2017 is in the books. Looking back on the year brought some phenomenal fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities as well as new friends reconnecting with some older friends. I’m grateful for time I’ve been able to spend with folks on the water from all walks of life, from very young to some last wish trips.
What will 2018 bring? Although we face challenges with water quality as many area’s of the country do, the ecosystem is resilient given a chance to recover it does and relatively quickly. Irma and the prior record rains resulted in Lake Okeechobee heavy releases until Dec. 1 this year.
At this writing we are at 68.00 Water temperatures which are not bad. Last year much of the season the water temps were about 72-74, so its a bit cooler. Trout and Reds don’t care much about that and Sheepshead a winter staple prefer it.
I will keep the site updated more frequently with recent catches and whats happening now out there.
Happy New Year and God Bless All. May you all have a fantastic 2018.
Capt Paul Primeaux
Captain Pauls Sanibel & Captiva Charters