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
The tarpon seem to be more interested in old reliable patterns as of late. Pick your favorite color and change it every time you get a refusal. Tarpon are eating crabs pretty consistently. But load up on pinfish and whitebait. Keep changing things up and you'll get them to bite.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Dave Pecci

Fishing conditions: Most of the tarpon and snook action is in the sounds and along the beaches. The back country is still providing some good redfish action and there are some small snook and as always, seatrout. Water quality is diminished a bit and salinity has dropped on the southeastern side of the Harbor

Inshore temperature: 82 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 80 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

The sightfishing window in the back country is pretty small this time of year. Just when the light get good the reds and snook are heading for the shade and cool of the mangroves. Go early and blind cast for best results. As for Tarpon; there are pods of them in the Harbor if the beach is unfishable. Go early and watch for rolling fish. When the stop rolling look for them in close by deeper water.

7-Day Forecast

Water quality is good in and near the sounds. The areas in the back country with less water flow are starting to hold less fish.


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