Punta Gorda FL Fishing Report

Posted February 16, 2020

Captain Rich Damianos of Reel Rich Fishing Charters, Departing out of Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda,Florida reported the fishing as Exceptional on Charlotte Harbor for this report for the week ending 2/16/20.
The Redfish action has been the best in years. We have been targeting them along the mangroves all over in Pine Island Sound area .Traditional post up and soaking of large shrimp or cut pin fish have been working well. Getting the bait up under the shade line is key especially when the sun is high. We have been getting some good sized reds for this time of year too with regular catches in the 10lb class.
A fishing charter in the Punta Gorda area would not be complete without getting everybody in on the action on a good school of Sea Trout. This week we have been bringing them over the rails one after another with just about every trip this week exceeding 100 fish. Spanish Mackerel and Ladies have been mixing in with the school’s and adding to the excitement.
Sheepshead continue to be plentiful and these hard fighting tanks have been a steady visitor to our net all week. We have picked up some real nice ones this year too with some fish pushing the 8 pound mark.
All our other species continue to be strong with Snook, Pompano, Snapper and many others coming over rail on a daily basis.
As I said last report “March is right around the corner for us now and traditionally the official start of our spring season and one of our favorite times of the year” but this extended warm up has definitely put us there now. Bait is pilling in and the snook have started pulling out . Cobia are being seen and even a few Tarpon have been spotted around. Over the next week we will be focused on adjusting to the transitions that are happening as the water temperature continue to climb.
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

Redfish
Snook