Plenty of Action in Southwest Florida
<p>Redfish and snook were very active and feeding throughout the day, both high water and low tide the bite was equally good. We had several days where it was possible to get the slam of snook, redfish and trout without moving the boat.
Some large schools of redfish are also around roaming the flats and bars, when you get into them it can be non-stop action. Most of the school fish are running from just under the upper slot (27 inches) to well over thirty inches.
Large Spanish mackerel have moved back into Charlotte Harbor as they begin their migration south with the cooler weather. Bluefish, sharks, trout and way too many ladyfish are also working the same bait schools with the macks. This action should only get better as the month progresses.
The month is running right on schedule, bait is plentiful and it's pleasantly easy to fill up the live well in the mornings with shiners (pilchards) and pinfish. The weather and water is gradually cooling down and the fish are getting very active and hungry. October is a month where it's hard not to be on the water fishing in southwest Florida.
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Bob & John Newcom with a pair of Charlotte Harbor redfish
David Riser with a 38 inch snook caught and released in Charlotte Harbor
About The Author: Captain Bill Russell
Company: Gulf Coast Limited Professional Guide Se
Area Reporting: southwest florida including Sanibel, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass
Bio: "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell. As a native of Pine Island Bill has spent his entire life fishing the waters surrounding the Island and has been a professional fishing guide for fourteen years and loves to share the local knowledge and history of the waters. The waters surrounding Pine Island including Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande are a true fishing Mecca that provide a wide choice of angling thrills. We specialize in light tackle fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sharks and a variety of other species. Not only do our waters provide World Class fishing opportunities our Islands and waters are also abundant with a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery, so bring a camera! We customize each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. From the small child to the novice to the most experienced angler we will make your trip a memorable one. Spend a day on the waters of Southwest Florida and "Catch The Action" with Captain Bill Russell