Strong winds and freezing cold temperatures kept us at the dock to start the week. Luckily, it didn’t take long for the winds to lay down and temps to warm up creating a great inshore bite!
The water quality along Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva are finally getting better. This is great news all around! Warmer, cleaner water means sight casting to Redfish and Snook on bright, sunny days. Redfish were not picky this week eating shrimp, pinfish and pilchards alike. The smaller snook were equally as aggressive all along the Caloosahatchee River, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound. The bigger, upper slot/over slot fish were a bit more finicky and only wanted the choice white bait and perfect presentation.
Forecast for the next couple of week looks great with warming temps and calm days. This should really fire up the inshore bite and bring up those water temps that have been hovering in the low 60’s for weeks. Hopefully this trend continues into March.
Still some days left in March and April to target our amazing inshore fisheries before all eyes turn to Tarpon in May.
Capt. Jay Rod
Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Sanibel Fishing Charters
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