Man and two kids show off a speckled trout caught in Charlotte County FloridaIt's hot down here still, try to get an early start. Afternoons are hotter and we frequently have rain and thunderstorms. This is our uncrowded season, so enjoy it if you can.

Our snook, trout, and redfish are still catch and release till next May at least. These fisheries are recovering, and we do enjoy some good action and quality fish. Fish are beginning a transition into Charlotte Harbor and our back country. Live baitfish and lure both produce fun fishing.

Mangrove snapper close upWe have abundant mangrove snapper, steady action, and tasty dinners. Snapper are scattered from Charlotte Harbor, thru our passes, and out into the deeper Gulf waters.

Spanish mackerel are starting to move in now. They are fast, exciting fun to catch and tasty if iced properly. Multiple hookups are common, we catch a variety of fun fish mixed for great adventures.

Sharks of all sizes are abundant for those wanting bigger fish. Be careful what you wish for.

The Fall migrations of baitfish are cruising south with everything that follows arriving soon.

Schools of baitfish turn on the action. The larger king mackerel will also move in soon.  Near shore action is good for mackerel and snapper with some grouper.

Fishing is good now and just gets better until it gets chilly in December. Offshore deeper water produce large fish including grouper, amberjack, and snapper.