It is that time of year when I relish the opportunity to climb aboard Fish Face II with clients and once in a great while with my 1st Mate Vicki. In spite of the recent and existing Pandemic (Corona Virus) our Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello, City Council members and Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, had the savvy and foresight to leave open the city boat ramps for residents and visitors to enjoy boating and fishing activities so long as there is compliance with the ‘Social Distancing Guidelines’.

The Bonita Boat Show was a huge success bringing many people together to shop for boats and numerous other recreational and professional products for the SW Florida lifestyle. Now that ‘spring has sprung’, tides are stronger and higher, allowing boaters to access hard-to-get-to fishing locations. Virtually any type of boat has the capability of fishing grass flats and the passes of Sanibel and Captiva passes to enjoy catching a number of species.

Inshore; fish for Seatrout, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel as all here in abundance and eager to eat.

Offshore; the reefs are full of life and the further out one goes, the bigger the grouper, Yellow Tail, Mangrove, Lane and Vermillion Snappers become. My 1stMate is pictured with a huge Red Grouper she caught last week in 80ft. of water. Both of us are pictured with the grouper and snapper catch of that day. The additional pictures are clients holding a variety of fish caught during the month of March as well.

So long as we continue to obey the ‘Social Distancing Guidelines’ and the boat ramps remain open, I suggest to those who are going boating and fishing to be prepared to catch lots of fish.


This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters wishing everyone tight lines! Call me at 239-357-6829 with any questions or email me at [email protected]. Check out my website at .

by Captain Terry Fisher

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