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Fishing on the Islands

Sanibel | Captiva

Our waters offer some of the best fishing.

Our waters offer some of the best fishing in the world. Snook, redfish, tarpon and trout abound. Whether you fish from the beach, rent a boat or hire a guide, you are sure to have a memorable experience.

To rent or buy fishing equipment and for knowledgeable advice, Whitney’s Bait and Tackle shop is your place: located at 1554 Periwinkle Way 239-579-0399.

Some of the best places to fish from shore are Sanibel’s lighthouse pier on the east end of Sanibel, Blind Pass, which is the pass between Sanibel and Captiva, and in the Ding Darling Nature Preserve. Don’t forget you’ll need a fishing license, which you can easily purchase online at

All three of the guides listed below were born and raised on these waters and are some of the top guides in Florida. Whether you are looking for a day of fishing with your kids or are a competitive fisherman interested in tournament fishing, you will not be disappointed. Make your reservations early because they book up fast!

Ozzie Fischer: 239-872-8515

Ozzie Lessinger: 239-910-7764

Joey Burnsed: 239-472-8658

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