Captain
Brett Sewnson

Member since March 2015

Fort Myers Beach, United States

Background
Always had love of the waters, whether fishing or scuba diving.
Techniques
We fish mostly with live baits, shrimp, herring, etc. Always ready for any fishing opportunity that comes.

Hey, I'm Captain Brett Sewnson

Fort Myers Beach, United States
Background
Always had love of the waters, whether fishing or scuba diving.
Techniques
We fish mostly with live baits, shrimp, herring, etc. Always ready for any fishing opportunity that comes.

My Charter Listings

Fort Myers Beach
trips from
US$ 500

Fishing Reports

Dynamite Goliath Groupers and Permit

September 02, 2016

Perfect weather, calm seas, just after the storm. Rods bent in half with Goliath Grouper. Keeper Cobia and caught one Jumbo Permit and saw a school of a thousand come by boat. Got great videos.... Read Full Report →


" Wow" Permit Fishing On Fire...Grouper

July 25, 2016

Permit fishing the best we have ever seen. Goliath Grouper on every trip. Cobia are still around as well as Gag Grouper. Lot's of action for the kids too... Read Full Report →


Crazy man jumps in with 350 lb Fish

July 05, 2016

These guys have waited all their lives to jump in with a Giant...They also caught Cobia, Permit and a 30 inch keeper Gag Grouper..... Read Full Report →


PERMIT, COBIA, GOLIATH GROUPER, ON FIRE"

May 15, 2016

PERMIT ALL OVER THE PLACE AND MIXED IN WITH LARGE COBIA. GOLIATH GROUPER READY TO POUNCE ON LARGE BAITS ON BOTTOM. BIGGEST KING MACKEREL OF THE YEAR ON BLUE RUNNERS. BIG BELLY BREEDER SNOOK, ALL RELEASED. BEST TIME OF… Read Full Report →


" Best Cobia Fishing we have ever seen "

December 08, 2015

Cobia were all over, even had a double header, some were small. We did bring in 2 Keepers and was the best eating fish we have ever cooked. Got a sore back from the Goliath Groupers. One estimated 450… Read Full Report →


Big Sharks, Cobia, Goliath Groupers

March 21, 2015

Wow, how fortunate have we been in March with calm seas and super clear water off our Fort Myers Beach coast.. We have been hooking Large Cobia, Permit, BIG Hammerhead Sharks, Huge Goliath Grouper. There are also large schools… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.51 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, February 24, 2017

Captain Brett Swenson was very professional and did a great job…fish were off a bit for us on this day.  He moved us around quite a few times and finally got onto some fish. I would recommend Island Fever and we will use them again next time we are in Fort Myers.

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

The captain was very helpful and attentive to our needs . Really friendly fellow.

I recommend him

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Boat was nice and clean and safe.  Captain John was not very nice and had a short temper.  (He yelled at my son’s girl friend when she tried to get a fish in the boat.)  We all decided he was kind of a jerk. Weather did not cooperate and we spent more time trying to anchor than actually fishing.  We would not book this charter again for our family of 6.  It was an expensive waste of every bodies time.

Tess Nasi does not recommend Island Fever Fishing Charters

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 15, 2016

We left at 8 with high hopes. on arrival at wreck captain was disappointed as another boat was there. we moved and fished a hump with very few fish caught, went back to wreck when other boat left. caught small fish but keeper fishing was very slow. (5 all day) Crew hooked a Goliath grouper which son brought up and neat photos were taken however fishing still slow. Disappointed that other spots were not tried as we stayed there all day and caught few. never been on boat that only had one spot. wont go back.

Stan Rodak does not recommend Island Fever Fishing Charters

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Had a rough day at sea, but Captain John did his best to put us on the fish. Caught a couple of Cobia that weren’t of legal size. Would definitely recommend this Charter for anyone.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Got a very nice trip today. Good fishing, good boat, very good Captain Brett and a lot of Fun.
Best catch was a nurseshark from about 8 feet. Perfect day.
Will book Ever again. Thx

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Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

Perfect day and weather.  Captain John put us on fish and my son caught a 75 lbs grouper.  Thought that was great until my 13 year old grand son pulled in a 400 lbs grouper. Just came back from fishing ok n Canada but thus was by far a greater experience.  Best day of the year and we were only out for 4 hours.  Next time full day!!!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

The Captain was great.  We had a good time in spite of really rough water…...I was our call to go out in spite of the rough water after a few days of storms.  Our grandson had a good first fishing experience.  Would go out with them again!

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 5, 2015

I took four friends on the trip that were here on vacation.  They all wanted to catch big fish and boy did we do just that!  We caught (2) Goliath Grouper that were 300+ lbs each along with a fierce Barracuda. Captain John knew all the hot spots for the big fish and he was a hell of a good time too! I would recommend Island Fever to anyone looking to catch some monstrous fish and going to battle!

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Brett Sewnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

So glad you had a day to remember, that’s our goal every day. We put our guests on spots that have keeper fish as well as the opportunity to catch the huge Goliath Grouper and various Sharks. We spend considerable time preparing the boat both before and after each trip.
Hope to see you all again.
Don’t forget to bring your cameras and video cameras…...


Went fishing on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Everything went well. We had to postpone the trip 2 days (From May 5 to May 7)  because of the wind. I’m glad they weren’t booked on the 7th.  Capt John Glenn was awesome (along with first mate Don).  We fished 3 different wreck locations.  I liked Capt. John’s knowledge of the area, the time of year, his enthusiasm for fishing and the boat - very comfortable.  We caught a variety of fish (Permit, Goliath Grouper, Shark, Blue Runner, Jack, Snapper).  Saw a lot of Loggerhead turtles and dolphin.  It was a beautiful day.  I was very pleased with the charter.  Bob

Fished May 2015

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