Southwest FL- Pine Island Sound - Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Early is best in July to beat the heat and the storms. The backcounty fishing is tough this time of year so focus on the sounds and beaches.

Seven-day forecast 

July outlook: The tarpon will be in the passes and on the beaches early this month. The snook will be on the beaches and in the sounds. Redfish and trout will be scattered throughout the Harbor.
My Charlotte Harbor guiding season ended on June 8th I'll be guiding all summer in Maine on the Kennebec River. Thank you to all who fished with me in 2017!

For additional reports check out the Obsession Sportfishing Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/obsessionsportfishing or my blog posts at www.obsessioncharters.com

Conditions 

We are now in the rainy season. Typical conditions this month is an offshore breeze in the early morning with a sea breeze building in the afternoon. Along with the afternoon sea breeze comes the rain and thunderstorms. Water temps are in the mid 80s. The water is a bit cloudy due to the rain.

Must Have Flies 
Enrico's Tarpon Pinfish 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Tarpon Toad Black/purple 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny White 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Snook Minnow 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Dave Pecci
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