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July punda fishing report

Punta Gorda Florida July 2017 Fishing Report

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Understandably, this month begins a period where I prefer fishing early. The cooler morning water temperatures present the best opportunity to look for redfish and snook outside the cover of mangroves where they’ll spend most of the day as soon as the water temperatures rise with the sun. Overall, rainfall amounts factored in with tide help determine where I’ll look on any given day. For instance, if we’re getting consistent afternoon soakers, I like looking around tidal creek areas on an early morning outgoing tide. The east side of the harbor anywhere south of Ponce Park in Punta Gorda and [...]

June 2017 Punta Gorda Fishing Report

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There’s nowhere I’d rather be right now than off the beaches. Because of the light winds and cooler air temperature, first thing in the morning will be best. Of course, first and foremost, it’s all about the tarpon. The migration out of the keys is in full swing and some fish are already moving north out of our area and other groups are just arriving. As usual, Boca Grande Pass is at the center of this activity, so I’ll spend my time looking both north and south of the pass.  For tackle, I’ll throw a ten or twelve weight rod [...]