I was down on vacation recently and I caught my limit in about an hour each trip, every day I targeted them. The end of the incoming tide was best and live shrimp, fresh dead shrimp, and small live sardines just didnít stand a chance of staying on a hook.
As in most bridge snapper fishing, keeping your bait very close to the pilings and letting the current sweep it under the bridge into the shadows was the key.
For half of my trip down there I stayed at Castaways, which is right there at the pass and within walking distance of the bridge. There is a marina and bait shop there as well.
Itís been close to nine months since the pass dredging project was completed and the shore fishing there is once again phenomenal. The snapper fishing should be on fire now through October.
I caught plenty of Spanish mackerel, snapper, and snook from the bridge, the jetty and the surrounding beaches both outside and inside.
It really is nice to have another quality shore fishing spot again. It can be a little pricey over on Sanibel, but if youíre looking for a nice fishing getaway, it Ďs worth it.
You could always buddy up and split a room to knock the cost down. My cousin, a friend and I, are going to do that in a few more weeks.
Last edited by SnookMook; 06-28-10 at 03:02 PM.
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