zz23 the passes

The Passes 
 Punta Rassa

 Red fish pass
 Captiva pass
 Boca Grande Pass 
 Little Gasparilla pass

 Stump Pass 

Venice  Jetties

 

Passes - Red fish

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/25/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/18/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/11/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/05/2023 Nope.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/28/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/14/2023 No reports.

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

Capt. Josh & Fishin' Frank 10/03/23  No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/16/2023 No reports.

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

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/02/2023 No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/22/2023 Some snook, plus tarpon moving thru.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/15/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/01/2023 No reportos, but there must be snook there.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/24/2023 Snook reports are OK, and there was at least one trout around too.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/10/2023 Snook are active. A couple tarpon and Spanish mackerel reports too.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/03/2023 A lot of snook. A few trout on the inside, and a few tarpon around beach side.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/31/2022 No reportos.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/24/2022 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/17/2022 Nothing this week.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/29/2022 Snook and a few bull redfish. Keeper mangroves are possible.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/13/2022 Snook and a few bull redfish, mostly at night or very early.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/30/2022 Lots of snook and a few redfish going thru. Blacktip and blacknose sharks are also present.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/23/2022 A couple redfish and a few snook. Lots of dolphins to take your released fish.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/02/2022 More snook piling up in here.

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Passes - Captiva

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/24/2024 Some sheepshead have been eating in the pass.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/17/2024 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/10/2024 Some mangrove snapper, including a few decent keepers.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/27/2024 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/13/2024 No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/30/2023 No reports.

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

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/09/2023 Trout in the ICW just on the inside the pass, mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/02/2023 Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper in the pass, plus trout in the vicinity.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/25/2023 Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/18/2023 Small snook, whiting, Spanish mackerel, and a few sharks (bulls, lemons).

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/11/2023 Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, some short gag, and some blacknose and/or sharpnose sharks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/05/2023 Some Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper, and some snook still hanging out around the beach.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/28/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/14/2023 Some Spanish mackerel and snook.

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

Capt. Josh & Fishin' Frank 10/03/23  No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/16/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/09/2023 A few redfish and a lot of snook. Mangrove snapper aren't thick but they're up to 14 inches. Feeding frenzies of Spanish mackerel and bluefish sporadic.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/02/2023 No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/22/2023 There are snook here, plus a few whiting and small trout. Spanish mackerel are also decent.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/15/2023 Snook fishing has been good here, with both decent numbers and size. Spanish mackerel, a handful of tarpon, a few sharks from little to big.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/01/2023 Spanish mackerel, a few tarpon, some mangrove snapper, some baby gag grouper, a few smaller sharks.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/24/2023 Some tarpon, some snook, some Spanish mackerel and a few blacknose and sharpnose sharks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/10/2023 A few snook. Quite a few tarpon in and out of the pass as they move thru, with crabs the better bait still. A few trout and Spanish mackerel in the surrounding area.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/03/2023 Tarpon and snook, plus more tarpon in the evening. Also, a few Spanish mackerel.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/20/2023 Tarpon, snook, a couple silver trout.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/13/2023 Some snook, a handful of tarpon, sharks of assorted sizes and species, good numbers of Spanish mackerel.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/25/2023 Tarpon have been seen rolling and with luck you might hook one. Snook and trout are under the nearby docks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/18/2023 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/11/2023 A few Spanish mackerel and trout, plus some whiting.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/04/2023 No reports other than red tide.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/18/2023 Spanish mackerel and a couple snook.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/11/2023 Spanish mackerel, a few over-slot redfish, a few pompano and lots of little snook.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/04/2023 No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/31/2022 No reportos.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/24/2022 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/17/2022 Nothing this week.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/29/2022 Snook, redfish, some ladyfish, occasional tarpon, and on the Gulf side some whiting.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/13/2022 Snook, a few big redfish, sharks and tarpon. Trout both inside and outside.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/30/2022 Lots of snook and a few redfish going thru. Blacktip and blacknose sharks are present. A few tarpon also spotted.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/23/2022 A couple redfish, a few snook, and tarpon have been spotted but not hooked.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/02/2022 Tarpon, along with snook and Spanish mackerel.

 

Passes - Boca Grande

 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/24/2024 A few pompano are on Johnson Shoals and on the dropoff at the sandbar on the north end of the pass. Some mangrove snapper in 30 to 40 feet off Cayo Costa. Some sheepshead have been caught around the beach rocks and phosphate dock.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/17/2024 Mangrove snapper and sheepshead around the shore rocks and phosphate docks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/10/2024 Mangrove snapper up to about 14 inches. Some sheepshead around the old phosphate dock.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/27/2024 Mangrove snapper out in 30 to 40 feet, with tiny baby gag and red grouper as bycatch. Sheepshead around the shoreline and phosphate docks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/13/2024 Sheepshead from the beach and around the phosphate docks. Some pompano and a few big goliath grouper from the beach.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/30/2023 Some big mangrove snapper and dinky red grouper in 30 to 40 feet on drifted baits. Two big tarpon reported on shrimp Christmas Eve.

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

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/09/2023 Spanish mackerel, some bluefish, lots of small mangrove snapper and red grouper. Sharks have been absent this week. Sheepshead are around Quarantine Rocks and the old phosphate docks. There are a lot of migratory tarpon in the Pass right now also, but there have been only a few hooked.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/02/2023 A few tarpon seen on the bottom machines. Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and some small and medium sharks have all been around.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/25/2023 Mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, a few tarpon (and even a couple hooked), sheepshead around the pilings and hard bottom patches.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/18/2023 A couple sheepshead and mangrove snapper from the rocks at the beach. A few Spanish mackerel and bluefish out along the dropoff. Tarpon are in the Pass in targetable numbers, but are down deep and not rolling. Try a larger shrimp, a pinfish or a threadfin dropped down to them.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/11/2023 Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, a few baby gag and red grouper, random tarpon both on the bottom machines and free-jumping, a few small sharks, and a couple kingfish in the channel heading out.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  11/05/2023 Spanish mackerel, some ladyfish, and at least one free-jumping kingfish plus another hooked. We're also seeing some strongly suspected tarpon on the bottom machines.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/28/2023 Spanish mackerel and ladyfish together in open water and around bait, mangrove snapper in 30 to 35 feet on the bottom off Cayo Costa, snook and redfish along the shorelines, a few sharks along the beach.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/14/2023 Spanish mackerel and ladyfish, plus a few bluefish mixed in. Mangrove snapper are on the pilings and rocky areas. A few redfish and snook are biting along the surf line.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  10/07/2023 A few Spanish mackerel, some whiting and jacks, mangrove snapper on the rocks, and some overslot redfish.

Capt. Josh & Fishin' Frank 10/03/23  Spanish mackerel doing pretty good. The 30-foot line off Cayo Costa is producing some legal and near-legal mangrove snapper.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/16/2023 Lots of Spanish mackerel. Snook along the surfline on both sides of the Pass. Some oversize redfish. A handful of whiting. There are also some tarpon in and around the Pass.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/09/2023 A blitzkrieg of ladyfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel has been pummeling bait. Mangrove snapper are in the pass itself in 30 to 50 feet of water. Tarpon are showing up from time to time. Redfish and snook have been caught along the shoreline on both sides.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  09/02/2023 No reports.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/22/2023 Spanish mackerel and a couple small sharks being caught, plus a couple bigger sharks being seen. The tarpon have dumped right back into the Pass; try drifting with crabs or live threadfins.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/15/2023 Spanish mackerel are good here. There are more tarpon than I expected too. Some sharks are around, including some bigger bull sharks. Mangrove snapper are slow, and beach anglers haven't been catching as much as usual.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/01/2023 Tarpon have been eating OK here, but the full moon will change things. Some snook along the shoreline. Mangrove snapper in 30-ish feet.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/24/2023 Tarpon are in but not in great numbers due to weather, plus fewer anglers have been in there. Mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel are also in here. 

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/10/2023 A whole lot of tarpon still, mostly on crabs but a few on threadfins. Spanish mackerel, bluefish and snook are in the area too.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  06/03/2023 All we've really heard are tarpon. A couple Spanish mackerel and bluefish, but mostly tarpon. The afternoon bite is probably better than the daytime.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/20/2023 Tarpon (duh), but also Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, a few cobia, some big sharks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  05/13/2023 Lots of tarpon, and more coming. Some very big bull sharks and a couple hammerheads. Spanish mackerel all over the area. Snook around Cayo Costa.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/25/2023 Spanish mackerel, a few mangrove snapper and sheepshead are biting. Some random tarpon are around and a few have been caught, but it's not quite tarpon time yet.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/18/2023 No red tide reports here either. Some sheepshead, bonnethead and pompano have been caught from the beach. Spanish mackerel are possible both from shore or a boat. Small snook are around the rocks and docks.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/11/2023 Random patchy red tide, less than before. Mangrove snapper are out in the open in 30 to 35 feet. A few sheepshead and a few baby goliath grouper are around the phosphate docks and pilings.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  03/04/2023 Patchy red tide, but there have been some fish caught too: Spanish mackerel, sheepshead and snook. Lots of dead fish around also.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/18/2023 Patchy red tide, but also Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, redfish and a few snook moving thru. Baby grouper in 30 to 40 feet. Goliath grouper 60 to 300 pounds in the deep holes.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/11/2023 Just like Captiva Pass, plus a few more bonnethead sharks. Drift or slow-troll for the Spanish. Baby red grouper in 30 to 40 feet.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  02/04/2023 Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper out in the middle. Snook, whiting, redfish, pompano and bonnethead sharks from the beach.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/28/2023 Some snook, a few redfish, some sheepshead, a few whiting, some big goliath grouper, a handful of pompano and small jacks have all been caught this week.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/21/2023 Sheepshead, pompano, a few whiting, a couple snook and redfish have all been caught from land. Mangrove snapper, sheepshead, short red grouper, short gags and a few tarpon have caught in the pass by boats drifting with shrimp.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  01/07/2023 From the beach, we've seen sheepshead, a few pompano, bonnethead sharks, snook and redfish. No boater reports. Fishing here is either really good or really bad.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/31/2022 Some snook, a few big (overslot) redfish, sheepshead, small mangrove snapper, baby gag grouper, and random pompano. All caught on shrimp.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/24/2022 No reports.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  12/17/2022 Some sheepshead and pompano, plus a few redfish and snook along the surf. One tarpon seen rolling in the pass. A few Spanish mackerel also.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/29/2022 Spanish mackerel in good schools. Snook and redfish along the shoreline. Juvenile tarpon scattered all around the area. Just a few mangrove snapper reported.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  08/13/2022 A few snook and redfish eating cutbait. Occasional Spanish mackerel. A fair number of tarpon taking crabs, threadfins and even Bait Busters. Some medium-ish sharks around.

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Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/30/2022 Lots of snook and a few redfish going thru. Blacktip and blacknose sharks are around. A bunch of tarpon have moved in and have been feeding in the Hill area.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/23/2022 A couple bigger redfish, and a few mangrove snapper. The tarpon are in and out, but not at all consistent.

Robert &  Capt. Josh  07/02/2022 Lots and lots of tarpon, biting best pre-dawn to 8 a.m. Crabs and threadies are best baits. Good Spanish mackerel. Snook in the surf on both the Gasparilla and Cayo Costa shores, but dolphins are there to eat what you release.

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 05/02/20 ------ Boca and Captiva have tarpon a lot of them
With a bunch of big sharks, on hte bottom the sanppers are thick and then the Spanish and blue fish schools
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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/25/20 ------ closed yet but open as of Monday the 27th
Tarpon in Boca and Captiva along with Sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/18/20 ------ beaches closed

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/11/20 ------   ?????? beaches closed

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 04/04/20 ------      beaches closed

 

 

 

 

January

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/25/20 ------ just like boca but more gag grouper and more Tarpon here

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/18/20 ------  red fish and sheep head are the best bet watch for lady fish and Spanish , blue fish , lady fish and a lot of sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/04/20 ------  Some Spanish and blue fish
Decent whiting being caught . maybe Trout
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ishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/25/20 ------ Sheep head and pompano and some blue fish or Spanish and a lot of sharks
even Snook along the beach to the docks, possible red fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/18/20 ------ Some tarpon and on the bottom there is snapper and watch for Pompano and blue fish and there is a ton f sharks
even over size reds.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 01/04/20 ------ Sheep head and pompano with sand bar sharks
and some big goliath grouper and Bonnet sharks.

 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Karl - 01/26/19 ------Stump pass - sheep head and some lizard fish and whiting, watch for jacks. Gasprilla - shep head under the docks close by. Boca- lots of sheep head big red fish, and jew fish. with

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 01/19/19 ------- Boca - sheep head and some Gag grouper and big Jew fish.
some Grunts on hte bottom with some snappers, Key west grunts and some pompano on the north side.
For more info listen to the radio fishing report

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Karl - 01/12/19 ------- Boca- Lots of sheep head and some jacks
The Jew fish are right next to the docks and being caught from the beach 50 to 200 pounds .
Captiva about the same tons of sheep head and some snappers, a lot of gag grouper and some grunts.
 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 01/05/19 ------- Stump- flounder and sheep head and big lizard fish
Gasprilla just inside the docks are loaded with big red fish, Boca - sheep head from shore and a lot of tiny Jew fish
some bonnet and other sharks and possible blue fish or spainsh

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18------- Captiva has a bunch of sharks best bait mullet, Sand bar and bull sharks
Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------- Boca and Captiva sheep head while drifting some Snapper mixed in
Sheep head at Boca. some Snook along the beach
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------  Venice jetties And boca both have sheep head and pompano
and a bunch of tiny snappers   -  Pompano near Boca pass

Venice has a lot of sheep head and some smaller snapoper
Stump pass has noty much accroding to Reobert but others have caught whiting and Jacks Robert one little Lizard fish
Little g no reports
Boca Grande bonnet head and black tip sharks and sheep head and nice snapper n the shouth side
Lady fish and possible blue fish
Captive same as boca with more whitng and there is Pompano on the north side

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- pretty good fishing In all of the passes for Snapper and sheep head
maybe some Grouper like Gags even a red grouper or two.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  Boca at the phosphate docks are bunches of sheep head.
A few gag grouper and a bunch of Goliath Grouper.
Venice has a good bite on Blue fish 5 pound average , Blue fish just out side the jetties
Sheep head are right in the rocks.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17------- Fishin in the passes is ok the Sheep head and Snapper fishing is
good, the Bonita have moved into the Passes which is rare but when it happen unbelievable fun
Some Blue fish and there is a hit or miss Grouper bite on most of the passes
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Sheep head and Pompano are the
most caught, a lot of Grouper mostley shorts Gag and Reds witth some Jew fish { Goliaths}
Spanish are finally starting to show up, The Spanish should get thicker as we go now

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- all of the passes are ate up with
Pompano and Sheep head, the cold weather fishing we expected on the piers a couple weeks
ago has apperaed here in the passes
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Venice Sheep head and Big snappers

Captiva Mangroves and Red grouper and flounder . Boca is Snapper and Blue fish with
a bunch of Spanish. right before the cold the Tarpon were thick
could be they are still here,
I think they will hold at Boca or Punta rassa, until the weather get right again
But by next week I would be thinking Tarpon again

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Venice has sheep head and pompano along with some nice flounder.

Boca has some real good pompano fishing and whiting on the bottom,
Captiva has flounder and red fish, for some reason the red fish are stacking up here in captiva

Stump pass has some whting , pompano and sheep head.
L.G. has pokpao and flounder again the red fish are more here then other passes a ton of reds under the docks close to the pass

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- No reports.

 

  February

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  Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 02/22/20 ------Boca - Spanish , lady fihs with some blue fish and out by the markers Pompano

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 02/08/20 ------ sheep head and Pompano drifting for snapper is good
A lot of sharks , Possible over slot reds best by the docks   -Captiva Spanish mackerel
 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" Along with Capt. Mike Myers - 02/23/19 ------Captiva has sheep head and gag grouper and sharks like black toips and snad bars. The back side of Captiva Silver Trout and spotted Trout.

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 02/16/19 -------  Stump - sheep head and whiting possible Pompano and black drum and a lot of lizard fish.
Boca- good on sheep head and some whiting and thee is flounder . Captiva the same as Boca.

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" along With Capt. Karl - 02/09/19 ------- Boca- Lots of sheep head and snapper on the south side and there is some snook and sharks in the pass. Bird working the pass on the small baits
 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 02/02/19 ------- Boca has sheep head and whiting, Captiva , whiting and snapper and some sheep head
stump some pompano and sheep head lizard fish and flounder , some small black drum
 

 Vinnie & Rick- Fishin Franks N. Fort Myers 02/01/19 - -----

 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------Captiva has Sheep head and Snapper, Spinners and Black tips and kind of wow
Boca has more sheep head. Venice Jetties Mackerel, Sheep head , Snappers Sharks, and Big Snook.
 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------Little g and Boca both have Pompano and Boca has a ton of sheep head,
A lot of whiting at Boca, Venice has a lot of snook and a ton of sheep head and snappers, The Spanish have showed up
The Triple tail have moved north.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------Vemnice has a bunch of sheep head and quite a few Spanish
and some Trout. and the snook fihsing is picking up. Stump pass lot sof whtiing and lizard fish.
Little G has a bunch of Snook along the shore ine. Boca Sheep head and sharks along with Flounder and blue fish
Captiva just ike Boca but thee is more Gag grouper , Under hte docks just inside the pass a bunch of Snook

 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18----- red fish pass sheep head and pompano
Captiva Some snapper and sheep ehad with some flounder and Possible bluefish.
Boca sheep head and gag grouper and snappers , Jacks and lady fish. Sheep head on the phoshate dock
-Venice has a lot of sheep head and snapper along with whiting , flounder is possible

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17--------Sheep head in all most all of the passes.
The Pompano in most of the passes. as well as quite a few Sharks.
The blue fish have found the passes and if you want to bottom fish, a lot of Grouper but not many keeper
Shrimping in the pass on an OUT going tide is very good.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----The river is turning the Passes into black fresh water spill ways.
this is quite common in July but not in January or February, So no I don't know what this is doing to the
fish or fishing no past experience with cold fresh water

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16---- Red tide is a problem here. one minute all good and then
horribly bad,

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Venice has Sheep head and Snapper,
Boca, has sheep head and Snappers along with some whting when the red tide moves the Pompano move in
Captiva is about the same as Boca add some good size Gag grouper for extra fun
Stump Pass has sheep head and whiting

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Venice has Sheep head and Snook,
Boca has some bg snapper and some nice Sheep head ,
Captive has Flounder big whiting near the shores and some decnet Snapper fishing
Stump pass has whiting and Sheep head with a few flounder,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ a varity of Fish. pomapno , Big Whiting
Not great in numbers but big fish, The Jacks are steady and larger than what you will find
inside the flats, Still some sheep head on the bottom and they are in good numbers

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Been some Pomano and flounder
inall of the passes, Spanish mackerel and of course the Bonnet sharks and a couple of Sharp nose
Sharks as well, some Snapper and a blue moon Grouper as in caught once in a.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Spanish and Pompano,
Red fish Pass has the most sharks, The Trout are fairly thick

 

 

March

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/28/20 ------ by boat only beaches closed Boca has Spanish and possible king and some Pompano with a Tarpon showing up,
Captiva is the same except for more sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/22/20 ------ Boca has some Tarpon, Mackerel, Snappers and there is just a lot going on here in hte pass
Captiva is almost a mirror of Boca

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 03/07/20 ------  Boca nd Captiva have had Spanish and possible Big Tarpon caught on Shrimp of all things

 

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/30/19 ------- Spanihs mackerel and maybe Tarpon at the out side of the pass on hte sand bar
plenty of Pompano and a lotof sharks

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/16/19 ------- Boca - Spanish and a lotof Tarpon big Tarpon and the sharks fising is great
Some flunder and lady fish and or reds caught from the beach

Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 03/08/19 ------- Stump pass - jacks and some pompano maybe Snook or sheep head
LG- /? Boca has sheep head and some snappers with some sharks and the jew fish are being caught from the beach
Spanish and jacks are going in or out of the pass often.

Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  Venice has sheep head and big snappers along with Blue fish and Spanish
Boca pass has Snook and big bull red fish along with Spanish, Blue fish , Pompano and just tons of fish. LAdy fish in good numbers

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ Venice has Spanish and blue fish.
Boca has sheep head and whiting possible Spanihs and black tip sharks

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------  Spanish and BLue fish in the venice, off the jetties and some Snappers
The Boca Grande pass, big lady fish and blue fish . Pompano Tarpon are still in Boca but they are deep and seem to be just hanging out.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Sheep head and Snapper, some large whiting
Boca and Captiva both have Tarpon larger ones 100 pound plus
Pompano and Spanish mackerel here as well.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17-------- SHeep head whting and pompano. with a bunch of Big Bull reds
Spanihs mackerel and a few blue fish still here. the Snapper and grouper bite in the passes is ok
not steady but if you are lucky, you will have a great day.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17--------Some grouper and Snapper, Blue fish and Spanish mackerel are in and out of the passes
The Sharks are starting to show up in the passes, and several reports of Tarpon hooked up.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- Sheep head are using the passes to get back to the gulf after the spawn
The Tarpon in Boca are going crazy after dark on the out going tide, Big huge Tarpon,
Captiva has pompano and some Trout on the edge of the passes.

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel is the big stroy in the passes right
now. Lots of kings going through to feed in the Habor and icw, The Snapper fishing on the bottom
is also good, quite a few Shakrs in the passes all of the passes are doing well, and pick the closeest one to you
The Tarpon are thicker in the southern Passes but Boca has seen quite a few Tarpon move in
over the lats week. I would still head south like Punta rassa if I was close to there

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Starting South with Punta rassa,

The Tarpon have been getting thicker here up to Red ifsh pass, and the red ifsh have moved
back in under the docks. The Snook fishin is getting better as well.
Some Spnaish and Pompano in the ICW and looks like srping is springing up for a lot of the Haror

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------Lots of snapper in all the passes
A few Tarpon in Punta rassa, YYes the Tarpon showed here. Most of the passes, have some Spanish
macerel in them. they are a late arriveal this year but The Spanish have started to come in

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Lots of Sheep head here in the passes
the snappers are growing up and people are ctaching larger ones,

Keep an eye for Cobia Sharks both are heading in & Out of the passes, I think it is as the water changes
temp the fish are just checking things out. Big whiting along the Shore line.

Pompano are also here in the passes.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel is the big stroy in the passes right
now. Lots of kings going through to feed in the Habor and icw, The Snapper fishing on the bottom
is also good, quite a few Shakrs in the passes all of the passes are doing well, and pick the closeest one to you
The Tarpon are thicker in the southern Passes but Boca has seen quite a few Tarpon move in
over the lats week. I would still head south like Punta rassa if I was close to there

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Starting South with Punta rassa,

The Tarpon have been getting thicker here up to Red ifsh pass, and the red ifsh have moved
back in under the docks. The Snook fishin is getting better as well.
Some Spnaish and Pompano in the ICW and looks like srping is springing up for a lot of the Haror

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------Lots of snapper in all the passes
A few Tarpon in Punta rassa, YYes the Tarpon showed here. Most of the passes, have some Spanish
macerel in them. they are a late arriveal this year but The Spanish have started to come in

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Lots of Sheep head here in the passes
the snappers are growing up and people are ctaching larger ones,

Keep an eye for Cobia Sharks both are heading in & Out of the passes, I think it is as the water changes
temp the fish are just checking things out. Big whiting along the Shore line.
Pompano are also here in the passes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Veince has sheep head and snappers,
Bcoa and Captiva snapper sheep head and big whiting all hitting, the Spanish are
just moving in, A bunch of little Gag and red grouper have moved int oteh passes
fun but almost impossible to find a keeper
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Tarpon at least one school came into Boca
over the last week,
This was most likly a school fro the river which went out to find if any other were here yet

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- Venice has Snapper and Spanish mackerel bith a lot of fun
and the Snook fishing as it gets dark is very good
Boca and Captiva are holding big whiting and the Spanish are here a lot which accounts for all of the Sharks
moving in to these passes
Now the sheep head in all of the passes are thinning out not as many as the last couple weeks

but the ones that are left here are much larger than the normal catch.

April

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- Tarpon and some huge sharks and there is whting and pompano
quite a few Spanish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 ------- Spanihs and blue fish and a handful of Tarpon and whiting being caught form shore

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Almost hte same as Boca ecept tarpon , but there is a lot of sharks and spanish

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Fishin Frank & Mr. Blind Tarpon his-self "Robert"  - 04/27/19 ------- A lot of Tarpon it is loaded with Tarpon
Sharks are here as well watch for big Hammer heads

  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/12/19 -------  Spanish and blue fish and possible king mackerel and the Tarpon are here the Sharks are here as well , form the beach whiting and sharks as well as a bunch of snook

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 04/06/19 -------  Tarpon pretty thick and sharks are in good numbers even some big Hammer headds
Spanish mackerel and Blue fish. there is whiting
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Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert" - 03/30/19 ------tarpon and Spanish mackerel and there is hseep head along the shore line
 

 

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Fishin Frank , Robert  04/28/18 ------- Venice has Spanihs and pompano and a bunch of snook, Along with tarpon running the beach
The north jetties is the better bet. Stump pass possible Tarpon and jacks.
Boca loaded with Tarpon thousands of them. The Sharks are thick here as well along with Grouper and some snappers
Captiva has Sharks and Snappers , possible tarpon

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- venice has a lot of spanish and pompano
Big snook. Stump pass possible Pompano and whiting. Little G Spanish mackerel. Boca lots of tarpon, Spanish and blue fish
Grouper on the bottom along with Snappers. Captiva some Tarpon more sharks here than Boca Bulls and black tips some Whting and pompano
Venice Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Venice has sheep head as well as Blue fish and Spanish
Big Snook being caught here.
Boca has Whitng and Snappers as well as pompano and Spanish, Smaller Sharks, Tarpon are in the pass in good numbers
A bunch of Snook on the beach side
Captiva has sharks and Snappers and sheep head. A lot of Snook not as many large ones as Boca has.

. Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 -------  Venice Has big Snook and some Spanish mackerel
Stump a lot of whiting and some pompano. Boce has a bunch of Tarpon and sharks as well as possible Spaniish and sheep head
Captiva has a lot of Snook just inside.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- The Venice jetties has some whiting, sheep head, and Pompano
The rest of the passes, have stacked up with Snapper, pompano, whiting, and Snook.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- GAspilla and Captiva are the Tarpon passes.
near the phosphate dock plenty of Tarpon but they are almost impossilbe to get to bite.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17-------  -  Tarpon in Boca and Captiva when the tides is out going
The passe shave been rough , The Snapper and the posswible Grouper with some great snook fishing
Gaspirlla pass has been the Tarpon pass this year so far but is may be more of a show place than a catch place
going there just to watch is a good thing, but hard ot ge tot bite

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ The passes are a mixed bag of everyhting right now.
Tarpon, sharks, Cobia, Spanish and king mackerel. Snook fishin from the beach is getting better by the
day, The Flounder are just pout side of the passes on the snad flats made from the beach melting.
look for a little grass and there should be flounder there.
Snapper fishn on the bottom of the passes is good right now, but you will find several small gag grouper.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------almost every pass has Tarpon, yes the pass fishing
madness has started but you can do well in Captiva as well as Boca/
The Snook are hitting the beaches from 18 inch bucks to big ole Mama

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Captiva north has Mangrove Snappers
and big sheep head , there is also Pompano and Spanish. There is a few kings in Boca and captiva
other than that this is sort of the same for most of the passes except Gaspirrila

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Boca has Spanish and Sharks in it,
There is Tarpon here in the pass but not steady yet, early in the day and sun set there is the most fish
Tarpon are or have been in better numbers out in the shipping channel more than right in the pass
Venice is rally loading up with Snook and the snapper and Spanish are doing good as well.
Red fish pass is starting to see it summer Snook moving in. Sharks and Tarpon are steady here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16--- Venice kind of quiet, weird the fishing is usally good or better

the other passes are all kind of the Same, Tarpon and Sharks with a bunch of Cobia
On the bottom there is Snapper and some sheep head, Gag Grouper more in Captiva near legal size,
but the gag are out of season.  Snook are really starting to show up on the beaches. May is the big Spawn month

May-6

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/24/19 -------Tarpon, Tarpon , Tarpon and Boats , boats , boats

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- Tarpon lotsof them and some snapper and small grouper and a lot of sharks big monster Sharks. a lot of snook by the beaches

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon , Tarpon, and Sharks a bunch of lady fish and Spanish mackerel and blue runners
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/24/19 -------Sharks and Tarpon nice snapper fishing as well as Spanish

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 05/12/19 ------- same as Boca , but hte docks have Snook and red fish pin fish is your bet bait

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 05/04/19 -------  Tarpon and snook and A lot of Spanish and some sharks
 

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 --------Tarpon and Goliath and PSanish and blue fish possible nice jacks
and possible Bonita. Venice has Spanish and a lot of snook, bunches of snappers with some whiting and pompano.
Captiva has some tarpon and lots of sharks and spanish mackerel, possible King mackerel


Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 -------Venice Spanish and lot sof Snook.
Stump whiting and Snook with lots of Lizard fish watch for Jacks
Boca Tons of Tarpon and Big Sharks and along the beaches Big over size reds
Captiva- Gag grouper and Snappers,
Red fish bunches of Snook.

Fishin Frank , Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  05/11/18 -------    Venice Spanish and pompano, Snook and The Tarpon are here.
Stump pass- lots of Snook and whiting and lizard fish,
Gaspriila pass- ???  Boca- tarpon , Tarpon, Big sharks, and snapper and blue fish, Red grouper tiny ones
Captiva Spanish and blue fish, Tarpon and this is the pass for sharks all sizes
Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 -------

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  Boca or Captiva for Tarpon and big Snook
with quite a few snappers on the bottom. The king mackerel on in coming tides and"
of course the sharks are in thick , do not be surprised if you hook into grouper
but hard to find a keeper.
Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17------- Boca grande pass has a lot of Tarpon but the Snapper and grouper
bite is amazing non stop action hard to find keeper grouper but a ton of fun.
Captiva has a bunch of snook and sme reds.
Little gasprilla is hit or miss n the Tarpon and docks right on the pass has monster Snook-

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17--------   Stump pass has Really good size whiting on the south side
tons of Snook in the pass, some Sharks and Huge red fish, Black tips up to 5 foot.
BOca grande has tarpon and Snook , some studley almost 3 foot lady fish,
Tarpon here at Boca or Captiva passes are the big story. watch for bait fish, keep a Sabiki rig ready

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17-------- Boca or Captiva are the best bets, Captiva has Snapper
Snook red fish, black drum and Sharks, Boca close but 2nd place.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Venice there Snook are doing well .
Boca and Captiva, Tarpon are in both Passes and the is good Snapper fishing,
Kind of surprised the Gag grouper are here in good numbers
 but really hard to find one big enough the keep


June

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 06/24/19 -------  tarpon and some big bull sharks and just out side there is black nose and Sharp nose sharks .

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 06/24/19 ------- snook fishing, some decent snapper includeing lane snapper and Mangrove snappers

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Josh Olive, fishcoach.net - 06/16/19 ------   ?/
 

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 06/24/19 -------  Tarpon and the guys on hte beach at night are getting Snook and some big bull reds

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Karl 941-565-7325 - 06/24/19 ------- Tons of Tarpon and a lot of sharks and there is smaller grouper and big snappers
There is a lot of big snook along the shore line, Pompnao fihsing is great from the rocks

Fishin Frank, & Capt. Josh Olive, fishcoach.net - 06/16/19 ------   Tarpon and Tarpon but the full moon has them out at the 3 marker in the channel
 

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Fishin Frank,  Robert   06/29/18 -------- Venice, SOme red tide Spanish mackerel and smaller Sharks
 Stump, Red tide   L. G. Red tide,   Boca - Red tide  Captiva, Red tide a little bit but not much yet so the fishing is still preetty good Red fish pass has Tarpon , sharks, and Snook.  Punta Rassa- Trout fishing

Fishin Frank  Robert  & Capt Josh Olive  06/23/18 -------- 
Venice, ---- Tarpon out 3 miles   Stump,---- ??   L. G.---- Red tide  Boca---- red tide   Captiva,---- ???   Red fish. ----Lots of Snook   Punta Rassa----??? 

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive  06/09/18 -------- Venice some Snook and a handful of Pompano
Little pass and Boca there is Red tide not horrible but if you cough leave.
red fish has Red fish and possible Tarpon
 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  06/01/18 -------- Venice lots of Snook and Tarpon Some Spanish,
Stump- whiting and lizard fish,
Boca - Tarpon showing early in the morning. Spanish
Captiva- Possible Gags, some Pompano
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- Stump pass possible Tarpon,
Gasprilla , Boca, and Captiva first thing at Dawns crack.
Night fishing Captiva for grouper is doing good,
Most of the passes have big Snook, like monster fish.
And some of the largest lady fish we have seen in a long time.
Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Captiva has Trout just on the inside north end
and some legal size Gag grouper best bet trolling.
Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- Red fish and Captiva are the two better bets,
Gag grouper and Snook even Big red fish, Snapper fishing in the center of these passes
Boca has the Tarpon and they are rolling better for looking then catching in Boca pass.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Tarpon is the big Thing pun intended at Captiva and
Boca, a good number of tarpon going through little Gasparilla pass during the day and early morning.
There is also Good fishing for Snook and Spanish mackerel in stump pass, And Red fish pass.
The Snapper are doing well in Captiva and Boca.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ At Boca the Tarpon are thick, with Captiva
coming in a close 2nd for Numbers of tarpon, Gasprilla Pass is the 3rd best choice
Now Red ifsh pass still has a lot of Snook, Punta rassa is a great place for Tarpon but we do not get
a bunch of reports the ones we have are all good.

all of passes have Snappers and some mackerel, and all of them have Big Snook, with a few huge Red fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ BOca , Red fish, Captiva, all have Snapper,
Tarpon, Sharks, with Boca being the best for Tarpon,But Red fish and Captiva passes have the best Snook fishing
Punat Rassa has Tarpon and some Red fish and Snook.
Little gasprilla has some godd Tarpon and Snook fishing

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Snook fishing is great in all of the Passes
the spawn is in full swing, So the Snook fishing is wow. The Tarpon are thick in all of the passes
except maybe Stump pass, the hill tide. creates a huge amount of food Crabs trying to get out to
lay eggs, So it all happens. and is happening right now in the passes. Tarpon and Sharks and just great fishing

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Sharks and Tarpon from the beach and on the in side there is Snook
and Some Trout,

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Right at the cause way thee is a ton of Tarpon and
plenty of Snook to play with

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Snook and Tarpon on the beaches

 

May

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ The pass are the better fishing right now
The Tarpon are every where along the beaches, there is a lot of blue runners, and Spanish mackerel
Jacks and flounder doing well, some Big Sharks being caught, Their is a lot of different
 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------The sourthen end passes are loaded with
Snook< Snappers and a couple of big Red fish, Captiva and Boca are the best for Tarpon right now
Snook in every pass, and getting more each day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ The pass are full on and off with Tarpon
as the fronts come through the Tarpon move through, and they seem to be hanging out
in Captiva and Boca at day break.
For the non Tarpon the passes ahve filled up with big Snappers and quite a few Spanish moving
through as well

July
Captiva

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/27/19 ------  Some Gag grouper and sharks

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/20/19 ------ Some Tarpon and Spaish and some decent sharks
Snok and some Gag grouper and some fish hitting the surface  

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/12/19 ------ Tarpon inside the pass and on hte beach

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/05/19 ------ Some Tarpon and big Snook and a lot of sharks and a lot of snappers
The rocks have a bunch of snappers.


Boca

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/27/19 ------  Tarpon still doinng good and Sharks fishing is pretty good
Mackerel and possible Snapper on the bottom

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/20/19 ------  Still lots of Tarpon and Mackerel and some sharks and quite a few snapper on  hte bottom 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/12/19 ------ Tarpon are still here and there is some Big Sharks and possible mackerel and some huge Bull Red fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 07/05/19 ------ Lot sof snook along the beachs and some monster red fish and some ok Snappers
^The Tarpon are not as thick but still here and there is schools of blue runners more in hte ship channels 

 

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Fishin Frank, Robert 07/27/18 ------- Venice-Snook fishing is good and some Spanish and a lot of small snappers, lot sof sharks teeth with the big waves. Boca has some decent snapper fishing on the bottom, getting below the red tide effect, You will be coughing but this fish are below the effect. Captiva some snapper and snook action Possible Tarpon. .
 

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/14/18 ------- Venice has Spanish, Boca and cativa has pompano and Spanish both in big numbers

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt Josh Olive- 07/06/18 ------- Venice pretty good spotty red tide,
Stump- Snook , L.G.- ????   Boca tiger shark. Captiva- Red tide possible.   Red fish pass- ????? Punta rassa- ????
 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- Red fish pass has some big reds, and the Snook fishing is good
possible Gag grouper, Captiva is the best bet for passes for Snapper, Grouper and sharks,
The Tarpon fishing in Captiva is good as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17--------  Snook in full swing for the bite , a bunch of them
along the beach shore line within 6 feet of the shore. Tarpon in hte passes better bet BOca or captiva
some whting and possible gag, in Captiva, Snapper on the south side of Boca,

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17-------- Captiva Has some decent snapper and Gag grouper along with Pompano
and Sharks, Snook fishing along the shores. Venice is an night time for Snook, Evening for Pompano and snappers
watch for glass minnows the fish are following them.
Boca Night time for Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- Captiva has Gag grouper and Sharks, And a lot of snook under the docks
at the in-side of Captiva as well as snappers in the pass or under the docks, Pin fish is a great bait>
trolling a lure as deep as you can get it. 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Boca and Captiva have the best snapper fishing
the tarpon are here chaseing the Spanish mackerel around so yes both are here.
Red fish and captiva Passes have a bunch of Red fish & Snook both passes are full of them
Whiting and Snook in stump pass.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Boca pass in the 38 feet of water on the southern side
is loaded up with nice Snappers, Use frozen or live shrimp, for the largers snapper 16 inches and larger
catch some smaller pin fish use them live and whole just off the bottom. for a 16 inch fish they really
 fight at that depth. The Tarpon in boca pass is a early mornng first light event, They are feeding on crabs
a 1/2 once wieght and cast up into the currant, and let then carb sink and move in to the fish with the tide.
once the Tarpon get up onto the hill, it is free line no wieghts so the crab can just drift with the slower water
movement.
Captiva pass has big snapper and some huge bull Red fish, the Larger Snook as well as the smaller one Are
thick here in Captiva

While the Snook and Tarpon are in and out of all of the passes, thes two have been better,
The Spanish mackerel can be found in all of the passes right now but they are passing through not staying
for long.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15-----Captiva and Red fish passes have had good fishing for
Gag grouper many keepers being caught in these two passes.
A bunch of Snook in all of the passes, the least amount of Snook would be in Little Gasparilla pass.
Tarpon are doing well in he passes Late morning and after noon seem to be the best for Tarpon
Snapper in Captiva and Boca doing well. al of the passes have Sharks.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- Spanish and a lot of small Gags in both Captiva and Boca
Red fish has Snook and lots of them. Punta rassa is good for Tarpon and some decent Sharks fishing
Venice is loaded with Snook and quite a few mackerel

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/18/16----- Venice has Spanish and snapper, with a lot of snook
Boca, been good with whting and Pompano and gag grouper, the snapper are smaller but still good number
Captiva has Snok and red fish going throught , it
Punta rassa is good for Snook . Red Fish pass has bunches of Snook.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16----- Boca and Captiva there is a bunch of Snook
and onthe south side of Boca there is tom of Snappers big one
Little G has a bunch of snapper, in little G drift Shrimp is best bait


August

Ca[tiva
Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/23/19 ------Black tip sharks and some Snappers with a lot of snook along the shore
watch for schools of big red fish

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/16/19 ------ Tarpon and Spanish mackerel

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/10/19 ------ Lots of snook and tarpon
along with some sharks and Spanish mackerel

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Boca
Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/23/19 ------Mangrove snapper with some Mackerel and some nice black tip sharks real jumpers
 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/16/19 ------  Tarpon still hanging out here and out to the bell buoy
Sharks up to 7 foot and Gag grouper are hitting hard to find keeper but fun

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon  - 08/10/19 ------There is a ton of Spanish mackerel and good numbers of lady fish , blue fish
Possible Giant red fish , lots of tarpon and Snook

 

Fishin Frank, Robert & Capt. Morris Campbell- 08/25/18 ------- Venice still some Red tide getting better.
Stump pass has Bait fish . L.G. has Snook and some Snappers. Boca has Snapper and Yes there is Tarpon here
Lady fish and jacks are going through Boca pass. Captiva- ???

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/18/18 ------- Venice hit or miss. Stump Pass, snook and sheep head, Pompano
L.G. ??? Boca- Snapper and some Grouper small ones. Spanish and blue fish Possible Tarpon. Captiva Hit or mIss.
 

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/11/18 -------

Fishin Frank, Robert 08/04/18 ------- ???????? on all of the passes.
Possible good but if the wind or tide changes you can be cover up with red tide.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- Stump pass has a new Groyen the snook are really moving in and white a bit of bait
The Snapper and Mackerel, Robert is talking about 35 inch red fish.
Captiva pass the docks are loaded with snook and the gag grouper are in the middle of the pass lot sof Sharks out side the pass, Boca has some tarpon, Red fish pass, Charlie pass,the reds are 32 to 36 inches
the red are piled up in blind pass on the out going

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- Boca & Captiva, have Tarpon pretty steady and snapper fihsing on the
bottom is good, spanish, Captiva has some legal Gag grouper where Boca they are smaller
Sharks like 6 to 8 foot lemon or bulls , possible Hammer head,

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17--------   Boca and Captiva have a lot of Snook. The night fisher people
are catching big giant red fish, there is also some monster Lady fish.
the snapper bite is ok, but it needs to be in-coming tide.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17------ Captiva has more types of fish and sharks
Like whiting and Snook even big Red fish and if you drift the center there is a possible keeper Gag grouper
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Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Boca has a ton of Snappers 34 feet of water + or -
a little , income tide is bring the mackerel.
Captiva, got some big snappers and is your best place to get a legal Gag Grouper
Captiva also still has a good supple of Snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Venice lots of Snappers and Big Red fish
lot sof snook

Stump pass is a good mixe of Snook and Red fish, some Jacks and blue runners

Boca and Little G Snapper and Spanish

Captiva and Red ifsh passes have had a few legal Gag grouper and some Sharks
with a ton of Snook

rassa has some Big Snook and the Big reds are moving in,

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  Boca has a lot of Snappers, on the south side is better
flounder on the north side.
Sharks still good in Captiva and Boca
Venice some Mackerel and snapper, big snook at night

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Stump pass, whiting and Snook,
Venice - Tarpona nd the snook , Snapper all hitting good. day time is Mackerel and Jacks.
Lotsof fun on the Jetties

Boca has flounder and Snapper, there are some Pompano and mackerel
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- Boca and the sourthern passes are black with fresh water
so not much for reports.
Venice Spanish and Snapper day time, the Snook night is getting good

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  Boca and Captiva, Snapper and some tarpon
with flounder and ok Shark fishing, spanish macks.
Venice has Snapper and Spanish, and the night time Snook is very good.

 

 

 

September

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/21/19 ------ Some sharks Bulls and black tips and there is gag grouper no legal ones yet but they are here

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/14/19 ------  Tarpon and a lot of snook with Pompano on hte beach side

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon with Capt Morris Campbell  - 09/07/19 ------ Snook and some gag grouper and a few sharks
Possible Tarpon

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/21/19 ------ snapper and lady fish with good numbers of Spanish and the Big red fish along the Cayo shoreline

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 09/14/19 ------  a lot of snook and lady fish with some schools of Jacks and Spanish
the snapper bite slowed and the Tarpon are still here.

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon with Capt Morris Campbell  - 09/07/19 ------ Tarpon and Tarpon with some snook and red fish along the beaches

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Fishin Frank,  "Robert" The Blind Tarpon- 09/27/18 ------- Venice - some  snapper and big red fish and some pompano
Stump?:?? LG -/ Boca - Snappers and possible Tarpon, captiva - bigger snappers and gag grouper - Red fihs.

Venice,  Stump, L. G. Boca  Captiva,  Red fish.  Punta Rassa

Fishin Frank, Mr. Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 09/15/18 ------- Veince some red tide, Stump- good and there is Snook and some bait fish
Red fish at first light. Boca - Snook and quite a few big Red fish and there is bait fish on hte beach
The larger snappers are in the pass caught while drifting. Captiva_- Snapper and a good population of Snook and Red fish are doing well along the shore line.

Fishin Frank, & Capt Josh Olive- 09/01/18 ------- Venice ??? Stump Pass ???
L.G. ??? Boca - some snook on the beaches . Captiva - ??? Red fish cobia caught while trolling rumored
 

Fishin Frank, Robert the Blind Tarpon & Capt Josh Olive- 09/08/18 ------- Venice- still patchy red tides but mackerel and blue fish
even pompano and snook on the beaches. stump - snook and some jacks and a lot of bait, L.G. - ok possible Tarpon. lady fish and jacks
pompano from hte beach. Boca- Pompano and Snook with some spanish and blue fish. and this is the spot for tarpon
Captiva- spanish possible Tarpon, Red fish- snapper and red fish on hte bottom .

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- Red fish is the better of the passes right now, with Captiva a close second
Snook Grouper and some snapper, Stump pass has at least one jack Robert caught it. wether there is another
one nobody knows

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- Boca Grande is closed, Manasota key is open to blind pass then closed farther north
Captiva on the inside of Captiva big schools of reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17-------- Boca Grande has Snook , Captiva has some Gag grouper
and Snapper in Boca or Captiva, Some Tarpon hit or miss on the Tarpon.
Gasprilla pass in the brown water, there is some red fish on the in coming

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17--------  Boca has Pompano and Red fish big reds, The docks on the inside
have a bunch of Snook, CCaptiva has a lot of Snook on the north and by the docks and on the inside docks going south
The Tarpon Big tarpon in Boca and Captiva, Cool thing on boats fishing for the a great time to play with the tarpon here

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Veince Jettiies is one of the best, Snappers, Snook
Mackerel all hitting good.
Captiva pass is a close 2nd with the same fish. Maybe a little better bite during the day . But Venice
the nightimte bite is what makes it so great

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----  Boca and Captiva Spanish and Pompano
Big Bull reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- Red fish monsters ones in any of the passes
Boca , captiva, Gasprilla, Stump, Red fish all have over sizre reds and some Snook.
Spanish are still working the passes.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16----- 

All Passes - possible red tide listen to Radio fishin or call store for info

 

 

 

October

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 10/05/19 ------  Some Gag grouper keeper size and black tip as well as a bunch of Spanish
some whiting and pompano

ishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 10/05/19 ------ Snook lot sof Snook and Big Reds at night .
a lot of Lady fish on top and Snappers on the bottom, even a possible Great Hammer Head
Spanish mackerel all over

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Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 10/27/18 ------- Venice lot sof Spanihs and pompano, lady ifsh good fishing
Stump no reports,
LG- Spanihs and lady fish.
Boca- Spanihs and lady fish with blue fish and the snapper bite on hte south side. Lots of beby gag grouper
There is tarpon here
Captiva Spanish and lady fish
Red fish???

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 10/19/18 ------- Venice lot sof spanish and Snappers the snook fishing is good
Some big Bull size red fish near dark.
Stump pass, some mackerel and jacks the snook while smaller but good numbers. Possible flounder
Gasprilla spanish.
Boca - Spanish amd jacks, The Tarpon fishinig is good here.
Captiva - spanish and possible Tarpon
Red fish- ???

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Small Gag and Barley leagal Grouper but hey keeper is keeper
Snook and red fish from the beaches is good at night, In Boca and Captiva, Boca has some Flounder
Snook But more red fish in red fish pass. Some Monster snook in Red fish pass as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Boca and Captiva both have Snook, small or big
Red fish large ones and the Snapper bite is getting better. the pompano.
Spanish mackerel doing Lot of Smaller Gag Grouper.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- Some Spanish and Snook even some tarpon at the Venice Jetties
Red fish pass has some Big Red fish, flounder and SnookRed fish and Captiva have Gag grouper,
Boca Pass Flounder and Snapper, Spanish and some Blue fish and a bunch of Small gag
the goliath grouper and there is Tarpon rolling here in Boca
Captiva gag , and Red fish, Flounder

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Big Bull Reds huge Giant have been Red Fish moving through
Boca and Captiva Passes
Venice the Snook fishing is still very good
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Big Reds and some flounder
Pompano, Spanish Mackerel in Boca and Captiva.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- Venice has good numbers of Sheep head and
The Spanish are in all of the passes
Flounder in Captiva and Punta rassa. More mackerel around red fish and Boca

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- Been hit or miss, because of the red tide,
Spanish mackerel in Captiva and Red fish pass, doing well.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Pompano and Spanish, and some good Snapper
Gag grouper have been caught in several of the passes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- Venice has some great snapper fishing
Snook fishing is also good.
Boca has Spanish and some good snapper, the north side has flounder
Captiva same as boca but more Gag grouper. and the docks near have snapper

 

November

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Fishin Frank, & The Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/24/18 -------  Venice - sharks is doing good on Spanish and whiting even spade fish
The is possible king mackerel from the pier. The jetties have sheep head and Spanish. Stump= Some Spanihs and jacks even a some sheep head
Gas - ??? Boca has Spanish and blue fish best bet for sheep head and you can drift for snappers and Johnson shoals has flounder.
Captiva- Sheep head is doing good drifting the middle.

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/17/18 ------- Veince- Spanish and some sheep head and the snapper fishing is good
some monster lady fish. Stump- ????.  Gasprilla - lady fish and Spanish.   Boca- Spanish and blue fish snappers and Tarpon with some bull sharks

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/10/18 ------- venice- Pompano and Spanish with quite a few Snappers and good night time Snook fihsing
Stump- Some flounder and some Snook. Gasprilla- Spanish mackerel. Boca- Sheep head and snappers and a lot of baby gag grouper and a lot of Tarpon Pin fish or Squirrel fish are the best baits. Captiva- Spanish and a couple of kings right out side the pass.
Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 11/03/18 ------- Venice, spanish and Pompano and quite a few Snappers and some big Snook, Sharks has even been getting King mackerel/ 
Stump- Pompano
LG - Spanish and lady fihs and some sharks and a few Trout inside by the bridges
Boca- lots of Mackerl and Tarpon stacked up in hte holes. and some sheep head
Captiva- some mackerel and Pomano , snok and possible tarpon on the north side, Red fish working through the p[ass
Red fish-??
 

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/30/19 ------ Spanish and Some snapper on hte bottom with sheep heade aong the shore
Snook over 40 inches possible. use huge pin fish for bait

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/16/19 ------ Spanish and sheep head getting better with some Trout just inside the pass**

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

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

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/30/19 ------  Spanish and some larger jacks and lady fish
From shore sheep head and pompano with monster red fish, Possible Pompano

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 11/16/19 ------ Spanish and snappers with some sheep head and possible Spanish ***

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

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

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Venice is starting to get good, Spanish and kings in the jetties Snook and snapper
Lg has some Spanish Red fish, Captiva, and boca Red fish, snook, flounder, and some Spanish 15 to 20 feet of water
King mackerel and Tarpon are in all three passes, The Spanish are moving through the passes

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17--------  Boca and Captiva have SPanish and King Mackerel , Flounder on hte north side of boca
A lot of Small Gag grouper in both passes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17--------  Venice has some Snook fishing< Little G has some Snapper and
the red fish are doing well, flounder fishing here is pretty good, Boca trolling for Spanish and or Kings is pretty good

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Venice the jetties have flounder and big Snapper
the Spanish are here as well, Boca pass Has king mackerel, Spanish are better in Captiva,
The gags are in Captiva as well although you could find them in all of the passes
Punta rassa ahs some Tarpon and Big Bull reds,

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Boca has some Nice King mackerel in it.
Captiva has Gag grouper , Blue fish and Spanish mackerel/

Venice has Spanish , Pompano and Snappers.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Venice has Spanish and snapper along with some flounder
Boca has spanish and King mackerel soem flounder just north of the pass on the inide
Captiva has Gags and mackerel, all of the passes are doing well on fish right now

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- Bigger whiting in stump pass with some sheep head
Some Pompano in Gaspirlla,  Captiva has Gag grouper and some nice snapper.
Boca has some kings less grouper but more sheep head and Spanish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16----- Boca and Captiva Pompano big whiting Huge Red fish
Snook not as many as the reds but still good. Spanish mackerel and some blue fish.
Watch out for incoming tide wind against the tide here is not fun. Possible Big Tarpon

Stump pass whiting and Mackerel and some Snook

Little G Pompano and Spanish

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16-----

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16-----  Boca red tide,
Venice is not going big time but a few spanish and SNook
Gasprilla has Spanish and snappers with some Pompano
Captive and red fish pass have Gag grouper and decent Snapper fishing
with a good selection of other fish

 

 

December

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Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/14/19 ------  Sheep head and or pompano and some snappers with small Gag grouper with possible Spanish **

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/06/19 ------ Sheep head and snappers with blue fish and lady fish,
Some pompano out by the bell buoy ** 

 

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/14/19 ------  ?/

Fishin Frank, & Robert, The Blind Tarpon - 12/06/19 ------    ?/

 

Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert" & Capt Karl- 12/21/18 ------- too windy

 Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 12/14/18 ------- Venice - lots of sheep head , and flounder pompno

 Vinnie- Fishin Franks N. Fort Myers 12/14/18 - -----Sheepshead bite is improving and nice ones being caught in Red Fish passes and along Pine Island Sound.

 Fishin Franks II  Vinnie- 12/08/18  ------  Gag Grouper being caught in deeper holes near structure south of Captiva Pass along shores.

 Fishin Frank, & Blind Tarpon "Robert"- 12/01/18 -------  Venice - some Spanish and a lot of sheep head The jetties rather than the pier is better both are OK. Stump- a handful of Jacks and Pompano. LG - ???? Boca- Spanish and blue fish and huge numbers of Lady fish. Captiva- BLack tip sharks and quite afew snappers and some Pompano.

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17------- Lots of Snook fishing and early is the time right at sun rise.
possible 16 inch snappers, Sheep head being seen should be a good bite.
Boca is ok for the snapper bite and some blue fish, the Spanish and possible whiting
Karl hit a bunch of Snook at Boca early in the morning off the beach side.
and the Pompano being caught from the rocks   

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------Venice jetties have sheep head and Possible Spanish, Mullet heads for the monster Snook
after dark.
Boca Grande has Jacks and possible Jacks and or Blue fish. Possible Tarpon there is a few larger sharks and to the north side of the pass pompano
Captiva has pretty much the same Pompano, and the snook are thick under the docks on the south side.
-Little G has some Snook under the docks

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17-------Venice jetties has Snapper and sheep head
Boca has some sheep head and flounder caught from the beach, Spanish and blue fish in the channel,   
 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Still some big Snapper in Boca and Captiva
Most of the Passes hhave Small Sharks. Red ifsh Pass seems tp have the most Snook.
Hummm why dont we have a Snook pass? any way, the Pompano are oving in and out of the passes
and we exdpect the Spanish to start heading in as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/19/14------- The pompnao and SHeep head
are the fish in the passes but Boca has some leagal Red Grouper, Yes they are open in state
waters, {with in 9 miles of the coast. rare that they are in the passes, but the cooler water
has the Red Grouper right in the passes

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/05/14------- Sheep head, and Sharks are in all of the passes
pick the ccloser to you, the other catch is Blue fish, and Spanish mackerel

 

 

 Passes -Punta rassa, Red fish, Captiva,
Boca Grande & Little Gasprilla, stump

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Sheep head and Pompano are the
most caught, a lot of Grouper mostley shorts Gag and Reds witth some Jew fish { Goliaths}
Spanish are finally starting to show up, The Spanish should get thicker as we go now

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- all of the passes are ate up with
Pompano and Sheep head, the cold weather fishing we expected on the piers a couple weeks
ago has apperaed here in the passes
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Venice Sheep head and Big snappers

Captiva Mangroves and Red grouper and flounder . Boca is Snapper and Blue fish with
a bunch of Spanish. right before the cold the Tarpon were thick
could be they are still here,
I think they will hold at Boca or Punta rassa, until the weather get right again
But by next week I would be thinking Tarpon again

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Venice has sheep head and pompano along with some nice flounder.

Boca has some real good pompano fishing and whiting on the bottom,
Captiva has flounder and red fish, for some reason the red fish are stacking up here in captiva

Stump pass has some whting , pompano and sheep head.
L.G. has pokpao and flounder again the red fish are more here then other passes a ton of reds under the docks close to the pass

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- No reports.

 

  February

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----The river is turning the Passes into black fresh water spill ways.
this is quite common in July but not in January or February, So no I don't know what this is doing to the
fish or fishing no past experience with cold fresh water

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16---- Red tide is a problem here. one minute all good and then
horribly bad,

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Venice has Sheep head and Snapper,
Boca, has sheep head and Snappers along with some whting when the red tide moves the Pompano move in
Captiva is about the same as Boca add some good size Gag grouper for extra fun
Stump Pass has sheep head and whiting

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Venice has Sheep head and Snook,
Boca has some bg snapper and some nice Sheep head ,
Captive has Flounder big whiting near the shores and some decnet Snapper fishing
Stump pass has whiting and Sheep head with a few flounder,

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ a varity of Fish. pomapno , Big Whiting
Not great in numbers but big fish, The Jacks are steady and larger than what you will find
inside the flats, Still some sheep head on the bottom and they are in good numbers

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Been some Pomano and flounder
inall of the passes, Spanish mackerel and of course the Bonnet sharks and a couple of Sharp nose
Sharks as well, some Snapper and a blue moon Grouper as in caught once in a.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Spanish and Pompano,
Red fish Pass has the most sharks, The Trout are fairly thick

 

 

March

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel is the big stroy in the passes right
now. Lots of kings going through to feed in the Habor and icw, The Snapper fishing on the bottom
is also good, quite a few Shakrs in the passes all of the passes are doing well, and pick the closeest one to you
The Tarpon are thicker in the southern Passes but Boca has seen quite a few Tarpon move in
over the lats week. I would still head south like Punta rassa if I was close to there

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Starting South with Punta rassa,

The Tarpon have been getting thicker here up to Red ifsh pass, and the red ifsh have moved
back in under the docks. The Snook fishin is getting better as well.
Some Spnaish and Pompano in the ICW and looks like srping is springing up for a lot of the Haror

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------Lots of snapper in all the passes
A few Tarpon in Punta rassa, YYes the Tarpon showed here. Most of the passes, have some Spanish
macerel in them. they are a late arriveal this year but The Spanish have started to come in

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Lots of Sheep head here in the passes
the snappers are growing up and people are ctaching larger ones,

Keep an eye for Cobia Sharks both are heading in & Out of the passes, I think it is as the water changes
temp the fish are just checking things out. Big whiting along the Shore line.

Pompano are also here in the passes.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ King mackerel is the big stroy in the passes right
now. Lots of kings going through to feed in the Habor and icw, The Snapper fishing on the bottom
is also good, quite a few Shakrs in the passes all of the passes are doing well, and pick the closeest one to you
The Tarpon are thicker in the southern Passes but Boca has seen quite a few Tarpon move in
over the lats week. I would still head south like Punta rassa if I was close to there

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------ Starting South with Punta rassa,

The Tarpon have been getting thicker here up to Red ifsh pass, and the red ifsh have moved
back in under the docks. The Snook fishin is getting better as well.
Some Spnaish and Pompano in the ICW and looks like srping is springing up for a lot of the Haror

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------Lots of snapper in all the passes
A few Tarpon in Punta rassa, YYes the Tarpon showed here. Most of the passes, have some Spanish
macerel in them. they are a late arriveal this year but The Spanish have started to come in

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Lots of Sheep head here in the passes
the snappers are growing up and people are ctaching larger ones,

Keep an eye for Cobia Sharks both are heading in & Out of the passes, I think it is as the water changes
temp the fish are just checking things out. Big whiting along the Shore line.
Pompano are also here in the passes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Veince has sheep head and snappers,
Bcoa and Captiva snapper sheep head and big whiting all hitting, the Spanish are
just moving in, A bunch of little Gag and red grouper have moved int oteh passes
fun but almost impossible to find a keeper
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Tarpon at least one school came into Boca
over the last week,
This was most likly a school fro the river which went out to find if any other were here yet

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- Venice has Snapper and Spanish mackerel bith a lot of fun
and the Snook fishing as it gets dark is very good
Boca and Captiva are holding big whiting and the Spanish are here a lot which accounts for all of the Sharks
moving in to these passes
Now the sheep head in all of the passes are thinning out not as many as the last couple weeks

but the ones that are left here are much larger than the normal catch.

April

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ The passes are a mixed bag of everyhting right now.
Tarpon, sharks, Cobia, Spanish and king mackerel. Snook fishin from the beach is getting better by the
day, The Flounder are just pout side of the passes on the snad flats made from the beach melting.
look for a little grass and there should be flounder there.
Snapper fishn on the bottom of the passes is good right now, but you will find several small gag grouper.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------almost every pass has Tarpon, yes the pass fishing
madness has started but you can do well in Captiva as well as Boca/
The Snook are hitting the beaches from 18 inch bucks to big ole Mama

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Captiva north has Mangrove Snappers
and big sheep head , there is also Pompano and Spanish. There is a few kings in Boca and captiva
other than that this is sort of the same for most of the passes except Gaspirrila

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----Boca has Spanish and Sharks in it,
There is Tarpon here in the pass but not steady yet, early in the day and sun set there is the most fish
Tarpon are or have been in better numbers out in the shipping channel more than right in the pass
Venice is rally loading up with Snook and the snapper and Spanish are doing good as well.
Red fish pass is starting to see it summer Snook moving in. Sharks and Tarpon are steady here as well

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16--- Venice kind of quiet, weird the fishing is usally good or better

the other passes are all kind of the Same, Tarpon and Sharks with a bunch of Cobia
On the bottom there is Snapper and some sheep head, Gag Grouper more in Captiva near legal size,
but the gag are out of season.  Snook are really starting to show up on the beaches. May is the big Spawn month

May-6

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16-----Venice there Snook are doing well .
Boca and Captiva, Tarpon are in both Passes and the is good Snapper fishing,
Kind of surprised the Gag grouper are here in good numbers
 but really hard to find one big enough the keep


June

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Tarpon is the big Thing pun intended at Captiva and
Boca, a good number of tarpon going through little Gasparilla pass during the day and early morning.
There is also Good fishing for Snook and Spanish mackerel in stump pass, And Red fish pass.
The Snapper are doing well in Captiva and Boca.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ At Boca the Tarpon are thick, with Captiva
coming in a close 2nd for Numbers of tarpon, Gasprilla Pass is the 3rd best choice
Now Red ifsh pass still has a lot of Snook, Punta rassa is a great place for Tarpon but we do not get
a bunch of reports the ones we have are all good.

all of passes have Snappers and some mackerel, and all of them have Big Snook, with a few huge Red fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ BOca , Red fish, Captiva, all have Snapper,
Tarpon, Sharks, with Boca being the best for Tarpon,But Red fish and Captiva passes have the best Snook fishing
Punat Rassa has Tarpon and some Red fish and Snook.
Little gasprilla has some godd Tarpon and Snook fishing

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Snook fishing is great in all of the Passes
the spawn is in full swing, So the Snook fishing is wow. The Tarpon are thick in all of the passes
except maybe Stump pass, the hill tide. creates a huge amount of food Crabs trying to get out to
lay eggs, So it all happens. and is happening right now in the passes. Tarpon and Sharks and just great fishing

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Sharks and Tarpon from the beach and on the in side there is Snook
and Some Trout,

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Right at the cause way thee is a ton of Tarpon and
plenty of Snook to play with

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Snook and Tarpon on the beaches

 

May

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ The pass are the better fishing right now
The Tarpon are every where along the beaches, there is a lot of blue runners, and Spanish mackerel
Jacks and flounder doing well, some Big Sharks being caught, Their is a lot of different
 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------The sourthen end passes are loaded with
Snook< Snappers and a couple of big Red fish, Captiva and Boca are the best for Tarpon right now
Snook in every pass, and getting more each day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/08/15------ The pass are full on and off with Tarpon
as the fronts come through the Tarpon move through, and they seem to be hanging out
in Captiva and Boca at day break.
For the non Tarpon the passes ahve filled up with big Snappers and quite a few Spanish moving
through as well

July

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Boca and Captiva have the best snapper fishing
the tarpon are here chaseing the Spanish mackerel around so yes both are here.
Red fish and captiva Passes have a bunch of Red fish & Snook both passes are full of them
Whiting and Snook in stump pass.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Boca pass in the 38 feet of water on the southern side
is loaded up with nice Snappers, Use frozen or live shrimp, for the largers snapper 16 inches and larger
catch some smaller pin fish use them live and whole just off the bottom. for a 16 inch fish they really
 fight at that depth. The Tarpon in boca pass is a early mornng first light event, They are feeding on crabs
a 1/2 once wieght and cast up into the currant, and let then carb sink and move in to the fish with the tide.
once the Tarpon get up onto the hill, it is free line no wieghts so the crab can just drift with the slower water
movement.
Captiva pass has big snapper and some huge bull Red fish, the Larger Snook as well as the smaller one Are
thick here in Captiva

While the Snook and Tarpon are in and out of all of the passes, thes two have been better,
The Spanish mackerel can be found in all of the passes right now but they are passing through not staying
for long.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15-----Captiva and Red fish passes have had good fishing for
Gag grouper many keepers being caught in these two passes.
A bunch of Snook in all of the passes, the least amount of Snook would be in Little Gasparilla pass.
Tarpon are doing well in he passes Late morning and after noon seem to be the best for Tarpon
Snapper in Captiva and Boca doing well. al of the passes have Sharks.


August
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Boca has a ton of Snappers 34 feet of water + or -
a little , income tide is bring the mackerel.
Captiva, got some big snappers and is your best place to get a legal Gag Grouper
Captiva also still has a good supple of Snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Venice lots of Snappers and Big Red fish
lot sof snook

Stump pass is a good mixe of Snook and Red fish, some Jacks and blue runners

Boca and Little G Snapper and Spanish

Captiva and Red ifsh passes have had a few legal Gag grouper and some Sharks
with a ton of Snook

rassa has some Big Snook and the Big reds are moving in,

September
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Veince Jettiies is one of the best, Snappers, Snook
Mackerel all hitting good.
Captiva pass is a close 2nd with the same fish. Maybe a little better bite during the day . But Venice
the nightimte bite is what makes it so great

 

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

October

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Big Bull Reds huge Giant have been Red Fish moving through
Boca and Captiva Passes
Venice the Snook fishing is still very good
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Big Reds and some flounder
Pompano, Spanish Mackerel in Boca and Captiva.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- Venice has good numbers of Sheep head and
The Spanish are in all of the passes
Flounder in Captiva and Punta rassa. More mackerel around red fish and Boca

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15----- Been hit or miss, because of the red tide,
Spanish mackerel in Captiva and Red fish pass, doing well.

 

November

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Venice the jetties have flounder and big Snapper
the Spanish are here as well, Boca pass Has king mackerel, Spanish are better in Captiva,
The gags are in Captiva as well although you could find them in all of the passes
Punta rassa ahs some Tarpon and Big Bull reds,

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Boca has some Nice King mackerel in it.
Captiva has Gag grouper , Blue fish and Spanish mackerel/

Venice has Spanish , Pompano and Snappers.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Venice has Spanish and snapper along with some flounder
Boca has spanish and King mackerel soem flounder just north of the pass on the inide
Captiva has Gags and mackerel, all of the passes are doing well on fish right now

 

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Still some big Snapper in Boca and Captiva
Most of the Passes hhave Small Sharks. Red ifsh Pass seems tp have the most Snook.
Hummm why dont we have a Snook pass? any way, the Pompano are oving in and out of the passes
and we exdpect the Spanish to start heading in as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/19/14------- The pompnao and SHeep head
are the fish in the passes but Boca has some leagal Red Grouper, Yes they are open in state
waters, {with in 9 miles of the coast. rare that they are in the passes, but the cooler water
has the Red Grouper right in the passes

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/05/14------- Sheep head, and Sharks are in all of the passes
pick the ccloser to you, the other catch is Blue fish, and Spanish mackerel