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Southwest Florida Fishing as good as the Weather

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. On the good weather days, warm with light wind, we’ve been heading to Pine Island Sound. I wouldn’t…

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Southwest Florida Fishing Getting Back on Track

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. The drop in the water…

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ADJUSTING TO THE COLD

In last week’s report I was bragging about the long stretch of warn sunny weather and hoping it would hang around awhile. Well, about the time the last edition of the Eagle hit our driveways a change was in the air, the cold was about to arrive. Several cold fronts over the past week have put fish into their…

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Opportunity Knocks around Southwest Florida

Fishing around Pine Island in Southwest Florida remains good if you keep your options open and take advantage of opportunities that arise. It’s that time of year that I can’t wait to great the sun in the mornings, the sunrises are spectacular and the bait is just plain thick, a very enjoyable combination. Charlotte Harbor has been giving us…

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MIGRATION IN MOTION

  With a noticeable change in weather and the Gulf waters cooling down fish of all shapes and sizes are migrating down the coast of Florida on the way to their winter homes. It’s the time of year with endless fishing opportunities and lots of hard fighting fish.                                   Just like last week the place to find fast…

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Great Weather and Good Fishing in Southwest Florida

     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.      Big trout were a common catch again…

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Redfish, Snook and Tarpon Action in Southwest Florida

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. Schools of tarpon were found happily feeding on the morning high tides in Matlacha Pass. These aren’t the big boys but averaging fifteen to forty pounds they are an absolute…

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Best Fishing Early and Late in Southwest Florida

The Best fishing around Pine Island has come during the early and late hours of the day. This is the most comfortable time to fish the summer heat in southwest Florida and generally the time fish are most active. The redfish bite was good over the morning high water with fish taking live pilchards and pinfish both under bobbers…

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