Captiva Trout

I'm headed with the family from Jacksonville to Captiva for vacation. I haven't been down that way since I was a kid, about 30 years ago. Back then I remember the trout fishing in the turtle grass to be outstanding. With massive population expansion, I assume the area isn't as good, but was wondering if trout are caught in the area any longer. Thanks!


  • Sotally ToberSotally Tober Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Certainly not as plentiful as 30 years ago, but you won't have any problem finding them now.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 3,445 Captain
    We did well with trout not that long ago on popping corks in the Pine Island sound. Caught a really nice fat 24" trout.
  • Steinhatchee1Steinhatchee1 Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    I was at Captiva on vacation 2 weeks ago. I live in Jacksonville too. We had a blast catching trout on top water. Gulps worked good too under a cajan thunder white baits worked best I found most of the fish on the north end of North Captiva in 3 to 5 ft. Look for the checker board bottom. Get out early and you will do well
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