By “Fishin” Frank of Fishing Franks Fishing Store in Port Charlotte
Charlotte Harbor fishing, Is truly great right now. Even though the Peace River went from a running depth of 1.5 foot to 9 feet in less than 3 days, it seems to have excited a chain reaction feeding event. Sharks, Tarpon, and Spanish Mackerel are thick throughout the Harbor.
The trick to these fish are last half of the incoming tide and the first half of the out going. Why you might ask? That brings in cool salty water from the gulf, the rivers running full are flushing a huge amount of bait & other foods. So when the tide is coming in, the fish are feeding. Cut bait Mullet, Catfish, Lady Fish all very good right now. The reef at Alligator creek and the middle hole are both holding huge amounts of fish right now.
So go out have some fun in the summer heat, the weather is not all that’s hot, so is the fishing.