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Good Fly Fishing Action for Reds in Pine Island Sound by Rick Grassett (9/02/2014)
I was away on a family vacation last week, so I donít have a Sarasota fishing report. Before I left, my friend Capt. Rick DePaiva, invited me to fish Pine Island Sound with him on Wednesday afternoon, 8/20. I caught and released a 30Ē red on my Grassett Flats Minnow fly with only a 20í cast. Very rewarding!
Pine Island Tarpon Fishing Report by John Kumiski (5/27/2013)
We hooked a couple tarpon while fly fishing around Pine Island Sound this week.
Redfish, Trout and Snook in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (4/10/2012)
As the waters continue to warm around Pine Island huge bait schools are invading the inshore waters and flats. A combination of warm water and oily baitfish, plus spring tides can really get the bite going.
Spring Action Begins in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (3/20/2012)
Winter closed out with a whimper as we found near picture perfect weather leading up to the arrival of spring in southwest Florida. With blue skies and shirt sleeve temperature fishing continues to get better each day.
Early Spring in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (2/16/2012)
It may be February in southwest Florida but Spring is in the air. And in the water, with each passing warm week, set back by a cool day here and there, you can already feel the transition of the seasons on the water
Holiday Fishing in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (12/21/2011)
With the exception of an occasional day or two of cool weather it has remained warm in southwest Florida with warm weather forecasted through the Christmas Holiday. Visitors from the north are loving the warm sunshine and some pretty good fishing.
Warm Weather Keeps the Fish Biting in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (11/24/2011)
So far November has remained a month with mild weather, a few slight cool fronts but nothing more. With no reason for baitfish or predators to head for warmer water good fishing continues around southwest Florida.
Plenty of Action in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (10/04/2011)
The beginning of October greeted southwest Florida with a pleasant change. Our first touch of cooler weather and lower humidity after a long hot summer made for perfect fishing conditions. The winds were a little breezy at times, but overall the fishing is very good.
Change of Season sparks action in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (9/21/2011)
After a hot summer things are coming to life on the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The fall migration has begun with hordes of bait moving south for the upcoming cooler months and plenty of hungry predatorís right on their tails.
Fishing is HOT in southwest Florida by Bill Russell (8/11/2011)
Summer in southwest Florida means hot temperatures and plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. If you donít mind working around the weather the fishing around Pine Island is often pretty good and competition from other boats is scarce.
Sharks and more in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (7/15/2011)
The July full moon this week brought us strong tides with good fishing around Pine Island.
Fishing is Hot in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (6/28/2011)
Finally we are getting our daily summer rains in southwest Florida. This is a relief as the rains have dropped both the air and water temperatures that were becoming uncomfortably hot for both fish and anglers.
Unusual Weather Pattern Finally Lifting in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (6/06/2011)
Finally, it appears a high pressure system that has hung over southwest Florida for the better part of the past week has finally lifted. The system brought northeast winds both day and night that really played havoc with our tarpon fishing off the beaches, in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor.
Tarpon, Sharks, Snook and more in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (5/25/2011)
Over the past week or so weather has dictated how and where we fish, and what we target. Of course itís tarpon time in southwest Florida, for many anglers thatís the primary target.
Windy Weather Fishing in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (5/06/2011)
We had to deal with wind much of the week fishing around Pine Island, but fortunately strong tides helped counter it and the bite wasn't too bad. We needed to adapt to the conditions Mother Nature dealt us each day and work around it to find and catch fish.
Southwest Florida Fishing for Redfish, Sharks, Snook and more by Bill Russell (4/22/2011)
Strong tides with big afternoon highs gave us good opportunities for a host of fish around the waters of Pine Island. The bite wasnít always red hot, possibly due to the full moon, but fishing was good overall each day.
Slammin with Snook, Redfish and Trout in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (4/10/2011)
Over the week we targeted snook, trout redfish, Spanish mackerel and sharks around the waters of Pine Island. Despite several days with slow tides we still put together southwest Florida inshore slams that include snook, trout and redfish.
Trout, Snook, Redfish, Mackerel and more in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (4/01/2011)
After several weeks of perfect weather this past one was more of a challenge as poor tides and days of really strong winds and some rain gave us a challenge. Even so, fishing was good as our waters continue to warm as we move into one of my favorite months to fish.
Spring Action Begins in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (3/20/2011)
The last week of winter closed out in southwest Florida with a whimper as perfect weather and good fishing welcomed the arrival of spring. With blue skies and shirt sleeve temperature fishing continues to get better each day. Large fish continue to move inshore as schooling tarpon were sighted along with sharks, Spanish mackerel, big trout, redfish and snook.
Sure Feels Like Spring in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (3/08/2011)
Itís less than two weeks until its official, but it sure feels like spring has already arrived in southwest Florida. Bait fish have arrived and we are catching an increasing number of species around Pine Island and larger fish are moving in every day. Many days of strong wind made for some challenging days on the water over the past week but the bite has remained steady
Southwest Florida Fish Respond to Warm Weather by Bill Russell (2/06/2011)
A complete week of mild weather brought up the water temperatures around Pine Island and put fish on a good feed. The sun wasnít shining every day, matter of fact several days a heavy fog never lifted until noon, but it was the first week in a long time where I never had to wear a winter jacket on the water, not once.
Southwest Florida Fishing as good as the Weather by Bill Russell (1/12/2011)
Weather has dictated how and where we fished around Pine Island in Southwest Florida for the better part of the New Year. We are catching a mix of sheepsheads, sea trout and redfish in both Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound.
Southwest Florida Fishing Getting Back on Track by Bill Russell (12/19/2010)
Fishing in southwest Florida changed dramatically over the past week or so as the mild days of fall fell way to our first real winter cold. On many of the days the weather was just too miserable (cold, wind, rain, fog) to attempt fishing, but we are gradually returning to a better weather pattern.
Good time to Fish in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (11/20/2010)
Fishing around Pine Island in southwest Florida has been about looking for opportunities and exploiting them. Live bait is still thick and readily available, but to cover any situation that may arise itís the time of year to bring along some shrimp and artificials to complete your arsenal.
Opportunity Knocks around Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (10/25/2010)
Fishing around Pine Island in Southwest Florida remains good if you keep your options open and take advantage of opportunities that arise.
Great Weather and Good Fishing in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (10/04/2010)
The weather is absolutely perfect and the fishing is pretty darn good too around Pine Island in southwest Florida. Last week started off a little on the breezy and rainy side but by the weekend the temperature, humidity and wind dropped leaving us with bright blue skies and calm seas.
A change in the air says Fall is on the way by Gary Clark (9/21/2010)
A change in the morning air temperatures says fall is on the way.
Good Fishing around Bait Schools in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (9/18/2010)
I canít remember a time when there has been more bait fish around the waters of Pine Island and Southwest Florida. From small inch long glass minnows to large mullet bait is everywhere, on the calm days it looks like rain on the water except the skies are clear. We are finding the best fishing around the bait schools for redfish, sea trout, snook, bluefish and mackerel.
The end of summer is near by Gary Clark (9/07/2010)
The end of summer is near, we are still in a wet pattern with loads of fresh water getting into the bay from the river and runn off.
Redfish, Snook and Tarpon Action in Southwest Florida by Bill Russell (9/01/2010)
We have experienced lots of rain over the last couple weeks in Southwest Florida. In return the water temperature has dropped making for good fishing conditions around Pine Island.
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