Fishing Trip Preparedness

No matter what your destination is, knowing in advance what conditions you will be faced with will help you arrive better prepared.

During my time on Captiva Island in Florida I explored all that the island had to offer, which was everything from the shell searching to amazing fishing and fine dinning to pure relaxation.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a one-stop-shop for all your travel needs, but by going through Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel it is extremely easy to find all the necessary amenities including lodging, restaurants, coffee shops, fishing, beaches and family activities.

My largest objective was the fishing and finding a kayak launch for my Hobie Outback. I ended up in J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge with a group of kayak fisherman, where we caught snook, trout, redfish and jack. I wrote about that experience last time. Check it out!

The weather in Florida changes by the hour, on the hour, and the wind is either blowing or it’s flat calm. During my time there, the weather was beautiful for the beach goers, but for fishing it was interesting to say the least. Fortunately, at Ding Darling you’re sheltered throughout the mangroves, which makes for a beautiful fishing environment, bird watching or even a leisurely SUP/kayak paddle. But being prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way is essential to fully enjoying your time on the island.

Captiva Island has everything you need with no reason to leave, until your boss comes knocking on the door. With travel shops, fishing guide services, boat rentals, kayak rentals, restaurants, convenience shops, ice-cream, shopping, and of course the beaches. There is actually a tackle shop on the island call Whitney’s Bait and Tackle that builds and repairs rods—you’re covered 100 percent. If you are planning a trip down here, you can contact the shop for updated fishing and weather conditions, which will help you pack and plan your adventure.

Once you’re there you don't need to leave. If you’re planning a trip to South Florida or need a suggestion, Captiva Island is beautiful, quiet and quaint unlike much of Florida where it’s constantly bombarded with tourism, but on Captiva you’re isolated and it’s absolutely wonderful!

p>Please visit and give me a shout!

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