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How's the Fishing?

Two words...WORLD CLASS!

In May, during my first week of shore fishing on the island, I reeled in my largest snook, followed by a monstrous redfish the next day, and then over 30 trout the day after. A few days later, I achieved an inshore slam in just four casts. Fishing conditions may vary, but if you're passionate about fishing, this place is extraordinary. It's rare to stay in a 5-star accommodation and be just 30 steps away from landing a 40+ snook, a 200lb tarpon, or catching a few sheepshead for fish tacos.

For those aiming for personal bests, we recommend hiring a charter captain. The pictures below showcase just a few of the impressive catches made by us, our friends, and guests.

Jim's Gypsy Wind Shore Guide to fishing North Captiva

If you want to fish from the shore of North Cap you just might experience some of the best fishing of your life. That’s a bold statement, right?


But as someone who has fished all over the US and the Caribbean I can honestly say, without any hyperbole, May 2021 was the best fishing month of my life and that’s without ever leaving the island. Now, just to level set, everything depends on water clarity, tides, wind, and bait. May had perfect conditions and the fishing gods aligned.


Things will change throughout the year so as we learn more we will keep updating this page with new information from guests and our own time fishing on North Captiva. Let’s give you your first local fishing tip...local guides just call it North Cap.

Here are some tips and information based on my personal experience. We also created a Gypsy Wind fishing map, please add your own pins and pics of some of your favorite spots. 

MY BEST OUTFIT- Light spinning rod. My favorite combo is a Bull Bay  Bolt 7'6" medium with fast action. I pair it with a 2500 or 3000 series Shimano or Daiwa...


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