Lately, there have been reported incidences of large saw fish being caught off Sanibel beaches. While I have never heard of this before, I do know several people who have caught saw fish . . . but always in the Caloosahatchee River – which if you travel it far enough east, you will wind up in lake Okeechobee.
So, during the rainy months – or Summer as we call it, “they” “the man” releases Okeechobee water when its levels are too high. This water travels down the Caloosahatchee River and into our bays, and tends to linger near the natural shoreline. Since we (the Islands) are not part of that natural shoreline, there is recourse. We don’t have to swim, fish, or frolic in the seasonally expanded river – and you don’t either!
SANIBEL SECRET: Watch the video below