Good News! The water quality and fishing around Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island Sound has dramatically improved and looking good again. Yes, over the latter part of the summer and early fall, we suffered devastating loss of marine life due to water quality issues. It was a challenge to find fish in the shallows; but, in the last couple of months, finding clear water and relying on my years of experience, my anglers have had multiple opportunities to cast to and hook up on redfish, snook and seatrout on fly.
Once the water warms up to 73-74 degrees, I expect to show my fly rodders our big, resident laid-up tarpon in the back bay basins like we usually get into every winter. (The ultimate target for a fly rodder.)
The guiding business had been down because of the issues we faced; but my fly rodders are now experiencing the benefits of Mother Nature’s resilience. If you and your family expect to visit Sanibel, the beaches look beautiful once again with crystal clear water. The fishing is good and will only get better and I would appreciate your business.
Give me a call (239-472-3308) or email me at CaptFlyRod@aol.com. I’ll get you scheduled and show you some good fishing!
Tight lines, Capt. Mike Rehr