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Dave Pecci

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~ Charlotte Harbor Tarpon Fly Fishing Report ~

Charlotte Harbor Fishing Conditions: A few pods of tarpon are now showing up on the beaches. Individual fish are spread throughout the Sound. Water clarity has improved and there are schools of bait showing up. Water temps are rising into the mid 70’s.

Other Species Fished for This Week: Snook, Seatrout and Redfish

Fly Fishing Technics: We spent this week fly fishing Upper Pine Island Sound for rolling and laid up tarpon. Slow sinking flies work best.

Tarpon Fishing Tip of the Week: Start early and watch for rolling tarpon. Blind cast to close by edges and deep holes.

Charlotte Harbor Fishing Outlook: Stable weather will allow the water temps to rise into the upper 70s. Pods of tarpon should become more common along the beaches from Captiva to Boca Grande.
FMI and additional reports: Obsession Sportfishing Charters,

Capt. Dave Pecci, Orvis Endorsed fly fishing and light tackle guide, Eastern Charlotte Harbor, Ding Darling Refuge and Pine Island Sound.