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Early March SW Florida Fishing Report

March 6, 2017

I am excited to report that fishing (catching) has really turned on this past week and with continued warm weather, there is no reason not to believe SPRING FISHING IS HERE! Fishing has been ‘spotty’ and very tough at times due to a fractional seasonal change. SW Florida water temperatures have been around 68 degrees (F) for most of the winter and affected migratory patterns.

Nonetheless, big Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Snook and Redfish are all here and making many anglers happy and excited about their catches. Pictured here is Megan Brighton of Rochester, NY holding her 26” Redfish caught while enjoying a week with her father, Dan Barton of Buffalo, New York. Dan and his daughter Megan, are annual charter clients and have had tremendous success with numerous catches of Seatrout, Sheepshead and other species. Megan is also featured with a nice Sheepshead as is her father Dan. They are pictured together as we departed North Captiva for a great day of fishing. Great job Dan and Megan! Hope to see you again next year!

‘Captain for Hire’ on Craig Blewitt’s ( Cape Coral resident, avid boater an fisherman) 22ft. Skeeter Bay boat, yielded Redfish and ‘Gator’ Seatrout on the southern end of Pine Island Sound just yesterday. Craig is pictured with one of his Redfish and Seatrout catches during our time together. Great job Craig and thanks for the opportunity to share fishing locations and techniques that should last you for years to come!

This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters LLC looking forward to seeing many at the 2017 Bonita Springs Boat Show! Call me at 239-357-6829 for email me at fishfacecharters@yahoo.com for charter bookings. Pick up a copy of my Coastal Anger Magazine, March article at Ft. Myers Bass Pro, Shop, Ft. Myers Marine, West Marine, Publix, as well as at number of fishing supply outlets in Lee County.