Tippy has Trout and in the cut off holes.
Tippy near the mouth is hiding some nice Red fish, Hog islands has pompano on the river side
Sharks on the flats

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- Cut off has a lot of snook and Trout
with some Black drum in the holes. And The trout are hitting the schools of Glass minnows
Some schools of Jacks and there is a bunch of sharks small bulls mostly

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Red fish in hte cut off and a bunch of Snook here is the cut off
And also a lot of Keeper Size Trout. Shrimp for the Trout. Tippy has big Snook scattered

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- In hte cut off big Trout and a lot of snook and some red fish
Tippy has Snook. Good over all

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- Trout tippy canoe on the out side bar
and over by Cattle dock. shrimp is a good bait.
Tarpon in the river, the red fish in tippy and the north end of the cut offf
Little johns are working well or shrimp.
Saw fish in the area have fun catching a dinosaur

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- Big snook in hte cut off and quite a few Red fish
the reds are 10 feet off of the trees,

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17-------  Snook in the cut off and big snook are really eating
there is more reds in tippy than the cut off . cut bait is the key to red fish here in tippy

 

 


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------ Cobia on the Franks flat, Thread fin and green backs
are the bait of choice here. If you are trying for Cobia look for where the white sand turns to muddy bottom
Ell lure like the Gulp or Berkely power bait  work well on the Cobia, I just got in more Hogy lures
and they were really working on the cobia. I choose the pre rigged lures which can be twitched in the
Shallow water off Bay shore or Here at the flats of the cut-off

El -jo Still has Snook, but the Tarpon late at night is getting better by the night, Still some Snapper
and a few Trout here.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------Myakka River is a good shot at your Tarpon
and the flats off hog island have had Pompano and sopme Sea Trout biting here.
Red ifsh in the cut off are still eating shrimp but they are almost all under slot fish.
Spanish and Trout up by El jo. and after dark the Larger snappers and some big Snook
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Tarpon at the mouth of the river,
while you are there you might as well catch some of the Cobia and sharks.
The Snook and snapper bite is late at El-Jo. ok during the day for some snappers
but after 10 :pm it is way better

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- el Jo is doing well at night with Snook and Tarpon
under the car bridges. Night to night it is tarpon then Snook and back and forth
Snapper fishing is good.
Trout creek is iffy with big reds and some nice Snook. Black drum in the creeks
The Jacks are in the cut off and working the creeks.
Tarpon and Cobia near marker #8 There is Black tip

Hog island has Red fish. The cut has reds but smaller than out side

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----cattle dock has some decent Reds and the zTarpon are moving up to el jo each night
Snook fishing at el jo is very good early in the AM.
The cut-off is holding a bunch of red fish and Snook. there is a lot of fish here.
The 14 ft hole is a good spot for Tarpon , sharks and Cobia

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- been good even great for Snook at night at El-Jo pier
The river has Sharks and Spanish. The sharks smaller ones like black tip are thicker near the mouth
Lot of snook in the cut off and some red fish

May-5

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- Tippy has Red fish and snook, I was there and caught them
Sharks in the main river close to the mouth by the 14 foot hle or marker 8
 

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Spanish in the river and a lot of snook and some Trout in the cut off
lots of small white bait here.

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/11/18 ------- The cut off has Snook and some nice size Trout and the is a bunch of lady fish
Red fish in good numbers, Pompano out side hog islands and there is sharks  

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 ------- Tippy is stiill ok for red fish and quite a few snook. Out side Hog islands
thee is some good fishing on hte flats but you slam one live well lid and the flat empties of fish.
Sharks and possible Spanish in the River

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  tippy canoe and the north end of the cut off
Red fish and some Nice Trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17--------  In side the cut off has big over size reds.
and a lot of Snook , The snook are out in the middle of the water.
white jerk baits,.
Lots of sharks smaller black tips. right out side of the shallows near hog island.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17--------  Cattle dock has some red fish, mixed rats 18 inches or so
with a over size. Lots of sharks by the 14 foot holes

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17-------- the cut off and tippy are full of reds, big to smaller ones
The Snook in the cut off are really hitting, Top water lures skitter walk 

 


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ In the cut off there has been, Reds and Snook
not many, on the news of the starnge The Tarpon are been swimming allong the mangroves
and while the guys are trying for Snook they have been hooking Tarpom.
Small sharks in the River, the cobia are small but steady near the el jo bridge and pier
snapper from the pier

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------The whole mouth of the river has Tarpon , Cobia
Jacks , Spanish mackerel. Dont forget there is quite a few smaller sharks here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ In the River there are alot of Sharks
and the Tarpon are moving back into the mouth of the river in the late morning<
After dark they tarpon seem to head to El jo and the Tarpon fishing from the pier
 is doing well.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----In the river Sharks and Tarpon.
El jo the Tarpon are thick at night and lots and lots of Snook.

June

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Fishin Frank,  Robert   06/29/18 -------- Main river has some Tarpon and spanish mackerel
Snook in hte cut off and some decent Red fish fishing.

Fishin Frank  Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  06/23/18 --------  Big huge Snook in The cut off,
Some Smaller red fish. Cat fish and Snappers, Out isde of Hog Island has some reds and snook with Jacks working the flats.

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive  06/09/18 -------- The cut off has smaller Reds and a ton of smaller Snook.
Bull sharks in the river

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  06/01/18 -------- Some Snook in Tippy and possible in the cut off
Pompano on the out side of hog islands, The Big Snook are in the cut off but spooky
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- The cut off, and the out side of hog
some Good size trout, Snook in the cut off, and out side in the river their is some shark action.
Sleeping Turtle preserve, Has Bull Sharks and Snook, Gar  

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Hog islands Pompano and some Trout
There is also some sharks in the river.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- The north side of the cut off there is some reds,
Some decent snook fishing
The threadfins are starting to move in to the river bring in the Tarpon, Blue fish and Triple tail.
This is the middle of the river of the hog islands side. 


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Ther are some Cobia in the river
and at El-jo pier early in the morning the Snook fishing is good and the snapper fishing
is good during the day. there are some Trout

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ The Sharks out in the river with a good
number of Cobia, The Trout and a few Red fish on the grass near hog island.
A bunch of Snook being caught at El-jo piers at night.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ A lot of small sharks,
and Coabi through out the river, some better night time for Tarpon at the pier
The Snook are just starting to mov back up here
A few Trout In tippy but we have had 2 reports of flound back in the river near hog islands

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Trout nice ones along hog islands
Tarpon and Sharks at night. some Snook, at El-jo
80 plus Tarpon at night

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Red ifsh in the cut off, and there is a bunch of Snook hiding here,
The el jo pier has Snook and Red fish and the Tarpon fishing is staedy here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- El jo there is Snook at night, Weird the red fish
seem to have moved in here around the bridges

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- The mouth of the river has Tarpon and there is a bunch of sharks
coming back into the river. Lots of people poaching snook at El-jo bean. I guess they don't have kids or grand kids
to think about. a officer could make a lining sitting there right now,

July

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- The cut has some Red fish, and the snapper are larger
A few Trout at the north end.
On the river there are black tip and some bonnet, and Tarpon free jumping on the first section of the river


Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17-------- North end of cut off some decent size Snook, Red ifsh are scattered
but there Pompano out side on the river, there is a lot of bugs in the cut off, not bad if you dont touch the mangroves
Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17--------  the out side of Hog Island has some Red fish and Possible Pompano
good bet for smaller Sharks like Bulls or Cobia the Cobia fishing here is some of the best Cobia bet in the Harbor

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- tippy canoe to the cut off , Has Tarpon on the flats
some Snook but the Red fish eating Shrimp. What Snook are here are big.
Some Sharks scattered on the flats,


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Pompano and Spanish mackerel
The Myakka has a bunch of Sharks and the Tarpon are here as well all the way up to EL jo
The Pompano may also be found on the river side of Hog island.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Tarpon at the mouth of the river is a good bet mid morning.

The Sharks are better fishing as you get into the river ,

At el jo the snappers are thick under the birdge and near the Pier,. Have not heard much fro the cut off
but one reports of Snook at the north end.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Red fish out on Hog island
The shakrs in the river and some Cobia. Night time at El jo is ok for night time Tarpon
some Black drum and all in all a chance of alomst anything it is really mixed up here
in the Mayakka as far as fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- Mouth of the river Tarpon and shark fishing is doing good
up by the cut off there is some red fish.
Fishin Frank & Robert   07/18/16----- Snapper and Snook, there is quite a few black drum,
Tarpon in the sun set hours.
Snook at the north end of the cut off,

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16----- In the Cut -off there is Snook, at the mouths of the creek
and the narrows / S curves there is cat fish or Red fish

Tippy Canoe bay has,The wateris black and there are herds of Jacks hitting the Acme Spoons
cut up a small jack and the Bull sharks as well as 14 inch plus Snapper

 

August

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- Red fish in good numbers, but a lot more snook
And a bunch of under slot red fish. top water lures early or day light a white jerk bait "flukes"

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- Tippy has Some reds, getting better,
along with some tiny Snook, out side hog island there is possible Pompano
by cattle dock Tarpon will show up some time during the day-- do you feel lucky

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- Tarpon early or late in the day,
The north end of tippy has Tarpon and there is a few red fish.
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17------- In the cut-off there is a bunch of big Snook in hte holes
ealry in the day top water as the sun comes up over the trees, switch to SRO jig
Red fish are really starting to get thick.  The 14 foot hole has Tarpon first thing.-

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ tarpon all over the river"

and Red fish by Hog island in the trough

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Tarpon all along the river,
El jo has some Tarpon in the evening and night,
The Black drum and Snook at night, Red fish along the north shore
The Pompano on the flats of Hog islands.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  The cut off has some Reds mostly smaller with some big
Snook and a couple of jacks.
Cattle dock has a few Reds, but hit or miss worth
Tarpon and a couple sharks are the mouth by the 14 hole,
Lady fish on the scum lines.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Hog island has reds on the out side of the island.
some Sharks and Lady fish on the eastern side, This is what the Tarpon are chaseing

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- Snook in the canals the 14 ft hole has Cobia and or Tarpom
the cut off has good red fish fishin in the very early hours.
Some Trout

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  Slow in the cut off Smaller Snook and Reds
the mouth of the river has some Tarpon look for the scum lines in the water

 

September

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- Red fish on the out side of the Cut off
There is more reds in tippy but far more snook in the cut off, nice size snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- ?????

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17--------The cut off has some smaller Red fish and possible snook
The river should have some tarpon or sharks

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17--------  In the Cut off there is some Snook Possible over size,
and a lot of smaller under size Reds. 


Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ The Red fish have been doing well in tippy
At el-jo pier the Snappers and Black drum are steady. Snook fishing has piicked up in the last few days

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----A lot of Red fish and a lot of Snook, They are poppin under the bushes
in the cut-off

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- rocky creek has red fish, and over the shor ine to the cut off
at the mouth of the cut off has some Trout and the Snook fishing is good, but mostly smaller Snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----  Upper cut off for Snook and decent red fish schools.
Shrimp is the bait, maybe small spoons,
Cattle dock and the locks entrance have a school which is at one or the other places
The Tarpon in the river is on and the lady fish have showed up here, and that is the key to hook up
on the tarpon.

October

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Tippy has some Nice Snook and there is some Red fish
some Pompano out side Hog islands, The Myakka Cut off has bunch of Red fish, and there are quite a few bunches
Up by North port lots of tilapia

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Cut off has some Smaller red fish and some Larger Snook. Not a lot of either
but not bad fishing. Trout at each end of the cut off. Pompano on the hog island, these are not big Pompano. 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- Been right at the cut off for Snook and Red fish, more short reds but you can find you slot
Out side of Hog island some Pompano.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Reds in the north end of the cut off and out side
Hog island, father out on the flat near the main river there are sharks mostly Bulls
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red in the cut off and on the flats in front of Hog island
hit or miss, Tarpon in the river as you get closer to el jo it is better for the Tarpon
There are legal Snook Slot size here,
Good fishing through out the system There is some Nice reds in Tippy

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----el-jo has some Snapper fishing and The Trout fishing
is getting better and Snook turn on at night.
The is some reds off hog island and in tippy

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- Red fish around the cut-off and tippy near the mouth
El-jo has a lot of Snook right now,
The Tarpon hang out here at night near the bridges, possible 100 pounder form the pier late night

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- The river is pretty good lots of Tarpon and the lady fish and
trout at least a few Trout. Lots of slot snook, here and some Snappers the full moon has the night time
going crazy with fish biting

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- The pier has quite a few Snook lots of people, and the snook
are under slot so hard to find keepers, the shadow line lager swim baits doing good.
Some smaller Tarpon under the bridge or just out to the river side.

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Hog island Red fish and Snook
The 14 hole has been holding fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- Hog isalnds has some Pompano and Snook
the Snook in the cut off are either small or monster,
Feeder creeks in the cut off has some nice snappers and some Big Reds and Snook
Cattle dock has smaller reds

 

November

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Tippy and the cut off have some good red fish fishing

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17-------- Possible Over size but lots of Smaller red fish, Sheep head
Mangroves.  

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17-------- Tippy canoe has some red fish and at the end of the cut off
Quite a few smaller snook in the cut off, Cobia are feeding off hog islands,
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Tarpon and Sharks , holding and feeding near the mouth of the river
It is the Lady fish and Spanish mackerel that is keeping them here, so a lot of different types of fish to
catch here, at El-Jo there is Trout and Snappers with some good Snook fishing after dark

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Tarpon in the River and there is also some Cobia,
El-jo has good Snook fishing right now. Up in the cut off, there are quite a few Red fish, and Some decent
Trout fishing near the mouth

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- The cut off has lots of Reds and some Snook
The Pompano on the river side of Hg island are doing better
At el-jo the day time has snapper and some Sheep head the big snook and Tarpon both come
out to play after dark

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- Sheep head are hitting more each day, good Snapper fishing
some Trout and the Snook , lots of small, but plenty of slot Snook to be caught and Yes some Over size
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16----- getting better the Snook catching is good with the 6 inch paddle tails
A few sheep head, This is the time of year Billy says is some of the best fishing.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- Robert says the Snook and Trout are doing well better in the night time
a couple sheep head. Capt Karl says the night time snook is real good, it is the lights where the snook are big storm paddle tails

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16----- the better place to find your slot Snook before the end of season
a school of jacks are passing by the pier, and the sharks are also passing by. hit or miss
A few guys have seen Cobia but no hook up that we know of.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- Tipppy bay has some nice Reds and decent Trout fishing
cut has some Snook ok not great but that should break into great any day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16----- Tippy has some Trout and the Reds are moving in,
Red fish are holding right under the bushes,
and the snook are moving into eh creek and feeding up for the cooler weather to come

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- Snook in the north end of the cut off, and Pompano on the out side of hog islands
Karl is doing good on reds in the cut off look for any deeper water 2 feet or better

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16-----  the cut off has a bunch of smaller rat reds, Rat is the term we use for under slot red fish>
On the river side of hog island and a few pompano on the river side of hog island.

 

December

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17-------Some Big Snook in hte cut off, and Some Bonnet head and Cobia on the south end
All of the bends have reds, tippy canoe has some big Snook and a lot of rat reds
Pompano and Trout out side hog island and into tippy  

  Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------The north end of the cut off has a bunch of reds and more Snook by the day
Possbile Pompano on the west side of Hog Island. -

.Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17------- Tippy canoe and the upper cut off. Snook and some Trout
Possible sheep head , Duck hunters in heavy on the week ends  

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----  Some smaller Reds the fishing is starting to pick up after
the red tide hit. looking better by the day.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------  The cut off has a lot of red fish. Pompano and small Trout
on the out side of Hog island

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- Smaller reds in the cut off and Snook ,
Red fish n the top end of Tippy. The canals and full of Red fish in the Myakka
just up from el-Jo

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Red Fish in the cut off,
At El-jo the Trout fishing is good at night, out in front of Hog island there
is Pompano and & close to shore some big Snook. Look for better size
cobia out on the flat in front of the cut off, 4 feet of water-ish

 

 

Myakka River ...
  El-Jo bean pier-
  Myakka cutoff-
  Cattle dock    Tippy Canoe bay 
 
Locks S.G.C.   14 foot hole
      El-Jo Bean Ramp

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  The Cut  off has some real nice Reds
in it, The south end just inside and to the right, in the fist bay on the north shore
the reds are hanging out under the trees when the water is up. Trout at the north and south
entrances. Big Snook up in the back of the north end.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------The mouth of the cut-off
there is lots of Trout and quite a few Reds along the shore lone, mostly rats
but a higher rate of keepers than I would have thought.
Cobia in the 14 ft holes. Pompano and sharks on the hog island side of the river

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Tippy has red fish and Snook|
Hog island Pompano and Trout on the out side flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Hog island and the north end of the cut-off there is good Trout fishing
and some Pompano, The red fish are holding in the cut-off, slot size fish more then most areas.
el-jo has or is getting a lot more Trout and the fishing is getting better by the day with the cool water
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Tippy has a ton of Trout mixed sizes,
The red fish are taking advantage of the dark water to get warm every time the sun shines
So there are quite a few reds back here.
El -jo has some nice Sheep head, and The Spotted Trout are staedy under the bridges
Some Mangrove snappers here as well

 

February-2

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ At El jo there are soem Nice Trout
and Sheep head, Over in tippy there is some Pompano and Red fish, the POmpano
are of course out in the center, and the reds are back inside by the first set of islands

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Red fish mostly smaller ones
in the cut-off, the larger ones more keeper ones have been up in Tippy canoe
the sheep head at EL-Jo pier are doing ok to fair,
Trout at El -jo good twilight and day break.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Trout thick in the cut offf
along with some Lady fish, the north end has Pompano off the bar
Red fish on the north end and along the shore of hog island

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16----- AT El jo The Mixed reports of
Big Trout and good size sheep head from the pier,,
In the cut off the Trout have really moved in, and the red fish are in the back
tidal pools every time the sun shines even a little, I think they are cold

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16---- El - jo has some good Trout fishing and the
Red fish have been up in Tippy ,

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Trout in tippy, and in the cut off there is Trout on the north end
and a bunch of smaller reds in the holes along the mangrove edges, not many keepers but a bunch
of red to play with

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- El jo off the pier has some good fishing for SHeep head and Trout
there are some nice mangrove snappers hding right up under the pier,
The cut off has a couple nice schools of Reds and The trout are stacked on the north end
 

 

March-3
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Tarpon in the river, The cut off is great Snook
fishing right now, and is one place where Shrimp is still the bait for Red fish, the fish
 in the cut off are eating Shrimp, The farther south you get the more things are white bait.
But up here the Shrimp fishing is still rockin

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ The river has some Spanish, and quite a few Sharks
the Tarpon are feeding at El jo ealry or late at night, and The Snook fishing is starting to get real good again
Grouper / Jew fish are also showing up here at the pier.
 a few whiting and Sea trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------El-jo has Snapper & Trout during the
day, Snook fishing at night is OK but not great. Tippy canoe and the cut off is where the Red fish
went. the reds are in both in good numbers, Some Trout in the back middle of the bay
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- A lot of Good Snook fishing ast El-jo
the Snapper and Trout are both hitting pretty good during the day time.
The north end of Tippy is holding both Snook and Red fish.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Tarpon in the river, The cut off is great Snook
fishing right now, and is one place where Shrimp is still the bait for Red fish, the fish
 in the cut off are eating Shrimp, The farther south you get the more things are white bait.
But up here the Shrimp fishing is still rockin

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ The river has some Spanish, and quite a few Sharks
the Tarpon are feeding at El jo ealry or late at night, and The Snook fishing is starting to get real good again
Grouper / Jew fish are also showing up here at the pier.
 a few whiting and Sea trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------El-jo has Snapper & Trout during the
day, Snook fishing at night is OK but not great. Tippy canoe and the cut off is where the Red fish
went. the reds are in both in good numbers, Some Trout in the back middle of the bay

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- A lot of Good Snook fishing ast El-jo
the Snapper and Trout are both hitting pretty good during the day time.
The north end of Tippy is holding both Snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- El jo has some Good size sheep head and Trout
the Snook fishing is just getting started going to get better by the day
In the cut off a few schools of Red fish , and a bunch of snook in the narrows
The Reds on the south end are in 3 schools which seem to be moving along the shore line from there to
alligator bay.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- The cut off on the north end has nice size Trout and a school od good size Reds
the south end has 3 schools of reds working the flats, as you get into the cut off the reds seem to scatter along
the shore line
Out in the river the Cobia are hanging out at marker 8 and the pier at el jo has some good snook fishing at night

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- The El jo pier has been getting a bunch of Tarpon at night
and the Snook fishing is just getting better as the night progresses. Some Trout during the day
The Cut-off has a bunch of Snook and quite a few Red fish.

 

April-4
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------ Cobia on the Franks flat, Thread fin and green backs
are the bait of choice here. If you are trying for Cobia look for where the white sand turns to muddy bottom
Ell lure like the Gulp or Berkely power bait  work well on the Cobia, I just got in more Hogy lures
and they were really working on the cobia. I choose the pre rigged lures which can be twitched in the
Shallow water off Bay shore or Here at the flats of the cut-off

El -jo Still has Snook, but the Tarpon late at night is getting better by the night, Still some Snapper
and a few Trout here.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------Myakka River is a good shot at your Tarpon
and the flats off hog island have had Pompano and sopme Sea Trout biting here.
Red ifsh in the cut off are still eating shrimp but they are almost all under slot fish.
Spanish and Trout up by El jo. and after dark the Larger snappers and some big Snook
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Tarpon at the mouth of the river,
while you are there you might as well catch some of the Cobia and sharks.
The Snook and snapper bite is late at El-Jo. ok during the day for some snappers
but after 10 :pm it is way better

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- el Jo is doing well at night with Snook and Tarpon
under the car bridges. Night to night it is tarpon then Snook and back and forth
Snapper fishing is good.
Trout creek is iffy with big reds and some nice Snook. Black drum in the creeks
The Jacks are in the cut off and working the creeks.
Tarpon and Cobia near marker #8 There is Black tip

Hog island has Red fish. The cut has reds but smaller than out side

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----cattle dock has some decent Reds and the zTarpon are moving up to el jo each night
Snook fishing at el jo is very good early in the AM.
The cut-off is holding a bunch of red fish and Snook. there is a lot of fish here.
The 14 ft hole is a good spot for Tarpon , sharks and Cobia

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- been good even great for Snook at night at El-Jo pier
The river has Sharks and Spanish. The sharks smaller ones like black tip are thicker near the mouth
Lot of snook in the cut off and some red fish

 

May-5
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ In the cut off there has been, Reds and Snook
not many, on the news of the starnge The Tarpon are been swimming allong the mangroves
and while the guys are trying for Snook they have been hooking Tarpom.
Small sharks in the River, the cobia are small but steady near the el jo bridge and pier
snapper from the pier

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------The whole mouth of the river has Tarpon , Cobia
Jacks , Spanish mackerel. Dont forget there is quite a few smaller sharks here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ In the River there are alot of Sharks
and the Tarpon are moving back into the mouth of the river in the late morning<
After dark they tarpon seem to head to El jo and the Tarpon fishing from the pier
 is doing well.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----In the river Sharks and Tarpon.
El jo the Tarpon are thick at night and lots and lots of Snook.

June
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Ther are some Cobia in the river
and at El-jo pier early in the morning the Snook fishing is good and the snapper fishing
is good during the day. there are some Trout

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ The Sharks out in the river with a good
number of Cobia, The Trout and a few Red fish on the grass near hog island.
A bunch of Snook being caught at El-jo piers at night.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ A lot of small sharks,
and Coabi through out the river, some better night time for Tarpon at the pier
The Snook are just starting to mov back up here
A few Trout In tippy but we have had 2 reports of flound back in the river near hog islands

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Trout nice ones along hog islands
Tarpon and Sharks at night. some Snook, at El-jo
80 plus Tarpon at night

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Red ifsh in the cut off, and there is a bunch of Snook hiding here,
The el jo pier has Snook and Red fish and the Tarpon fishing is staedy here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- El jo there is Snook at night, Weird the red fish
seem to have moved in here around the bridges

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- The mouth of the river has Tarpon and there is a bunch of sharks
coming back into the river. Lots of people poaching snook at El-jo bean. I guess they don't have kids or grand kids
to think about. a officer could make a lining sitting there right now,

 

July
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Pompano and Spanish mackerel
The Myakka has a bunch of Sharks and the Tarpon are here as well all the way up to EL jo
The Pompano may also be found on the river side of Hog island.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Tarpon at the mouth of the river is a good bet mid morning.

The Sharks are better fishing as you get into the river ,

At el jo the snappers are thick under the birdge and near the Pier,. Have not heard much fro the cut off
but one reports of Snook at the north end.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Red fish out on Hog island
The shakrs in the river and some Cobia. Night time at El jo is ok for night time Tarpon
some Black drum and all in all a chance of alomst anything it is really mixed up here
in the Mayakka as far as fish

August
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ tarpon all over the river"

and Red fish by Hog island in the trough

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Tarpon all along the river,
El jo has some Tarpon in the evening and night,
The Black drum and Snook at night, Red fish along the north shore
The Pompano on the flats of Hog islands.

September
Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ The Red fish have been doing well in tippy
At el-jo pier the Snappers and Black drum are steady. Snook fishing has piicked up in the last few days

October

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Reds in the north end of the cut off and out side
Hog island, father out on the flat near the main river there are sharks mostly Bulls
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red in the cut off and on the flats in front of Hog island
hit or miss, Tarpon in the river as you get closer to el jo it is better for the Tarpon
There are legal Snook Slot size here,
Good fishing through out the system There is some Nice reds in Tippy

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----el-jo has some Snapper fishing and The Trout fishing
is getting better and Snook turn on at night.
The is some reds off hog island and in tippy

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- Red fish around the cut-off and tippy near the mouth
El-jo has a lot of Snook right now,
The Tarpon hang out here at night near the bridges, possible 100 pounder form the pier late night

 

November

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Tarpon and Sharks , holding and feeding near the mouth of the river
It is the Lady fish and Spanish mackerel that is keeping them here, so a lot of different types of fish to
catch here, at El-Jo there is Trout and Snappers with some good Snook fishing after dark

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Tarpon in the River and there is also some Cobia,
El-jo has good Snook fishing right now. Up in the cut off, there are quite a few Red fish, and Some decent
Trout fishing near the mouth

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- The cut off has lots of Reds and some Snook
The Pompano on the river side of Hg island are doing better
At el-jo the day time has snapper and some Sheep head the big snook and Tarpon both come
out to play after dark

 

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Red Fish in the cut off,
At El-jo the Trout fishing is good at night, out in front of Hog island there
is Pompano and & close to shore some big Snook. Look for better size
cobia out on the flat in front of the cut off, 4 feet of water-ish