Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Colby Jerdon

Colby and Kara Jerdon of Minnesota, while visiting mom Roslyn McGlynn Had a great morning fishing with Capt. Shawn Kelly one of the great guides fishing with The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team.  Colby has been trying for a Tarpon for several seasons, and 2012 was his year.

Craig Gunther

Most people tell seasons by the weather. Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team knows its summer by the appearance of long time customer Craig Gunther.

I'll bet that Craig and family from New York has been visiting Sanibel and Captiva , going out fishing with Capt. Jim and Jimmy Burnsed for more than 15 years.

We appreciate loyal customers like Craig Gunther

Shark Time

 The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team fishing with friends from around    the country

Picture worth a thousand words

I can't help but wonder what they are thinking ?

How about what these two are Thinking ?

A time to remember and say THANK YOU

 The Santiva Salt Water Fishing Team and the Burnsed Family want to say THANK YOU  to all the men and women serving in the armed forces around the world.  I pray for you everyday that God will be with each one and your families. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bruce Goodman
Bruce and wife fishing today with Capt. Jim Burnsed, just could not get the Tarpon to the boat.
That's OK the excitement is in the trying.  We call that HOOK and release

No tarpon for the family room wall, but a nice picture with a small shark.

Jim Berg

Jim Berg visiting Captiva Island from Crystal Lake, IL shows off his catch of the day. Nice Snook Jim. A quick picture than a live release back in to Pine Island Sound for another exciting day for another angler.  Jim Berg chartered with Capt. Rob McKay, of the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team.

 Captain Rob is available for charters Monday thru Saturday from the Tween Waters Marina

Monday, May 21, 2012

Big Boy

 Picture picture yourself here !!!!!!

Pretty in Pink

Friend and Captiva resident Roslyn McGlynn took her sister fishing with Capt. Jim Burnsed.  These cuties prove you can be fashionable and a good angler at the same time.

I smile because you're my Sister... I laugh because you can't do anything about it


“Santiva fishing Charters-Capt.Jim/Capt.Rob/Capt.Jimmy”
Reviewed May 17, 2012 NEW
person found this review helpful
These guys are great! They will take you fishing or take you out to see dolphins and collect shells. They are Florida Natives and are the best! This is so much fun and worth every penny. And for you plus size ladies like me, they are kind enough to help you in and out of the boat without embarrassing you.This family of fishing pros are the best Sanibel/Captiva has to offer. You won't be disappointed. We can't wait to come back and go out with them again! And Mrs.Burnsed is so friendly on the phone, she makes you feel like family!
Visited May 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fishing in May

Caroline Garrow and husband visiting Captiva from Milk, Wisconsin, wanted their shark on the beach, not in the boat with them.  Fishing with Capt. Jim Burnsed the Garrow's are all smiles after landing this 5 foot shark.

Tarpon 2012

 Mike Uffner and family visiting Captiva from Delware, had an exciting morning with Capt. Jimmy Burnsed of the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team.

It doesn't take a man to fight a Tarpon, but it helps.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bill Grabe and family
The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team of Capts. Jim, Jimmy and Rob have been on the water everyday.
Fishing is good and folks are having a great time.

 The Tarpon are here and the guys are hooking  and boating Tarpon . I ask capt. Jim why I am not getting pictures, he said they are to busy on the trips to take pictures.

So if you have been out with the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team and have any pictures of your family I can post on the blog, send them to me at  with your name.

Mike Hall and Helene

Friday, May 4, 2012

are we the Windy City ?

Nina Sullivan from Indiana
 The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team was hoping for a quick start to the 2012 Tarpon season . With the unusually high winter temperatures and warm water, the captains thought  Tarpon might even arrive earlier.

Instead of Tarpon...........May has brought more than our share of windy days.

Each day brings new and different expectation from the beautiful waters off Captiva,  and tomorrow might just be "the best day of fishing ever". Tarpon show up over night

In spite of the disappointment in the Tarpon fishing, customers are enjoying catching sharks, sea trout and red fish.
Chris Hall and family from Atlanta, GA