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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


41 bridges - .....  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14------- Snook and some Red fish,
the black drum seem to be hanging out on the north bound side more.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook and Red fish try to go early
in the morning for them but if yo get up late go for Black drum



Alligator Creek-....... 
Poachers Cut

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- The mouth has some great Jacks
lots and lots of fun. The best style lure in -line spinners weird as that sounds they are
workin great


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snapper and Jacks, there are Reds|

 out near the mouth.



Alligator creek reef "concrete reef

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Snapper and on the top Spanish
mackerel better mackerel at the south end



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Spanish Macerel,
snapper and still quite a few Sharks, mostly Smaller ones but a few 7 footers




Bay shore piers- . ..............

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14-------- No reports


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Red fish doing good on
twitch baits first thing, You need a 1.5  tide or better for best fishin as they are right next
to shore




 Jug Creek Shoals

Fishin Frank & Robert's report-----09/26/14----- Big Snook on the out isde of the bar.
and if that is not enough the are over slots Reds there as well. Trout Pompano back inside
of the bar


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Pin fish and white bait,
quite a few Reds and the Trout are really moving in



Bull bay-  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14-------- Get up side and the middle
section has lady fish and some pompano, bunches of Reds fish scattered all around the
islands in-side the bay. But get under the trees for these Reds


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook and Red fish doing well
a divning lure like the storm or the old ripplin red fin are your best bet



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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14-------Spanish and Snappers
one of the better places for the smaller types of sharks right now


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- SPanish, and snappers
 with some sharks, Goilth grouper are not thick but there are a few




Cape Haze  bar-  .....

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14-------- West side has better Pompano fishin
and the flounder are right up on the bar, 3 to 4 feet of water
 The Spotted Trout are here as well, but better on the north east close to the cape.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Pomapno, snapper and Trout
the trourt are best poppin corked or use a tandum jig , Mr 17 is another good choice





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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14--------Lady fish, tarpon, Jack Crelle
and of course Big Sail cats have come back into the holes.



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Spanish mackerel doing well
try trolling, The tarpon are still here check the maps
the sharks are not as thick but still some better size ones in the lower holes


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--09/26/14-------- A few more Snok then last week getting better
by the day, the Reds fish are best out by the bar,
The mangrove Snapper are trying to crowd out the reds from the pot holes on the flats
so if you get your bait chewed up, you know whats doing it


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Red fish under the mangroves
 toss a Shrimp and let it soak, Out by the bar get aaout 100 feet insde where the trough is
and out here use pin fish, shrimp under the tress and pin fish out in the open



Englewood pier "Tom Adams bridge

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14------- Mangrove Snapper and Flounder
all of which are a good bet during the day, once it gets dark, the larger Snapper
and the Snook come out to play


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Some Pompano0 but the Snapper
are your best day time bet,




Gilchrist pier-  .........

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/26/14--------?????


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- ?????





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

Locks S.G.C.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ ??????


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Tarpon small ones try a 1/34 once Rat-l-trap
ornge and reds best colors, Big Snook are in here again how they get out I am not sure
but try a 16 bomber sich color or the old Red and white for these big fish,




Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.

Reefs & Wrecks

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------ The Snapper and Grunt, progies all
with-in 17 miles out, the Grouper you really want 60 feet or better for your best chance
at your limit. Squid wings doing great but the jigs are whats kick-in grouper butt right now



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- snapper Lanes and mangrove/Grey
from a couple miles out to as far you want to go,The Grouper Red and every other kind
best bet to limtit out is 30 miles, but there are lots of them out here,
Red Grouper open until Oct 5th, so still time, Jigs buck tail good idea




 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--09/26/14-------- A mixed bag right now
Snook, Pompano, flounder, the are fish on the top, middle or bottom,
use a jig or the weedless spoon both can be either retrived faster for the Spanish or Pomano
or you can slow slide on the bottom for the flounder


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Pompano, and some
 big huge Bull type Red fish Spoons like a 3/4 once sprite Silver, Or get out your
Green ghost and hop it along the bottom for these big reds and dont be surprised
when that Snook slams it




Harbor Heights park- . ..

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- cat fish and A few Snook


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Talpia thick up here
use the small ones for Snook bait, and eat the big ones




Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- .

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- snook and Snapper inside
although the Snook are around hobbs and the islands more each day



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Lot sof really nice reds
The snook are feeding like crazy early in the day, as the sun gets brighter
fish farther under the mangrove branchs



I-75 bridges "boat only"  ...... 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Black drum and some of the
cutest little tarpon


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Black Drum, and Tarpon
 the Snook are holding by the bumpers, swim baits let


Laishley Pier -

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Good Snook fishin at night right under the pier
 cast a lure back into the basin right along the sea wall, hang on these are big Snook.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook and Tarpon
Quite a few Snapper and the silver Trout are here. 


 Lemon Bay ...

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Red fish are along the docks and
out in the pot holes, The Spotted Trout are moving in better each day. The inter-caostal
channel has some Spanish and Pompano. trolling is your best bet. use small
Like an X-rap 06 size.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Still lots of Reds the y seem
to hold to schools here more then in the Harbor, the Trout fishing is getting
better by the day, and keep a good hold on the rod the Snook are thick here right now



Matlacha  .--------  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14-------Red Fish just a littel north or south
thick right now. Under the bridge There are some Spanish, and Black drum around the pilings


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Red ifsh and Tarpon, the Snook are
moving in here more by the day, the bridge has quite a few, but the docks are getting
full of Snook best bet after 8: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---09/26/14------- Tarpon in the river, Use DOA bait buster
Purple or root beer, dark colors. If the are in the deep section by the mouth use a rat-L-


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Mouth of the river has some Pompano
both sides not to many in the middle, tarpon from cattle dock to the Trestle thick
El jo is crazy good Snook fishing and lots of Snappers





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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Snook still thick , other great fishin is the Pompano
have really started to come into the passes


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Captiva and Red fish passes have
 very good fishing for Reds mostly over size and Snook are just thick
Boca and Gasprilla, have Spanish on top and Snapper and flounder and the bottom



Peace river above I-75

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Lots of taliapa, abd Snook are
still eating them, but the big run of small baits are thinning out.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- feeding frenzy going on right now
take your cast net and get the talipa and the catch Tarpon and Snook
this is your best number one chance for your big Tarpon, 150 plus pound
and it will not last long, many of the gudies are getting 10 plus Tarpon a trip!




Pine Island sound ----

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Trout and lots of nice Snook
and big alomst over size red fish



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Hearing of big schools of Reds
some are slot size the next school way top big to keep, Keep your eyes open for water
pushing the fish are moving a lot




Placida pier //  "trestle"  

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- day time is good fishin for Snapper
and whiting , with some Spanish moving in, The bonnet head sharks are here


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Day time Snapper, spanish,
and whiting , There are some unreal snook fishing by the bridges, and under the
docks close to the pass




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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Jacks, and lotsof Snooka

Ponce has quite a few Snappers right now


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Poce has lots of snapper and
Good red fish fishing, and the Black drum 15 to 20 pounds are holding here




Port charlotte Beach pier- .

Fishin Frank & Robert's report---09/26/14------- Snapper and Sea Trout


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook and Snappers
but the better fishing is for Red fish, under the pier and by the point



Port charlotte Canals Salt/brackish

 Spillways along 41- .......

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Tarpon and Snook are still here
Small lures Storm swim baits and the best,


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook are just here
all it take is water flowing and a 3 inch storm swim bait, maybe a 4 inch




Punta Rassa Sanibel Island..\

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Big snook under the bridge and
any dock near by. The Spanish and Pompano are starting to show up



Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Big Snook under the docks
and the Trout are in, The trout seem to be a bit bigger here than most places
try a weed less spoon silver / chartruse






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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Spanish and some flounder
A few Sharks
The jetties have great Snook fishing.


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- The jetties have very good fishing
for Snook and Snapper, the flounder have started showing up.
Have not heard much from the pier of the crazies





Turtle bay

Fishin Frank & Robert's report----09/26/14------ Red fish up near the mouth
and some Trout out in the open


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Snook by the eagles nest,
 and big red fish near the mouth I would try just to the west of the opening before gallergers
roght up on the sand bar, If they are there just wow. Pin fish or white bait,



 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----09/26/14------Lots of Snook still
and the big over slot Reds, Pompano and Flounder are welcome guest here as well


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Mirro o lure mirro dine bright colors
moderate speed but twitch it a lot, crazy motion gets lots of fish right now,
I would say the other best bet, bouceing a jig very shallow 3 feet of water or less
hang on big Snook, or a flounder, but either would be good



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



Fishin Frank & Robert's report-----09/26/14----- Red fish on the northern half are getting thicker
look for a creek opening, Sea trout on the bar,


Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Red ifsh are starting to scatter all along the wall
creeks, holes, any where try it all, the Snook fishing is better as you get south,
 but getting better by the day


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

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--09/19/14------- Blue gill are doing ok on the tiny
rapala, yelow reds, wigglers best bait.



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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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.