From Punta Rassa to RFP - Sound or Sanibel Gulf side?

Looks like it's about 4-5 miles further if i go Gulf side of Sanibel to Redfish Pass as opposed to going through the sound. If my target spot is due west 20 miles of RFP, is it still quicker to go the sound or quicker to head Gulf side and go with a 130 heading from Knapps Point? My first guess is go Gulf side. Am I right?


  • whipachawwhipachaw Posts: 505 Officer
    I don't know if you have a Garmin, but I use Garmin HomePort to make measurements like that. You could also trailer out to St. James and put in there to shorten the boat trip.
  • stallan54stallan54 Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    Yep, I have a Garmin that I just swapped in from my older lowrance so still trying to learn the routing stuff. I used my app Navionics and looked like 12 miles going through the sound and 16-18 Gulf side of the island. Thanks!
  • dodger31dodger31 Posts: 128 Deckhand
    I would go gulf side and hit a reef or two on the way out. Some good ones about 10-12 miles offshore. Should be some snapper and gags on them right now. You can sabiki some bait too! Gets you fishing quicker!
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