Hi all, I am an avid fisherman from Wisconsin and I have fished the Sanibel/Captiva area every April for roughly 10 years and have fallen in love with the fishing there. We have an annual family vacation then and I always get plenty of fishing in, mostly from the beach, bridges and in Ding Darling. We also get offshore with a relative and catch grouper, AJs, cudas, snapper etc. 2 friends and I decided to rent an 18 foot center console for the week following October 13 this year and just try and fish our brains out! I would love to know from you guys, as I have been following this forum for years, what you would recommend as far as general fish to target during mid October and maybe some very general locations to catch fish and/or bait. (I'm not looking for gps coordinates or anything, although I'll take them. lol). We are looking for anything that pulls on the rod with a little bit of a preference on edible fish. (We all love to eat fish!) and we are willing to do just about anything within reason to hammer 'em. We are going to be docking at Jensen's on Captiva so anything within 40 miles of there is fair game. I'm up for trying anything from trolling the passes for gag grouper to live chumming snook and reds near mangrove lines to cruising markers for triple tail to running the beaches for tarpon. If the weather is calm we would love to try some near shore wrecks or bottom fishing as well. Anything you guys can give me advice on I would appreciate greatly! I've already learned a ton from this forum and I would love to meet some of you guys someday. I hope you all fared well through Irma. Thanks in advance!
Man, I would appreciate that very much! You should have an fairly accurate idea of what's biting at least. If you want to PM or email me at [email protected] instead of posting that will work as well. There is no boat launch at Jensens. I am not sure where the nearest public launch is but I know there is a good one right at the causeway entrance to Sanibel.