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Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/23/2024 Snook at night and just before sunrise, but only one keeper reported this week. Small bull sharks, mangrove snapper, a couple sheepshead. Not too incredible but not terrible.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/16/2024 Powerlines have had a few trout, also under the bridge. Some small mangs and a couple sheepshead. A few undersize snook and at least one over the slot, but no keepers reported. Baby bull sharks too.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/09/2024 Lots of small snook, especially at night. A couple short cobia and baby bull sharks. Several trout reported, including some that were bare keepers.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/24/2024 A few trout and a couple undersize cobia. A few whiting have shown up in the area too, and we've also heard some silver trout and little mangrove snapper.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/17/2024 Small mangrove snapper, a lot of small snook at or near dark, Several trout reports including some silver trout, one baby bull shark.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/10/2024 Some small snook in the evenings, plus some mangrove snappers and a few trout.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/27/2024 A few small trout and redfish, plus at least one slot red. Heard about pompano as well (might be jacks) and some small bull sharks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/13/2024 Some smaller trout and mangrove snapper. A couple juvenile black drum and small sheepshead too. No snook or juvie tarpon this week.

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January

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/28/2023 Snook in the early mornings and evenings. A few redfish, mangrove snapper, sheepshead and trout. It's not nonstop action, but there are fish.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/21/2023 Few good reports. However, mangrove snapper, a few trout and a couple sheepshead have been caught. Some snook are hanging around at night.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/07/2023 A few trout between the power lines and the bridges. A few redfish off the seawall. A few snook at night and in the evenings. Fishing is improving here.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/25/20 ------Mixed with trout and red fish on the north ends under the power lines along with some snook possible sharks or saw fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/18/20 ------ Whiting and Trout with jacks and lady fish, Snook better at night. Some reds caught off the north end, Possible Bull sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/04/20 ------ Snook early , And some Trout and bigger lady fish and some nice Jacks

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 01/19/19 ------- Lots of smaller Snook the park is open. Trout and some red fish from the north end, Possible Black drum

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Karl - 01/12/19 ------- Small Trout by the power lines and some snook and possible tarpon. Some black drum on The Punta Gorda end big like 60 pounders caught on shrimp or blue crabs.

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 01/05/19 ------- Bunch of snook at night and early some Trout and the sheep head fishing is on

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18------- not much pretty slow, Possible Trout between the bridges

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------- Lots of smaller Snook and possible Tarpon. The Trout have started hanging out. Possible black drum on the south end

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------ Lots of snook both small and larger day time there is some Trout and possible whiting.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ Trout around the power lines and the snook fishing at day break and possible bonnet sharks.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17--------  A few reds and some Trout, some whiting on

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  Starting to pick up some whiting, Pompano. Maybe a black drum , Smaller Snook and sheep head under the bridge.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17-------- Some whiting and a few Trout. More or I should say better Black drum fishing.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15------- Whiting and Lady fish. There are some Big Snook here as well, doing better on hookin Snook at Day break

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Not a whole lot, but there was a lot of Snook to see, but hard to get to hit.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Some Trout Spotted and Silver. You may still find some Cobia or Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16-----Whiting and some Trout more than last week, so a good thing. The black drum seem to be hanging out here, maybe the deeper water around the bridge is a little warmer. what ever the reason the fishing is not bad here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Trout and a few whiting , the Sheep head are holding under the bridge around the bumpers, but pick a piling and scrape the barnacles that should bring up a bunch of these bait thieves

 

February

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/18/2023 A few mangrove snapper and redfish. Snook overnight and early in the morning. A few trout also reported.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/11/2023 Trout here and there, mostly in the mornings. Snook in the evenings. Baby bull sharks around.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/04/2023 A few snook and redfish reported. Trout and mangrove snapper have also been caught. However, reports have been pretty inconsistent.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 02/22/20 ------ Some Red fish on the north end Snook either end Some black drum more in the center of the bridge eating sizes. Possible Trout,

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 02/15/20 ------ Some Trout under the power lines and Snook with black drum around the bridge pilings; the drum better at night.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 02/08/20 ------ Trout and sheep head around the piling with some black drum

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Karl - 01/26/19 ------ Been a lot of smaller snook and some Trout. Lady fish are passing by and the whiting are hitting around the bridge piling.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15------- Whiting and Lady fish. There are some Big Snook here as well, doing better on hookin Snook at Day break

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Not a whole lot, but there was a lot of Snook to see, but hard to get to hit.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Some Trout Spotted and Silver. You may still find some Cobia or Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16-----Whiting and some Trout more than last week, so a good thing. The black drum seem to be hanging out here, maybe the deeper water around the bridge is a little warmer. what ever the reason the fishing is not bad here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Trout and a few whiting , the Sheep head are holding under the bridge around the bumpers, but pick a piling and scrape the barnacles that should bring up a bunch of these bait thieves

 

February

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Mike Myers - 02/23/19 ------ Tarpon and Snook at night some Trout and sheep head
 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 02/16/19 ------- Snook at night . The piling of the bridge for black drum possible sheep head

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" along With Capt. Karl - 02/09/19 ------- Lots of small Snook and some Trout in hte center and out by the power lines and some whiting under the bridge

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 02/02/19 ------- More Trout and smaller snook in the afternoon and some small red fish. You can hear black drum.

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16---- Snook and a few small Tarpon. Trout are better to chase in the later part of the day.

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16---- A few reports of Trout and some Snook on the north end Pilings

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Trout and some whiting on the bottom. There is sheep-head here; must scrape the piling and chum but with some work you can catch some nice ones

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Lots of whiting, not only very good eating fish, you can use the carcass as bait for Cobia, Snook, any larger fish they all like whiting, But I would keep the fillets for your self

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------ Snook in the morning, and day time Trout and Spanish mackerel. Some whiting

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------ Trout under The Power lines and Snook under the bridge. Black drum and some whiting.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------ trout mostly smaller ones and a lot of Snook. Bonnet sharks from the sea wall on the north end Whiting and sugar Trout

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/02/18------ Short Trout with some keepers and the evening bite for Snook is ok. Some Black drum, and there is some whiting.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------- Whiting , Lady fish and Some Trout. The Tarpon have been coning down from up-River during the over night and then are leaving once the sun comes up

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Whiting and Lady fish, Try trolling a A maverick or a twitch.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Whiting are in thick, bottom fishin with a piece of shrimp, on a slip sinker rig. The Trout are around the bridge not tons of keepers but here non the less

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- A few more Trout here and some Cobia. There is a few Black drum here as well.

 

 

March

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/25/2023 Lots of snook at night, mostly short but a few slots. They're taking paddletails and live shrimp. A couple small redfish are around, and there are random trout and sheepshead around the power lines.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/18/2023 Nighttime snook are thick; most are undersize. Daytime anglers are getting some mangrove snapper, black drum and trout from the docks. Gar have been cruising the area.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/11/2023 Snook are fair at night, with only a couple legal fish caught. Trout and mangrove snapper during the day. Black drum are around.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/04/2023 The snook are doing good at night until an hour after sunrise. A few trout, mangrove snapper and black drum also. Kind of expecting cobia reports soon, but not yet.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/31/2022 Some small snapper and a few sheepshead. Just one cobia reported. Small sharks. Juvenile tarpon at night. Shrimp or soft plastic paddletails at night.

Robert & Capt. Josh   03/24/2022 Daytime sheepshead and a few mangrove snapper, plus random small cobia. Snook and small tarpon around the lights at night.

Robert & Capt. Josh   03/17/2022 OK, not super. Black drum, smaller mangrove snapper, snook and juvie tarpon at night. Shrimp is the bait of choice.

Robert & Capt Josh   03/10/2022 --- - Small mangrove snapper. Small baby bull shark. A mixed bag of black drum sizes, mostly bigger. Snook and juvie tarpon at night; try small paddletails on jigheads.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/28/20 ------ the board walk is closed from a boat some Spanish and Black drum and red fish which are in better numbers on the north end, Watch for possible Cobia

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/22/20 ------ Bull sharks , Trout and some Spanish mackerel, Snook after dark
The black drum just starting to hang out around some of the pilings

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/07/20 ------  Some Red fish on the north end

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/30/19 ------- maybe Tarpon but there is a lot of snook.  Some Bull sharks

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" With Capt Mike Myers- 03/23/19 ------- Lots of snook , Possible Tarpon. Cobia are here pretty consistent. The North park is open and very cool

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/16/19 ------- Late or early Trout and Black drum and some whiting Possible sheep head better on hte south end of sheep head. Maybe Possible Cobia

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 03/08/19 -------  Been sort of good Possible Cobia and some decent Trout fishing . Tarpon are possible when Snook fishing with flair hawks or storm wild eye.

Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  Snook at night quite a few keepers and some Trout under the power lines. Whiting and some Cobia

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ Trout by the power lines and Snook from the power pole park. And whiting in the center channels

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------   Some Trout between the bridge and the power lines early in the a.m. Small snook being caught and some bigger black drum. The red fish have been caught on the punta gorda side from land.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17--------  Snook at night and Some black drum, a few Trout and a couple reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Snook fishing is doing well early in the day. Some Cobia and whiting, The Trout have been pretty small

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17-------- Snok fishing at  the center bumpers is good. I troll a Crawdad colored rat l trap and that seems to be the best althuo what ever lure
you use just keep it close to the side of the wood. A few red fish and some trout off of Power pole park

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- Night time is the Snook time with a couple Tarpon. Some Trout not big, a few Reds and Possible Whiting and snappers

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16----Lots of whiting and the Trout are doing ok as well
Some black drum around the pilings.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Whiting and The Sea Trout are biting off the PG side a bit
better, The Mackerel have been thin but a couple have been caught off the bumpers on the Harbor side
Snook under the bridge are hitting red and white crank baits.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- Whiting and the mackerel are both here
the Tarpon are here after dark in pretty good numbers better on the in coming tides
Snook fishing around the wooden bumpers iis god and the 4 forth light from the north end
has a bunch of Snook.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ whiting and Spanish mackerel. Big fish Tarpon or snook dark hours are the best, I think it is just a matter of car traffic, too noisey during the day light hours and after dark they can find the lures better

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Snook first thing early before day light on a ttr-11 throw right next to the bridge pilings and twitch the lure back. The day light hours has had quite a few Lady fish and on and off Spanish  on the west side or Harbor side of the bridge. trolling to find them is the best bet. Once you find them Small jigs or spoons are good.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- Snook are getting more active early morning and during the dark hours

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Whiting and Some Trout, with a few Black drum. The snook fishing early in the morning like day break is very good along the pilings

 

April

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/25/20 ------ with Tarpon at the bridge with some sharks and Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/18/20 ------ Lots of Snook and the Tarpon are hit or miss with Spanish mackerel and Black tips

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/11/20 ------   A lot of snook with possible over night tarpon with Spanish during the day with sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/04/20 ------  Black drum and some Trout with possible Spanish. Shark fishing is good for Black tip and Bull sharks   

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Whiting and some Trout , the north end pier has some good snook fishing and there is pretty good Shark fishing.

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

Fishin Frank , Robert   04/28/18 ------- Night fishing for Tarpon and Snook. Early in the morning. Snook fishing from either end. The Trout are out by the power lines ,and the Spanish mackerel have been moving through in schools. Possible black drum. Night time there is the chance of 14 inch mangrove snappers

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- Trout a little better size, and some black drum and whiting. Possible whiting, One of the better Trout spots.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Some Trout or Mackerel and possible whiting. Cobia is doing well here, some Snook and night time Tarpon using storm paddle tails and 116 bombers. Bigger Black drum around the bridge pilings

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- Night ime Tarpon and Snook Day time Black drum and Trout along with the Spanish and some nice size Jacks. Possible Cobia.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- The bridge is a little quiet, a very few Trout and Snook, should be Cobia and Tarpon or even Sharks

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- Black drum, Some Trout, and cobia and a few Spanish.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17-------  -  Snook at night along with a bunch of Tarpon. Cobia and whiting during the day, Lots of Sawfish here right now and black drum. handle saw fish with care and wet hands or gloves. Do not touch them with anything dry.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16----- Should start picking up with the tarpon
But for now there is Trout and Whiting and Spanish mackerel.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16---Spanihs mackerel are not thick but there is a few here
plenty of bait fish to attract big fish like Tarpon and Cobia, thee is some sharks here
and the is a bunch of snook under the bridge

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16----- Day time is Cobia , Tarpon and Sharks,
Some Spanish and whiting, a couple Trout left.
Schools of Thread fins

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------ well a Few Trout and some Cobia
Good reports of Black drum here around the pilings

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ Day time is Cobia and Whiting
but there are some Spanish mackerel here.
Snook and Tarpon come out to play at night. There are some red fish here.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------Whiting Cobia is the Big story on rigged
Eels , or chunks of whiting, Spanish mackerel doing well, troll up and down the bridge until you hit
one then stop and cast.
Big Snook early in the morning.

 

 

May

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/20/2023 Some small mangrove snapper (no keepers), a couple whiting, a few Spanish mackerel, a few baby bull sharks (no blacktips!), a few short cobia and one keeper. Snook and tarpon of assorted sizes at night. It sounds better than it is, really let's call it sporadically good.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/13/2023 A little better. Two keeper cobia and several shorts were caught this week, so a whole bunch of anglers have turned out. Small bull sharks, some snook at night, a few whiting (cobia bait), and a couple juvenile tarpon.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/24/19 ------- Day time Cobia and some Sharks
Tarpon and snook after dark , The whiting and some Trout

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

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

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Lots of snook and tarpon , day time Cobia and whiting and Spanish mackerel even some nice black drum

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- Night time is the right time, lots of Snook and Tarpon,
Bunchs of Trout and Spanish and some black drum

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Some Trout should find keepers, Spanish are in decent numbers
and the tarpon fishing late night is good, A lot of bait here.

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/11/18 ------- Tarpon and Snook at first light or a couple hours before
Some Trout and Spanish mackerel, during the day  

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 ------- Been a couple red fish caught and a Cobia here frm the park
and there is a few Trout and Spanish out in the middle of the bridge. If the tide is coming in after midnight the Tarpon bite
is good. The tarpon bite is ok on the out going

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  Been Tarpon at night some ok Snook fishing
some Cobia .

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17-------early and night time is good on Snook and or Tarpon
during the day the is a few Cobia and some black drum - 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17-------- Schools of Jacks and quite a few Bull Sharks
A few nice size whiting.  Cobia larger ones 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17--------  Night time Tarpon with bombers or Storm paddle tail
the Tarpon are gone after day light . There is some Cobia by the bridge, whiting and or sardines.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Some Sharks, and Cobia not as many Cobia
The Tarpon bite is a night bite, during the day some Spanish, and a few black drum>
whiting and Lady fish for bait

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Whiting, and a few Spanish mackerel
Quite a few Sharks during the day
there are a lot of Tarpon and Snook during the dark hours.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------  Sharks and Whitng
but there are a few Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- Day time is Cobia and whiting, Some Sliver Trout and
Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/17/16----- Some Spanish mackerel and Tarpon , Cobia are not what I
Would call thick but there is enough to fish for them,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Some Sharks, and Cobia not as many Cobia
The Tarpon bite is a night bite, during the day some Spanish, and a few black drum>
whiting and Lady fish for bait

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Whiting, and a few Spanish mackerel
Quite a few Sharks during the day
there are a lot of Tarpon and Snook during the dark hours.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------  Sharks and Whitng
but there are a few Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- Day time is Cobia and whiting, Some Sliver Trout and
Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/17/16----- Some Spanish mackerel and Tarpon , Cobia are not what I
Would call thick but there is enough to fish for them,

 

June

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/24/2023 Some mangrove snapper, a few trout, lots of little snook, some baby bull sharks, a couple short cobia.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/10/2023 Some snook at night. A few short cobia, baby bull sharks and trout.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/03/2023 Quite a few snook, mostly at night. Mangrove snapper and trout. A couple cobia. May be some tarpon around at night.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 06/24/19 ------- Tarpon at night with some black drum 30 to 50 pounds. Snook fishing is good as well

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 06/24/19 ------- day time Black drum and some Trout and some nice red fish have been caught. The Tarpon at night and the Snook fishing really gets good after 9

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Josh Olive, fishcoach.net - 06/16/19 ------   Mangrove snappers and Black drum and some decent reds  Some Snook but they are biting way better at night. Possible Cobia

Fishin Frank,  Robert   06/29/18 -------- Snook on hte south end possible red fish or black drum. There are some Bull sharks here

Fishin Frank  Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  06/23/18 -------- Snook and Tarpon first light and night time. Red fish on the north side and some Snappers 

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive  06/09/18 --------  Some Red fish caught on frozen shrimp, and these Red fish are 30 inches. Possible Jacks as well,

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  06/01/18 --------tarpon at night and there is quite a few snook. Day time Snook and bonnet sharks and some Trout Possible Jacks on the in coming tide.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/05/17------- Cobia a few any way, Snappers and black drum. Tarpon at night is great.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17--------  Night time is WOW Tarpon, Triple tail Snook, Day time Snapper , black drum,

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Lots of Tarpon at night, Some triple tail and Snook during the day the Black drum, and possible Trout over 20"

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17-------  Been good from 3 to 8 am for tarpon during the day, Black drum and some other fish, not bad, Maybe a Spanish or Cobia

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----- Tarpon bunches of them between here and I-75. The snook fishing is getting better around the bridge pilings.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Silver Trout and morning tarpon,

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Black drum and some Snook, there are silver Trout here so that means the Tarpon and maybe some Cobia

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ During the day the is short Cobia and lots of Sharks, the whiting are pretty steady on the bottom good for eating or for bait. The night time bite is all about Tarpon and black drum

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ Whiting and Silver Trout with a splattering of Cobia, Snook are doing well at night, The Tarpon are hit or miss

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Lot of Snook and a bunch of Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ A few sharks and Lady fish. The Tarpon fishing at night is great, but when it happens is tricky, could be 10:pm or 4:am

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Silver Trout and whiting great eating for you or the Cobia. Some Small sharks and a Cobia or two

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16----- Tarpon bunches of them between here and I-75. The snook fishing is getting better around the bridge pilings.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Silver Trout and morning tarpon,

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Black drum and some Snook. There are silver Trout here so that means the Tarpon and maybe some Cobia

 

July

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/22/2023 Sporadic and slow, but there were some mangrove snapper reported and one angler caught 4 sheepshead. Small snook are around, as are small trout, and some dink tarpon have been caught at night. A few baby bull sharks are cruising the area.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/15/2023 A couple baby bull sharks, some mangrove snapper and snook, several short cobia. The bite is slower than it could be because the water temps are in the 90s.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/01/2023 Baby bull sharks, snook at night, a couple short cobia, a few trout and mangrove snapper. Seeing black drum but they're mostly not biting.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/30/2022 Slow. Some small snook at night. A few baby mangrove snapper and bull sharks during the day. Water temp has been 90 degrees plus.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/23/2022 A few juvenile snook at night and into the morning. A couple whiting and baby bull sharks. No tarpon reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/02/2022 A few oddball Spanish mackerel. Black drum under the bridge. Juvie tarpon at first light. A couple cobia. Smaller snook around.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/27/19 ------ Black drum and Snook. Better for tarpon and some sharks with a few Trout towards the middle of the river

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/20/19 ------ Some red fish and snook from the north end and possible Spanish and on hte south end theblack drum and some whting

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/12/19 ------  Some Snook better early , Maybe Snappers and some Drum

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/05/19 ------ Snook and some Tarpon and there are Bull sharks and some big black drum. There are nice schools of bait

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- Some Tarpon give it a couple days after the fire works. The Snook fishing at night is good, a possible cobia and the north end has some red fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17-------- Some Black drum, There has been some red fish caught from the punta gorda side. Goliath Grouper are hitting there at the base of the pilings, these are larger grouper you can not keep but fun to catch.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17-------- Some Black drum and Snook. The Tarpon and The Goliath grouper are feeding at the base of the piling, 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17--------  Some Tarpon or Snook at night. The day time has big black drum. Shrimp or blue crabs 30 to 50 pound drum

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- Sharks and Cat-fish with Silver trout and tarpon.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/18/16----- Tarpon and some whiting, a a very few Spanish Mackerel. The glass minnows are sort of thick and we think that is why the mackerel are here

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16----- not steady but way better in the morning. Black drum and Tarpon , some mackerel on the high tide, a few whiting

Fishin Frank, Robert 07/27/18 -------  Lots of Snook, Tarpon are possible and the Trout fishing is good. Mangrove snappers around the power lines , pieces of mullet or pieces of shrimp.

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/14/18 ------- Snook and tarpon early and late. Black drum and some cool Goliath grouper in the 30 to 50 pound range "Fun Sizes"

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/06/18 ------- Possible Trout ands whiting. Some Bull sharks and Jacks,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------  A few Snappers , the Spanish are thicker. I would go for the Tarpon which are thick here nights during the in-coming tide. The Cobia have been here a little bit not steady but worth a shot.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Tarpon and or Snook during the night time. Some Cobia and Sharks during the day, The whiting and Silver Trout are hitting good as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15------  Lot of Snook, shrimp or lures; doa cal shads, root beer or mangrove red are the two best colors, use a heavier head so you can cast farther and get deeper. A few Trout there as well.

 

August

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/29/2022 A few redfish reported this past weekend. Some snook and mixed sizes of tarpon have been caught at night. Otherwise slow.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/13/2022 A few snook at night. A couple redfish from the docks at Live Oak Park. A few juvenile tarpon seen very early or very late.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/23/19 ------Snook and some black drum and possible Red fish or snapper, Maybe even Trout

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/16/19 ------  Tarpon at night with some snook and black drum during the day

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/10/19 ------Some Trout possible red fish as well as lady fish and some black drum

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt. Morris Campbell- 08/25/18 ------- Tarpon and Black drum the drum are better numbers. Some Smaller Trout

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/18/18 -------Black drum and a possible Tarpon. The Red fish are near the park kinda by the power lines

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/04/18 ------- Some Black drum 10 to 30 pounds, Some tarpon rolling. There is some Monster Snook late at night. some glass minnows which attract Ladyfish

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- Black drum lots of them. Not many other fish, possible Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- Some Black drum and Tarpon from 4 to 7 am. Possible Trout or Mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- possible Tarpon from the park, and we heard of one guy missing a red fish 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17--------  Red fish have showed up by the power pole park, and the Tarpon are in the early morning,. Black drum around on the south end

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Trout almost what I would call steady. The Red Fish started showing up at the north end. The Tarpon mostly smaller ones 60 pounds or less are an all day under the shade of the bridge or all night feeding

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------lots of fresh water so it is ok, not great. The Snook are hitting all night and there is some Tarpon. Maybe a Trout or whiting

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  First thing good numbers of Tarpon. Some black drum. Red fish are hitting on the north end of the bridge, Shrimp on the bottom
for the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16----- Red fish, Black drum, Sharks, and even Tarpon.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- Some Trout but way more reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  The place to be on the bridge Red Fish, and Black drum. Snook under the docks

 

September

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/16/2023 A few mangrove snaplets, one baby bull shark, some snook at night (mostly small), and a few juvie tarpon around sunrise.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/09/2023 A little slow, but there have been some snook reported at night. A couple small trout and mangrove snapper have also been caught. Some black drum were spotted but not hooked.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/02/2023 Lots of little snook and a handful of slots, mainly after dark, on live and frozen shrimp. Juvenile tarpon rolling around the area. Lots of catfish also.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/21/19 ------ the wind is blowing here pretty hard

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/14/19 ------ Mostly early or night time tarpon and Snook quite a few larger ones

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon with Capt Morris Campbell  - 09/07/19 ------ Some Tarpon and quite a few snook
and a bunch of black drum by the rip rap on the Punta Gorda side and on the north end, walk way

Fishin Frank,  "Robert" The Blind Tarpon- 09/27/18 ------- Some tarpon early and quite a few Snook; maybe a Tarpon

Fishin Frank, Mr. Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 09/15/18 ------- some Snook and a lot of Snappers, pretty good size. A lot of tiny bait thieves but quite a few keepers as well. Jew fish along rocks on the P.G. side.

Fishin Frank, Robert the Blind Tarpon & Capt Josh Olive- 09/08/18 ------- Some Black drum and Possible Tarpon. Ok here is a weird thing Small Cobia caught while bottom fishing. the south end has possible Red fish

Fishin Frank, & Capt Josh Olive- 09/01/18 ------- some Black drum and Sea Trout and there is possible Tarppon
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- Possible black drum on the PG side; some smaller Snook at the north end

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- Not much river at flood stage

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17--------Red fish are more at the north end and the  Snook are more on the South end, You can see Tarpon rolling and they will eat but it is hard to find what they will eat.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17--------  Some Tarpon little ones and a small Red Fish caught. no great reports.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Red fish , Black drum and Tarpon
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Red fish at the north and south ends. The Tarpon have been here at night and late in the day.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16----- Lots of morning Snook. and Black drum. A little bit of other fish and Some fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- tarpon on DOA cal shads 4 inch, the new one is the Little john the Tarpon are going nuts for it. Black drum and Snook are also doing ok.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----   Still a few Reports of Reds, but the Tarpon fishing is good
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Red fish , Black drum and Tarpon
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Red fish at the north and south ends. The Tarpon have been here at night and late in the day.

 

October

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/28/2023 A few reports of mangrove snapper, and at least one keeper redfish. There are evening snook, but nothing big enough to keep.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/14/2023 Few reports. Some snook at night, possibly keepers if you take luck. Shrimp, pinfish and various lures have been working.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/07/2023 No reports.

Capt. Josh & Fishin' Frank 10/03/23  Some mangrove snapper and a few trout. Some snook around the pilings from 10p to 5a. Try a MirrOlure TTR-11 around sunrise.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 10/05/19 ------ snook and possible tarpon a bunch of black drum. Some Trout by the power lines and holy cow mullet.

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 10/27/18 ------- Lots of Snook, and some Tarpon all day. Possible Trout and there is a ton of Snappers

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 10/19/18 ------- Some Tarpon early and smaller Snook. The Snappers and a few Red fish , the black drum are in ok numbers
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Mystery fish, and there is Tarpon rolling . Snook have been caught

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Snook on the South side,

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- A lot of Snook you can catch from the shore or the a boat. Possible Trout and the mackerel are just maybe showing up.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----   Trout are starting to move in, and the Black Drum continue to hit next to the bridge pilings

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----Black drum caught on Shrimp fishing around the pilings. remember 14 inch size minimum and you are allowed one of your 5 to be over 24 inches. Some Trout and a few Spanish mackerel have been caught around the bridges

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------Tarpon in the day time into the night. Snook is hit or miss, A few reports of Redfish , and some Black drum

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Some Tarpon still here, A Jerk Bait 4 inch or a live Shrimp free line. A few Smaller Snook and a couple larger ones, and Big Black drum hanging out around the Pilings

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Bait here by the bridge, Tarpon and Snook. Black drum and Some good red fish action

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- mixed from some reds by the power lines mostly all slot red fish so that is cool. There is some Snook, Black drum and you will need shrimp. Crabs are Austin's first choice of bait with shrimp close 2nd. Storm twitch or X-rap 10 green back

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----   Trout are starting to move in, and the Black Drum continue to hit next to the bridge pilings

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----Black drum caught on Shrimp fishing around the pilings; remember 14 inch size minimum and you are allowed one of your 5 to be over 24 inches. Some Trout and a few Spanish mackerel have been caught around the bridges

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------Some Tarpon still here, A Jerk Bait 4 inch or a live Shrimp free line. A few Smaller Snook and a couple larger ones, and Big Black drum hanging out around the Pilings

 

 

November

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/25/2023 Some short trout, short snook and short bull sharks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/18/2023 Quiet. Some small snook at night, and we heard about a few trout and mangrove snapper. Baby bull sharks are around too.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/11/2023 A bit quieter. Some snook at night. Glass minnows have been hanging out, and a few tarpon have been around to eat them (but no one hooked any).

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/05/2023 Some mangrove snapper, some short snook at night, and that's it.

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/22/21 ---- Some Snook and the mangrove snappers are doing well. Larger Black drum with a few small ones.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/30/19 ------ Some Trout and some Snook, and some Sheep head and snappers with possible big black Drum

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/16/19 ------ Black drum and Trout the snook are hitting and possible Cobia with a couple shorts havng been caught.

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

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

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/24/18 -------  Snook some small Tarpon and Trout by the power lines and black drum under the north bound bridge and some sheepshead and some Cobia being caught north end of the south bound bridge
 

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/17/18 ------- Snook and possible Tarpon but there is black drum and Trout 16 to 18 inches under the power lines

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/10/18 ------- Snapper and some Reds, quite a few smaller fish. The smaller black drum like to 10 pound really good eating. There is possible Cobia and maybe a blue fish

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/03/18 ------- Tarpon Robert says, Snook and black drum more likely. A ton of baby mangroves and some tiny goliath.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Lots of Snook, Some Trout around the power lines. Red fish and Black drum are starting to hit better. You can see Tarpon rolling but good luck with a hook up.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17--------   A little quiet Possible reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17-------- Lots of Snook and some Smaller red fish. The Snapper and Spanish mackerel, are starting. Evenings at sun down, there is some nice Tarpon rolling

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/09/15----- Whiting and Some Snook and a few Cobia. There are some Sharks still here

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- whiting, Snook and Some Spanish mackerel. The Tarpon seem to like the bridges each morning

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Whitng and some Sea Trout and the snapper and black drum have been doing well around the big square column supports

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- Lady fish and Jacks , around the bridge is a bunch of Snook
spanish macks doing well out by the bumpers,

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16-----Snook and over size Snook on paddle tails, Spool tech and or Storm swim shads Big Jacks here you have to look but man what fun, a few Small Trout

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- some smaller fish Lady fish and whiting


Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16----- bightime is very good on Snook and a few Tarpon still her. The larger black drum are here as well , the Trout are moving in.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/09/15----- Whiting and Some Snook and a few Cobia. there are some Sharks still here,

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- whiting, Snook and Some Spanish mackerel. The Tarpon seem to like the bridges each morning

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Whiting and some Sea Trout and the snapper and black drum have been doing well around the big square column supports

 

December

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/30/2023 Small trout from the 41 to the 75 bridges, plus a few redfish under the docks. Small snapper at the 41 bridges.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/16/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/09/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/02/2023 Some snook at night, and a couple redfish reports. Small bull sharks and xtra-small mangrove snapper are also around.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/31/2022 Evening snook, daytime trout and redfish. Mangrove snapper also showing up. However, no great numbers of anything. A shrimp on the bottom or cut fish is probably the way to go. Watch out for the catfish and stingrays if you fish dead bait.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/24/2022 Some snook, a few trout, one redfish, a couple black drum, and a couple smaller sheepshead. Wouldn't be surprised if evening snook fishing and trout action improves in this area.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/17/2022 Some snook at night, mangrove snapper and trout during the day. A few black drum at random times.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/11/21 ----  Snook and some snappers mostly small but fun snappers,
And a few Trout between the bridges and the power lines 

  Fishin Frank & Robert   12/25/21 ----  Doing well with Snappers and some Trout and black drum with possible Cobia    

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/14/19 ------  Trout nd some Snook both day time and after dark . Some Sheep head and you can often hear the black drum **

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/06/19 ------  Snook and maybe Tarpon but there is black drum. The Trout fishing is ok not great, and some snapper Possible sheepshead **  
 

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert" & Capt Karl- 12/21/18 ------- a lot ofo Trout under the bridge and under the power lines. Snook around the side/ends of the bridge and Cobia out towards the middle. Black drum from 2 pounds to 40 pounds


Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 12/14/18 ------- Black drum from tiny to 40 pounds and Snook from 10 to 30 inches. Possible Tarpon after dark.

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 12/01/18 -------  Snook morning and Possible Trout and whiting some Atlantic croakers hitting
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/04/17------- been a little bit better with Snook catch and release. some Nice reds by the power pole, and there is some Black drum so small they look like whiting


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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------ Snook under the power lines and some black drum.  Even Robert caught a couple a couple of Tarpon on a storm swim bait, bent the hook on his lure so there is some bigger Tarpon here,

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17------- Smaller Trout possible Keepers under the power lines
Snook at the park around the bridge piling . Black drum small to large
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------   Black drum and Snook by the wood bumpers and some Tarpon early . Jacks are a good possible.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----   not much still sort of slow

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- Black drum from 14 to 40 inches, some monster. The whiting are here at the bridge.

 

 

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