Charlotte Harbor – Pine Island Sound Fishing Report February 27, 2017

Conditions: Late morning low tides, hot and sunny. The dry conditions continue. Water temps will rise into the mid to upper 70s this week. Bait the fish are feeding on: Shrimp, crabs, pinfish, some glass minnows and sardines. Not much whitebait (threadfin Herring and scaled sardines) around.

7 day outlook: The coming week will more like April than the start of March

​02-27-17 Fishing Report Capt. Dave Pecci
Target species right now: Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and Bluefish. Fishing tactics....

Fishing tactics: Late starts this week will be best unless you want to work the oyster beds during the last few hours of the outgoing tide. The redfish and snook will move into the shade of the mangroves as the tide rises.

My fly fishing tip of the week: Lengthen out our leaders and go with a lighter bite tippet when fishing very clear water. You'll lose a few more fish but the end result will be worth it.

My spin fishing tip of the week: Swap to unweighted soft plastics when the fish are spooky. They will land more delicately and you can fish them slow or fast depending on the fish's reaction.

7 day outlook: The coming week will more like April than the start of March other than super clear water. The fish will be spooky but will bite. For additional reports check out the Obsession Sportfishing Facebook page:

​Jim McCadie releases a spotted seatrout in the Matlacha Aquatic Preserve

​Love those Oyster beds!

My Hollow Snook as been productive on several species.

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