Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound - Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Dave Pecci
Fly Fishing Map of Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound, FL
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Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound - Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
My fly fishing tip of the week: Cold water requires fishing slow and deep. Might need to swap to an intermediate or sinking line. Maybe even weighted flies for the holes and edges. My spin fishing tip of the week: Still fishing with bait and popping corks or slow retrieved jigs in deep water early then move to the grass flats as the water warms.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Dave Pecci

Fishing conditions: Good water quality and dry conditions will allow the salinity to come up in the mid harbor. low winter tides mid-day will provide good fishing opportunities.

Inshore temperature: 72 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 72 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Shrimp, crabs, pinfish, glass minnows, whitebait (threadfin Herring and scaled sardines)

Fish species: Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel and more

Fishing season: Year round fishing

Nearest airport: RSW Ft. Myers / PDG Punta Gorda

Pine Island Sound Description

Pine Island Sound and Eastern Charlotte Harbor includes the areas of Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Matlacha, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa. A tranquil getaway on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast and a premier fly fishing destination. The redfish, snook and seatrout fishing is among the very best in Southwest Florida. Spring tarpon fishing in the Sound, Passes, and along the beaches is ...

Techniques & Tips

As the water cools slow down your presentations and fish in deeper water. Hit the flats mid day when the sun warms the water

7-Day Forecast

Week cold front arriving mid week with some moderate north wind and no rain

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