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: I get asked about bite tippet a lot - Use a minimum of 20# for smaller fish. 25#-30# for baby tarpon and snook. Always use fluorocarbon. Check the tippet after EVERY catch. Not just by sight, do a pull test. My spin fishing tip of the week: Same holds true for spinning gear: 20# for the little guys and 25#-30# for biguns. Check the tippet after EVERY catch. My spin fishing tip of the week: Soft plastics on jigheads work great along the channel edges and oyster beds during low tide.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Dave Pecci

Fishing conditions: We continue to have very good water clarity and quality due to the dry conditions. Water temps are in the mid to upper 70s. Light winds most of the week will provide for great fishing conditions.

Inshore temperature: 74 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 74 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

Fishing Tactics: With the clearer and warmer water tactics change to fishing moving water along the grass flats and sight fishing for reds and snook on the sandbars and oyster beds. The fish will be more aggressive but also a bit spookier. Stay back and make long casts, if you can see the fish - they can see you too.

7-Day Forecast

Great weather this week! A bit of wind on Wednesday will require fishing in the lee.

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