Pine Island Sound - Ding Darling Refuge & Eastern Charlotte Harbor

Tip of the week 

Fish at sunrise in the upper Harbor for rolling tarpon. As soon as the sun get bright the tarpon will go into the deep holes. Change over to sinking lines and dredge the holes with weighted flies.

The beaches have a few snook and tarpon. The passes are producing trout. If floating lines are not working change to a sinking intermediate or even a sink tip along the contours
Redfish are holding on the bars and oyster reefs outside of the mangroves. Look for tails and pushes in shallow water. If you don't see any try blind cast the to deeper edges.

Seven-day forecast 

The rain and winds should put more water into the back country and drop the water temps. Boat traffic should be light.


Hot and rainy... The water temps have cool just a bit but its still an early morning game unless you're using bait.

Must Have Flies 
Enrico's Tarpon Pinfish 1/0 Buy from
Tarpon Toad Black/purple 2/0 Buy from
Grassett's Flats Minnow White 2 Buy from
Grassett's Snook Minnow 2 Buy from
Orvis Tarpon Bunny 2 Buy from
Puglisi Finger Mullet, Black Tail 1/0 Buy from
Dave Pecci

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