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 Flyfishing tip of the month: Fish in the clear water of the beaches and in the sounds tend to be spooky. Lengthen out your leader and downsize your bite tippets. You'll lose a few fish but your hook up ratio will go up. My spin fishing tip of the month: Spooky fish require long casts and delicate presentations. Braided line like Power Pro and other brands casts further and allows you to use lighter lures.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Dave Pecci

Fishing conditions: We are now into the rainy season. Typical conditions this month is an offshore breeze in the early morning with a sea breeze building in the afternoon. Along with the afternoon sea breeze comes the rain and thunderstorms. Water temps are in the mid 80s. The water is a bit cloudy due to the rain.

Inshore temperature: 84 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 86 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

Early is best to beat the heat and the storms. The backcounty fishing is tough midday this time of year so focus on the sounds and beaches

7-Day Forecast

Watch out for those afternoon storms.

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