Fishing Southwest Florida for Redfish, Snook & Trout
<p>Redfish are running on average from 22 to 26 inches, we aren't catching huge numbers a day but consistently catching anywhere from two to six on most days. Live shiners and pinfish are working best in potholes and shorelines with wind and tide working together pushing water.
Trout fishing remains consistent with good action on fish up to twenty inches over deeper grass flats in Charlotte Harbor and a few larger fish caught targeting snook or reds along mangrove shorelines on the higher tides.
Snook are showing up in their usual haunts in Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass and Charlotte Harbor. Targeting redfish we have boated and released snook to thirty-two inches from potholes and off mangrove shorelines while free-lining live shiners. The best action came over the not so perfect days with a strong northwesterly breeze.
Spanish mackerel are in Pine Island Sound near Captiva and in the Harbor near Bokeelia. Look for them over deeper grass/sand bottom. Trout and bluefish are also running with the macks.
Although we have not begun to target tarpon yet, we have jumped a few and seen small pods in the Harbor and caught this fun little guy while red fishing in the Harbor.
Tarpon season should get in full swing very soon along with bull, lemon, blacktip and hammerhead sharks.
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About The Author: Captain Bill Russell
Company: Gulf Coast Limited Professional Guide Se
Area Reporting: southwest florida including Sanibel, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass
Bio: "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell. As a native of Pine Island Bill has spent his entire life fishing the waters surrounding the Island and has been a professional fishing guide for fourteen years and loves to share the local knowledge and history of the waters. The waters surrounding Pine Island including Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande are a true fishing Mecca that provide a wide choice of angling thrills. We specialize in light tackle fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sharks and a variety of other species. Not only do our waters provide World Class fishing opportunities our Islands and waters are also abundant with a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery, so bring a camera! We customize each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. From the small child to the novice to the most experienced angler we will make your trip a memorable one. Spend a day on the waters of Southwest Florida and "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell