Who has the best selection of bait on Sanibel?
Whitney's Bait & Tackle has the best selection of live, frozen and artificial bait on Sanibel Island. Check out our full inventory here.
Who's the best fishing captain on Sanibel Island?
Captain Whitney Jones has been voted best fishing charter captain on Sanibel since 2013
Are there any restaurants on Sanibel who will cook my fish?
Yes, Chef Aziz at Traditions On The Beach will cook your fish with advanced notice.
What kind of bait should I use to catch fish on Sanibel?
Depending on the fish, live or artificial bait can be used. Our fishing report includes details on what to catch each fish that's currently biting. If there's something not on there, just stop in or call us to ask!"
What kind of fishing tackle should I use?
The type of fishing tackle we recommend depends on what you're trying to catch and where you're trying to catch it. Our shop has a variety of fly fishing tackle and other terminal tackle - we have everything you need to catch fish on Sanibel!
Do you rent fishing rods?
Yes! We rent fishing rod and reel combos at our Sanibel fishing shop! We can also have it delivered to your vacation rental so it is waiting for you upon arrival to the Island!
Do I need a license to fish on Sanibel?
Yes, you do need a fishing license on Sanibel. Stop in to purchase one at our shop or buy one online here.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
You can keep some varieties of fish on Sanibel while others are catch and release only. Refer to our 'Local Species' page for details on each.
Do you provide fishing lessons?
Yes! We provide FREE fishing lessons at our Sanibel fishing store! Call to schedule or just stop in!