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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:47 pm 
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8) Went to the beautiful Island of Sanibel for a quick and pleasurable getaway... Looking to do some Kayak Fishing I brought my Hobie Pro Angler and took advantage of the great weather this past week. Found a nice and reasonable place to stay for a couple of days. Launched the Pro Angler just north of the causeway and found some bait almost immediately boiling within a hundred feet from shore. Jacks, Lady fish, Trout and Spanish Mackerel were crashing into some small bait in a feeding frenzy. From above the Pelicans, Sea Gulls and Terns were helping me keep up with the action as it kept moving up and down the main pass. After a couple of hours the action died down and it was time to go and explore the flats and sets of islands that are found just west of the mainland. Not knowing the general area well it was a search for action that quickly became an adventure. Going by my instincts I followed the markers, water depths and currents to try and find where the fish were hiding. The water was clear and the bottom looked fishy with healthy grass and big sand holes all over. After some pedaling around I ran into areas that were holding fish. The bite was on and ended up with a total of nine trout for the day. All fish were fat and healthy. Ran into a small shark in four inches of water right off one of the islands. Overall The trip was a success and like they say, "Time flies when you are having fun". Would love to visit again and explore some of the endless paths, passes and drop offs that connect the islands. I have included a link to a short video on youtube:http://youtu.be/N5D7-jQjXD8

Can't wait to get back out there...!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:43 am 
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You've found my favorite saltwater kayak fishing area. Starting there and heading north past Boca Grande to Placida and into Charlotte Harbor and all the islands in-between, they are the most beautiful and bountiful waters to kayak fish. The tarpon, snook, redfish, and trout are everywhere and much of the most pristine and serene areas are inaccessible to the powerboats because of the skinny water. We were just in Captiva three weeks ago and left Placida a week after that. Thanks for the video. It's a beautiful area.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Nice you guys...

Now all I need is the free calendar and gas money for the 2500km one-way road trip!! :shock:

Hm, think I'll hang here in the great white (temporarily not) north and pick some pike!

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:42 am 
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True...! It really is one of my favorite places to take the kayak to. The whole time I was out there I didn't come close to any other boat in the area. I did visit during the week and left the area on Friday. By the time I left the island was getting busy, so planning ahead is essential for best results.

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* 2013 Hobie Pro Angler 14

"FISHING THE INDIAN RIVER & MOSQUITO LAGOON"


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