Pine Island Sound - Ding Darling Refuge & Eastern Charlotte Harbor

Tip of the week 

Trout are liking bright colors and faster strips. Reds and snook are holding a bit deeper and are hitting on slower strips.

Seven-day forecast 

Lows in the 50s with highs in the 70s will keep the water temps low. Fish slow and deep until mid day.


Typical winter fishing conditions. Low water levels and water temps in the high 60s to the low 70s. Lower salinity in the upper reaches of the Harbor. Average salinity in the Sounds. No red tide issues as of yet.

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

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