(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor)
Full Moon Rising! It appears that the next number of days will provide great fishing accompanied by good weather and good tides. Last week the tropical storm prevented fishing, but as of last Saturday (September 3rd) everything seemed to be returning to normal, including the fish bite. Captain Davey Dunlap and I fished the Redfish Flats Invitational (Ronald McDonald Sponsorship) out of Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. We finished in the money with two Redfish weighing in at approximately 10lbs. 9 oz.
Prior to the storm, I had the pleasure of taking David Springett and his son, Nicholas from Orlando, Florida on a charter to celebrate Nicholas’s Birthday. David caught a nice 26 inch Redfish and is shown here proudly displaying it. David is a chef and was looking forward to preparing it for the ‘B-day’ dinner. Nicholas is pictured with a ‘catch of a lifetime’. It is a 30” Tarpon caught on light tackle while free-lining a Pilchard. The fish gave him plenty of action and memories to cherish with his father. Both father and son are pictured with the Tarpon. Happy Birthday Nick!
Prior to the storm, fishing was good offshore as well and should be good so long as the winds remain soft. Grouper, Porgy’s and Snapper will make up the bulk of the catches, with a Cobia and Permit from time to time. Use medium size tackle with circle hooks loaded with squid, Pinfish or shrimp.
Inshore fishing will be good for Seatrout, Redfish and Snook. Snook Season is open and the slot is 28” to 33”. Be sure to purchase a Snook Permit from FWC.
This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters wishing everyone safe boating and good fishing on this full moon phase. Charter information may be obtained by calling me direct at 239-357-6829 or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com and look for my monthly article in Coastal Angler Magazine at many retail locations, including but not limited to marine stores, tackle shops and grocery stores.