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

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Typical winter tactics include taking advantage of extremely low water levels by fishing edges and structure. Cool water requires fishing slow and deep. As the water warms on the mud and grass you can speed your retrieves back up.

Species to fish for this week: Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Jacks, Ladyfish

Seven-day forecast 

: This week will be mostly dry with morning lows in the 50 warming into the 60s mid day. West northwest winds will drop on Wednesday. There will be very large tide swings this week. Water temps will cool due to the nighttime lows.

Conditions 

We will have extremely low morning tides this week. Water temps will be cool in the mornings but warm up in the afternoon. Pine Island Sound, Ding Darling, and areas around Sanibel and Captiva will have poor water quality due to the record level of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River. Even Matlacha Pass will see some water issues this week. The upper Harbor, East and West walls will provide better fishing opportunities.

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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