Hurricane Irma has Passed!

As some official said in Miami, “We didn’t dodge a bullet, we dodged a cannon.”

That is so true for all of us in southwest Florida and we couldn’t be more thankful. Thank you all for remembering us in your prayers. 

‘This is not a fishing report but just an update on the conditions here in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. I have been told that most, if not all of Sanibel has their power restored. The Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort at Punta Rassa definitely has their power restored. 

I went out on the boat a couple of times this week and fortunately the fishing looks unharmed in any way.The water is darker than typical  because of all the rain from the hurricane and the low pressure rain event we experienced several weeks ago. However, this is Mother Nature’s fresh water into our ecosystem and not from Lake Okeechobee which is definitely not Mother Nature. So far none of Lake Okeechobee’s water is being released into the Caloosahatchee river, thank goodness. However, this could change in the future if the Army Corps of Engineers deems it necessary especially if we were to get another big storm in the coming weeks. Currently there are no storms on the forecast or even the long range forecast, hurray.

While on the boat just looking around, I saw a huge school of redfish in one area and lots of singles on another shallow grass flat. We also saw a bay that had lots and lots of Tarpon rolling and feeding on minnows. 

So I am open for business and there are places to stay here in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. 

Please give me a call or text if you’re interested in fishing or have questions. My cell phone number is 239-850-2088