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
Concentrate on the deeper water near mangroves and grass. The snook will be holding in the deeper water occasionally moving across the grass to feed. during high tides they will be up under the mangroves. Water is heating up, so the fish change there habits.
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 upper 70s.

Inshore temperature: 75 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

The best action right now in in the sounds and along the outer part of the back country where the water is moving. Look for the bait, the snook, trout and reds will be close by.

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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