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When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Madison, CT
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Aimee  M.
Aimee M. Miami, FL
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Dominick  M.
Dominick M. Jeannette, PA
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
John  H.
John H. Valrico, FL
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Randy  O.
Randy O. Arlington, Texas
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Tiffany  F.
Tiffany F. Fort Myers, FL
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Kurt  F.
Kurt F. New York, New York
From previous experience fishing in January can be very good, but we had a very windy day with a lot of rough chop and a south-easterly wind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From previous experience fishing in January can be very good, but we had a very windy day with a lot of rough chop and a south-easterly wind.
Anthony  D.
Anthony D. Penfield, NY
Highly recommend it. The water was crystal clear. Friendly locals and great food. What more is there to ask for. Cant wait to come back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend it. The water was crystal clear. Friendly locals and great food. What more is there to ask for. Cant wait to come back.
Amarilys  P.
Amarilys P. Cape Coral, Florida
A guide and/or charter fishing is well worth the money and the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A guide and/or charter fishing is well worth the money and the experience.
George  M.
George M. Cleveland, OH
If it's your first time fishing these waters, I would recommend a knowledgable guide. I would go with Captain CJ with Catching Jiants charters. He made our first time fishing here epic!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's your first time fishing these waters, I would recommend a knowledgable guide. I would go with Captain CJ with Catching Jiants charters. He made our first time fishing here epic!
Matt  T.
Matt T. Allen, TX
Stay well hydrated, and make sure you apply sunscreen before getting there. Relax and enjoy yourself! The fish are strong, and it's exciting. Have a great time, and schedule with Captain CJ on the Catchin' Jiants!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay well hydrated, and make sure you apply sunscreen before getting there. Relax and enjoy yourself! The fish are strong, and it's exciting. Have a great time, and schedule with Captain CJ on the Catchin' Jiants!
Cindy  S.
Cindy S. Hallandale Beach, FL
Captiva is a great location for kids to go fishing. Lots of options and plenty of good fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captiva is a great location for kids to go fishing. Lots of options and plenty of good fish.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Fort Myers, FL
Relax, enjoy and always remember your worst day of fishing is still better than your best day at work!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, enjoy and always remember your worst day of fishing is still better than your best day at work!
Alison  T.
Alison T. Brandon, Florida
Bring that extra sweatshirt or jacket - it’s cool when you’re zipping across that open water!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring that extra sweatshirt or jacket - it’s cool when you’re zipping across that open water!
Diana  S.
Diana S. Fort Myers, Florida
Definitely. My hubby is a keen.fisherman, today was my first , so glad Captain CJ could keep me right allowing hubby to enjoy his day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely. My hubby is a keen.fisherman, today was my first , so glad Captain CJ could keep me right allowing hubby to enjoy his day
Anne  O.
Anne O. United States
We happened to book a day when there was one one Tilden which adversely affected the fishing but we still got into some great fish catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We happened to book a day when there was one one Tilden which adversely affected the fishing but we still got into some great fish catching.
Dean  B.  H.
Dean B. H. Cape Coral, Florida