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Fishing conditions: Light to moderate winds in the early morning make for good surface action with poppers and topwater lures. Hot during the middle of the day so find moving water to find feeding fish.
Inshore temperature: 87 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 84 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: Thread herring, shrimp, mud crabs, glass minnows, scaled sardines, mosquito fish
Fish species: Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout
Fishing season: Year round
Nearest airport: RSW-Fort Myers or FLL-Fort Lauderdale
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 20 Lb. Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 9 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Redfish WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
Southwest Florida departures include Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Everglades City. Fishing the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park and Estero Bay.
Try poppers around current swept points in the backcountry for snook and redfish at first light.
Better rain chances coming late in the week. Tides look good for fly fishing. Should be plenty of snook and redfish working near the gulf.