Fishing Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Fishing guides on Sanibel & Captiva Island Florida target snook, tarpon, redfish, sharks to name a few, on fly and light tackle. I’m Dave Gibson and I’ve been taking charters out full time since 1986. Whether you are a hard core angler or just looking for some family fun, I have a charter for you. I can help you have a trip with a lifetime full of memories. I have shifted gears as age has snuck up on me and now use a 24 foot Lake & Bay with a 250 HP Yamaha as my office. This will allow me to pursue grouper, snapper, permit, and other offshore species and still fish all the inshore spots for snook, redfish, tarpon, bonefish, permit, using my electric motor. My days of poling the flats are over due to a total hip replacement in the Fall of ’13. This will also allow very comfortable trips to the beaches for shelling, bird watching, dolphin & manatee watching.
The shallow bays with calm waters and miles of grass flats provide some of the finest opportunities for great sight casting you will find. The new boat opens up a comfortable avenue to reach the near shore reefs I have also fished extensively in the Keys the last 20 years for permit, bonefish, snapper, grouper and all it has to offer as well. Fort Myers and the surrounding waters of Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor all the way to Boca Grande Pass is a fisherman’s and birdwatchers paradise.
The barrier islands of the Lee county coast are some of the finest shelling and birding areas in the world. Sanibel is also home to the J N “Ding” Darling wildlife refuge, one of the finest and first such areas in the country. Bottlenose dolphins as well as manatees are routinely spotted as we travel the waters.
Contact me anytime: cell 239-826-4301 phone or text