Fishing Charter Information

General Info:

  • We welcome anglers of all experience levels from the complete novice to experienced anglers.
  • No fishing license required
  • Captain Ozzie is a professional captain licensed and insured
  • Everything is included except whatever you want to eat or drink. There is a cooler on the boat
  • You should bring or wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Dress for the season and remember that during the winter months it is cooler on the water than on land -A windbreaker is always a good ideaFishing Charter, Sanibel Island, FL

The Fish:

  • Snook – We catch snook February through November though it’s only legal to keep them March, April, September, October and November. Snook have a slot limit – they have to be between 28 to 33 inches to keep. Only one per angler.
  • Tarpon – Tarpon have a mind of their own, but usually start appearing in local waters beginning in April and stay through June sometimes into July or even October if you’re lucky! However there are no guarantees with Tarpon so if you want to be sure to jump one you’ll want to book your trip for May or June. The average tarpon is 80 to 100 pounds, but fish to almost 200 pounds are not uncommon. Tarpon is strictly a catch and release species.
  • Redfish – We catch redfish year round. You can keep one per angler with a slot limit of 18 to 27 inches.
  • Trout – We catch trout year round. You are allowed four per person with a slot limit of 15 to 20 inches.
  • We catch several other species including sharks, cobia, bluefish, mackerel and ladyfish.

Rates for 1 to 3 anglers:

  • Full Day Fishing $800
  • Half Day Fishing $450
  • Three Quarter Day $600
  • Half Day Shelling/Sightseeing $400Tarpon Fishing

Where We Fish:

We leave from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva and do the majority of our fishing in Pine Island Sound. Usually we fish within 15 minutes of the marina in shallow waters.

Directions to McCarthy’s Marina:

From Fort Myers/Sanibel:

Take the Sanibel Causeway to the island. Turn right onto Periwinkle Way at the four-way stop. Turn right from Periwinkle Way onto Tarpon Bay Road. Turn left at the four-way stop onto SanCap Road. Cross Blind Pass Bridge onto Captiva and follow the road to the only stop sign on Captiva.

Turn right onto Andy Rosse Lane and right into McCarthy’s Marina.

 From South Seas:

Turn left at the stop sign at Andy Rosse Lane and right into McCarthy’s Marina.

The marina charges $5 for parking.


Captain Ozzie Lessinger
Sanibel Island, FL

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