• South West Florida Fishing Report - FL

    Fishbuster Charters
    (239) 947-1688 http://fishbustercharters.com/Index.html fishbuster@comcast.net
  • Captain Dave Hanson is a native of southwest Florida. He has been fishing local waters since childhood, and has been fishing professionally for over fifteen years. He is Coast Guard licensed, and is a member in good standing of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has been quoted and featured in several national fishing magazines, and he also appears weekly in the fishing reports sections of the local paper.

  • South West Florida Fishing Report - FL

    Fishbuster Charters' captain Dave Hanson reported, "Nate Binder and his friend, Mr. Mernacki, fished offshore with me Monday morning, 7/30. There was a light drizzle when we headed out, and weather predictions were for that light rain to be mostly along the coast, and to move through the area quickly—wrong! We had rain most of the morning, and had to delay heading out to our farthest spot for a bit, since we encountered a few storms that contained lightening. We eventually got out to 25 miles, though the ride wasn’t smooth, in sometimes four-foot seas. But the guys had a good time using squid and cut-bait to box fifteen keeper lane snappers and a Spanish mackerel. They released two yellowtail shorts, six mangrove shorts, and thirty red grouper shorts to 18 inches.


    Seas were far rougher than predicted on Thursday morning, 8/2, when I headed offshore with Chris Heil and his son, Mike. NOAA’s prediction was for two foot seas, but we had steady four-footers, with a few waves even topping that. It was tough fishing 18 miles west of New Pass, but the guys caught and released red grouper shorts and grunts, which bit on squid and cut-bait.


    Chris Heil fished with me again on Saturday morning, 8/4. Seas were a little calmer than Thursday’s were, but far from smooth. We used cut-bait and squid to box six grunts to 14 inches, five keeper porgies, and a half dozen keeper lane snapper. We released ten red grouper shorts to 17 inches, 19 miles west of New Pass."


    1.) Angler Greg Carlson with a 35-inch blacknose shark, caughton a baitfish and released 24 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshoreFishbuster Charter.




    2.) Angler Brent Bixby with a 6-pound crevalle jack, caught oncut-bait and released 24 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore FishbusterCharter.


  • Search Fishin.com

  • Recent Articles

    Lee McClellan

    KY Afield Outdoors: Lake Cumberland Striped Bass Heating up

    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:
    Lake Cumberland Striped Bass Heating Up

    The higher angle of the sun during the day brings warm breezes as we come into the meat of April. The glorious sunny days of late and air temperatures in the 70s make people joyous.
    This... read more
    Lee McClellan 1 Day Ago
    Judy Helmey

    The Easter Bunny has arrived!

    This photo was taken in our kitchen back in the mid fifties by the Easter Bunny!
    Even at the request of the Easter Bunny never hide the Easter baskets in the trunk of your car and here’s why!




    My father always had a lot of good stuff... read more
    Judy Helmey 6 Days Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Buying a Used Bass Boat

    If you’re a bite of an old timer like me, you remember when a used boat was just that one that was wore out and purchasing it was a big mistake. Today, however things are different used boats are generally a good way to purchase a boat at a cheaper price that has been already... read more
    Mike Gerry 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Buzz Baits and the Spawn

    It’s the highly unlikely bait that most of us do not focus on during the spawn but there is probably no bait that gets more strikes over spawning areas than a buzz bait. When your confused on what will turn on a spawning fish, or frustrated pitching at a bed, try and old trick... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Weeks Ago
    Judy Helmey

    Buck Owens Story 1929-2006

    Little Miss Judy’s Believe It or Not!



    LORAN...Long Range Navigation versus GPS Global Positioning System!




    Way back in the old days somewhere between loran and non-loran technology I used to keep a nautical chart... read more
    Judy Helmey 2 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Crowded Lakes

    If you have been on the water lately it’s pretty-obvious that each year, there are more and more fishermen. The onset of high-school teams coupled with the increased interest in fishing has doubled the pressure on the lakes all over the country. The struggle is what can you... read more
    Mike Gerry 3 Weeks Ago