Thursday, February 09, 2006

Fishing Report: Caloosahatchee River 02/05/06

Last Sunday, I was roughly 2-3 miles off before the Sanibel bridge. The best catch of the day was a fairly large sheepshead that measured 19" inches and weighed 4.25 lbs. I was using a middle-action rod, circular hook, Fireline 15 lbs, flurocarbon leader 10 lbs, and my bait was live shrimp. The fish already had a hook inside of him from a previous encounter with me. Goes to show that fish are really stupid or are really courageous.

Despite the big catch, fishing conditions were rough. We hardly got any bites until 4-5pm in the afternoon. This was partly due to the low tide and the saltinity levels in the water. A previous storm front went through the area on Saturday.


Publisher said...

activoo - I'm fishing 1-2 times a week. The rules about legal catches vary by the species. For instance, the sheepshead has 12" minimum requirement and a bag limit of 15.

Publisher said...

For more information, you can visit the Florida and Wildlife Commission at