I am Captain Paul Hobby, a fourth generation Floridian and native of Fort Myers, who loves guiding and fishing. For well over the past 20 years, I have been professionally guiding the inshore waters of Sanibel Island, Captiva, Pine Island Sound and Fort Myers with many of the same clients who return year after year for they’re Sanibel Island Fishing Charter. I specialize in both fly fishing and light tackle spin on the inshore waters. When fishing in Fort Myers, you will have the opportunity of catching snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, jacks and many other species that inhabit these waters.
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In conjunction with your preferences, we can fly fish or spin fish or do a little of both. Unlike many guides, I specialize in “catching” fish on artificial lures although we can also use live bait depending upon your preferences, tides and the weather. My 20 plus years of being a Sanibel Island/Fort Myers fishing guide, have proven that any fish that can be caught on live bait can also be caught on flies or lures. In fact, I probably catch more tarpon on artificial lures than any Fishing guide in the Sanibel, Captiva or Ft. Myers area. Don’t believe me, sign up for a Fort Myers Fishing Charter trip and I’ll prove it.
While on your back water (inshore, flats, backcountry, etc) Fishing Charter, we sight cast to fish whenever possible and because we often fish along the Mangroves, it is possible to fish and even fly fish on windy days. For equipment we use 6 to 9 weight fly rods and 10-12 weight rods for Tarpon. For the serious fly fisherman, there is nothing like tarpon fishing with a fly rod.
For spinning tackle we use 8-10 pound test line for most of the game fish with the exception of tarpon. Tarpon can range in weight from 50 to 150 pounds, therefore, we typically use 15-20 pound test line.
My priorities are your safety and arranging a fun day of fishing that meets your expectations. Please e-mail or call with any additional questions regarding you’re Sanibel Island Fishing Charter or fly suggestions. I look forward to fishing with you when you are in the Sanibel Island or Fort Myers, Florida area.
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