Red Fish is in!
October 24, 2023 Cape Coral 1 photo
The fishing conditions are currently excellent, with the water temperature dropping to 75 degrees. This has made the fish, particularly redfish and sea trout, more active during both high and low tide scenarios. Additionally, the temperature outside is ideal for a four to three-hour fishing trip, as it is nice and cool. Whether you are looking to catch dinner or simply enjoy recreational catch and release, now is the perfect time to book your fishing trip.
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Other reports from this captain
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Caught several Red fish in a 6hr trip!
September 29, 2023
The Red Fish have arrived! Due to a significant drop in water temperature from 97 degrees to 82 degrees, the Red Fish and other local fish have become more active. This is an opportune time to be out on the water pursuing that once-in-a-lifetime catch. I have found success in catching them primarily using live bait and chunks of cut-bait fish.Continue reading
September 9, 2023
Spotted Sea Trout Date: 09/08/2023 Location: Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound. Weather conditions: Temperatures 90 degrees Fahrenheit, mostly cloudy with thunderstorms approaching from the west. Wind speed started off at 3mph and later picked up 15mph. The storm lasted anout 20 minutes and then cleared. Water conditions: clear water, 83 degrees Fahrenheit with an outgoing tide and lite current over the grass flats Overview: The spotted sea trout fishing has been quite productive recently in Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound. We’ve had good catches and exciting fishing experiences targeting these beautiful and prized fish. Catching Spotted Sea Trout: I’ve had success catching spotted sea trout using a variety of techniques. Here are some tips to increase your chances of landing this sought-after species: 1. Time of day: Spotted sea trout are generally more active during dawn and dusk, so consider planning your fishing trips during these times for better success. However, they can be caught throughout the day as well. 2. Bait and lures: Live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or small fish is known to be effective in attracting spotted sea trout. Additionally, artificial lures like soft plastics, topwater plugs, and spoons can also yield fruitful results. Experiment with different colors and sizes to find what works best in your location. 3. Techniques: Casting near grassy areas, oyster beds, or around structure such as docks and bridges often leads to successful trout fishing. Use a slow and steady retrieve to mimic natural prey movement and entice bites. Remember to vary your retrieve speed and depth to find what triggers the trout's interest. 4. Tackle: Spotted sea trout can range in size, so it is recommended to have a medium-light to medium spinning rod and reel combination. Spool your reel with a suitable monofilament or fluorocarbon line in the 8-12 lb range, depending on the average size of trout in your area. Fishing Regulations: Before heading out to catch spotted sea trout, make sure to check the local fishing regulations. These may include size limits, catch limits, and seasonal closures aimed at preserving the population of this popular species. Other Fish Species: While targeting spotted sea trout, anglers can also encounter other species such as redfish, flounder, or snook, providing an opportunity for a diverse and exciting fishing experience. Good luck and tight lines! Capt. MiguelContinue reading