Campers Catch Dinner!

February 21, 2016 by Tim Jeleniowski

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Mangrove)

Today I picked up Jesse and Danny from Cayo Costa Island.  They were camping out on Cayo which is one of our beautiful Barrier Islands.  Cayo Costa is almost all State park and undeveloped.  It is an excellent destination for a day trip shelling, for a beach walk, or to have a private day on the beach without all the hustle and congestion of a public beach, and you can camp there as well in their cabins or in a tent.  So Jesse and Danny were camping and wanted to get out and do some fishing.  I picked them up from the island and asked them what there goal for this trip was.  The told me they did not have anything for dinner so their goal was to catch dinner for the day.  With that in mind we headed up to Boca Grande Pass and started fishing for snapper.  It didn’t take long and they started loading the icebox up with mangrove snapper and releasing countless grouper.  We then moved over some rocks and the snapper bite continued and we started pulling in some sheepshead.  After catching enough for dinner we moved on to trying to catch some snook.  We moved to a mangrove line known to hold snook and redfish, and the grand finale came with Danny’s first snook ever.  No monster but a perfect first snook.  It was a great day and I look forward to taking them out on their next adventure soon.

Book your trip with 5th Day Adventures

5th Day Adventures

5th Day Adventures is a full service charter company based in beautiful Pine Island, Florida. They offer a variety of fishing adventures based on your own individual goals. Whether you want to have a shot at some of the worlds best fishing…

Other Reports by This Captain

Southern Slam In the 100'!

January 30, 2016
The day started out absolutely perfect no wind or clouds in the sky we turned out Jug Creek at the top of the island and made our way south …

12 oversized reds in 2 hours

October 04, 2016