This week's fishing report is just phenomenal as last week. Charlotte Harbor has been thriving! We are catching redfish, snook, mangrove snapper, trout, and triple tails. Cobia is starting to show up and so are the schools of Spanish mackerel. The bull sharks are hanging around as well.
The snook bite is everywhere, from Pine Island to Boca Grande to the mouth of both rivers.
We are catching redfish on just about on every mangrove shoreline. We are getting slot sizes as well. There are schools of redfish on the coast, meaning oversize.
The mangrove snapper is biting the canals of Punta Gorda.
Triple tails are in the deeper water and catching them off the crab pots. While fishing for tripletail keep your eye out for cobia because they are lurking around.
There has been no shortage of bait in the harbor but has been a lot of smaller bait. You may want to use a quarter mesh net. Do not worry, your bigger bait is mixed in. Bait is abundant at Jug Creek, Devil Fish and the bigger markers in the harbor.
If you do not feel like getting bait, do not worry. The snook and redfish are easy to catch on artificial. I have been catching them with ease with a jerk bait.
Tight Lines My Friend,
Capt. Scotty Roe