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11-19-2004, 11:35 AM
I am heading with my inlaws to sanibel island for New years. In Years past I have been able to escape for a day of backcountry fishing out of Tarpon bay marina. Can anyone give me some advice on how the fishery made it through the hurricane, and where i might find some reds and snook. I am a little too poor for a guide, so i will be shore bound or in a rental canoe.

Thanks in advance

11-20-2004, 08:03 PM
Can't help too much, Greenhorne, but can tell you about comments from a friend who fishes the area in Florida. He said that the "cut" in the Captiva pass has provided excellent fishing since that hurricane.

11-21-2004, 08:24 AM
The cut and any of the passes are good. Snook season is closed 12/15 - 1/31. Reds should be good.

12-25-2004, 07:53 PM
Greenhorne bring crab pattern's on #6,4 and #2 hook's. The red fishing is really hot right now. Check out www.barflyfish.com and look at the Baboon fly pattern and tie up some of those. It's a killer fly.