Captain Randy, DBA as Fintastic Charters, fishes the waters of Pine Island Sound. This area of salt-water is surrounded by mangrove islands, bays and estuaries. The native fish here are attracted to this lush environment which provides them with food and shelter in the many shallow sea grass flats and overhanging mangroves. Among the sport fish of this area are red fish, snook, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, a variety of shark and last, but not least, the world famous tarpon, also known as the “silver king”!
During the peak of tarpon season, commonly the months of April, May and June, tarpon migrate to the waters off Sanibel/Captiva Island in huge numbers. The tarpon fishing in this area is second to none during these months and anglers from all over the world flock here to land one of the silver giants which often reach up to 200 pounds. There is nothing more thrilling than fighting a tarpon in the shallow backwaters of this beautiful area of South-west Florida. Once hooked, the leaping, running tarpon will give the angler a challenging experience. Landing one is not a sure bet, but something you will never forget!
As well as the world famous fishing, the waters and islands within Pine Island Sound offer a variety of sight-seeing pleasures. Dolphins jumping and playing, manatee grazing along the sea grass flats and sting rays swimming as though they are gliding are some of the aquatic wild life you will see if you just keep your eyes peeled. Captain Randy will be glad to take you on a sightseeing trip that can include stops at shelling islands only reachable by boat. Of course there are those quaint island restaurants that can be a scrumptious addition to your sightseeing adventure.
Book your Fintastic Charter with Captain Randy for your fishing/sightseeing/wildlife/shelling today, and experience the beauty and excitement of Sanibel/Captiva and Pine Island Sound, Florida.