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January

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18-------There are a lot of reds by wood key and mondongo
The deep holes have snook
Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------ Lots of sheep head in  hte sand hole 3 to 5 pounds and the Trout
are around wood key on the flats best bet smaller paddle tails Nucalar chicken= green and pink-

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------ Lots of Trout is 3 feet of water and around the rocks
The Flounder , sheep head around the shacks and islands close to them.
Mondongo has a lot of red fish where ever the water is shallow to deep so there needs to be holes

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ North end has Trout in hte 3 to 6 foot of water
and sheep head under the mangroves where you have deeper waters.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- If you go towards to the shacks to the trough
for a good Trout bite. In the ICW there is Lady fish. 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  Lots of bigger Trout, in the ICW on rat-l-traps
Sharks Bonnets and black tip fin-ing in the shallow water of the flats
and sorry but Puffers.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17------- The best bet is well the deeper holes on the flats
the Red s=fish and watch when you see tailing fish they could be Sheep head or red fish
Redder tails and the sheep head or of a soild gray tail color

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Been real Good
Larger Trout with Sheep head and Snappers aorund the islands
Spanish , Blue fish, Bonnet sharks even some larger bulls and Some
smaller Black tips & Sharp nose

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------Lots of bigger trout
best pplace to find Trout over 20 inches, Sharks all over the flats right now
from Bonnet to sharp nose

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Deeper sand holes are holding lot of Trout
The Pompano and flounder are scattered across the flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout been good red fish along the bushes and by the Captiva rocks
Trout and pompano in the pot holes on the flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Lots of Trout in the deeper sand holes,
the Sheep head are under the mangroves. many of the islands have deeper troughs right at the drip
line of the trees and that is where the sheep head are spawning

 

 

February

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------Big Trout drift the flats and soft plastics under a float
Snook fishing is getting better lot sof shorts. Red fish by the rocks and bigger Snook to the north

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------A lot of Trout around captiva rocks and sheep head . wood key has nice Trout
a lot of reds scattered and the snook are in the deep holes.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------ very good Useppa and cabbage key to the shacks A bunch of big Trout
and sheep head under the mangroves and Blue fish in the 5 pound plus range and mondongo Has a bunch of red fish
cut bait if the key.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18------ lots of Trout by the rocks 3 to 5 feet of water
Drift for the bigger Trout casting shad tails, thee is some small pin fish which make great bait
Some Bonnet sharks and thee is some Pompano and red fish, a mixed bag of fish here.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- Red fish and sheep head in the holes along the mangroves
The Smaller sharks on the flats, Lots of Puffers and Sea Robins.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Trout and Red fish the Trout are larger
here than else where in the Habror, The Snook are moving out into the holes, maybe for warmth
or food, but they are there and it is almost season

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15-------Drifting the flats between the islands
for Big Reds and Sea Trout is still working well, lot sof rat reds up under the mangrove
Spanish mackerel along the inter-caostal

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------The creeks are full of big Jacks
and the red are outon the flats and near the mouths of the creeks mostly Rats
but there are a couple good school of slot fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16----- Bigger Torut in 5 feet of water out in front of the mouth of the channel
into Bokeelia. The after noon which makes sense as it is warmer seem s to be the best bite

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----Scatter Red tide, Look for fish in the deeper water
Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Red fish and Trout in the sand holes,
A some of the reds are moving up under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- A mixed report There are a tons of Trout near the captiva rocks
and A lot of reds on the flats, hard to get a bite going with the reds they seem to be just hanging out

 

 

March

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Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  Bigger Trout here with paddle tail slow speed or the Strike king craw dad
Lot of Spanish and blue fish, quite a few sharks the Snook are undere hte mangroves wite bait thing for them
Tarpon are possible

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------  Scattered Trout , and Sharks 4 to 5 foot of water,
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------   Trout and Red fish along with a bunch of Smaller Snook
Usppa has so much white bait and the rocks have Sharks and flounder. The oyster bars around st james has big Trout
in 2 feet oe less water and these are big Trout.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Red fish thicker on the flats behind the shacks have good schools of
Trout, Spanish, Blue fish, there is quite a few Sheep head on the flats in the deeper troughs

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17-------- Trout fishing here is at it's best and the
Red fish are schooling up in packs of 30 or more the yare moving around the islands

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17-------- The Schools of Over size Reds have still been working the flats
There is not a lot of reds in these schools but the ones in them are way over slot. Fun to catch.
Snook against the islands, if you know which have the deeper trough in front of them.
Spanish and some Trout in the 4 foot plus water depths.
Some larger sharks Maybe bulls or Sand bars, on the flats watch the surface for these monsters.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- The shack and over the the rocks Nice Trout in the sand holes
Sharks and if you look the Tarpon are on the flats here, watch for If you are a fly person this is the time and the palce
 

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------Trout larger than average
and Big Snook on the out side edges of the island, along with some Red fish
Spanish on the flats and out side the bars. Some inside Tarpon and Shark fishing
while you are Trout fishing on the flats. Reeling in a Trout and then it turns into a 100 pound Tarpon
ALA_A KA_Zam magic type stuff


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ What can I say every thing from
Tarpon to whiting along the ICW and Snook under most of the docks along the islands
Spainsh are thick just off of the flats.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Trout larger one are here, Pompano
and Sharks moving across the flats, The Red fish were in the open laying up in many
of the deeper hole, they had moved up nder the mangrove, but with this front
The Red fish may move back into the open holes again

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Red fish are getting thicker,
The Trout in any deeper holes on the flats are a good bet. Look for Bonnet sharks
On the flats. Drifting to find fish is your best bet here.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------Trout larger than average
and Big Snook on the out side edges of the island, along with some Red fish
Spanish on the flats and out side the bars. Some inside Tarpon and Shark fishing
while you are Trout fishing on the flats. Reeling in a Trout and then it turns into a 100 pound Tarpon
ALA_A KA_Zam magic type stuff


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ What can I say every thing from
Tarpon to whiting along the ICW and Snook under most of the docks along the islands
Spainsh are thick just off of the flats.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Trout larger one are here, Pompano
and Sharks moving across the flats, The Red fish were in the open laying up in many
of the deeper hole, they had moved up nder the mangrove, but with this front
The Red fish may move back into the open holes again

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Red fish are getting thicker,
The Trout in any deeper holes on the flats are a good bet. Look for Bonnet sharks
On the flats. Drifting to find fish is your best bet here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish and Snook around the islands,
The bigger Trout are in the sand holes The rocks are holding some nice Trout
and the ICW has Spanish and some Pompano

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Trout and Pompano along with some Cobia
The Red fish back on the flats are schooling. And there was a Large pod of Tarpon
which traveled up the ICW to Boca and then was gone again

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16----The tarpon are hit or miss, there not there, But the flats fishing
on the sound is good for Snook , Trout and Red fish.  Pompano and The ICW has Spanish mackerel
 

 

April-4

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Fishin Frank , Robert   04/28/18 ------- Spanish and blue fish, possible Pompano. Lots of tarpon
and the sharks are in the ICW or on the flats close by. Take some steel leaders , Snook fishing around the islands is very good

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- Lots of Snook around the islands white bait is the key
Closer to the ICW Spanish and sharks schools of blue fish . tarpon on hte flats and a bunch of sharks

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Trout and pompano and Snook
Spanish mackerel lots of fish here on the flats and close to the ICW.
Pineland shore line has a bunch of red fish. 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- The islands are full of Snook
Cat key has red fish, captiva rocks has Trout and flounder, The Trout are in ok numbers across the flats
Sharks are out on hte flats Tarpon in decent numbers in the ICW.
Red fish near pineland use cut bait these are larger very shallow water

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- Matt Hag say there is a bunch of Big sea Trout,
Capt. Tom Fisher say Smaller Trout on the east side, with a few keepers.
Rat key has some big Red fish, on cut pin fish. The shacks have some nice Trout
out in the ICW has Spanish

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- real good for snook and red fish around the islnads
There is Trout and Spanish and tarpon working the flats. the red fish are hanging out on the shallow
flats, and for here it is about cut mullet.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17------- Trout fishing is doing great, lots of reds in smaller packs of 5 to 10 fish
look around the islands if you can find deep holes the is a lot of Tarpon in pairs swimming the flats
looking for food, Tons of Sharks -

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ Again a mixed bag of many types of fish
Sharks, Cobia in The ICW, the Tarpon are here thick as well. Back on the flats the Red fish
what few you can find are between islands and some are starting to move under the branches
of the mangroves for shade.
Big giant Snook in the deeper holes on the flats

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Tons of Tarpon, This is some of the better Tarpon

fishing, And there is a lot of Trout on the flats, mostly keeper slot fish,
Sharks are the other thing here, and if you can get the deep pot holes off of the island
A ton of monster Snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Captiva rock to st james lot of Tarpon
watch for single or double. Red fish near the shacks.
The Snook are bunching up here. the ICW has Spanish

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Tarpon and sharks allalong the ICW
and back on the flats the Snook are stacking up. in the holes any deeper spot is full of snook
spome Trout still on the flats, and There is several schools of Red fish working the open flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16--- Lots of Tarpon end to end but the pods are mostly single to
5 fish smaller groups which are easier to target. Sharks and Spanish are also here in good
number

 

May-5

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- Spanihs mackerel and Trout lots of Sharks and A lot of single tarpon
cat fish tails just sitting on the bottom is the style of choice

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Lots of sharks from small to giant
a bunchof single Tarpon on hte flats looking in the holes. The Oysters bars are holding Snook

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  05/11/18 ------- Lots of Tarpon singles and double right along the ICW drop offs
The islands are full of snook and possible red fish, The sharks are the big story bulls and lemons are all over  

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 ------- Snook are thick around most of the keys and out in the ICW watch for tarpon and thee is a ton of sharks to play with.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  mixed by the ICW the Tarpon are hit or miss
Spanish and blue fish, all of the bushes have Snook, the Trout are in fair numbers on the flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17--------  Lots of snook in the pot holes like at wood key
The reds are sitting shallow cuts of mullet for the reds, the Tarpon are on the flats looking for
food in the holes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17-------really good even with the milky water lots of reds by the Spanish house
sharks are working the flats and are in better numbers out side the bars
Trout fishing by Mondongle

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17--------   Red fish are doing good on the Islands with pin fish or
chunks of mullet, they are on the points of the Islands.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ tarpon and shakrs along the ICW the Red ifsh and Snook
are around the islands, look for moving water, In the open good size Sea Torut and Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Been very good . wait along the bars out
 by the icw the tarpon and Sharks, The deeper hole on the flats have Bigger Trout and Spanish
along with Bonnet sharks .
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ Lots of Tarpon and Some Red ifsh and Trout
on the flats, the Sharks from huge Lemons to small Bonnets are all over the flats as well

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Tarpon fishing along the ICW they are in pairs it would seem
anchor and wait, The Sharks are in very good numbers .
Spanish macks and Trout are also here in good numbers

 

June

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Fishin Frank,  Robert   06/29/18 -------- Red tide on hte upper end but the south end is doing well
Sharks , Snook fishing is real good, but the big news is more red fish here, Caught on white bait shrimp and soft plastics
Some pin fish for bait . 

Fishin Frank  Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  06/23/18 -------?Red fish and Snook on hte south end of the Sound
Lots of sharks on the flats. a handful of Spanish mackerel and some white bait , and possible Tarpon

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive  06/09/18 -------- Trout decnet size and Some Red fish. a lot of sharks reports
from tiny to huge. About 10 foot Lemon sharks reported on hte flats in maybe 3 foot of water

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  06/01/18 -------- Lots of tarpon on hte flats and in hte ICW dead bait them
Sharks to 6 foot and larger Trout caught on pin fish, Some reds around the islands
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- Better bet for Trout in 3 to 5 feet of water
Spanish macks and blue fish, Tarpon are along the edges of the flats, Snook fishing is good
but the red fish are slow but it is a good place for over size Reds.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Captiva rocks good trout fishing and some flounder,
Trout and some Spanish near the shacks .

soft plastic worked steady best bet for covering ground to find them

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- Trout, to blue fish and Spanish along with some sharks
Bull sharks and Nurse sharks on the sand bars, 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ trout are scattered but i you look you will find them
Spanish mackerel can be found in the 5 foot of water in front of the channel heading into bokeelia
Snook out isde the bar the big ones any way. The smaller Snook and some Red fish are shadeing them selves
under the mangrove by after noon

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ Great Snook fishing around the islands
Sharks and Trout bith are doing well on the flats

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Any of the islands are holding a lot of Snook
Some Sharks back on the flats, the ICW has some of the best tarpon hook up rate
just not a lot of Tarpon but they seem willing to eat

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Trout  not many but big, Spanish mackerel and blue fish in
the ICW, Sharks and Blue fish in the Icw as well, The Gag grouper are holding in any deeper hole you can find

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Lots of nice Trout and there is good numbers of red fish
here in the sound, Sharks and or smaller Cobia back up on the flats,
And there fly guys are steady in the ICW for Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Trout on the flats with Spanish mackerel and sharks in the ICW
Tarpon at least some in the ICW as well

 

July

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- the shacks toward the rocks has good Trout fishing and

There is reds in the pot holes, Over bu the ICW Trout and Tarpon as well as Sharks huge Nurse sharks
and quite a few others

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17-------- all around the shack down to the rocks, Nurse sharks and even tarpon
The islands to the north are holding Red fish, pin fish is the bait of choice, Some Snapper and or Gag grouper

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17-------- The Captiva Rocks for Tarpon and The Pompano are on the ICW
back on the flats there is Trout but you have to look. Nurse and or Lemon sharks
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- There is Tarpon and Cobia on the flats or more exzact on the edge of the flats
The Red are by the islands by the power lines to the spanish house cut mullet for these,


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Lot sof Red fish here, mostly under the mangroves
There is a bunch of Trout in the 3 foot water depths of the flats,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Lots of red fish, where ever the water is moving better
or a little deeper,
On the open in 4 to 6 feet of wtaer you will find the trout and Spanish mackerel in good numbers

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15-----Red fish from the shacks southward>
The snook are thick here along the Shack bar. and into the islands of the soun

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16-----The Trout are thick on the flats at least several school
and The red fish came out of hiding and are in good number around the islands

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/18/16----- Snook and Trout on the flats, There is quite a few Sharks
from 2 foot to 8 foot, Bull Sharks to Bonnetts. Some Tarpon in the ICW

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16----- The flats have red fish, if you can find a deeper channel
the red fish are holding there.

 

 

August

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- From the shacks to the rocks Red fish and some flounder some lemon And nurse
sharks< Mondongo for red fish, Spanish in the open flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- all around the shacks down to the rocks , red fish , flounder, and the pompano"are
are relly moving not hanging out there and gone. More tarpon by Cabbage key and sharks all the waay up the ICW to Cayo Costa

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- Lots of taron on the flats and in the ICW from Useppa to the rocks
DOA bait buster and or pin fish , Lady fish, quite a few sharks and snappers . There snook big snook are hanging out
under the mangroves around the islands.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17------- Very good fishing for Red fish, around the keys and at the rocks,
drifting for big Trout in the sand holes. Tarpon right on the edges of The flats as you get closer to the
ICW the Mackerel. The Big Bull reds are on this flat spread out white bait or cut lady fish are the baits  - 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------Lots of Red fish, out in the open flats and up
by the islands.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Really good fishing Lots of Red fish, across the flats.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  most islands have a bunch of red fish
Blue crabs are the bait of choice, cut lady fish is the 2nd best choice
if you can find white bait it is ok but way better for Snook than the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Lots of red on the flats, big snook in the pot hole
and the Snapper are under tyhe mangrove

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- tarpon in the ICW Trout on the flats, lot sof Smaller Snook
look for holes for larger Snook and the Red fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  many different type of fish from small groupers to Snook
tarpon and Mackerel , the red fish are holding under the mnagroves


 

 

September
 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- Towards Usspa Snappers, Chino has a bunch of Red fish
on the in side of the sand bar. they are scattered in to groups of 1y 2isy .
Possible Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- Schools of big red fish, Live pin fish or shrimp is your best bet.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17-------- scattered red fish by the rocks or Patrico. sharks in the I.C.W.
tarpon in the southern end of the sound eating pin fish under a float

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17----- Red fish and snook around all of the islands Rat and Tat both have good fishing
tarpon in the ICW and on the flats. -

ishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Lots of Red fish and snook.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----  Red fish and Snook are thick under the mangroves
Wood key has tons of Snook, Try to find deeper water under the trees<
Ussppa oyster bars have a tom of Reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- Lots of reds around the islands,
Mixed reports of red fish schools.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----  possible red tide listen to Radio fishin or call store for info, BUT
this is such a large area , Pompano and Trout fishing is good. The snook near Pine isalnd is very good
schools of Red fish are scattered all over the flats Shrimp and Pin fish , the pin fish live and or cut in half

 

 

 

October

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Near the rocks and shacks , Red fish and larger Trout,
Snook up on the north end of the sound cut bait seems to be the key to these fish
the oyster bards have red fish the pot holes have Trout 18 to 22 inch Trout
Autsin caught at 26 inch Trout herein the sound.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Trout in the Sand holes 4 to 6 foot of water,
teh rocks have flounder and Red fish. The shacks have Grouper under sized but Grouper
The ICW is the place for bigger tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- From the north emd to the shacks Snook and red fish
under the mangroves and some in the pot holes , in hte depper troughs the Spanish are hanging out
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Red fish on the open flat, and the Tarpon doing ok
in the ICW, Spanish mackerel are what the Tarpon are looking for so kind of a double cool
The Sharks are also chasing mackerel so the fishing here is pretty good

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- good for Red fish on the flats and under the branches
Trout really moving on to the flats. Some Tarpon, they are looking for lady fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------Very good fishing right now, Over Size Red s
The rocks have a bunch of Reds and the Tarpon fishing is great fishing on the ICW
drifting for the is the key.
Some Spanish mackerel

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Lots of Red fish slot and larger,
Open flat to under the mangroves, keep an eye out you can see them push the water
as they move

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Some good and some great
Red fish under the bushes and there is some nice Trout and Red fish by Capttiva rocks
the pot holes on the flats tarpon and top water lures are the king of the mornings for almost every fish here

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- Schools of Trout and a few Pompano, the grass beds have
Red fish lot sof pin fish on the flats and the Reds around mondongo 20 to 50 Red fish
schools of 300 red fish have been sighted. There is some big sharks on the flats

 

November

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Pretty good fishing for Snook, in pot holes and around the mangroves

Trout are moving all across the flats bull and black tip sharks and Flounder are scattered all over

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17-------- Lots of Trout captiva rocks to the shacks. Spanish in the ICW
Snook and red fish thick by the islands more snook but still good on the reds 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17-------- The north end has  a lot of Trout some Snook and Red fish.
Tons of Puffers on the flats. 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Tarpon scattered all over the flats, the mackerel and Lady fish
both in great numbers here on the open flats , I guess that's why the Tarpon are here.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15-----Lots of red fish around the island, and the Snook
while not thick are right next to many of the red fish, Spanish on the open flat, with the Trout
getting thicker as we speak.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Party time with the red fish and Big Trout
The Pompano are thick as well,

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- The Spanish macks , Blue fish, Black tip sharks
and Red fish under the mangroves, the flounder are by the ICW but on the edge of the flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16----- Really good people have found the fish by hiding from the wind
on the islands and the flats close to pine islands fish a spot of 15 maybe 20 minutes if it is not good Move
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- hit or miss red tide ????

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16----- hit or miss with the red tides and you just need to keep your nose working
the reds as you get south of on the sound are doing better and the Trout are in just inside Sanibel.

 

 

 

December

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17------- Lots of red fish and Snook scattered around the islands better by the shacks
to the rocks, some sharks on the flats   

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------The red fish are in front of the spanihsw house and, Big Jim creek
red fish hter as well but once the boats start the reds kind of scatter-

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17------ The rocks and shacks have a bunch of Trout drfiting the flats
Pin fish is still a good bait but the cal shad are doing better than live bait here-  

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----  North end of the sound has some Trout moving in
the deeper holes are having sheep head moving in.
the south end is still good fishing Gag grouper and Trout with no red tide effects down here at all

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------  Red fish and sheep head
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- Red fish tailing by Captiva rocks, good schools
there are a few monster Red fish up to 44 inches moving on to the flats.
The ICW has Gag grouper and on the flats in the holes a few Sheep head and grouper.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- The better place is here the Pompano
are thicker here more thasn anywhere else in the Harbor, The red fish are hdiing
right up under the mangrove branchs, and they are good size slot fish, at least more
slot fish than other areas. Quite a few Snook around the islands as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/19/14------- Lots of Trout big Sea Trout
and Permit and Pompano are all over the flats

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/05/14------- Lots and lots of Trout
and quite a few Pompano, the sharks Balck tip type and Bonnet. There are
red fish under the bushes, or in the cuts right in front of the islands

 


 

Pine Island sound ----

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Been real Good
Larger Trout with Sheep head and Snappers aorund the islands
Spanish , Blue fish, Bonnet sharks even some larger bulls and Some
smaller Black tips & Sharp nose

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------Lots of bigger trout
best pplace to find Trout over 20 inches, Sharks all over the flats right now
from Bonnet to sharp nose

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Deeper sand holes are holding lot of Trout
The Pompano and flounder are scattered across the flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout been good red fish along the bushes and by the Captiva rocks
Trout and pompano in the pot holes on the flats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Lots of Trout in the deeper sand holes,
the Sheep head are under the mangroves. many of the islands have deeper troughs right at the drip
line of the trees and that is where the sheep head are spawning

 

 

February

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Trout and Red fish the Trout are larger
here than else where in the Habror, The Snook are moving out into the holes, maybe for warmth
or food, but they are there and it is almost season

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15-------Drifting the flats between the islands
for Big Reds and Sea Trout is still working well, lot sof rat reds up under the mangrove
Spanish mackerel along the inter-caostal

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------The creeks are full of big Jacks
and the red are outon the flats and near the mouths of the creeks mostly Rats
but there are a couple good school of slot fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16----- Bigger Torut in 5 feet of water out in front of the mouth of the channel
into Bokeelia. The after noon which makes sense as it is warmer seem s to be the best bite

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----Scatter Red tide, Look for fish in the deeper water
Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Red fish and Trout in the sand holes,
A some of the reds are moving up under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- A mixed report There are a tons of Trout near the captiva rocks
and A lot of reds on the flats, hard to get a bite going with the reds they seem to be just hanging out

 

 

March

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------Trout larger than average
and Big Snook on the out side edges of the island, along with some Red fish
Spanish on the flats and out side the bars. Some inside Tarpon and Shark fishing
while you are Trout fishing on the flats. Reeling in a Trout and then it turns into a 100 pound Tarpon
ALA_A KA_Zam magic type stuff


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ What can I say every thing from
Tarpon to whiting along the ICW and Snook under most of the docks along the islands
Spainsh are thick just off of the flats.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Trout larger one are here, Pompano
and Sharks moving across the flats, The Red fish were in the open laying up in many
of the deeper hole, they had moved up nder the mangrove, but with this front
The Red fish may move back into the open holes again

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Red fish are getting thicker,
The Trout in any deeper holes on the flats are a good bet. Look for Bonnet sharks
On the flats. Drifting to find fish is your best bet here.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------Trout larger than average
and Big Snook on the out side edges of the island, along with some Red fish
Spanish on the flats and out side the bars. Some inside Tarpon and Shark fishing
while you are Trout fishing on the flats. Reeling in a Trout and then it turns into a 100 pound Tarpon
ALA_A KA_Zam magic type stuff


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ What can I say every thing from
Tarpon to whiting along the ICW and Snook under most of the docks along the islands
Spainsh are thick just off of the flats.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Trout larger one are here, Pompano
and Sharks moving across the flats, The Red fish were in the open laying up in many
of the deeper hole, they had moved up nder the mangrove, but with this front
The Red fish may move back into the open holes again

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Red fish are getting thicker,
The Trout in any deeper holes on the flats are a good bet. Look for Bonnet sharks
On the flats. Drifting to find fish is your best bet here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish and Snook around the islands,
The bigger Trout are in the sand holes The rocks are holding some nice Trout
and the ICW has Spanish and some Pompano

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Trout and Pompano along with some Cobia
The Red fish back on the flats are schooling. And there was a Large pod of Tarpon
which traveled up the ICW to Boca and then was gone again

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16----The tarpon are hit or miss, there not there, But the flats fishing
on the sound is good for Snook , Trout and Red fish.  Pompano and The ICW has Spanish mackerel
 

 

April-4

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ Again a mixed bag of many types of fish
Sharks, Cobia in The ICW, the Tarpon are here thick as well. Back on the flats the Red fish
what few you can find are between islands and some are starting to move under the branches
of the mangroves for shade.
Big giant Snook in the deeper holes on the flats

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Tons of Tarpon, This is some of the better Tarpon

fishing, And there is a lot of Trout on the flats, mostly keeper slot fish,
Sharks are the other thing here, and if you can get the deep pot holes off of the island
A ton of monster Snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Captiva rock to st james lot of Tarpon
watch for single or double. Red fish near the shacks.
The Snook are bunching up here. the ICW has Spanish

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Tarpon and sharks allalong the ICW
and back on the flats the Snook are stacking up. in the holes any deeper spot is full of snook
spome Trout still on the flats, and There is several schools of Red fish working the open flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16--- Lots of Tarpon end to end but the pods are mostly single to
5 fish smaller groups which are easier to target. Sharks and Spanish are also here in good
number

 

May-5

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ tarpon and shakrs along the ICW the Red ifsh and Snook
are around the islands, look for moving water, In the open good size Sea Torut and Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Been very good . wait along the bars out
 by the icw the tarpon and Sharks, The deeper hole on the flats have Bigger Trout and Spanish
along with Bonnet sharks .
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ Lots of Tarpon and Some Red ifsh and Trout
on the flats, the Sharks from huge Lemons to small Bonnets are all over the flats as well

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Tarpon fishing along the ICW they are in pairs it would seem
anchor and wait, The Sharks are in very good numbers .
Spanish macks and Trout are also here in good numbers

 

June

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ trout are scattered but i you look you will find them
Spanish mackerel can be found in the 5 foot of water in front of the channel heading into bokeelia
Snook out isde the bar the big ones any way. The smaller Snook and some Red fish are shadeing them selves
under the mangrove by after noon

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ Great Snook fishing around the islands
Sharks and Trout bith are doing well on the flats

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Any of the islands are holding a lot of Snook
Some Sharks back on the flats, the ICW has some of the best tarpon hook up rate
just not a lot of Tarpon but they seem willing to eat

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Trout  not many but big, Spanish mackerel and blue fish in
the ICW, Sharks and Blue fish in the Icw as well, The Gag grouper are holding in any deeper hole you can find

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Lots of nice Trout and there is good numbers of red fish
here in the sound, Sharks and or smaller Cobia back up on the flats,
And there fly guys are steady in the ICW for Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Trout on the flats with Spanish mackerel and sharks in the ICW
Tarpon at least some in the ICW as well

 

July
Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Lot sof Red fish here, mostly under the mangroves
There is a bunch of Trout in the 3 foot water depths of the flats,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Lots of red fish, where ever the water is moving better
or a little deeper,
On the open in 4 to 6 feet of wtaer you will find the trout and Spanish mackerel in good numbers

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15-----Red fish from the shacks southward>
The snook are thick here along the Shack bar. and into the islands of the soun

August
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------Lots of Red fish, out in the open flats and up
by the islands.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Really good fishing Lots of Red fish, across the flats.
 

September
 

ishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Lots of Red fish and snook.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------

October

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Red fish on the open flat, and the Tarpon doing ok
in the ICW, Spanish mackerel are what the Tarpon are looking for so kind of a double cool
The Sharks are also chasing mackerel so the fishing here is pretty good

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- good for Red fish on the flats and under the branches
Trout really moving on to the flats. Some Tarpon, they are looking for lady fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------Very good fishing right now, Over Size Red s
The rocks have a bunch of Reds and the Tarpon fishing is great fishing on the ICW
drifting for the is the key.
Some Spanish mackerel

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Lots of Red fish slot and larger,
Open flat to under the mangroves, keep an eye out you can see them push the water
as they move

 

November

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Tarpon scattered all over the flats, the mackerel and Lady fish
both in great numbers here on the open flats , I guess that's why the Tarpon are here.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15-----Lots of red fish around the island, and the Snook
while not thick are right next to many of the red fish, Spanish on the open flat, with the Trout
getting thicker as we speak.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Party time with the red fish and Big Trout
The Pompano are thick as well,

 

 

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- The better place is here the Pompano
are thicker here more thasn anywhere else in the Harbor, The red fish are hdiing
right up under the mangrove branchs, and they are good size slot fish, at least more
slot fish than other areas. Quite a few Snook around the islands as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/19/14------- Lots of Trout big Sea Trout
and Permit and Pompano are all over the flats

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/05/14------- Lots and lots of Trout
and quite a few Pompano, the sharks Balck tip type and Bonnet. There are
red fish under the bushes, or in the cuts right in front of the islands