SoulMate Charters

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User:
Captain Rob Modys
Location:
Fort Myers Beach, FL
United States United States
Contact Name:
Capt. Rob Modys
Address:
Fish-Tale Marina
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Description:

The back bay waters of Estero Bay and Pine Island Sound near Fort Myers Beach and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva are legendary for anglers seeking trout, redfish, snook, tarpon, and other saltwater game fish.

While aboard Kindred Soul with Captain Rob Modys, you'll find insight and guidance that suits your level of fishing expertise. Not only can he provide tips for experienced anglers, he also offers special instruction for novices and children.

Whether it's the thrill of catching snook and redfish or exploring the unique environment of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers and the beaches of our island coast - you'll leave glad for having spent a day on the water with a knowledgeable and insightful guide.

SoulMate Charters offers unique trips for couples. Whether you are honeymooning, celebrating an anniversary or you're just looking for a special getaway, we can design a trip just for the two of you.

This is only an example of what we can do for you. There are endless options and each trip is as unique as you and yours.

Amenities:
Bait & Tackle, Coolers and ice, Fish Filleting, Fishing License, Flies and leaders, Fly Fishing, Group Charters, Instruction, Live Bait, Paypal Accepted, Rods, Safety Gear, Sightseeing, Water
In business since:
2001
Experience:

Your Captain, Rob Modys, is a full time spin and fly fishing guide and holds a USCG 100 Ton Master's License and is fully insured. He's a member of Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff and is certified by the International Game Fish Association and the Coastal Conservation Association. He is the past president of the Lee County Professional Guide's Association and is also the host of ESPN's Reel Talk Radio. He has been fishing the waters of South West Florida since boyhood.

What to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Non-Marking Sole Shoes, Raingear, Soft soled shoes , Sunglasses, Sunscreen

Boat & Equipment Info

 Kindred Soul
Boat Name:
Kindred Soul
Length:
22 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Skeeter
Model:
22ZX
Year:
2006

Crew Members

Name:
Rob Modys
Title:
Owner/Captain
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Fishing Spots

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Captiva Island Island (Saltwater)

Sanibel, FL
United States United States
29 47 1 30 16
8-10--me-redfish

Estero Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Estero, FL
United States United States
Mack

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Fort Myers Beach, FL
United States United States
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Pine Island Sound Sound (Saltwater)

Pine Island, FL
United States United States
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Sanibel Island Island (Saltwater)

Sanibel, FL
United States United States

Fishing Reports

Gulf of Mexico Fishing Report 04.03.12

  A much earlier than normal summer pattern has taken effect in both the Gulf and back bay waters.  Snook are headed for the beaches, redfish are feeding nicely along the mangroves and tons of spanish mackerel are biting on the reefs.  This is one of the best times of the year for catching the big one!   The nearshore rock piles, wrecks and reefs in the Gulf are producing a mixed bag of species including pompano, sea trout, spanish mackerel, bluefish, snapper...
over 2 years ago (03/15/2012)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 03.15.12

Spent a couple of days fishing with the Dicienzo family and friends. Those folks know how to fish! Caught lots of big trout, macs, sheepshead and flounder on day 1 and finished up yesterday with a nice snook and 9 redfish. Veronica's was biggest and matched the pink fingernail polish. What a redfish day! Louie, Mark and Jim racked up 26 redfish on my afternoon trip with most of them in the slot and the biggest going 29 inches. That was fun. You can reach Capt. Rob anyt...
over 2 years ago (03/14/2012)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 03.14.12

  A combination of great tides and weather made for great fishing over the past week.  The tides will slow a bit this weekend, but the continued good weather and moderate breezes will keep the bite going and also allow greater access to the nearshore and offshore waters.   The redfish bite was the best it’s been in Estero Bay.  Using live shrimp on jigs and under corks, we scored on multiple reds on each day with the best day being 26 of them in one aft...

Gulf of Mexico Fishing Report 03.07.12

March came in like a lion and hopefully will go out like a lamb.  What may prove to be the last big cold front of the season blew through on Sunday and what followed were some very windy days.  The fishing was tougher but it looks like we are in for another run of mid 80 degree temperatures and nice weather for the coming weekend. Sheepshead were the focus during the early part of the week along the mangrove edges and in the deeper cuts along oyster bars.  Live shrimp on...

Gulf of Mexico Fishing Report 02.16.12

Fishing in February can be tough but fun   As I write this we are bouncing back from a February cold front with warm days and cool nights that are much more representative of our normal winter weather. However, it still feels much cooler to those of us that live here year round. My brother reminded me that before I took up guiding for a living we use to avoid fishing in the months of January and February. It was just too cold for man or beast to be on the water! Because of t...
almost 3 years ago (12/07/2011)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 12.07.11

This weeks fishing was top notch despite some windy weather early in the week and continued reports of red tide. I'm not sure where this red tide is suppose to be but I can tell you first hand, it's not along the beaches of Fort Myers or anywhere near Estero Bay. The backcountry of Estero Bay is still giving up a lot of nice redfish. Working the mangroves on the higher tides with live shrimp on jigs has been the go-to as well as using artificial lures around the oyster bars in...
almost 4 years ago (10/11/2010)

Gulf of Mexico Fishing Report 10.11.10

As we roll into Fall here in southwest Florida the fishing just gets better and better. The days are getting shorter and cooler and the fish are on the feed. Live bait is everywhere. Along the beaches we’ve been netting threads, white bait, mojara, shad and small mullet. On the grass in the backcountry a little chum will get you more pinfish than you’ll know what to do with! In the near Gulf waters spanish mackerel are schooled up and are hitting baits from sunup until sundown. The...
about 4 years ago (09/08/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 09.08.10

Both inshore and offshore fishing has been rock steady over the past week and the following week looks like more of the same. Good tides mixed with normal afternoon rain showers should put the fish in the mood for feeding, especially near the top of the high tides. We had a good week in the backcountry of Estero Bay with a fantastic redfish bite. The schools have moved in near the mangrove tree lines and along the edges of oyster bars. We’ve been using a lot of different cut baits bu...
about 4 years ago (08/24/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 08.24.10

The bite on the nearshore reefs picked up a bit over the past week or so. The big mangrove snapper have finally taken up residence there along with a good amount of keeper size gag grouper and schools of spanish mackerel. They are all chewing well on cut frozen threadfin herrings fish on the bottom. Big snook are also biting in the same area on live and cut bait fished just off the bottom in about 20 feet of water. My charter anglers are also catching a few nice flounder in the sand, jus...
about 4 years ago (08/11/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 08.11.10

The fishing in Southwest Florida has been great the past week despite very warm air and water temperatures and the formation of Tropical Depression number 5. As a matter of fact, the formation of the low pressure system seemed to really increase the bite quite a bit. On recent outings we’ve caught 10 to 15 slot redfish using live pinfish and small white baits along with dozens of snook. The trout are still biting on the grass flats but they seem to like the artificials baits better than th...
about 4 years ago (08/02/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 08.02.10

Even though we are coming off the full moon the tides remain very favorable for the next week. With good moving water on both the inbound and outbound tides the bite should be strong just about all day in both Estero Bay and the near shore Gulf waters. We were able to get back out in the Gulf after the passing tropical wave and were greeted with an excellent mangrove snapper bite using small live white baits on circle hooks lightly weighted with split shot. It helps to use a few of the sma...
about 4 years ago (06/30/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 06.30.10

The redfish bite over the past week has improved dramatically around the mangrove in the back country but you have to wait until the tide is up a bit to get them to bite. We’ve been using lead head jigs tipped with live shrimp or free lined threadfin herrings with success. We’ve also been finding a few flounder and a lot of snapper in the same locations. The trout bite has been excellent but we’ve had to get into deeper water than usual to locate them due to the up tick in water temperat...
over 4 years ago (06/16/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 06.16.10

The fishing couldn’t be much better! Tarpon are still schooled up in the near shore Gulf waters and are feeding well on live threadfin herrings. We’ve been seeing them in good numbers just a couple of miles offshore and the hookup ration has been good. The water has been so clear it’s best to drift for them or work near them quietly on a trolling motor. Snook are showing up on the beaches and are eating small white bait and large threads. The near shore rock piles are producing some gr...
over 4 years ago (06/01/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 06.01.10

Tarpon are in the nearshore Gulf waters and will eat if you get out there early enough. The best bet is live threadfins free lined while drifting. We’ve also been catching quite a few sharks, spanish mackerel and a few kingfish in the same area. Grouper digging has been going well on the patch reefs and rocks close to shore with each trip producing a couple of keeper gags. The golaith are there too and although you can’t keep one, they are fun to wrestle with! The snook are starting the...
over 4 years ago (05/18/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 05.18.10

The tarpon bite is on! Large schools have been moving in just off of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island with most in the feeding mood. Live baits seemed to work best this past week but several were caught using cut ladyfish. Look for the muddy areas and start there. You’ll also get lots of spanish mackerel, jacks and more sharks than this captain’s seen in quite a few years. We’ve hooked up with bulls, lemons, duskys, hammerheads and black tip all in the same trip! T...
over 4 years ago (05/05/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 05.05.10

A good week of fishing was had despite the return of higher winds. Most trips were taken in the back country of Estero Bay with a few quick trips into the Gulf. Trout were biting well on live shrimp under popping corks and it wasn’t unusual to pick up the occasional pompano in the same area. If you dropped shrimp tipped jigs to the bottom you’d find some nice flounder along with a number of whiting. The redfish are starting to show but are still spread out a bit. They were going for cut...
over 4 years ago (04/21/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 04.21.10

Fishing in both Estero Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico has been top notch this past week and should continue with warming water temperatures and a normal weather pattern. Tarpon season is getting closer with “silver kings” being spotted daily and there have been lots of big cobia as well. The action on the near shore wrecks and reefs has been really good with lots of spanish mackerel and grouper leading the way.  Macs are hitting just about anything thrown their way but bu...
over 4 years ago (04/07/2010)

Estero Bay Fishing Report 04.07.10

It is really amazing what warming water temperatures can do to turn the fishing on. Nice size white bait has returned to the beaches in good numbers and there are big thread fin herring near the bridges and passes. The let down in the persistent winds has allowed us to get out on the near shore reefs off of Fort Myers Beach and the bite has been off the chain. If you can’t catch fish now you should take up golf. Large schools of spanish mackerel are moving through and are easy target...

Fish

Redfish-3

Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
Snook-230-fwsw

Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270
Tarpon-240-fwsw

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232
Troutspeckled-240-sw

Trout, Speckled (Cynoscion nebulosus)

255

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