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            Fishin Class/meeting at Luigi's
 Italian Restaurant                            941-624-3535
 "great Food /full Bar"  Charlotte Harbor
   
 Go to Luigi's   Fish Club
 
Meeting 2nd Wednesday each month 6:30 pm
Fishin club meetings hosted by.
       
   Fishin Frank, Robert & Captain Cayle
                    both night are the same topic.
                     Tuesday reserve seating.
                    Wednesday  open seating
              to reserve seats for Tuesday call
                               941-625-3888

 


41 bridges - .....  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook, And a lot of Lady fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Black drum and Tarpon,
There is some very good Snook fishing early in the morning. TT18 mirro-o-lure

 

 

 

Alligator Creek-....... 
Poachers Cut

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Trout lostly smaller and good news Jacks
are in the creek and
this is your chance for some nor-east fishin some blue fish in the creek as well

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Snook and Trout, the Trout are not
real big yet but gettting better, The Jacks are feeding in the creek pretty steady
and nothing is more fun than a Jack on the line

 

 

                                                                        
 

Alligator creek reef "concrete reef

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Some Gaga grouper and Sheep head
are starting to move in

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spanihs ands Snapper are most
common catch, But there have been a few leagal size Gag Grouper caught here

 

 

Bay shore piers- . ..............

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook and red fish near the bank and
cast at the shore line line, if you are a pier person and have togo to the end
try for some spanish mackerel popppin cork same as you would for Trout

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Slow yet

 


 

              
Bokeelia-
 Jug Creek Shoals
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Trout and Red ifsh the reds are
on the short end of the slot still a lot of fun

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Lot of Trout, Bonnet sharks
and The pompano are steady here.

 





Bull bay-  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook and red fish with some nice
lady fish in the center closer to the house boats.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Snook all over,
with some nice Red fish just to keep it interesting, white bait is your best bet
But with the water cooling off shrimp is going to start working well

 

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Spanish, and some Lady fish
Snaooer and gag grouper on the bottom

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spanish and some Snapper
Quite a few Sharks, and just a bit of Cobia and yes there have been keeper size



 

Cape Haze  bar-  .....

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Trout fishin ois good
and the Spanish have been fiarly regular, Snook closer to cape haze

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14-------  Pompanno and Flounder
and the bonnet head Sharks are here, the bonnets like shrimp
The Pomapno like shrimp as well but pieces of shrimp are better
then Whole live ones

 


 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- No reports

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Tarpon and Lots of cat fish Sorry?

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/24/14------- Tarpon look for the birds
from the 20 foot to cape haze, Spanish and a few kings in the harbor,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/17/14------- Trapon still there with a
 scatterng of Spanish
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/10/14------- tarpon ots of Tarpon and lots
of cat fish.
Cobia just starting to coame back in. Keep an eye for fins on the surface
what you think is a tarpon might be a big Cobia

 

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--11/21/14------- Red fish on top of the bar still
hitting, and the Trout are thick on the open flat,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Bonnet Sharks, lots of Trout spotted
that is, with lots of Snook, and The is also Red fish

 

 

Englewood pier "Tom Adams bridge

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Spanish and Trout with some
 good Sheep head fishing

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Whitng and big lady fish
There is some Pompano

 

 


 

Gilchrist pier-  .........

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook along the sea wall
with some whiting out from the pier, and lady fish working the shore line

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Jacks  & some big Snook along the sea wall

 

 

 

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

Locks S.G.C.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Bass up in the back canals are
hitting well top wtaer lure Bone/sl Spook early in the day or worms after the sun is high

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Tasrpon and Bass fishing is getting
very good, up in the way back

 

Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.

Reefs & Wrecks

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Too windy for any real reports

but I can say that trolling is a big thing, the kings, bonita, and Grouper all were hittng
30 foot lures, stack your lures and add a X-rap -8 to the speard for lots more activity
from the Blue runners and Spanish, as well as Black fin tuna, and Bonita

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- King Mackerel is the big story
and they are with in a mile of shore, if you get out 5 miles the are even bigger
20 to 30 pounds, Grouper fishing is gettiing better, The snapper fishing is great right now

 


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Harbor Heights park- . ..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- ?????

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Some Tarpon And a few cat fish
The is more big Snook close under the docks, and the red fish mostly rats
but still fun to catch

 

Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- .

Brunt store          Two Pines 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14-------  Pirte Harbor is loaded with smaller
Trout, @ pines has a lot of Snook, and out side the bar the Pompano are crusine the
edge of the bar.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Lots of Snook at 2 pines and there
are some big schools of Reds between Brunt store and 2 pines

 

I-75 bridges "boat only"  ...... 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook on the ends of the bumpers
use a strom swim bait 4 inch and let it sink before reeling

 

 

Laishley Pier -

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Spanish, and little Snook and some
Lady fish, the Sea Trout are just starting to hit off the peir, worht checking out
Poppin cork about 4 feet to the hook with a shrimp

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spotted Sea Trout are starting to show
and Poppin corks with about 4 feet of line between the bobber and the bait is the key
 

 

 Lemon Bay ...

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Trout on or near the ICW, and
in the pass and Ski alley the is Pompano and some Jacks, The rat reds are strating
to fil the holes around the isalnds

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Sea Trout are in the intercoastal
and the red fish are near the passes, around the islands, the pompano are in the pass
and Ski alley has some nice fish.

Matlacha  .--------  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Lots of Snook under the bridge
and Trout are moving in heavy, just to the south on the flats the Reds are thick
as you get closer to the north end there is a lot of Rat reds along the mangroves

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Red ifsh north and shouth
but Sheep head are bunching around the bridge, there is flounder north towards
 the ice house

 

 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--11/21/14------- Red ifsh on the hg island side and
Plenty of Snook after dark at El-Jo, the Big Snook have moved in and are right under
the pier, use a 4 or 5 inch Storm bunker, Big rod heavy line these are moslty
 Over Slot Snook hang on and have fun.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- The Spanish are in the cut, and
A bunch of Reds in side the cut-off, there is pompano and Sea Trout

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Gag grouper in Captiva, Spanish mackerel
in most of the passes, the have been some reports of Pompano, Big schools of Sheep head
moving through gasprilla and Boca passes

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spanish Mackerel and even some King mackerel
in Boca and Captiva, the Pompano seem to like Red fish pass a little better
Punta rassa has some Sharks mostly Bonnet, and still some good Snook fishing,
The Trout are out along the beaches

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/24/14------- Pomano in stump pass.
REd ifsh pass best for Snook,

 

 

 


 

Peace river above I-75

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Gar and the Tarpon and harder to find
they seem to be moving farther up-river for the cold weather,
Rat reds have appeared almost out of no where, lots and lots of small Red fish.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Red fish are hitting around the
Navigator, and the Tarpon have been up at the water teratment Plant and arron lake

 


 

Pine Island sound ----

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14-------  Red fish from the Rat to the Bull
they all seem to be here, the Snook are hiding from the cold in any deeper water
Lots of Big Trout on the flats, well maybe I should not say lots but they are
much larger than the ones in most places 20 inches or better, the Fishin franks
Rat-L-trap, twitch trap is the best right now, thank good ness for that,
the Bone Sl Super spook rules the top water for Trout here

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Bigger Sea Trout here and bonnet sharks
are in good numbers out on the flats, Spanish are looking for bait on the flats

 

 

Placida pier //  "trestle"  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- The Sheep head season is off to a band
some of the largest Sheep head I have heard of in thelast few years are hitting,
Biat is every thing from pieces of peeled Shrimp to crabs or sand flaes caught right on the
gulf beaches, what ever you use get close to the piling and about 3 feet from the bottom.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Witing and good News the

sheep head are moving in, the Spanish seem to be steady here,
And of course the Snook are thick under the piers

 

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Sheep head, and some Snappers
along with some Sea Trout, and red fish. Teh Snook are hanging out headed up
into the PGI canals, and are feeding early in the day, try a green Rat-L-trap
the brighter the green the better, cast across the canal just after sun up slow retrive
40 pound floro leader, these are not small fish

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Pomce has black drum and
quite a few croakers, Poachers cut is loaded with Snook and Snappers

 


 


Port charlotte Beach pier- .

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- ?????

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- ??????

 

 


Port charlotte Canals Salt/brackish

 Spillways along 41- .......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Snook , Small white lures
Stron swim bait or storm Twict sticks . Yes Storm rules the spillway fish right now

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Slow a few Snook you have to look at
a few to find fish, but still easy access for some good shore fishing

 

 

Punta Rassa Sanibel Island..\

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14-------  Snook and Spanish,
Trout on the flats along with on the beaches you can find some good Pompano fishing

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Snook are thick in the Slow zone
and the red fish seem to like the docks. The Spanish ,mackerel are both inside
and out on the island, good shore fishing.

 


 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Spanish, and Pompano

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spanish and King mackerel
yes you can catch them right from shore. the Sheep head are starting here as
well,

 


Turtle bay

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Trout on the open flat
just inside fromt he manatee signs drift with a poppin cork heavy split shot by your
hook which is about 2 feet below the cork and pop it while you drift, shirmp or bait fish
on the hook

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Lots of Trout on the open flats
and the Snook are along the shore lines spend a little time looking and you Will
have that great Snook day

 

 

 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--11/21/14------- Cast a banana jig for some Pomapno
or There is still some Snook and Spanish mackerel, there are some bonnet head sharks
to play with. The sheep head are schooling and comeing in from the Gulf. So dont be too shocked
when you catch a 20 inch plus sheep head while fishing

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Spanish, Pompano, whitng
And some flounder, small bunches of sheep heads working the shore lines

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/17/14------- Snook whiting and Pompano
all can be caught while strolling along the beaches, time for the Banan jigs {SILLY}
the Pompano are moving in more by the day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/10/14------- Pompano and some flounder
still a lot of Snook, and whitng for dinner anit all bad

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- trout on the open flat
and some a few any way Pompano on the Bar, Snook are working up and down
the wall trying to find a winter home, the rat reds are thick, along with some
nice size slot Red fish, Shrimp is the best baut for the reds but the Snook are
hitting different things each day

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Red fish, have moved back
along the wall, Snook fishing have been getting better by the day.
Out on the bar, you should find some good Pompano fishing. 

 

 

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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/21/14------- Bass really truning on,
in the PC canals or pnds, Shinner number one bait,
Crappie fishing from here to the big O are just biting like crazy minnows
od course the bait of chioce, but bright green beetle spins spins working well
Smaller in line Spinners are the 2nd best bright colors

 

.Fishin Frank & Robert's report--11/01/14------- Bass fishing is really good,
Forgs are the big thing, and of course the live shinners, are rockin the bass,
For you worm guys, Purlpes like June Bug, I dont think you can really
pick a bad color right now

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/10/14-------

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--10/03/14------- Slow but the heat is on.
Talipa, Myan ciclie are hitting but the normal fish are really just hanging out in the heat
relaxing. If you are looking for Bass your best bet is going out at first light, yes be there
as dawns crack shows.

 

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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        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.