Sanibel Fishing Club Featuring Capt. Burnsed at November Meeting

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Joey Burnsed and a happy client hold up a very large snook that was successfully released shortly after this photo was taken.

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the north room at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for this event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. Pizza and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

This month’s featured speaker is renowned fishing guide, Captain Joey Burnsed. Joey is a full time professional guide with Capt. Joe’s Charters located out of Castaways Marina on the western end of Sanibel. He joined his father’s charter business when he graduated high school in 1999 and has been fishing these local island waters as well as first mating for his father since he was only 5 years old.  He also fishes in the majority of the local islands tournaments. He lives on Sanibel and is married with 3 children.  You can see his daily fishing report at and there is also a link to a web cam overlooking sunset bay and the charter boats from the marina.

Captain Joey will be discussing the various fishing techniques, tackle and bait he uses to catch both inshore and nearshore species such as redfish, snook, gag grouper, snapper and tarpon. Having won numerous tournaments over the years anyone interested in learning some great fishing tips from one of the most knowledgeable fishing guides in Lee County this is a presentation you do not want to miss. Joey will be bringing in some of his favorite, “go to” rods and reels which can also be helpful for novice anglers wanting to know what kind of equipment can hold up in the salty seas that surround the islands.

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as Captains for Clean Water, SCCF and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, please contact President Tom Tilton at 901-494-8829 or attend our next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 30 years on the island.

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