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     Fishin Frank---&---      Robert's report--------- 
      
08/19/2014 
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41 bridges - .....  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Your best chance of good catching
is just before daylight, Snook and Tarpon along with some big black drum.
But the like us perfer the coolest part of the day.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Snook and Tarpon early ,
 like at dawn's crack, until maybe 8 o'clock,
 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- tarpon and Snook better at night
but mornings until about 7:am they are catching quite a few. Black drum and some
 Red fish here for those of you not wanting the non edible Tarpon

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14-------

 

 

 


 

Alligator Creek-....... 
Poachers Cut

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Jacks near the mouth

that iilittle island is doing good right now holding fish in the moving water

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Jacks, and snook under the branches
and docks

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Jacks the most fighting fish there is
and out infront in the Harbor Tarpon are holding here during the in-coming tide

 

 

 

                                                                        
 

Alligator creek reef "concrete reef

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Quiet, some good fishing for Sharks
but not sure what happened to the snapper & spadefish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------  Sharks, Snappers
& Tarpon stopping by to feed, quite a bit of Thread fins hanging out on the reef

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- the most surprising reef
Gag grouper, Sharks, Snapper, spade fish. chumming is the key right now
but the fishing here is pretty good, better than it should be right now

 

 

 

 

Bay shore piers- . ..............

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Sharks, black tips and Smaller Bulls

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Slow but still a good place
to try for a early morning Red fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- I have heard nothing
It might be goos and no one is talking or it is just really slow, I think slow

 

 

 

              
Bokeelia-
 Jug Creek Shoals
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Varity, Reds, Smook , Trout
along with Pompano, and Bonnet

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- mixed bag here, White bait
is still steady, Some reds and Snook with a few Spanish, Shark like Bonnet
and small sharp nose feed on the white bait

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Mostly bait lot sof white bait here
some reds and snook, but the white bait is the big story

 

 





Bull bay-  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Red fish up under the bushes
there is quite a few Snook back up by the clam fields, with a bunch of fish
near the mouth, they seem to hang out more as expected in the faster moving
water near the opening of the bay

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- mainly still near the mouths
 of the bays is better, Snapper Snook, the moving water is cooler,
after a rain they seem to spread out, if you are fishing in the back of the bay
try getting way under the mangrove where it is shady and cooler

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Both entrances nort or south
have a ton of Snook in them, Under the shacks the snapper are thick

 


Cape haze reef, -. ......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Snapper are still doing well here
and it would seem the cobia have chosen this reef to hang out on.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Lot sof snapper, and a great place
for Sharks

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Mangorve Snapper mostly
keeper size

 

 

Cape Haze  bar-  .....

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- On the west side, Sharks,
 Big Bull size Red fish, and some nice size Pompano/

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- On the boca side, tons pof Sharks
and some Pompano, there are some nice size Trout here mostly keeper size
some smaller ones

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- On the deep side of Troutle bay
shakrs some Pompano, fun place for different fish, if you bait keep disapearing
it is pin fish thousands of pin fish on the bar,

 

 


 

 Deep holes in Charlotte Harbor- .......
Tarpon Maps click here

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Lots of Tarpon {see map}
Then there is Sharks, watch for the schools of Thread fins, the fish are
following the bait, Oh yes I almost forgot, Cat-fish are there too.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Lots of sharks Lemons and
bulls oh my, but there are also some Sharp nose, b.akc nose. and Black tips
as far as the Tarpon goes, Yes this is a great place for them click the Tarpon Map
for more detail

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Lots of sharks of every size from
18 inches, to 12 foot, Good news the cat-fish are not as thick.

 

 

 

 

 

East Side "keys"  the Islands which run from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor
    
Cormorant key    One of the islands "keys" on the east side.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- The red fish are hanging out
more to the Southerne end but it seems some are working thier way north.
The Snook are scattered all along the east side, and like the shade under the mangorves

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Better on the south end ,
there are a scattering of Snook and Reds all through out the east side
from the way back to the bar, but the heavier amounts of Snook and Red fish
seem to be just north of Pirate Harbor, back among the islands

 

 

Englewood pier "Tom Adams bridge

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Snook Red ifsh and Tarpon
all have the night time as the right time.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Night fishing with this heat
is much better than day time, stand to reason it is cooler water, Snapper

 Snook , Tarpon all seem to be in the area, and plenty of Sharks to play with

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Day time whiting & jacks
with some sharks, at night time the snook Tarpon, and Snappers will keep
you busy

 


 

Gilchrist pier-  .........

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Tarpon this is your best bet
for a shore bound Tarpon but it is an early thing, not a mid day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Jacks and a few Snook,
But the bigger news here is all of the Smaller size Tarpon, here early morning
this pier keep surprising me.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Kind of slow until a school of Jacks
come crashing by. worth the wait lots

of fun.

 

 

 

 

South Gulf cove canals- ........
Butterford Ramp
South Gulf Cove park

Locks S.G.C.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Smoe reports of bass in the back canals
and Snook on the way to the locks

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Big snook, I have not heard of
much but Big Snook is enough, get out your Rat_L_traps it is on.

 

 

Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.

Reefs & Wrecks

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Getting better again the full moon
and the fish feeding all night had slowed the day time fishing, a lot. But the next week
will see a major increase in the Snapper and grouper bites during the day,
WATCH for the storms, do not let a storm get between you and the shore.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------unreal fishin right now,
Bonita, and Black fin tuna, you have to run out 20 miles but there are there.
Mangrove and Lane Snappers out about 10 miles, really just a lo9t of tasty snappers
put here now, Gags and Red grouper are best out about 25 + miles out. Worth the run
huge schools of Red fish out in the gulf right now, all over size fish, but just to see them
or hook up and fight one, WOW just plain wow.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Bonita and some Kings at 14 to 17 miles
out. there are enough Spanish Mackerel to keep you busy if you pull a small lure like a Rapala
08 og and the Gags are hitting well starting at about 40 feet, plenty of Lane Snappers
and porgies, grunts to make dinner for you and 16 of your best friends.

 


.

 Walkin the Gulf beaches, from Sanibel
to Venice. Any where along the gulf shores.l

 17th street

 Stump Pass Park.
.......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Snook fishing is still incredible
Stump Pass and Sanibel are the best spots along the gulf for catching Snook,
But for number and for Size. the storm twitch is still doing well, but a
Banana Jig, or a mirror-dine are in some cases even better, and the ole favortie
the paddled tail minnow like a cal shad, with a 1/8 or 1/4 once lead head, is rockin
the snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Snook is stil the fish you are most
likely to catch 2 to 3 feet of water for a fight you will remember
A few Big reds and monster size Lady fish just at dark near all the passes.
some whiting and jacks cruising the shore lines, hear a rumor of Pompano

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Walk the beaches casting a Twich
or a buck tail jig, the storm lure "twitch" cast and make sure you start and stop it
like the name says twitch it, and with the buck tail lift the tip of your rod when you retrive it
it makes tthe buck tail puff out them slim down, this will get you Snook fishing like you
dream of. 2 to 4 feet of water, cast along the shore NOT out from it

 

 

 

 

Harbor Heights park- . ..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------are you kidding me??? it is August

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Gar

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Not really a fishing pier right
now more of a sit by the water pier,

 

 

Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- .

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Reds on the back side
and still good snapper fishing in the canals

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Lots of Tarpon inside the canals
and the docks are holding Snapper.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Mangrove Snappers
some Tarpon and Snook, still one of the best areas on the east side, just head a littel north
and you should find the reds you are looking for

 

 

 

I-75 bridges "boat only"  ...... 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- some Black drum and
a few Tarpon,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Not much, a few black drum
and maybe some Tarpon.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Gar, kind of shut down
You would think the shad ewould bring better fishing, but have to say not right now

 

 

 

 

Laishley Pier -

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------snook and a few Red fish
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Better at night, I dont
know if any thing is being cuaght during the day. Lots of fresh water
coming down river still.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Snook and Tarpon at night
the day time is quiet, but then again too hot anyway to fish, best get out
after dark and enjoy the cooler, tempetures and bigger fish

 

 

 

 Lemon Bay ...

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Two big schools of red fish
just inside Stump pass. Pin fish live or cut the pin fish into chunks.
watch the flats for the school and cast the pin fish or chunks in front of the schools
free line the pin fish if you can get close if not, use a chartuse jig head to get some
longer cast,

 


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Red ifsh doing better open flats
to under the mangroves, stump pass is on fire with, lots of different fish.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Sorry but all I have heard about
is Stump pass, Lots of Snook and Jacks, the sharks are in the pass and just out side
great place for Sharks right now.

 

 

 

Matlacha  .--------  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------??????

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Not sure, there was a big school
of Reds just south of the bridges, but they were moving, Tarpon at night is still worth
a shot.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- The bridge is ok
the Red fish and Snook are thick on the flats north or south,
If you are out at night the Tarpon are working the bridge, you have a great chance
of getting your big fish here after 9:pm

 

 

 

 Myakka River ...

El-Jo bean pier- .....

Myakka cutoff- ......

Cattle dock
Locks S.G.C.

Tippy Canoe bay
 14 foot hole

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Through out the river the Tarpon and sharks
are in good numbers. Bigger red fish on the hog island side of the river.
Big Snook up in-side the cut-off, but the water is real hot back in there so when
you do catch that montser Snook take time to revive it, hot water means low oxygen
more time on your realse revive.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Tarpo and Sharks thurgh out the river
and each night they all seem to like El jo, Snappers and snook both hitting well
from tippy to the bridges

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- mainly Tarpon in the river
but mangorve Snapper up by El-Jo one guy saying it is great the next saying
it sucks, So 50/50 it is

 

 

 

 Passes -Punta rassa, Red fish, Captiva,
Boca Grande & Little Gasprilla, stump

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Stump pass Has Big Snook ,
The best shark pass would be Captiva, Red fish pass is your best bet for Red fish, the
big ones seem to be using this to get to the gulf and back in. Captiva and Boca
have some good Snapper fishing.

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- BIg reds and lady fish from dark till morning
Captiva has some nice Gag Grouper, Boca is king of big snappers. Red fish pass is still
best for snook fishing.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- captiva and Boca are the best
for Snappers and Gag grouper, the others have lot of Snook & whiting

 

 

 

 


 

Peace river above I-75

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Ghost town as far as we can tell
nice ride, great sight seeing but a boat ride is what I would expect

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Lots of hot fresh water

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Gar and cat-fish what else is there to say

 

 

 

 


 

Pine Island sound ----

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------BIg Bulls Reds are showing up all over the
place on the flats, try to find where they are getting on to the flats and wait there.
for te tides to change. big ole Snook under the docks

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------This is just a great flats system
beautiful water, You need to try this area, the re are reds and Trout & Snook
all over the flats, but idel your boat, it is not like the upper Harbor and has lots
of hard oyster beds to run up on. so take it easy, enjoy the deeper water of  the
summer time tides and explore this.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Snook red fish all under the bushes/
mangroves and Good Trout fihsing the Trout are really good Size  not huge numbers
but large, and Sharks up to 7 foot on the flats
 

 

Placida pier //  "trestle"  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Night time as you would expect
is the better time with Big Snappers and huge Red fish & Sharks. But day time
you can still do well on Sharks & snappers along with some whiting

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Day time is slwoing down with the heat
But the Snapers, Sharks, & even some nice size whiting here, But at night it is the Snook
and some big Trout, & Bull reds along with larger Sharks all come here to feed

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Snppares and Sharks
lotsof them, and good Snook fishing right now day or night time

 

 

 

Ponce de-Leon park-
.Punta Gorda canals
.Poachers Cut ....

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Ponce has some Snappers not
a lot of big ones, but good to have fun with youngsters, The are a lot of Big Jacks
back up inside the canals, and docks close to the conors or inter-sections of canalls
are holding nice Mangrove snappers

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- The Snappers are getting thicker
but still on the smaller size. Some Black drum and Tarpon are showing up here

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Ponce has Mangrove Snappers
 in in ok numbers, not a lot opf keepers but activey, and Tarpon are thick back up
in-side of the canals, some balck drum, but I think it is getting too hot in
the canals for them.

 

 


Port charlotte Beach pier- .

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Black drum and Snappers
if you did not have t pay to park, this is a peir I would try right now.
there have been quite a few different fish caught here but what is strange
is how many different types of Fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- ealry Snook and nice snapper
 about the hlaf way point on the pier, there are some big Black drum here as well

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Some Snapper amd some
Black drum, getting ready for Snook season, start trying the ramp, learn it now

 


Port charlotte Canals Salt/brackish

 Spillways along 41- .......

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Hit or miss, but Tarpon in the
smaller size 10 pound range are still here, and mixed sizes of Snook not a lot of Snook
but you should catch one,


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Smppk and Tarpon as you would expect
with the rain, dams like the PG resivoir are shoulder to shoulder with people.
many of them taking under size or out of season fish, what the heck is up with that!!!

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Not enough rain
you  might find a Tarpon or two.

 

 

Punta Rassa Sanibel Island..\

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Ok all I can say is BIG Snook
and do not be shocked when you hook up with a 36 inch + Red

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Snook, under the docks and
along the shoreline, whitng and a few Spanish on the beaches

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Inside is a lot of Snook and pretty
 good on Red fish, The Reds are hanging out under the mangoves, and the docks
as is expected this time of year, trying to get in the shade. White bait is the bait
of choice right now,

 

 

 


 

Sharkey pier "Venice"
. ....
  & Venice Jetties- . ......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- The Jetties are still loaded
with Snook & snappers, cool thing Spanish Mackerel have started to move back
into the area here, Not target numbers but a great surprise catch

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Sharks at night on the sharkys
along with a few spanish, and some whtiing, the jetties are still thick with Snook &
 Snappers

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- The Jetties are still really good for
 Snapper and Snook, the whiting are moving back in, sounds like lunch to me

 

 

 


Turtle bay

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14------- Not a lot going on,
but the Big breeder size bull reds are just starting to make an early appearance

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Mianly at or near the mouth
Reds and snook, with a ton of mullet

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- the fishing is all about the entrance
the mouth of Turtle bay is loaded with Red fish, Snook, Sharks and tons of Mullet
Expect to chase schools of mullet while thinking it is a monster school or Red fish

 

 Walkin the Gulf beaches, from Sanibel
to Venice. Any where along the gulf shores.l

 17th street
 Stump Pass Park.
.......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------Snook fishing is still incredible
Stump Pass and Sanibel are the best spots along the gulf for catching Snook,
But for number and for Size. the storm twitch is still doing well, but a
Banana Jig, or a mirror-dine are in some cases even better, and the ole favortie
the paddled tail minnow like a cal shad, with a 1/8 or 1/4 once lead head, is rockin
the snook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- Snook is stil the fish you are most
likely to catch 2 to 3 feet of water for a fight you will remember
A few Big reds and monster size Lady fish just at dark near all the passes.
some whiting and jacks cruising the shore lines, hear a rumor of Pompano

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Walk the beaches casting a Twich
or a buck tail jig, the storm lure "twitch" cast and make sure you start and stop it
like the name says twitch it, and with the buck tail lift the tip of your rod when you retrive it
it makes tthe buck tail puff out them slim down, this will get you Snook fishing like you
dream of. 2 to 4 feet of water, cast along the shore NOT out from it

 

 

 

 

 

 


West wall.  
Blow down creek.
 Muddy Bay   
Oyster Creek.  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/19/14-------The Reds are scattered along the wall
south of the towers. Some larger Bull reds out on the bar right on top of the bar
The Shark fishing is good just out side of the bar, no best place for north or south
pick a spot, and wait if you fish the will come.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14-------Out of the bar, there are scattered Tarpon
& sharks, back under the mnagroves, The Reds are there in the shade, better fishing
the farther south you go.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/01/14------- Little slow until you get south,
the last 1/2 mile from Cape Haxe north is great on Snook & Red fish,
The out side the bar is hot right now Tarpon & Sharks, 3 feet of water or more
Chumming really helps.

 

 

Fresh Water- Canals, Creeks,
Ponds, & lakes,
...........
..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--08/08/14------- The blue gill are really biting
wigglers ot Small inline spinners, Any where where the water is moving
Moving water is cooler, The bass big ole lunkers are hitting Frogs worked slowly
ever so slowly acorss the top of heavy plant cover, did I mention slowly

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/22/14-------Some monster bass, 7 pounds
or better have been caught, frog or live shinners are your best bet

 

 Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/11/14-------The bass are hitting well any where
you can find moving water, early o-dark-30 until about 9:am frogs cast on top of
the weeds worked reealy slow 5 pound + bass this is slow fish with a prupose
don't get in a hurry and you will find that trophy Bass

 

Audubon Park   .  Lake Betty     Ollie Pond     titty lake  turtle preserve   760 fishing spot  

9 mile ramp   Cecil Webb   hathaway park  .Myakka Park   Prairie Creek   Collingswood                         

Butterford ramp  S,G.C. Ramp  

Blue crabs, from a pier...

 

 

                   Fishin advice tips &
thoughts about the fishing conditions

 

   It would be hard to picture life without fishing.
 People who do not fish do not understand the
therapeutic value of fishing, losing yourself to
 the motion of the waves and just relaxing.
The best things about fishing is where you do it,
 and that you do not have to carry a score card.

 

In memory of Capt Angel 1975-2010

 

 In Memory of Captain Angel
Angel remains here with us,
 He was my friend, I miss him

 

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let me know by E-mail
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        Fishin Frank-----                 Robert's report----------     

 

  

It would be hard to picture life without fishing.
 People who do not fish do not understand the
therapeutic value of fishing, losing yourself to
 the motion of the waves and just relaxing.
The best things about fishing is where you do it,
 and that you do not carry a score card.