Charlotte Harbor Fly fishing Action March 14, 2017

John Albin and Jim McCadie joined me for a few days of fly fishing. We fished Matlacha, Pine Island Sound and the Cape Haze Peninsula. Water temps and water clarity provided some excellent sight fishing opportunities.  

Dry conditions continue. Water levels in the Harbor are low. Water Temps are in the mid-seventies. Water clarity is very good... 

The fish are feeding on Shrimp, Crabs, Pinfish, some glass minnows and sardines. Not much whitebait (threadfin Herring and scaled sardines) around. Right now we are targeting Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and Bluefish. While Jim and John were fishing we targeted snook and redfish cruising outside the mangroves during low tide. They would move in under the mangroves as the tide rose. We found the trout, ladyfish and snappers along the edges and potholes of grass flats. Next week we'll have early morning dropping tides providing moving water. A cold front will pass through on Tuesday bringing some wind and rain. By Wednesday afternoon the weather and fishing conditions should improve one again.

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