Started last week with some cooler temperatures but the quick weekend warm up really turned on the bite!
Snook have been feeding all over Pine Island Sound. From the creeks in and around Sanibel Island to the docks and passes around Captiva. We also managed some nice upper slot Snook later in the afternoons along the Cape Coral and Fort Myers sides of the river.
We managed to find a decent school of Redfish in Matlacha this past week while waiting out the thick fog.
Looks like warmer weather ahead for the coming week. That should really fire up the inshore bite!
Spring is just around the corner. That means Spring Break for the kids!! We’ve already started converting some non-angling youngsters into hard core fishing fanatics!!!
Mid Winter Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Matlacha and Pine Island Fishing Report
The cold and wind has made some days a bit challenging this past week but with some hard work, we always find the fish!
As expected, the Sheepshead bite has really fired up with nice keepers coming in the early morning hours along the deep mangroves and structure along Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
The Snook bite has been much better in the late afternoon of fishing the Caloosahatchee River on either the Fort Myers or Cape Coral sides. As always, the pre-front bite has been the best with lots of smaller slot fish still chewing hard under the bushes in Matlacha Pass.
Landed a few Redfish this past week in Pine Island Sound during the late morning hours. Most fish were found in or around the deeper potholes around the islands.
Looks like some more cooler temps this coming week. Hopefully this will be the end of the cold and we will start to warm up soon. Warm temps show up in March and so do the hunger fish!!! We still have some dates available so call now to what should be an epic spring bite!!!
We had some serious cold fronts move in this past week and that’s got the fish on the move through southwest Florida.
Big Snook have shown up deep along the Caloosahatchee River on both the Cape Coral and Fort Myers side. We found some smaller fish still in Pine Island Sound mostly along the Sanibel Island mangrove Shoreline.
Winter low tides is making for some great sight fishing around Matlacha and Captiva Island. Big Redfish cruising the flats on the top of the incoming. Managed to land several upper slot fish when the wind allowed.
Lets hope this past weekends big chill will really get the Sheepshead and Trout fired up! Just a couple days left in February so call soon to book your trip!
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