fishin up date 09/23/16

Big over sized Red fish cruising the beaches, Yes the Red Fish spring break is getting started, They are hanging out at the beach, from Venice to Snaibel reports of Big 35 inch or larger Reds, Cool thing is they can be caught from land.
passes Like stump, Boca, Punta Rassa where you can drive to are great places to try , catch and releasing big ole Bull reds,
Shrimp on a jig head or Cut Pin fish are the bait of choice.

Good luck

Up date 09/19/16

We are heading to fort Myers, to the new store to see if we have a C.O. Maybe we can start loading the new store with fishing goodies,
decided to add another 32 feet of Rod racks to the 102 feet we already have built, should be quite the display, hoping to have close to 1000 Rods in stock
about a 100 more than here.
Let you know how it is going as I find out.
In case you are going fishing the black drum are still at the bridge 41 and I-75 and there is Red fish to be caught as well,
Some Sharks in front of Turtle bay and the Kings are getting thicker off Boca.
going to be an interesting and fishy week

Fishin up date 09/17/16

King Mackerel, Yes tasty strong fighter are in good number along the coast starting at around 3 miles and out, So you can get them even from a smaller boat. trolling or live bait fishing are both good ways, A pin fish under a float drop the pin fish over the side and place the bobber 15 feet or so from the Pin fish then let if drift away from the boat easy trick for kings and just remember to take off the bobber when you are reeling in your prize King.

a letter 09/15/16

Hey Frank!

I am a semi native to the SW Florida area raised here moved away for college and back as of 2011. Never really fished when I was growing up here but over the past 5 years I have fished the harbor weekly since moving back. ( I caught the bug fishing crappie and bass in Cincinnati where I went to school). I have been in your shop and am so thankful you have the business in operation.

I came in a couple weeks ago and got a couple of spools re threaded.. I really appreciate the time you took with me (taking time to explain what your personal preferences were in the specifications i was looking for on my inshore rigs and why). Seriously man!!! ??? Who does that?

I have just recently found your radio and fishing reports online. Dude .. you know you’re totally breaking the fishermans silent code right????? ( MY FREAKN HERO) strike that (EVERYONES FREAKN HERO).

As a new boat owner (16 foot mako skiff (stole it from a neighbor)) Ive been following the reports and just beside myself with the information you guys share with the general public .. seriously man who the hell does that !!!!???? Put my ol lady on on a nice bull red saturday in part from the information your show/ report provided . Just wanted to let you know .. you and your business really provide a service to our community and I / we really appreciate it bud.

Another Fishin Franks? well yes

Fort Myers Fishin Franks
the store will be at 14531 N.Cleveland ave
which is next to northern tool.
we start taking products there, next week,
we have rented the building from Ingman marine they will be selling boats and we are of course putting in a tackle shop.
the lease prevents us from doing bait for now, and we will se what the future holds. If the people there, like what we do I will find a location which will be a full bait & tackle, this store is to get our toe in the Fort Myers water so to speak and if Ft M like us we will go all in. In a location closer to the water

Fishin Up date 09/13/16

Shrimp is the news, according to Capt. karl who just got off the water.
Fishing the north end of the Harbor around Hog Island the Reds, Snook and Trout all readily hit the shrimp
They had for bait. Karl said they had no time to go and find white bait so they took some shrimp and had a great morning fishing.
So good news for those of us who don’t wish to run all over looking for bait,
Capt. Karl did say Sunday he used white bait and had also had a great day.
So all in Shrimp, white bait, crabs
Have fun catch some fish and keep an eye on the storms

Fishin Frank

fishin up date 09/10/16

joe-red-2 joe-red

Frank, i saw there were no reports so i figured i give you some info for you report page in South Gulf Cove.

Been trolling with Rattle traps and Live Target rattle baits. Been catching a few small Snook and a few slot reds. The fishing has been the best just before sunrise and sun set.

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