Fort Myers Fishing Guide Captain Bill Curtis

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 30, 2016


Merry Christmas and happy New Year from Captain Bill Curtis and Fish-n-Tales offshore fishing Charters. It's been a great week with warm weather, smooth seas, and great customers catching big fish.




 

November 2016 10 Hour Offshore Charter Fishing Report

November 16, 2016


Starting to get a few trips in as season has begun. The last trip was a 10 hour with a returning group of anglers. Fishing was easy with a limit of red grouper by 11 am, with some nice ones in the mix. Highlight of the day was a quick glimpse of a 12-13' Tiger Shark that briefly visited us.


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November 2016 Offshore charter Fishing Update

November 9, 2016


It's been a while since I've posted anything so I thought I'd share a few pictures and a brief update and report. As usual we haven't had many trips the last month or 2, which is good. First mate Andrew and myself are recharged for another season, and the boat is ready. We have gotten a few successful dive trips with the kids in over the last month. Where we found some great fish along with a few big gulf lobsters and a bunch of stone crabs.



Fishing has been easy when we have gotten out...
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June 2016 Long Range Ft. Myers Fishing Charter

November 9, 2016


Had a great trip this past week for the opening of red snapper season. Highlights were big red snapper, the biggest red grouper I've ever seen. and my first ever African Pompano.







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Good November 2015 Offshore Fishing Trip

November 10, 2015


Big fish of the day caught by Richard Payne of Estero on an 8 hour offshore trip with returning group from the Vanderbilt Fishing Club. The lucky red grouper was successfully released with the season currently closed, but we managed plenty of other fish for everyone to take home dinner.

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October 2015 Offshore Charter Fishing Report

October 14, 2015

We had a great 8 hour fishing charter this week with returning customers from the Vanderbilt Fishing Club. The highlight of the trip was a nice gag grouper that was asked home to dinner. We also caught lane, mangrove, and yellowtail snapper, along with a few porgys, and plenty of catch and release red grouper.



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September 2015 Ft. Myers Fishing Report

September 9, 2015


Getting a break from taking people out fishing recently, so what do I do with myself? Go fishing and scuba diving of course. I fished inshore for the first time in forever last week with my first mate and now inshore captain, Andrew. We started as the sun came up and had a great day. We started casting artificials to some juvenile tarpon without any luck. Then Andrew netted some live bait, and that got the bite going with several mid slot redfish, and a handful of small snook before it got to...

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Middle of August 2015 Offshore Charter Fishing Report

August 25, 2015


The nearshore bite continues to be excellent with good numbers of keeper sized red grouper being caught, along with lane snapper up to 16”. We still have to wade through lots of smaller fish to get to the keepers, but that makes for great action for our anglers.



We also had a great 10 hour offshore trip over the last week. The fish are definitely bigger the farther out you go. The catch included a limit of red grouper up to 30”, a nice big gag grouper, lots of nice lane and vermillion sna...

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Last Week of Summer 2015 Fishing Report

August 25, 2015


Even though we fish extensively in the salt water, both inshore and offshore, my boy is hooked on freshwater bass fishing also. So we spent a good bit of time over the last week finding and fishing some accessible water around the neighborhood.



Results have been varied, but no skunkings yet, even if it’s just a Mayan Cichlid or Oscar or 2. Last trip was the best with the 2 of us landing 10 bass or so up to 2 pounds or so.



We also got a few of his buddies out for a nearshore trip on the big ...

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August 2015 Nearshore Charter Fishing Report

August 18, 2015


Several nearshore trips over the last week have brought lots of action to our customers. Any charter 6 hours or less we consider a nearshore trip, where we rarely travel over 20 miles, and substantially less for 5 hour trips. This time of year we are able to catch some pretty nice red grouper in that range which has been the case over the last couple of weeks. Catches have included lane snapper up to 16”, mangrove snapper around the same size, porgys, and lots of red grouper, with a few leg...

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