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As Good As It Gets In Southwest Florida

I don’t know if fishing could have been any better over the past week around Pine Island in southwest Florida. We found tarpon plentiful and more than willing to eat, sharks of all sizes plus all the big mackerel, bluefish and trout you wanted to catch. We stayed close to home for tarpon and fished the northern end of…

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It’s All About Tarpon Fishing in Southwest Florida

Another week of beautiful weather and pretty darn good fishing around Pine Island in Southwest Florida. Tarpon continue to get the spotlight with good numbers of fish showing off the beaches, in the Passes, Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. The early morning bite has been the most consistent then the bite has been off and on throughout the…

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Tarpon Numbers Increasing Around Pine Island

This is the first week of spring were the weather has actually felt right, warm days with a light sea breeze. It was windy early on but settled down nicely as the week progressed. Large schools of thread herring are showing up all over Charlotte Harbor and Matlacha Pass, a sure sign that it’s tarpon time. Although we did…

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A Good Mixed Bag with Bigger Fish Moving In

We found a good variety of fish this week around Pine Island and southwest Florida and pretty good action. We usually start each day with the question, Do you want action or do you have an intended species you want to target? Most anglers opt to start the day looking for action and I always encourage this when kids…

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Southwest Florida Mackerel Action Non-Stop

You just knew once we had a few consecutive days of warm sunny weather something good was going to bust loose. Well it happened this week as Spanish mackerel invaded Charlotte Harbor in a big way. We’ve been catching macks for a couple weeks, but things got pretty crazy out there over the past week. Once the water cleared…

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Fish Getting Bigger in Southwest Florida

Were getting there, slowly, but we are getting into spring like fishing. We had a few cool mornings and several windy days however overall fishing is getting better and larger fish are moving in. Most of the week we were on slow two a day tides, this generally results in a slower than average bite. Although the bite was…

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