Sanibel/Ding Darling report 3/19-25/2012

I spent all of last week doing some work on Sanibel at the Ding Darling Refuge and spent my evenings fishing the wildlife drive and several other spots around the island and did really well. My weeks total was 6 trout and 2 nice snook and my friend Wes caught 4 trout, 1 redfish, and a couple snook. ALL the fish were caught using DOA shrimp of varying colors.

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  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,429 Moderator
    wHO IS THAT MASKED MAN?? THEIR YA GO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A GOOD THING..On foot no less..
    larrywitt
  • Luftwaffe1989Luftwaffe1989 Posts: 170 Officer
    I didn't know you where aloud to fish from there little dock??? Love the place congrats on the catch!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] My second (wife):grin... My 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS (LS6).
  • pjstevkopjstevko Posts: 513 Officer
    larrywitt wrote: »
    wHO IS THAT MASKED MAN?? THEIR YA GO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A GOOD THING..On foot no less..
    larrywitt

    The fishing is great there but if you've ever fished the refuge wildlife drive you'll know why I'm dressed like a bank robber....the no-see-ums are TERRIBLE!!!!!
  • pjstevkopjstevko Posts: 513 Officer
    I didn't know you where aloud to fish from there little dock??? Love the place congrats on the catch!

    The pic was taken from a secret spot on the island i discovered, not on the refuge wildlife drive!!

    You can fish from most of the observation platforms on the wildlife drive unless otherwise posted. The problem is that most of the time the observation decks, docks and platforms are covered with birdwatchers and its just best to not deal with the drama from the birders.
  • Luftwaffe1989Luftwaffe1989 Posts: 170 Officer
    pjstevko wrote: »
    its just best to not deal with the drama from the birders.

    Gotten in many nasty fights with them. I always done good in the place, especially inside the trails... But unfortunately the snow birds think they run the place.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] My second (wife):grin... My 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS (LS6).
  • MoganMaxMoganMax Posts: 139 Officer
    Thats a real pretty snook in that second picture:)
  • Snook ManSnook Man Posts: 207 Officer
    Thanks for the great report
  • Gladesman1Gladesman1 Posts: 47 Deckhand
    NIce! have they started running the beaches yet? I will be there this week on work related stuff and will have the time to sneak out a day or two

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