Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Fishing Reports

There's a lot of great fishing in the Charlotte Harbor area, no matter what time of year you visit, so we're happy to present monthly overviews of what's biting (and where) to help you plan your next adventure, and to know where to fish while you're here.

Thank you to Capt. Ralph Allen of King Fisher Fleet and Capt. Van Hubbard for assisting in the creation of these reports. They have fished the Charlotte Harbor area for decades and we appreciate their knowledge.

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November

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Gulf of Mexico Our annual Fall king mackerel run will peak this month. School-sized kings are fish in the five to fifteen pound range that travel in bunches. Action on these guys can be fast and furious and an occur anywhere there are schools of baitfish from ten feet of water just off the…

Monthly Fishing Reports

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December

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Gulf of Mexico The Fall runs of Spanish mackerel and king mackerel seem to be running later than…

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January

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Gulf of Mexico January is a good month for catching table fish in Gulf waters. Red grouper and lane…

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February

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Gulf of Mexico Gulf anglers will be primarily focused on mixed-bag bottom fishing this month. The…

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March

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Gulf of Mexico The weather and the fishing patterns are changing this month. As the Gulf water…

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April

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Gulf of Mexico Springtime fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off the SW Florida coast is swinging into…

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May

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Gulf of Mexico Shark fishing in the nearshore Gulf has been off the charts. Water depths of 30 to 50…

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June

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Gulf of Mexico Anglers who like to fish deep water and who are willing to make long runs 50 or more…

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July

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Gulf of Mexico Red snapper season is open all month and there are lots of anglers who look forward…

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August

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Gulf of Mexico Gulf anglers have options this month. Nearshore artificial reefs and rock ledges in…

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September

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Gulf of Mexico It may not feel like it yet, but the seasons are starting to change. Fall officially…

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October

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Gulf of Mexico It's mackerel time in the Gulf. Spanish mackerel, as well as the larger king…

Further Fishing Insights:

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>5 Summer Bass Fishing Tips for Webb Lake

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Take a short drive 5-mile drive from Punta Gorda to enjoy the experience of simple summer days spent fishing for largemouth bass. Webb Lake, located within the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, is the ideal place to…

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>Let's Go Fishing: Top Species to Catch in Charlotte Harbor

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Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding Gulf Island Coast makes up the second largest natural estuary in Florida and one of the most sought-after fishing destinations on the Gulf Coast. Many popular sportfish can be caught in Charlotte Harbor…

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