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|Capt. Eddie Potter|
Fishing conditions: The best weather of the year. Sixties in the morning, warming into the eighties.
Inshore temperature: 75 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 76 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: Pilchards, shrimp, and longish.
Fish species: Trout, Snook and Redfish
Fishing season: year-round redfish,trout,snook. Spring, Summer tarpon, sharks.
Nearest airport: Fort Myers, Florida
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 16 Lb. Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Redfish WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
Charlotte Harbor is lush with mangroved shorelines, long sandbars, several rivers feeding in, and a major pass into the Gulf of Mexico that serves as a pre spawn area to tarpon in the spring.
Fish potholes on low tide. Fish the flats on incoming tide.
A fronts coming through. It will be cooler early in the morning, but the water temp will be right for the fish.