Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.

Reefs & Wrecks

January

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18-------too windy rough and cold no reports 
Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18-------Grunts and snapper 50 foot of water.
Been rough 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------ Lots of Triple tail on the buoys   
been too windy for bottom fishing and bloody cold- 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ Triple tail on hte buoys from Venice to Fort myers
Hellens , marys have a bunch a sheep head, Mangrove Snappers and Lane snappers
Surprise Permit are still here in very good numbers look reef to reef they are moving so you have to as well.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- No report just too windy and dangerous to be out there.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  The sheep head are just loaded up.
Cobia on Novak and Trembley.   the triple tail are on the crab trap buoys.
Snapper are thick Grouper out in the 80 foot I think the water is getting warm, Lots of smaller Grouper
in at 40 to 60 feet.   Permit are hit or miss not every reef but when you find them Holy cow nice fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17-------- Tuna BLack fin, and schools of Bonita and there are close within 7 miles
Cobia are also working the bait balls watch for the bait and keep a small jig like a pompano or silly
Jig rigged on the rod all the time, when they are there you dont have time to rig
Grouper 30 ,miles + the close bottom fishing is good sheep head or Snappers which is very good bite.
even the Grouper fishing is good
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  35 miles out is the place to limit on
your Red grouper, they are all the way in to 20 miles miles best bet, to find them closer
is north of here Snapper bite is good not great, Grunts doing well,
For you trollers the kings are 25 miles out and you will also find Bonita, And Spanish Mackerel
The Sharks are really starting to show up in the Gulf 8 foot Hammer head spotted
Sand bar and Black tip Sharks as well, I know I can ttell the differance either with out a book in
hand, bigest differance is the balck tip run off when hooked at lighting speeds not just running out line

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Another WOW Snapper
Grunts, Sheep head, 6 to 12 miles out, Red Grouper, amber jacks & Cobia
15 to 30 miles out. Some true 6 foot black tip and Sand bar sharks.
it is a great time to fish the gulf lots of fish and willing to bite.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Red Grouper 20 + miles out
amber jacks 30 miles + A few big Kings out here as well,
Smaller kings and Barracuda 10 miles +
Snapper, Hog fish, grunts and a little bit of every thing on the near reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- windy , so the reports are from close in less than 10 miles
Grunts , sheep head, snappers and there is a decent amount of Red grouper,
The best grouper fishing is out 30 miles, but this cold snap is bring them closer to shore by the hour>
As soon as the wind lets off. there should be/will be some great grouper fishing on the close reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- No one knows, it has been really windy
the water is really stirred up, and murky,

 

February

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------ The windy is bad but you have to want it.
King mackerel and Spanish 2 to 10 miles out , So much bait, cigar minnows, Sardines, white bait, and Thread fin, Anchoies
and Cobia and Bonita and Black fin tuna.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------Great fishing for Grunts , snappers , porgies very close
But the Grouper are way out 70 foot plus, There is Bonita, Spanish, sand bar sharks and there is a bunch of sharks
from the beach out to the reefs, tons of Bait and cigar minnows on a ton of the reefs. Pompano, Trolling for Spansih , Kings and bonita
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------Triple tail are thick along the Crab buoys
Flounder and There is a bunch of Snapper, Grunts and Sheep heads, Charlotte rocks is loaded with snapper
Gulp Shrimp are the easy way to catch them, on a jig head, Barracuda on many of the reefs,
Tons of Sharks in the 4 foot range and huge Barracudas.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18------a little too windy for much reports
Lots of Triple tail and they are thick. 3 to 7 miles out sheep heads, Snappers , and grunts. 
Keep red grouper in 120 foot of water and there is a lot of Yellow tail snappers.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- Patches of Red tide nothing bad,
Cobia from close to far, on all of the reefs , 45 to 60 feet of water, near record size Lane Snappers
Grunts and porgies, even some keeper size Grouper.
A few Bonita and black fin Tuna, they are more south the chill in the water is moving them.
Permit fishing is really good, a by catch for Snappers, shrimp is a good bait choice.
afircan Pompano huge fish and really fun, good eating.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Still too soon since the front
but the Porgies and Red Grouper out about 25 miles.
The near reefs have a few Cobia, Karl's Dad was out 26 miles and had a great day
catching Big Red Grouper on spanish Sardines, drifting on hard swiss cheese bottom
 but I will try and post again with more info

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Starting to get better again after the full moon
Red Grouper 25 to 35 miles out, the fihsing gets better as you go north,
Still a ton of snappers and grunt / progies, Amber jack up off Venice, and
aa few Knig mackerel being report but not really steady

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Grouper in the 60 foot or more water
The is Bonita and king mackerel, some amber jacks, Grunt & snappers doing ok in the
30 feet near shore reefs, but there is not much for keeper in the grouper that shallow

Reports from one goofy sole who went way out and did get caught in the wind
of Mahi and Tuna out 35 miles

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----Lane Snapper and Grunts and Mangrove Snappers all
on the near shore reefs , The Larger catch has been sheep head several caught in the 18 inch range
heavy for a Sheep head
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----Red tide is the issue near the shore, the Red tide Has been
close to the surface so once you are down 10 feet or so no real problem
The Red tide is all the way out 15 miles off shore but as said close to the surface so bottom fishing
is still good, but the coughing might move you back to the dock

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Triple tail is the story right now, There has been a bunch on the buoys
between red tide event, the brown water and or Red tide is out from 12 to 20 miles depending on where you are
Even with all this the Mangrove Snapper bite is excellent right now some red grouper
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16----  Mangrove , Lane Snapper , Yellow tail all are thick 25 to 20 miles
out on the reefs, Great fishing amazing eating

 

March

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Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  been windy but the close reefs are doing well on Grunts Snappers and the king mackerel and
Spanish are really hitting better to the south of Us. And The cobia are in school.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ King and Spanish south 30 feet of water,
Blind casting at the bouys for triple tail, they are not as big as early but still a ton of fun.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------ not a lot of reports but the ones getting out are finding good numbers of King mackerel and Spanish
the larger sheep head are on many of the near reef. Tarpon are the palm Island ferry and more at Trembley reel The Baracuda have come in thick
Off Sanibel the Triple tail are thick and in very good numbers.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Windy, windy a death wish to be out here,
So I will up date as the wind backs off

Kings in the Keys and should be here when the wind backs off

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17-------- The Snapper and progy, lane snappers sheep head as well are thick
The near shore reefs are the only reports we have, but the reports inculd big barracudas.
and sharks and king mackerel are just getting started, The bulk of the kings have been south but should be here now
Spanish mackerel are thicker now

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17--------Amber jacks in that 80 plus feet of water, and there is a bunch of them.
Mangroves , lanes, sheep head and porgies are really thick in 40 to 60 feet of water.
A handful of king mackerel and a lot more Spanish for you trolling, and the Cobia are circling quite a few of the reefs.
Possible permit, they were thicker but keep an eye open for them.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- the near shore is better 23 to 15 miles out Bonita and Kings,
Some Cobia , but the bottom fishing is really good Snappers , lanes as well bunches of sheep head on the reefs

 

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel are getting thicker
the Amber jack fishng on the wrecks is unreal good. The Grouper are best at the 60 foot plus
range. Been some great mangrove Snapper , sheep head, progie, and grunts at the 7 mile mark
Spanish, Cobia, and Sharks are doing great from the beach out. close reefs are as good as far for them.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Spanish and some amber jacks
out here with quite a few Cobia,
The Snappers, grunt porgies and such are really feeding I believe they are getitng
ready for spawning time.
Red grouper and larger bottom fish are a 60 foot or better search grid, but still
many people getting their limit quickly out that far. Closer to land the mackerel
mostly Spanish are thick, the kings are doing better north of us. Sarasota is doing well
right now.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Snapper and Spanish mackerel
and Black tip sharks 3 to 5 miles out.
Grouper Red hititng in 20 to 30 miles out and just very good fishing in the deeper
water 40 feet or more. 60 is still better but more have come closer in.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Prretty darn good really
Mangorve Sheep head and Cobia 6 to 12 miles out.
The Spanish mackerel are starting to come in, not huge numbers yet, but it is a start
Lots of larger sharks starting to work the area.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel are getting thicker
the Amber jack fishng on the wrecks is unreal good. The Grouper are best at the 60 foot plus
range. Been some great mangrove Snapper , sheep head, progie, and grunts at the 7 mile mark
Spanish, Cobia, and Sharks are doing great from the beach out. close reefs are as good as far for them.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Spanish and some amber jacks
out here with quite a few Cobia,
The Snappers, grunt porgies and such are really feeding I believe they are getitng
ready for spawning time.
Red grouper and larger bottom fish are a 60 foot or better search grid, but still
many people getting their limit quickly out that far. Closer to land the mackerel
mostly Spanish are thick, the kings are doing better north of us. Sarasota is doing well
right now.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Snapper and Spanish mackerel
and Black tip sharks 3 to 5 miles out.
Grouper Red hititng in 20 to 30 miles out and just very good fishing in the deeper
water 40 feet or more. 60 is still better but more have come closer in.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Prretty darn good really
Mangorve Sheep head and Cobia 6 to 12 miles out.
The Spanish mackerel are starting to come in, not huge numbers yet, but it is a start
Lots of larger sharks starting to work the area.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- All of the Snappers Lane, Yellow tail and Mangroves Huge big Snapper
8 to 15 miles out best snapper fishing of the last 10 years, Amber jacks , Big Permit and some Red grouper
out here as well. The Spanish mackerel and cobia Both are really starting to grow in numbers
Good time to get out.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Amber jacks , Cobia, and a few king mackerel have
been caught the grouper fishing is ok but start close and keep working out farther until you find
them, The Snapper are amazing the largest snappers in years have been caught this last few weeks.
Yellow tail, Mangrove, And just about evey other type,. Good size grunts and hey I would just
go if you can
great time to catch an amazing dinner

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- lots of Spanish from the beach out 10 miles ,
a bunch of bait balls "schools of bait fish" which is what is attracting the schools of fish
Triple tail are still here in good numbers all along the shore line . watch the bouys for them
I give a WOW to the Snapper fishing still, huge Snappers on the reefs 10 to 15 miles out
lanes to Mangrove there are bunchs.
The kings are sitll just south of us by Marco Island and should be out in front of Boca
They are only 5 miles out right now by all reports and moving steady north ward.
 

 

April-4

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive 04/28/18 ------- Been a bit windy still,
but the grunts and porigies and Spanish and kings doing well
Possible Bonita and Black fin tuna. Grouper is a 35 miles out, big keeper Grunts and the Amber jacks along with possible sail fish,

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- Some snapper in 50 foot and the Red Grouper in 80 foot
Amber jacks are possible. Huge numbers of blue runners. A lot of Barracuda and the King mackerel are starting to shy rocket
"free jump" bunches of Flying fish and psossible sail fish

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Been a bit windy. # to 5 miles out
good for kings and Spanish, The lane snappers are huge good thing is the are on the close reefs

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- Big Lane Snapper, really big lanes
Sheep head and flounder on the reefs are there is also Cobia, The red grouper big ones any way
are in over 100 feet of water. Amber jacks and sharks are really getting thick out there

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- Really windy, the last reports on Mangove or lane snapper
was great . ledges and the near reefs. The kings are shy rocketing, the Spanish are in good size schools

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- windy but the Spanish are hitting good close to shore
barracuda and a few Tarpon on the beach. Snapper bite and grouper is great if you can hold in the wind

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17-------  -  Snapper bite is good and there is good grouper fishing
But you need to be out 100 or more feet, maybe 65 Capt. Karl did great on Grouper and Snapper in 65
The king and Spanish are good some Permit and a lot of Big Cobia on the reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------Trigger fish which are outof season
of course they are biting hard out here, The Anber Jacks and few King and Spanish mackeel
still out here. Grouper seems to be dtill a 60 foot or better issue.
Grunts Snapper and the like are good size and biting well on any of the near shore reefs

The best of the near shore reef or Cobia is Helens reef. They are circling the reef
and the Cobia have showed no signs of moving off. ..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ New fish to show up in the last week is
Permit the Permit have stated moving on to quite a few of the reefs and wrecks,
Free l9ine shrimp or crabs at them but hang on, several of them are huge. these are not the little
in-shore ones 15 minutes plus on the rod.
35 miles out reports of 20 pound red grouper. Amber Jacks on the Pegasus and bayronto.
Grunts snappers all continue to hit well from Novak out.

Spanish Mackerel and some King mackerel are here and a couple of Black fin tuna.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------Tarpon are heading here to the Harbor
you can see schools of them proposing across the surface heading to Charlotte Harbor
King mackerel from 10 miles out to 30 , really good tech is to chum a lot when grouper fishing
and ala-ka-zam the kings appear have some free line rods rigged so you can toss slow
sinking baits to them

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16----if it is safe to go the Spanish and the kings are within

3 to 5 miles out. Grouper are real good bite 100 to 110 feet of water Huge fish
Big red grouper 13 pound average.
The Permit are on the reefs with in 15 miles. And the big snappers are still here

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Amber jacks and Cobia, Sharks, Lots of big fish to play with
For Grouper I am hearing the Reds are in 100 feet a bunch of 15 to 20 pound Red grouper out there
The snappers and grunt are still doing well on the near shore reefs with in 15 miles.
King mackerel are really in right now the Kings are with in 3 miles of the beaches all the way out to about 15 miles
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Red grouper in 100 plus feet of water,
The grocery store is open 12 miles out or more Snappers, Grunts and just great fishing
The kings are here in good number not as big as they were but good numbers
Bonita and black fin tuna are here as well

Baracuda are moving onto reefs

 

May-5

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- 3 to 10 miles lots of lanes snappers and Cobia, Karl got a 60 pound Cobia
Permit and plenty of Barracuda.

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Been windy, Barracuda and some cobia and Permit
Lots of lane snappers and some Mangrove Snappers

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  05/11/18 ------- Not a lot of reports becuase of the wind. 
Deep water more then 40 miles out monster lanes, and Yellow tails 100+ feet amber jacks
and larger Grouper. Some Permit and Cobia near and far, The Snapper fishing is still very good
on hte near shore reefs, Barracuda. lot of lane snappers, Bonita and spanish possible King mackerel and black fin tuna  

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 ------- Kings in 40 feet of water and there are some up to 50 pounds
Spanish and Bonita with a lot of black fin tuna in the gulf, Some Grouper fishing doing well in 80 foot,
Sail fish are crusing the reefs or I should say above the reefs in 70 plus feet of water and Barracuda are really thick
Lot sof blue runners for bait. Snapper fishing for lanes is excellent.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  been very windy the kings and Spanish are doing well
Snapper and smaller grouper and the near shore, Barracudas and sharks.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17--------  Lot sog grouper and the Snapper and poriges on shrimp or squid
Lot os bait but fish are crashing the schools. Mackerel still here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17-------- The near shore reefs from 3 to 12 miles , Cudas,
Grunt and porgie and the Permit are here as well, some good Cobia.
Some bill fish here as well, as you go out there is better grouper and a few Dolphin, and Sail fish
when the wind lays down the fishing is good. Keep a flat line/free-line out with a sardine or bait fish on it.  

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17--------   the wind has kept the reports down, Some Kings are still here
with barracuda and the grouper out 30 miles is good, Permit and Cobia are on the reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Mahi mahi, 25 miles out, more consistant 35 miles out.
Red grouper still great, Amber Jacks are really hititing on the wrecks, The Yellow tail Snapper up to 5 pounds
A few king mackerel, and lot of sharks, closer in Snapper both Mangrove and lanes, and vermillion
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ The pass out to 12 miles the sanpper , Grunt and porgies,
Spanish mackerel and Cobia, are still in good number. there are some triple tail, Going out to 25 miles
the king mackerel aare here, Red Grouper and the Amber jacks.
Been some tuna and a few sail fish along with Dolphin the dolpin/ mahi are very small maybe 18 inches
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snapper and grunts on all of the near shore reef
like Power poles and Lane snapper are in good number as well,
@0 to 30 miles out Big Grouper , Amber Jacks and a few Kings

Fishin Frank 05/09/15 -----The Grouper are big at the 100 foot mark
and there are quite a few sanppers out there as well hge in size.

Closer in by the near shore reefs with in 10 miles you will find scools of
Permit and Cobia circling the reefs, The sharks are thick on many of the closer reefs as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Grouper are best out at 100 foot of water
Amber jacks 25 miles out the permit are closer within 10 miles on a lot
of Baracuda. The bonita are thick out there right now.
Funny the black fin tuna are running right with the schools of Bonita
Snapper and Grunts are in good numbers on the close reefs there is with them sevearl sharks

June

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Fishin Frank,  Robert   06/29/18 -------- # to 5 miles out to get past the red tide then the fishing is great.
Trembley and most of the near shore reefs is really good. Mahi is good at 25 miles out or more,
REd snapper fishing in 140 to 160. Red Grouper big ones at 75 miles and The Snappers real good at 5 plus miles
King mackerel at the 40 miles out, Spanish from 3 miles and A lot of smaller sharks on most of the reefs.
Bonita and Baraacuda

Fishin Frank  Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  06/23/18 ----- Out past 10 miles Bonita, Ling mackerel and Spanish
Grouper and snappers better in 60 plus feet, but mary's, Helens and Power pole all doing pretty well.
watch for Mahi under your boats, The 100 to 120 feet the Red Snapper fishing is very good. You need to be past the Bay Ronto
Scamps and Gag as well as huge black , Possible huge Dolphin or Mahi-mahi
  

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive  06/09/18 --------  Red Snapper out 40 miles or more excellent Scamp and Red Grouper
a huge amount of lane snappers really big ones and the mangrove Snapper is ding well, Black fin Tuna and The King mackerel are in good numbers,
Mahi-mahi smaller ones or schooly dolphins. and possible Larger ones.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  06/01/18 -------- There is a lot of bait, Some Grouper in 40 foot.
lots of blue runners

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- Red Snapper fishing good from 45 miles out.
Grey and lanes are starting to get on seperate reefs as spawning begins .
Spanish and Bonita and some other trolling fish, Some Permit.
The Snapper sand small grouper are doinng very good and the very close reefs
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Only a couple reports American red snapper
150 feet of water at 100 there is good for gag and Red grouper.


Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- The weather is great and so is the fishing
the Red snapper fishing is great out 40 miles out the 100 foot mark has unreal big grouper fishing
and the Mahi- mahi fishing is great lots of little chicken dolphin, They will come to you when you anchor
so get ready and have a rod rigged and ready to cast, if you rig you are too late

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ The snappers mostly lanes , are thick
12 to 15 miles out, plentyof other fish as well grunts the poriges, the Grouper are out 20 miles
farther for larger ones,
The Bonita and Spanish are doing really well at the 20 plus miles out, trolling Or just drifting,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Really good 3 to 15 miles out lotsof snapper
Lane and mangrove/Grey the Permit are on several of the near reefs, If the Permit are not there
the Cobia most likly are, Amber jacks on most of the wrecks Pagasus and the otheres
Grouper fishing is best out 25 miles, Some big reds Grouper being cuaght just off venice
The sharks are hagning out on a lot of the reefs, they should be in chaseing the Tarpon
but again no telling what the fish are going to do this year

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------American Red Snapper 40 miles out, Grouper, Amber Jacks
20 miles out for the best size. Permit fishing is very good, 10 to 15 pound fish, not as large as normal.
The permit are staying around a reef for about a week then you have to look for where they are now. Keep looking
reef to reef for them.
Verimion Snappers 18 miles out, Lanes snappers & mangrove start at 3 miles.
captiva blue hole and the Pegaus huge Amber jacks.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- % miles to 10 miles out the is a lot of action with Spanish
and just about everything else, but the wind and high seas are keeping boats off the gulf

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16---- no reports hope to have some soon
Tropical storm kept people close

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Snapper bite in amazing from 30 to 60 feet of water
The permit have also showed back up, quite a few permit on the wrecks.
Gag and or Red grouper you need to go deeper, start at 60 you may have to end up in 90 feet to find
any keeper.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- 3 to 15 miles out there is Spanish and Permit and Cobia
so lots of fish close in and there is a bunch of Snappers and grunt for bottom fishing
Bottom fishing is better as you get farther out , the keeper size Grouper are in 80 feet of water or more

 

 

July

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Fishin Frank, Robert 07/27/18 -------  Been real windy.

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/14/18 ------- Red snapper fishing way out, like 45 miles or more.
Lots of different breeds of snapper, Yellow tails, mangroves and mutton Lanes just great fishing, The Pompano, king mackerel , black fin tuna
and The Grouper fishing is good but not great. Tons of Spanish mackerel and bonita and the Tarpon are out here in 30 plus feet of water and lots of them great tarpon.

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/06/18 ------- Josh heard red mouth grunts are hittintg the big question is what's a red mouth grunt. Ton of small Red grouper, some keeper red Grouper, Mahi / dolphins good size fish are close from 3 to as far out as you want. other kool stuff, Bonita , King mackerel, Great news cobia are back the Red snapper fishing is great at 100 miles plus
 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- 5 to 15 miles out the grunt and snapper are thick and biting
squid but getting one reef with one and another with something else.
bonita and there is quite a few Mahi in the 100  foot plus waters, anchor up and they wll find you
the shade is what they look for even a Wa-hoo . Big grouper in the 80 feet or more.
reallly good right now, great time to fish the gulf

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17-------- The fishing is good to great, there is enough clam days
Form 45 miles out there is some snappers, Drifting ot anchor the Mahi are finding the shade of the boat
is bring them right up to you, The Tuna and other fish are in good numbers as well
Grouper form 50 feet out is good several keepers for the amount of grouper you catch.
get out early for the long runs for the Red snappers , there are 45 miles out or more.
120 feet of water or more.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17--------   Some of the best summer time fishing
Grunts, snappers, Permit, Cuda's, Bonita, These are all within 10 miles and Gag Grouper
20 miles start , Red Grouper at 30 miles or more,
40 miles out these is very good Red Snapper fishing. You need a moving tide,

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- Karl says they went out 63 miles to beautiful blue water
Bottom fishin for red snapper from 100 to 140 excellent, lane snappers, Grouper, Squid is the bait of choice
out fishing all other baits, in at 15 to 10 miles, Bonita, Tuna, and Spinner dpolphins and King mackerel.
50 to 60 foot for Yellow tail on live shrimp, Lanes, and Big Mangrove and a bunch of Gag and red grouper
the permit are thick as well, Lots of Spanish.   20 to 25 miles out Wa-hoo north of us closer to Venice
big schools of flying fish and bait in the near plugs.


 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Too rough, must be good
pople have gone, I think they are a little nuts, with the weather,
Seems like more trying to fish than catching going on.

Wait for the weather to get better, is my best advice

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ The Snappers have moved in to the Gulf
maybe just trying to find cooler waters, but the near reefs are loaded with them.
If you are looking for Grouper start at 25 miles out, they are in the deeper water
The Bonita are 5 miles out and there are some monster Bonita, Use the Nya-lure jigs bright and colorful
Small but heavy jigs. Or a cast master spoon 1/2 once
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Bonita from 3 miles and out
Spanish and a couple of kings, The near shore reefs have Snapper and some good permit fishing .
Gag Grouper are best about 15 miles out not as much on the reefs, but more on the open hard bottom
Trolling a 30 foot lures mixed colors at this point no best of the best so far.
If you hit a gag trolling stop and go back and drop baits, sardines / squid and drift
Amber Jacks are closed. the Baracuda are hitting.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- # miles plus the reefs are loaded still with snappers and grunts
The permit are mmoving reef to wreck, with a little looking you can have a great time with the permit
Grouper keeper size are still holding out at the 80 feet, there is some Mahi-mahi and Triple tail out past 35 miles

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/18/16----- 10 to 20 the Snapper bite is great 18 inch snapper common
the porgy bite is as good. Mangrove snapper ready to spawn so they are bunching
if the mangroves are not there the yellow tail or lanes move in thick.
Dolphin 20 miles to 35, kings are still hitting, there are some sail fish here right now,
The  gulf is great fishing. wa-hoo are thick from 25 to 35 miles out.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16----- tons of Snappers and Marys reef is loaded with Lion fish

Mahi are in good numbers, out to about 60 feet, there is also Black fin Tuna
Out past 60 feet add Wa-hoo.
The Grouper are out past in 90 feet plus

 

August

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Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt. Morris Campbell- 08/25/18 ------- Snappers , Lanes, Muttons. American Red
The good currant is moving from 110 to 240 foot. Bonita, Some Red tides out 6 miles or so, King Mackerel and Black fin Tuna
from 185 to 95 foot of water. Grouper from 100 foot or more water to find keepers. A.J.'s for big ones get out deep
Snowy and Yellow mouth, as well as Scamps out 82 miles

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/18/18 ------- Snapper fishing good near shore but better once you get deeper
Spanish and amber jacks. the best Grouper fishing is best in 90 feet or more. The Bayronto has Amber jacks.
A lot of people buying Bally-hoo for sail fish
Fishin Franks II Fort Myers Store 08/18/18  - Grouper and Mangrove Snapper bite is good at around 55 feet west of Redfish Pass,
Pompano being caught around Helens Reef

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/11/18 -------

Offshore: Grouper and Mangrove Snapper bite is good at around 55 feet west of Redfish Pass
Pompano being caught around Helens Reef

 

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/04/18 ------- !0 miles out and past there is a ton of fish.
100 feet with  live shrimp or glup shrimp 20 pound plus Porgies and Yellow tail huge sizes
American reds. Grouper Red and Gag, 65 feet or better for the grouper, Gag are heavier on the ledges in 74 foot
Permit from 10 miles out with some Cobia. !5 inch to 10 pound Mahi-mahi weed lines starting in 65 foot
But the best fishin for Mahi- is 120 foot 45 miles out.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- If you can get out it is great,
The Red grouper are in 60 + the Bonita and some king mackerel and quite a bit of
Spanish mackerel. still a lot to snapper and the the grunts are thick,
watch the wind. Karl says the squid , Morris says it is all about Live Shrimp

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- Lots of fish 45 miles out or so for the Red snapper, Squid is the best bait right
now, Some Wa-Hoo being caught some Sail fish are being seen, no reports of Catching , Bonita and black fin tuna
from 3 miles to way out, Grouper reds and Gag are larger in 70 feet of water fish up to 25 pounders.
Lane and mangrove snappers are thick from near shore to way out.
KIng mackerel and Baracuda are both still here not thick but keep an eye out>
3 to 10 miles out the permit on the reefs and the sanpper/ grunts/ porgies are thick on the reefs
Possible whale sharks keep an eye out

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- 35 or more mile out is the best for Red or Gag grouper
Kings and Bonita along with Black fin tuna, the lane and mangrove snappers from 10 mile out.
Cobia and Spanish mackerel and sharks, The sharks are on a lot of the reefs.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17--------Very good, wait for the storm to fade, The Grouper and Snapper
is moving closer the Keeper grouper are at 20 miles , the Snappers fishing is best with live shrimp
Karl has very important info on radio fishin. The Bonita are thick,
closer in 3 miles out the Permit and Barracuda and big Jacks along with King mackerel and Spanish
Big snook on the near reef use a pin fish with just a split shot. Use very heavy tackle they want to run into the reef
So you need to be able to PULL.
  

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ # to 15 miles out the Snappers, Spanish mackerel
and bonita, There is some nice schools of permit on the wrecks.
Grouper 25 miles plus, but some decent keeper not huge but legal

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ The Snappers have moved out to 12 miles plus
with lanes snapper and a few verimillon, A bunch a bait balls out there 17 miles out
trolling lures are getting mahi, mahi, And there is sail fish out in the gulf right now
at the 20 mile mark.
The Gag grouper are way out, 100 feet of water a few grouper in closer but hard to find keepers

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  3 to 10 miles out the snapper is giid
Sharks , Bonita, Mahi-mahi at the Palm islands ferry.
15 to 40 miles Kings mackerel and Wa-hoo doing well.

grouper not so good,

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Sail fish, Bonita, near shore with in the 15 mile mark
Lot sof fish to choose from trolling or bottom fishing.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- 3 to 10 miles bonita and Spanish with a few Tuna
Snapper bite is a late day the moon light gets them feeding over night.
farther out The Spanish and Mahi-mahi and the Cobia and Sail fish, the sail fish are jumping
feeding ont he dolphin / Mahi

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  fisin is good, the lane snapper are huge, and really tasty
Bonita and Spanish mackerel best at 10 miles out, the Sharks and Kings are here as well.
The Grouper have move in closer There is keeper fish in 40 to 60 feet of water.

 

September

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17--------Grouper are moving to sardines the yellow tail shrimp and squid
Grouper are hitting good 8- feet, Lots of Bonita and some tuna.

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

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17-------- Grouper in the 40 to 60 better at 60+ feet
Spanish mackerel are in good numbers closer to shore 3 miles +
Snapper fishing is good, Cobia sightings not much for hook ups

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17-------- Not bad, 60 feet or more for Grouper, North of us.
Palm island ferry has a ton of Goliath, Novak or Trembly has Barracuda. 20 miles out the water gets clear
Snapper and grunts and porgies, Possible kings not steady, Bonita and Spanish mackerel here and there not big numbers  


 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Spanish mackerel 3 miles +.

Mangprves and progies , grunts, 15 miles out for the better fishing.
Grouper you need to be out in at least 60 feet. They are heading deeper right now.
e need a cold front to bring the grouper back up closer

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Red Grouper at 25 to 30 miles out for the most keepers
the is quite a few closer but hard to find keepers, sardine seem to be a great bait.
Mangrove Snappers and lane s 15 miles out, thick right now, a bunch of Grunts and progies.
Amber jack on the reefs but far more on the wrecks. the are Cobia out there but they seem to be deep
You luck into them bottom fishing more then any other way right now.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----  still very good, The grouper and the Snappers are thick
so Bonita very close with in a mile of land, and the kings have been almost on the beach.
Gag grouper are with in 25 miles the reds are a bit closer at 20 miles,
Some Bull red on Trembley reef, Mike Myers caught a leagal Snook trolling on the reefs

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- 3 to 12 miles Spanish, and King mackerel
Bonita, werid but the Bonita have some monster red fish mixed in with the snook.
12 to 20 for snapper and grunts, some 3 pound yellow tail, Grouper in 70 feet of water
Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16----- out past five miles there is no tide red as we know of this could change
King mackerel, Bonita and barracuda. Drifting with bait thee is a better chance of Mahi-mahi
55 feet of water for the Dolphin. Great trolling, bottom fishing is good but this is the time to troll

 

October

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Spanish mackerel, and near shore the wind is creating a bit of waves
Kings and Bonita and possible Cobia, Bottom fishing Grouper both Red and Gag, Snapper grunts and other snappers
in good numbers,  80 miles wa-hoo and sail fish, very large king fish near the 70 pound range

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Windy but a few reports. 3 to 12 miles out Spanish and King mackereL
With the better king reports in the Tamp area. which means they are on the way.
Bottom fishing is very good. 75 feet of water has Red grouper up to 25 pounds.
The Crab traps have fish but you need to look north or south of Boca for the traps.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- Spanish are thick right along the shore from 15 to 30 feet.
The kings are under the Spanish mackerel and there is a lot of Big huge kings they are 20 to 30 pounds
Big lipped plugs to get the kings or live bait, but the lure needs to be larger enough that the Spanish wont eat them
smaller lures like under 6 inches will catch either one.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ windy but the guys getting out have been rocking the Grouper out
in 60 + feet of water, and the Permit are on several reefs. Red Grouper closes the 7th of Oct, this Wednesday
So get out while you can.

in Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red grouper and Amber Jacks are closed

7 miles + Grunt snappers, The Kings are moving in the our area, watch for Schools of
bait the kings are following the bait nice Kings this is your shot

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- Bonita , Spanish, King mackerel all within 3 miles
of the shore. fishing is getting better, Trolling for Gags greens and pink 30 foot diving lures
best bet right now

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- The wind is a little strong, plenty of Red Grouper in close
and Snapper every where.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16-----been too windy.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- windy waves, it is just too rough


 

November

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- King mackerel hitting from 1/4 mile out to 20 miles,
You can see the kings sky rocket {Free jump} and they can be caught trolling
a lot of Jacks to be caught as well. the bottom fishing is ok but not great, You have to get out
17 mile before the water really starts to clean up. Lots of flying fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17-------- Lots of different fish, from shore to 15 miles out there is plenty of King and Spanish mackerel
Kings 15 to 20 pounds steady, and There is Amber jacks on the power pole and palm islands ferry. School bus reefs
and the Black fin tuna on 40 to 60 feet of water.
Bottom fishing is way better 30 miles out or more, Grouper anyway.  

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17--------  Great fishing for Spainsh and Kings starting in 15 feet of water, Trolling until you hit than cast
or put out baits, Cobia at Trembley big Cobia. Grouper better off Venice not great off boca, 70 feet of water is the key to Grouper
Gags are better then reds right now. The trolling is really getting the atention. the water is getting very clear

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- King mackerel and kings and holy mackerel Kings,
Spanish and Pompano the fishing starts in 14 feet of water out, So there is fishing
pretty much every where you go.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- # to 15 miles out Spanish mackerel and King mackerel,
Now is a great time to head out for kings they are close even into Boca pass, 35 to 40 feet of water
trolling red and white lures,
Gag grouper bite is very good in the 40 foot mark, and there is plenty of Snapper, Grunt and the like to keep
you busy and the cooler full

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- The wind has been really kicking up the waves but the fishing is good
if and when you can get out, the Triple tail are in thick, tons of them on the bouys most of them are small
Kind of the year of the Tiny triple, Spanish and kings and Bonita from right next to the beach to 8 miles out
really close to shore right now.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- king fish starting at 3 miles out.
Cobia are out here as well, Spanish mackerel , Cudas, Will try to eat your Kings but it is great fishing
Red and Gag grouper and both hitting like WOW starting 8 miles out on he reefs,
15 miles out there is just so many fish.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16-----too windy there is plenty of fish
and big waves, this week should be much better

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- King mackerel thick from a mile out
and the Spanish mackerel are in big schools, Snapper , porgy, grunts, even grouper form the reefs
3 mile out to over 100 feet, Red grouper and snapper at the 22 mile is just amazing limits on several boats
we talked to. the triple tail are mostly north of us but moving south by the hour

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16----- Everything is good there is Kings and Spanish for trolling
and then there is triple tail on the Crab traps and watch for Cobia as well.
Lot of snacker snapper out there grunts and lane snappers. a bit of sheep head
The Red Grouper are holding at about 18 miles and the Gags closer at 5 to 15 miles
Amber jacks at the box cars

 

 

December

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17------- # to 20 miles the king mackerel are really doing well
the triple tail are thicker out there. the lane snapper are thick on most of the near shore reefs
Some Cobia, Karl 40 foot of water Porgies grunts and Sea bass. Short Grouper with a couple legal ones
Bonita and top water busting fish, out 35 miles   

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------Very good to great fishing from the passes to 15 miles out Spanish , King mackerel
Black fin tuna in 40 feet, and Lane snapper and sheep head are thick almong with the mnagrove Snappers.
Sea bass are thick in the 45 foot, sheep head are doing great on Mary's and flounder are here as well.-

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17------- watch for patches of red tide , Snapper
Vermillion/s reds, AJ's and Mangrove snapper every thing is starting at 40 foot getting better at 50 foot
gag grouper. 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16----- Close reef 3 to 12 miles out Grunts sheep head and lane snapper bite is really good

the kings on the close reefs as well,

The Out side the 12 miles the black fin tuna and Black , Gag grouper and Red grouper
Live shrimp is key to/ The gulf is the place to be right now.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------   The bite is amazing Grouper from 20 miles out
Grunts , Sea Bass yes they are here now, King mackerel , and Permit out here on the near reef 3 to 7 miles out
Tarpon on Helens and Mary's.
out in 100 feet plus there is a ton of Snapper, Yellow tail and Lane Snapper
Red grouper 15 pounder and Scamps and a strawberry Grouper or two
Mutton Snapper and vermillion ,
the kings and Black fins are in 60 feet of water,
The Cobia and Triple tail are thick on the crab traps.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- some sheep head which should be there are not thick
the Triple tail is a morning thing, There are snapper on the near shore reefs . there are a couple spots full of lane snapper
but no one is saying which.
Permit and black fin tuna way better for them out like 30 miles but the Grouper bite is very good
The Squirrel fish are thick, and they are 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Snapper still doing well, and the porgies
are thick as well, from 6 to 12 miles out, Bonita and Black tip sharks are out a little farther
The Spanish are hiding out here in the deeper water of the gulf, for some reason not
coming into the harbor much yet? But the redd grouper are doing ok,
there are triple tail on many of the buoys but they are not biting real good.
But they are there

 

Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.

Reefs & Wrecks

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  35 miles out is the place to limit on
your Red grouper, they are all the way in to 20 miles miles best bet, to find them closer
is north of here Snapper bite is good not great, Grunts doing well,
For you trollers the kings are 25 miles out and you will also find Bonita, And Spanish Mackerel
The Sharks are really starting to show up in the Gulf 8 foot Hammer head spotted
Sand bar and Black tip Sharks as well, I know I can ttell the differance either with out a book in
hand, bigest differance is the balck tip run off when hooked at lighting speeds not just running out line

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Another WOW Snapper
Grunts, Sheep head, 6 to 12 miles out, Red Grouper, amber jacks & Cobia
15 to 30 miles out. Some true 6 foot black tip and Sand bar sharks.
it is a great time to fish the gulf lots of fish and willing to bite.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Red Grouper 20 + miles out
amber jacks 30 miles + A few big Kings out here as well,
Smaller kings and Barracuda 10 miles +
Snapper, Hog fish, grunts and a little bit of every thing on the near reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- windy , so the reports are from close in less than 10 miles
Grunts , sheep head, snappers and there is a decent amount of Red grouper,
The best grouper fishing is out 30 miles, but this cold snap is bring them closer to shore by the hour>
As soon as the wind lets off. there should be/will be some great grouper fishing on the close reefs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- No one knows, it has been really windy
the water is really stirred up, and murky,

 

February

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Still too soon since the front
but the Porgies and Red Grouper out about 25 miles.
The near reefs have a few Cobia, Karl's Dad was out 26 miles and had a great day
catching Big Red Grouper on spanish Sardines, drifting on hard swiss cheese bottom
 but I will try and post again with more info

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Starting to get better again after the full moon
Red Grouper 25 to 35 miles out, the fihsing gets better as you go north,
Still a ton of snappers and grunt / progies, Amber jack up off Venice, and
aa few Knig mackerel being report but not really steady

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Grouper in the 60 foot or more water
The is Bonita and king mackerel, some amber jacks, Grunt & snappers doing ok in the
30 feet near shore reefs, but there is not much for keeper in the grouper that shallow

Reports from one goofy sole who went way out and did get caught in the wind
of Mahi and Tuna out 35 miles

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----Lane Snapper and Grunts and Mangrove Snappers all
on the near shore reefs , The Larger catch has been sheep head several caught in the 18 inch range
heavy for a Sheep head
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----Red tide is the issue near the shore, the Red tide Has been
close to the surface so once you are down 10 feet or so no real problem
The Red tide is all the way out 15 miles off shore but as said close to the surface so bottom fishing
is still good, but the coughing might move you back to the dock

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Triple tail is the story right now, There has been a bunch on the buoys
between red tide event, the brown water and or Red tide is out from 12 to 20 miles depending on where you are
Even with all this the Mangrove Snapper bite is excellent right now some red grouper
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16----  Mangrove , Lane Snapper , Yellow tail all are thick 25 to 20 miles
out on the reefs, Great fishing amazing eating

 

March

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel are getting thicker
the Amber jack fishng on the wrecks is unreal good. The Grouper are best at the 60 foot plus
range. Been some great mangrove Snapper , sheep head, progie, and grunts at the 7 mile mark
Spanish, Cobia, and Sharks are doing great from the beach out. close reefs are as good as far for them.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Spanish and some amber jacks
out here with quite a few Cobia,
The Snappers, grunt porgies and such are really feeding I believe they are getitng
ready for spawning time.
Red grouper and larger bottom fish are a 60 foot or better search grid, but still
many people getting their limit quickly out that far. Closer to land the mackerel
mostly Spanish are thick, the kings are doing better north of us. Sarasota is doing well
right now.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Snapper and Spanish mackerel
and Black tip sharks 3 to 5 miles out.
Grouper Red hititng in 20 to 30 miles out and just very good fishing in the deeper
water 40 feet or more. 60 is still better but more have come closer in.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Prretty darn good really
Mangorve Sheep head and Cobia 6 to 12 miles out.
The Spanish mackerel are starting to come in, not huge numbers yet, but it is a start
Lots of larger sharks starting to work the area.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel are getting thicker
the Amber jack fishng on the wrecks is unreal good. The Grouper are best at the 60 foot plus
range. Been some great mangrove Snapper , sheep head, progie, and grunts at the 7 mile mark
Spanish, Cobia, and Sharks are doing great from the beach out. close reefs are as good as far for them.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Spanish and some amber jacks
out here with quite a few Cobia,
The Snappers, grunt porgies and such are really feeding I believe they are getitng
ready for spawning time.
Red grouper and larger bottom fish are a 60 foot or better search grid, but still
many people getting their limit quickly out that far. Closer to land the mackerel
mostly Spanish are thick, the kings are doing better north of us. Sarasota is doing well
right now.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Snapper and Spanish mackerel
and Black tip sharks 3 to 5 miles out.
Grouper Red hititng in 20 to 30 miles out and just very good fishing in the deeper
water 40 feet or more. 60 is still better but more have come closer in.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Prretty darn good really
Mangorve Sheep head and Cobia 6 to 12 miles out.
The Spanish mackerel are starting to come in, not huge numbers yet, but it is a start
Lots of larger sharks starting to work the area.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- All of the Snappers Lane, Yellow tail and Mangroves Huge big Snapper
8 to 15 miles out best snapper fishing of the last 10 years, Amber jacks , Big Permit and some Red grouper
out here as well. The Spanish mackerel and cobia Both are really starting to grow in numbers
Good time to get out.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Amber jacks , Cobia, and a few king mackerel have
been caught the grouper fishing is ok but start close and keep working out farther until you find
them, The Snapper are amazing the largest snappers in years have been caught this last few weeks.
Yellow tail, Mangrove, And just about evey other type,. Good size grunts and hey I would just
go if you can
great time to catch an amazing dinner

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- lots of Spanish from the beach out 10 miles ,
a bunch of bait balls "schools of bait fish" which is what is attracting the schools of fish
Triple tail are still here in good numbers all along the shore line . watch the bouys for them
I give a WOW to the Snapper fishing still, huge Snappers on the reefs 10 to 15 miles out
lanes to Mangrove there are bunchs.
The kings are sitll just south of us by Marco Island and should be out in front of Boca
They are only 5 miles out right now by all reports and moving steady north ward.
 

 

April-4

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------Trigger fish which are outof season
of course they are biting hard out here, The Anber Jacks and few King and Spanish mackeel
still out here. Grouper seems to be dtill a 60 foot or better issue.
Grunts Snapper and the like are good size and biting well on any of the near shore reefs

The best of the near shore reef or Cobia is Helens reef. They are circling the reef
and the Cobia have showed no signs of moving off. ..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ New fish to show up in the last week is
Permit the Permit have stated moving on to quite a few of the reefs and wrecks,
Free l9ine shrimp or crabs at them but hang on, several of them are huge. these are not the little
in-shore ones 15 minutes plus on the rod.
35 miles out reports of 20 pound red grouper. Amber Jacks on the Pegasus and bayronto.
Grunts snappers all continue to hit well from Novak out.

Spanish Mackerel and some King mackerel are here and a couple of Black fin tuna.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------Tarpon are heading here to the Harbor
you can see schools of them proposing across the surface heading to Charlotte Harbor
King mackerel from 10 miles out to 30 , really good tech is to chum a lot when grouper fishing
and ala-ka-zam the kings appear have some free line rods rigged so you can toss slow
sinking baits to them

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16----if it is safe to go the Spanish and the kings are within

3 to 5 miles out. Grouper are real good bite 100 to 110 feet of water Huge fish
Big red grouper 13 pound average.
The Permit are on the reefs with in 15 miles. And the big snappers are still here

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Amber jacks and Cobia, Sharks, Lots of big fish to play with
For Grouper I am hearing the Reds are in 100 feet a bunch of 15 to 20 pound Red grouper out there
The snappers and grunt are still doing well on the near shore reefs with in 15 miles.
King mackerel are really in right now the Kings are with in 3 miles of the beaches all the way out to about 15 miles
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Red grouper in 100 plus feet of water,
The grocery store is open 12 miles out or more Snappers, Grunts and just great fishing
The kings are here in good number not as big as they were but good numbers
Bonita and black fin tuna are here as well

Baracuda are moving onto reefs

 

May-5

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Mahi mahi, 25 miles out, more consistant 35 miles out.
Red grouper still great, Amber Jacks are really hititing on the wrecks, The Yellow tail Snapper up to 5 pounds
A few king mackerel, and lot of sharks, closer in Snapper both Mangrove and lanes, and vermillion
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ The pass out to 12 miles the sanpper , Grunt and porgies,
Spanish mackerel and Cobia, are still in good number. there are some triple tail, Going out to 25 miles
the king mackerel aare here, Red Grouper and the Amber jacks.
Been some tuna and a few sail fish along with Dolphin the dolpin/ mahi are very small maybe 18 inches
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snapper and grunts on all of the near shore reef
like Power poles and Lane snapper are in good number as well,
@0 to 30 miles out Big Grouper , Amber Jacks and a few Kings

Fishin Frank 05/09/15 -----The Grouper are big at the 100 foot mark
and there are quite a few sanppers out there as well hge in size.

Closer in by the near shore reefs with in 10 miles you will find scools of
Permit and Cobia circling the reefs, The sharks are thick on many of the closer reefs as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Grouper are best out at 100 foot of water
Amber jacks 25 miles out the permit are closer within 10 miles on a lot
of Baracuda. The bonita are thick out there right now.
Funny the black fin tuna are running right with the schools of Bonita
Snapper and Grunts are in good numbers on the close reefs there is with them sevearl sharks

June

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ The snappers mostly lanes , are thick
12 to 15 miles out, plentyof other fish as well grunts the poriges, the Grouper are out 20 miles
farther for larger ones,
The Bonita and Spanish are doing really well at the 20 plus miles out, trolling Or just drifting,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Really good 3 to 15 miles out lotsof snapper
Lane and mangrove/Grey the Permit are on several of the near reefs, If the Permit are not there
the Cobia most likly are, Amber jacks on most of the wrecks Pagasus and the otheres
Grouper fishing is best out 25 miles, Some big reds Grouper being cuaght just off venice
The sharks are hagning out on a lot of the reefs, they should be in chaseing the Tarpon
but again no telling what the fish are going to do this year

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------American Red Snapper 40 miles out, Grouper, Amber Jacks
20 miles out for the best size. Permit fishing is very good, 10 to 15 pound fish, not as large as normal.
The permit are staying around a reef for about a week then you have to look for where they are now. Keep looking
reef to reef for them.
Verimion Snappers 18 miles out, Lanes snappers & mangrove start at 3 miles.
captiva blue hole and the Pegaus huge Amber jacks.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- % miles to 10 miles out the is a lot of action with Spanish
and just about everything else, but the wind and high seas are keeping boats off the gulf

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16---- no reports hope to have some soon
Tropical storm kept people close

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Snapper bite in amazing from 30 to 60 feet of water
The permit have also showed back up, quite a few permit on the wrecks.
Gag and or Red grouper you need to go deeper, start at 60 you may have to end up in 90 feet to find
any keeper.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- 3 to 15 miles out there is Spanish and Permit and Cobia
so lots of fish close in and there is a bunch of Snappers and grunt for bottom fishing
Bottom fishing is better as you get farther out , the keeper size Grouper are in 80 feet of water or more

 

 

July
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Too rough, must be good
pople have gone, I think they are a little nuts, with the weather,
Seems like more trying to fish than catching going on.

Wait for the weather to get better, is my best advice

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ The Snappers have moved in to the Gulf
maybe just trying to find cooler waters, but the near reefs are loaded with them.
If you are looking for Grouper start at 25 miles out, they are in the deeper water
The Bonita are 5 miles out and there are some monster Bonita, Use the Nya-lure jigs bright and colorful
Small but heavy jigs. Or a cast master spoon 1/2 once
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Bonita from 3 miles and out
Spanish and a couple of kings, The near shore reefs have Snapper and some good permit fishing .
Gag Grouper are best about 15 miles out not as much on the reefs, but more on the open hard bottom
Trolling a 30 foot lures mixed colors at this point no best of the best so far.
If you hit a gag trolling stop and go back and drop baits, sardines / squid and drift
Amber Jacks are closed. the Baracuda are hitting.

August
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ # to 15 miles out the Snappers, Spanish mackerel
and bonita, There is some nice schools of permit on the wrecks.
Grouper 25 miles plus, but some decent keeper not huge but legal

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ The Snappers have moved out to 12 miles plus
with lanes snapper and a few verimillon, A bunch a bait balls out there 17 miles out
trolling lures are getting mahi, mahi, And there is sail fish out in the gulf right now
at the 20 mile mark.
The Gag grouper are way out, 100 feet of water a few grouper in closer but hard to find keepers

September
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Spanish mackerel 3 miles +.

Mangprves and progies , grunts, 15 miles out for the better fishing.
Grouper you need to be out in at least 60 feet. They are heading deeper right now.
e need a cold front to bring the grouper back up closer

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Red Grouper at 25 to 30 miles out for the most keepers
the is quite a few closer but hard to find keepers, sardine seem to be a great bait.
Mangrove Snappers and lane s 15 miles out, thick right now, a bunch of Grunts and progies.
Amber jack on the reefs but far more on the wrecks. the are Cobia out there but they seem to be deep
You luck into them bottom fishing more then any other way right now.

October

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ windy but the guys getting out have been rocking the Grouper out
in 60 + feet of water, and the Permit are on several reefs. Red Grouper closes the 7th of Oct, this Wednesday
So get out while you can.

in Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red grouper and Amber Jacks are closed

7 miles + Grunt snappers, The Kings are moving in the our area, watch for Schools of
bait the kings are following the bait nice Kings this is your shot

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- Bonita , Spanish, King mackerel all within 3 miles
of the shore. fishing is getting better, Trolling for Gags greens and pink 30 foot diving lures
best bet right now

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- The wind is a little strong, plenty of Red Grouper in close
and Snapper every where.


 

November

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- King mackerel and kings and holy mackerel Kings,
Spanish and Pompano the fishing starts in 14 feet of water out, So there is fishing
pretty much every where you go.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- # to 15 miles out Spanish mackerel and King mackerel,
Now is a great time to head out for kings they are close even into Boca pass, 35 to 40 feet of water
trolling red and white lures,
Gag grouper bite is very good in the 40 foot mark, and there is plenty of Snapper, Grunt and the like to keep
you busy and the cooler full

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- The wind has been really kicking up the waves but the fishing is good
if and when you can get out, the Triple tail are in thick, tons of them on the bouys most of them are small
Kind of the year of the Tiny triple, Spanish and kings and Bonita from right next to the beach to 8 miles out
really close to shore right now.

 

 

December

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Snapper still doing well, and the porgies
are thick as well, from 6 to 12 miles out, Bonita and Black tip sharks are out a little farther
The Spanish are hiding out here in the deeper water of the gulf, for some reason not
coming into the harbor much yet? But the redd grouper are doing ok,
there are triple tail on many of the buoys but they are not biting real good.
But they are there