Punta Gorda -Charlotte Harbor-Fishing Report

Posted January 22, 2020

Captain Rich of Reel Rich Fishing Charters out of Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda,Florida reported excellent fishing on Charlotte Harbor this week.
With inshore water temps running 70 to 74 degrees over the last week the harbor has been fishing more like late fall then mid winter.
Speckled Sea Trout continue to be strong and we have been targeting them in a little deeper water then last week. Shrimp under a float has been the key pattern but larger swim bait patterns slow rolled over deep grass have been producing larger fish.Using a 3/8oz jig head and a white zoom paddle tail fluke will keep the bait down low and add distance to each cast.
Redfish have been extremely good this week. We have been on a good aggregate of fish all week and when we have the right tide and wind the action can be fast paced. We have even been picking up a few Black Drum mixed in with the Reds, They are open to harvest now and are absolutely delicious table fare.
Sheepshead have been picking up this week as well and I would expect it to continue as gulf water temps drop.
Spanish Mackerel,Pompano, Mangrove Snapper and Ladyfish continue to mix in with the action daily. Covering water and running the tides right now is the key to success as the windows of opportunity have been narrow over the last week. With the up coming new moon this weekend improving tides will usher in some better flow throughout the day and impact the bite positively over the next week.
Father and son Team Larry and Mike from Michigan put together a nice mixed bag this week with a steady pick of Reds, Black Drum and Trout on their Charlotte Harbor Fishing charter.
Wade from Washington state and his crew put together a nice catch for the grill and kept the rods bent all morning
Destin from Pittsburgh came out and got in on some of the Red hot action and insisted on the captain getting in on the action as well which was a blast.
If your interested in a fishing charter on Charlotte Harbor We have plenty of open dates available. Offering 4, 6 and 8 hour fishing charters and we are conveniently located to Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida . We invite you to check out our trip offerings here on FishAnyWhere and book your Charlotte Harbor Fishing charter today. We depart daily from Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda,Florida.

This Trip's Catch

Black Drum
Spotted Seatrout