Address: 17200 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924
Blind Pass is back open again be advised this place gets packed Friday to Sunday and the bugs out there at night are epic some times bug spray won’t keep bugs away but when the fishing is good man the fishing is GOOD! Live finger Mullet or some Live Pinfish is highly recommended if you go out there on a night and you can hear a lot of noise in the water and you got some Live Finger Mullet or Live Pin fish your in for a epic time!
A saltwater fishing license is required to fish here.
Bathrooms close after dusk.
Paid parking costs $5 an hour. Parking is on the left after you go over the Blind Pass Bridge. An annual Pass is available.
A little history about the Blind Pass; The right side of the bridge when you are going to the parking a lot used to be a closed bay due to a hurricane that made landfall; it opened the bay, allowing the Gulf of Mexico to have access to both sides of the bridge.
Fish found here include:
- Snook, Redfish Mullet, Spotted Sea Trout, Jack Carvel, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, Mangrove snappers, and grouper, cobia, pompano, tarpon, and permit.
Recommended Bait: Live shrimp, frozen shrimp, and frozen mullet cut in sizes catfish can’t eat. Use a catfish, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, or big pinfish as shark bait.
For sharks, use a 5/0 or 7/0 circle hook on a wire leader.
Snook, redfish, black drum, cobia snapper, and mono leader weighing 40 to 80 pounds are common.
Spanish mackerel have teeth; they will likely cut monofilament leader.
- Match bait size with hook size for snook and grouper fishing at Blind Pass using a knocker rig and frozen mullet.
- Passing crabs and small baitfish, such as greenbacks and threadfin pinfish, work well when blind casting for snapper, redfish, and snook It’s important to avoid using a sinker with live bait.
If you do plan to fish at Blind Pass, remember that you’ll need to bring along a valid fishing license.
- On the Sanibel side of Blind Pass Beach, there are bathrooms, and there are only a few on the Captiva side, As the beach sits on both sides of Blind Pass Bridge, parking is also available on both sides.
- You can fish on the bridge or on the sides of the bridge; just keep in mind that if people are fishing on the bridge, avoid casting your line where they might have their lines.
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