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A visit to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast is a peaceful gateway to Southwest Florida. As Florida’s premier ecotourism destination, you’ll find us to be free of crowds and off the beaten path yet still offer the comfort and amenities discerning travelers seek. Situated on Charlotte Harbor with endless miles of natural shoreline, we are home to unlimited outdoor pursuits like beaches, world-class sailing, boating, fishing, paddling, birding, dining and arts. Come find out why “Our Best Side is Outsidesm”.


Gulf of Mexico In March, the weather and the fishing patterns change and as the Gulf water temperature nears the 70 degree mark, the spring run of Spanish mackerel usually spread northward along the coast. Towards the end of the month we usually start seeing king mackerel too. The resident offshore…

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Gulf of Mexico Gulf anglers can focus primarily on mixed-bag bottom fishing this month. The fish often aren’t huge but the action is usually steady on almost any piece of hard bottom from 10 to 35 miles out into the Gulf. Mangrove snapper, triggerfish, grunts, sheepshead, porgys, hogfish, and other…

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