Fort Myers Fishing report for February 2019

February has produced a great sheepshead bite at the nearshore wrecks and some of the deeper creeks and docks in the back bay.  The sheepshead bite is starting to slow down with the water temps starting to increase into the low 80s. The pilchards and threadfin are starting to come in. The snook bite is starting to gain some momentum with the warmer waters and stronger tides. Some nice redfish are being caught as well. Although the redfish and snook are closed to harvesting and the sheepshead are coming to an end, there is still an opportunity to put some food on the table if you are not a fan of catch and release fishing. Larger mangrove snapper are being caught at the nearshore wrecks and around the mangroves and docks in the backbay and can make for a tasty meal. As March approaches, the bite should only get better. Tight lines!

Capt Drew

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Jan 18 Fishing Report for Ft Myers

The water temps have reached the low 60s and the big sheepshead have moved into the backwaters. Sheepshead tend to gravitate to docks, rock jetties, oyster bars and mangroves. They can be caught on live shrimp or fiddler crabs. We have been using shrimp a 2/0 Mustad circle hook with a split shot and 20lb fluorocarbon leader with great success. The bite has been great so take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and lets get out on the water! We have plenty of availability and can even try to squeeze you in for a last minute trip if necessary. Don’t hesitate, book now!

Tight Lines! 

Capt. Drew

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Scott from Minnesota with a nice sheepshead caught on a fort myers fishing charter aboard Chum Crazy Charters.

Carolyn with her personal best sheepshead fishing aboard Chum Crazy Charters in Fort Myers.

Carolyn with her personal best sheepshead fishing aboard Chum Crazy Charters in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Fishing Report 12/18

With the waters cooled down, the Sheepshead are starting to move in. Live shrimp is the bait of choice for most anglers as they are readily available in most tackle shops. There have also been some small redfish being caught in the backbay areas of Estero Bay, Sanibel Island, and Matlacha.  The Mangrove Snapper bite has been productive in the backbay as well. Despite all of the publicity about the Red Tide in Fort Myers, many fish survived and are ready to eat whatever you put in front of them. Season is here in Southwest Florida and now is the time to help our struggling economy by visiting this beautiful area. Dont hesitate to take a vacation to Sanibel Island or Fort Myers Beach and get out on the water. As of today, 12/19/2018 FWC's Red Tide report states that there is no Red Tide present in Lee and Collier Counties. 

Tight Lines,

Capt Drew

A few of our catches From December so far...

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Octobers Strong Bite!

Thursday October 25 - The bite was great! We ended up catching this beast of a snook and 4 others ranging from 28 to 34inches also a handful in the mid 20s. Along with a micro tarpon, 4 redfish and some nice mangrove snapper. All fish were released. Dont hesitate, book your charter today. The red tide is gone and the fish are chewing hard this October!

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August 29, 2018 Fishing Report

Despite the red tide that we have had over the past few months, there are still some fish to be found. We have been running a little further than average to find fish but I am happy to report that we have been catching good numbers of fish in a red tide free area. No coughing or dead fish. A few other captains have also reported a good bite as well. There is no doubt that we need to take action to protect our waters, but don't hesitate to book a charter with a local captain as there is a good possibility of finding a red tide free area and having a great fishing trip.

Tight Lines, 

Capt Drew

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Big Snook caught with Capt. Drew Underwood of Chum Crazy Charters.

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Januarys Bite!

Januarys bite has been very good despite the heavy winds and cold weather. The Sheepshead are here in full force. The docks, oyster bars and deeper mangrove shorelines are holding monster sheepies. The trout bite is also very consistent with days of 40+ trout being caught on live shrimp under a popping cork.  The passes are holding good numbers of whiting and a few pompano as well. Occasional redfish are being caught on cut pinfish fished under the mangroves during the high tide. Dont let the wind and cold water temps discourage you from getting out and bending some rods. Tight Lines!

Capt Drew Underwood

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December 22 Fishing Report

This December we have been fortunate with the weather we have had. The bait is still around in good numbers and so are the fish. The trout bite has been on fire with reports of catching up to 50 plus trout a day caught using live shrimp or pilchards under a popping cork in 2 to 4 ft of water. There are numbers of smaller snook in the passes being caught on free lined pilchards. And there are a few redfish being caught in the backBay fishing underneath the mangroves and around oyster bars using cut bait, live pilchards or live shrimp. 

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