Slammin with Snook, Redfish and Trout in Southwest Florida

2011-04-10 22:44:29
Pine Island Sound, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass
Bill Russell

Of the three redfish was the most challenging to catch, but the fish we are finding are running in the upper size slot. The snook bite has been better than expected with good action on linesides with our largest of the week and of the season measuring forty-two inches. This big girl inhaled a live shiner right in the middle of a late morning storm that pasted through with very strong winds and an absolute down pour.

Sharks are showing up in good numbers, especially blacktips up to six feet hanging around the mackerel, trout and ladyfish. Blacktips of any size are an absolute blast to catch and one of our most under rated fish. Small pods of tarpon are showing in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound and are increasing in numbers daily, prime tarpon time is just about here.

The waters around southwest Florida are alive with huge schools of baitfish and gamefish of all kinds feeding on them. It's a great time for fishing our waters.

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Bill Russell

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

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