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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:00 PM

Bottom fishing is approaching the winter peak as the annual inshore migration of gag grouper brings these fish close to shore. Make note of the season's regulation changes. Snapper, triggerfish,


Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:00 PM

The fall runs of Spanish mackerel and king fish peak in November. Barracuda, sharks, bonita and some bluefish can be caught too. Bottom fishing improves as the Gulf water cools. Inside everything is



About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at