Reports by the spot. alphabetical listing.
Meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fishing Report Dates--each person giving reports
Has their name & date. Reports with their Name is from that date.
Fishin advice at the bottom of the page
I post new reports as often as I can, The reason not every place has a report
is that we did not have currant information about that spot.
Each person gives a report on what they know combine the info and you will get
an idea of what is going on
Names of places in white
Show a map when you click them
41 bridges - .....
Spanish, Snook, Sharks
Robert's report---------Whiting, Sea trout, Cobia
Robert's report--------- WHiting, Cobia, Sharks still scattered but getting there
I am going to stay with the Maverick, holy lots of fish bat-man
I am just trolling it along and bam! hit or they just take the thing, Too hot !
The chartruse Mavrick 222
Bait stacking at the south ends of the bridges on the Harbor side.
A few large Rays have been seen foraging on these large bait clusters.
Cat fish,, Some Pompano
Robert's report--------- Red fish & Snook
Robert's report--------- Red fish near the mouth under the mangoves and some Trout in the channel
Still a few Pompano, but there are a couple schools of big Jacks
working the creek right now
Alligator creek reef "concrete reef
Gag Grouper, and Tarpon feeding every once in a while
Robert's report---------Spanish, Some big Mangroves, And Spade fish are starting to show up.
Robert's report---------Spanish , Snapper,
Capt. Larry Smith.----- Snappers on fish finder rigs and light tackle.
Bay shore piers- . ..............
Some Sharks, slowed a little but wortyh the try
Robert's report---------Whiting and maybe Cobia
Robert's report---------Whitng early then Cobia
Jug Creek Shoals
Pompano, Small Gags
Robert's report---------Biat & spanish Macks some Trout
Mangrover snapper bite is good, if the Tarpon make you too crazy drop a
line for some snapper, at least get a nice dinner
Snapper and some grouper, What did you think all there was is Tarpon :-)
Robert's report---------Lots of Tarpon, early best bet
Robert's report--------- Lots of Tarpon
Robert's report--------- Red fish al over the place, Under the shacks the snapper are thivck
Captain Cayle----- Reds and snook are the big two. Trout are right behind them.
Red fish back in the bays and around the keys,
Huge Snook at the entrances
-------red fish up in the bushes looking for shade once that sun gets up. water
getting warmer every day so be patient.
Cape haze reef, -. ......
Blue fish, Mangrove sanppers
Robert's report--------- Gags, Spanish, Cobia
Cape Haze bar- .....
Robert's report---------Shark, sharks, spanish and blue fish
Some Black tip sharks, and big Snook
Robert's report---------Bonnet sharks, Trout
Charlotte Harbor Deep holes- .......
Robert's report---------Spanish, lots of sharks big lemons up to 9 feet,
Spainsh and Gag grouper
Robert's report---------Spanish, Shakrs
"keys" the Islands which run from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor
Cormorant key One of the islands "keys" on the east side.
Poachers Cut A safe way back to the boat ramp during Stormy conditions.
Red fish out on the holes "sand holes on the grass flats"
Still some nice size Trout. Sharks out of the bar, Bonnets insdie the bar
El-Jo bean pier- ......
Robert's report---------Snapper, Black drum. Odd ball Sharks
Capt. Larry Smith.----- Snook
-------snook as usual and the cobia are headed that way. they have been seen
cruising the bar
early morning out in front of the condos.
Englewood pier "Tom Adams bridge
Robert's report---------Lemon bay is Big Red fish territory right now
nice Reds & Trout nice size ones hitting
Gilchrist pier- .........
Robert's report--------- Jacks SOme Cobia and Sharks
Withing, and some Jacks, IF you time it right
Spanish mackerel are working the waters in front of the pier
South Gulf cove canals- ........
South Gulf Cove park
GIlls , wigglers under a float, Spanish are near the locks, a lack of rain
bring them into new feeding grounds
have not heard much, Red fish near the lock, I would be Looking for big
Snook tryng to get out of the locks to spawn. The perimiter canal Should be loaded with big
Snook looking for boy friends
Gulf of Mexico bottom fishin & trolling -.
Reefs & Wrecks
Amber Jacks, Red Grouper out in 50 foot or better
Kings still ok not as many but the big ones are whats left
amber Jacks, big amber jacks 40 feet of more, but worth the run
Cobia hanging out over the reefs, the black nose sharks are in close Mary's, and most of the near shore reefs
out to the "vicinity" of the Mohawk wreck / reef.
Amberjacks are stacked, Barracuda in the 6 to 8 ft range are schooled,
and plenty of other critters that will take a live threadfin or crab.
Large knots of bait are peppered along
the offshore routes.
Dont plan on them being there, but prepare to capitalize on them when you get a chance.
Stump Pass Park. .......
snook is doing welll, Flounder fishing still good
Still whiting on the bottom, but the mackerel are more fun
Pompano, and sharks are all working along the beaches.
Keep an eye out for Tarpon
Harbor Heights park- . ..
Robert's report---------Tarpon, Gar, Red fish around the isalnds
Captain Cayle----- Catfish and redfish. There are still some big tarpon in the river.
Fishin Frank---- Red fish, Cat fish
Hobbs point- ......Pirate Harbor- .
Snook, Trout not many big ones but still fun
Different on the Snook Plain MONSTERS here
Captain Cayle----- Reds, snook, trout, bonnetheads and the occasional cobia.
Jacks and sharks out by the bar.
Some Reds hiding around the isalnds
I-75 bridges "boat only" ......
Robert's report--------- Tarpon early or late, whiting, silver Trout
The bridge is best fished at night at this point in the year. Lots of snook
Fishin Frank---- Snook and Drum, there are ATarpon here eraly not too much after 10:am
Laishley Pier - ,........
Robert's report---------Cobia, Odd ball Sharks
Hering lots of stories about sharks at night, Not much middle of the day
but worth a shot,
Little Gasparilla pass
tarpon & Shrks, Big whiting try the deep hole
Fishin Frank---- Tarpon passing through, Snapper fishin is good in the hole
Myakka cutoff- ......
Robert's report--------- ??????
Reds and snook are the big two. Trout, flounder and small blacktips are
Fishin Frank---- Snook and Red fish both biting pretty good,
Myakka River ...
Tippy Canoe bay
14 foot hole
are thick at the locks
, Sharks, Tarpon & Cobia out near the mouth
and in the evening they are holding at El-Jo
The 14 foot hole is holding tarpon, sharks, cobia and mackerel. The
shallows are holding trout, reds, snook and jacks.
Still really good fishin, The sharks , Cobia, Spanish all there
great place to spend the day
Capt. Larry Smith.----- Cattle docks are holding live bait and redfish near the Locks.
Peace river above I-75
Captain Cayle----- Reds and snook along the mangroves. A few tarpon in the deep holes.
Fishin Frank---- Tarpon in the deep cuts just north of the Heights
Pine Island sound ----\
Trout, yes there are still some big Trout here, Tarpon and Sharks
are getting thicker and thicker, Good fishing and this time of year there is a little more water
Trout and bigger Red fish, Tarpon out in the intercosatal
IT is on like donky kong ok that was silly but it is still true
Placida pier // "trestle"
Sharks, sheep head, Snook, Pick a fish time, oh i want a trout ok
THe waters around the trestle has a lot of fish, and a huge variaty
Robert's report--------- Sheep head, mangrove snapper, Sharks, & spanish
Capt. Larry Smith.-----Its a cornucopia. Large sheepies, spanish mack, and snook patrol here . Lots of small snapper.
Ponce de-Leon park-
.Punta Gorda canals
.Poachers Cut ....
Snook, Red fish along the mangroves, and a few Pompano in the channel
Bonnet sharks at the mouth of the channel
on & off right now, there are a lot of fish here
just why there are not hitting??? mystery
Port charlotte Beach pier- .
early in the morning the whiting & Cobia are hitting, Small sharks
doing well in the evening
Captain Cayle----- Cobia and small sharks.
Fishin Frank---- Cobia , Snook, the Shark fishin is very good in the evening
Port charlotte Canals Salt/brackish
Mouths of the canals are holding mangrove snappers
along with Spanish Mackerel
Captain Cayle----- Snook on the docks and lights. A few reds here and there.
Trout & snapper at the mouths of the canals
Snook is the story of the hour, BIg Snook 30 inches is average
Punta Rassa Sanibel Island..\
Lots of Tarpon big Trout inside oon the flats, with red fish
up under the branches
Trout, and Sharks, Heard of some Pompano, flounder
Tarpon in the pass under the bridges, and Big Snook along the beach
Spillways along 41- .......
Fishin Frank---- BIg Snook and small Tarpon in the 40 pound range
Robert's report---------Bass on the high side,
Sharkey pier "Venice"
. .... & Venice Jetties- . ......
Robert's report---------Lots of Spanish, whiting in the surf,
???? I would guess blue fish , mackerel & sharks
but no reports from anyone
Three sisters flats and islands to the phosphate docks
Bigger Trout up by 3 sisters, the Phosphate docks still have sheep head
Some monster Reds way over size near the shore pilings
It has been blue fish, and Spanish heaven. Lots of small Sharks
and @00 pound Jew fish under the dock
of smaller Trout, with big red fish back under the bushes
Lots of bonnet just out side
Big Snook out by the bar, Jacks , blue fish also. There are Red fish
but again WHat I have heard is that they are in the back country
Blow down creek.
Reds in the creeks and the most Reds seems to be on the south end
Lots of sharks out side the bar.
There are Reds back in the creeks, the porblem is most of these creeks are
1 boat wide and trying to cast into the creek as you move in is tuff,
So fish the mouth before you try and go in, becasue once you are in, they are spooked.
Fresh Water- Canals, Creeks,
Ponds, & lakes,.............
We are getting a few cloudy days, when that happens grab you Jitter bug
Cast out on any pond creek or canal. slow retrive it you should see small bubbles behind the Jitter bug
Hang on to Rod, Have heart medicine with you. Yes it's that cool.
Blue gills are hititng well, wiggles are your best bait for those
Bass is slowing, but the Catfish in shell creek is good right now,
Blue crabs, from a pier...
Fishin advice tips &
thoughts about the fishing conditions
Water temp is is rising so if you are realseing a fish the warmer it gets the
longer it takes
If you are keeping dinner, put them on ice,
Reds & Snook seem to be back in the creeks, or just way back among the
keys. there should be Reds out by the bar until 9 am then you have to head into the back of the back
Open water right now is Spanish & lady fish, Jacks and cat fish all easy to find trolling then stop & fish
If headed offshore the birds will guide you to the bait pods you may want to
"around" Or throw livies free lined. Try never to crash the baitpod, but a good circumnavigation
of it proves more effective. With the winds and seas being difficult, having flexible plans is a must.
It may be best to fish inshore reefs and bait stops waiting for weather to clear up before headed to your deeper holes.
In memory of Capt Angel 1975-2010
Angel remains here with us,
He was my friend, I miss him
End of list.
If you want info on a spot or area
let me know by E-mail
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Fishin Frank----- Robert's report---------- Capt. Greg. --------
Captain Cayle----- Capt. Josh Greer------
Jeff Fishin instructor ------ Jenae------ Austin Phelps --------
Capt. Larry Smith.-------- Capt. Mike Fitzcharles--------- Capt. Dwayne French-----
Jason Tari -------- Jason Austin------ Capt Karl B.-----------
Robin Leach------- Capt Andy Medina------
Andrew Marriman------- Capt. Tim Johnson------
Austin P.-------- Caitlyn ------- - Captain Cayle----- Capt. Dwayne-------
Donald's roll away report------
Robert's report---------- Karl Butigias------
It would be hard to picture life without fishing.
People who do not fish do not understand the
therapeutic value of fishing, losing yourself to
the motion of the waves and just relaxing.
The best things about fishing is where you do it,
and that you do not carry a score card.