Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Report for Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, and Pine
Island Sound, Florida

02/28/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Trout and redfish are in the flats and being caught in good numbers. Sheepshead are
around any shallow cover and rocks and are being caught. Our Marabou Shrimp flies and
Brown crab flies are working great,. The water temperature is in the seventies.

Description of the Inshore waters:
The waters in this area are generally clear and calm due to the numerous islands found
there. They provide a lot of natural shelter from the winds and help to keep the water clear
and calm. These waters provide some of the best fishing found anywhere with ample
mangroves, grass flats, artificial reefs, passes and canals that can give the most serious
angler endless possibilities for finding diverse areas to fish.

Speckled trout (Sea Trout),
Jack Crevelle,
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel

he fishing season is year-round.
The Spring provides some of the best Tarpon fishing found anywhere, along with Redfish,
Sea Trout, Bluefish, Jacks, Ladyfish, and Snook
The fish from the spring continue on into the summer months along with Spanish and King
Mackerel, Bonito, and Sheepshead
Redfish are still abundant as well as Snook, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and Bonito
Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, and Tarpon

Tide Charts
Charlotte Harbor

Charlotte Harbor

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout), Snook Tarpon, Ladyfish:

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fishing Report Archives:
12/26/18 Winter fishing is in full swing with good water clarity at this time. This
premier destination on the Southwest Gulf Coast continues to offer some of the
best Redfish, Snook, and Sea Trout fishing found anywhere. Periodic rain could
change things, but fishing is good to above average at this time.