Captiva is a fisherman and beach lovers refuge on the west coast of Florida not too far from Fort Meyers. A little more secluded from the rest of the peninsula it's an incredible spot to kick back and catch the sunset or get out on the water and do some serious salt water fishing.



 as told by @xblackwelll

What's the must do and see here?

Land Based Shark Fishing. This is one of the hidden gems of Florida, offering anglers the opportunity to catch & land one of the world's top predators! From Hammerheads to Tiger sharks, this fishing hot spot never ceases to amaze me with it's plethora of immensely powerful fish.

What makes this a special place to connect with nature?

Seclusion. The separation that Captiva offers from the hustle and bustle of town's like Tampa and Fort Myers is hard to come by down here. It's as close as you can get to visiting the Florida Keys while not having to make the long trek past Miami.

Favorite memory here?

Over this past summer, I had the incredible opportunity to help my good friend Catch & Land an 11ft Hammerhead. This will of these fish is unparalleled by anything I have ever seen. I've personally fought an 18ft Sawfish, 120lb Sailfish, 150lb Tarpon, and countless other big game fish. But, these predators top my list for the most powerful creatures to fight on rod and reel. 



What superlative would you give Captiva, FL?

Surreal.

CAPTIVA, FL OVERVIEW

Captiva Island is about a 90 minute drive from Fort Meyers and you're never too far from civilization. However, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico along with the abundant sea vegetation and marine wildlife makes Captiva a great spot to find isolation and tranquility.

The fishing is superb both off-shore and in the back bay. The shallow waters extend into the Gulf of Mexico to provide amazing access to an array of fish without ever getting more than 75 feet deep. If you're just looking to set up shop on the shore Captiva the place for you too! The annual tarpon migration make it a must for any fisherman.

What's your favorite pair of Rheos shades?

Style: Eddies
Frame Color: Gunmetal
Lens Color: Deep Sea
Description: A serious fisherman needs some serious gear. The Eddies are designed with the right amount of wind and water protection that won't fog up when you're reeling in a big one!

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