View Full Version : Sanibel update

04-09-2001, 07:01 PM
Just back from 1 week on Sanibel Isl. Enjoyed great weather and staying at The Castaways which is located right on Blind Pass Beach.
Nothing to report at the Blind Pass. In fact fishing there is not possible as it has actually been filled with sand and water no longer passes through at this time !! The water on the immediate east side of the bridge is pretty stagnant and does not fully flush even with the tide change. The snook that use to be found there are not present, same with the trout and ladyfish.

Renting a canoe at Castaways marina ($10/4 hrs), I was able to paddle around to catch some snook in the 12-20" range.
Also visited Tarpon Bay to spend a day casting to very finicky ladyfish and redfish.

Another place I wanted to try is the grass flats off Bailey Road. Unfortunately, I couldn't find time to attempt it.

The guides are not speaking of Tarpon yet, but say constant action should begin mid-May.