The waters of the Gulf of Mexico, off of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, boast more than 1,000 species of fish. Here you’ll find a range of fish from yellow fin tuna to the deep water tilefish. More than 20 artificial reefs around Sanibel and Captiva Islands attract great schools of fish. The newest was created in July 2012 by sinking a 165-foot World War II cutter, the USS Mohawk, 28 nautical miles off Sanibel Island shores.
Whether fishing from shore, offshore, back country or deep sea, fishing areas are plentiful all months of the year. Cast your line:
Offshore for: Grouper, Snapper, or Tarpon may be as close as two miles away or as far as 30 miles from land.
Back Country for: Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout.
Wade Fishing for: Pompano, Whiting, and Flounder to name a few.
Beachcombers, Boaters and Fishermen alike can view at the Tide Charts at SunnyDayGuide.com
Bait and Tackle shops are conveniently located on Sanibel Island.
- The Bait Box, 1041 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Phone: 239.472.1246
- Whitney’s Bait & Tackle, 1554 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Phone: 239.579.0399
Whatever your speed, you can enjoy world-class fishing around Sanibel and Captiva Islands.