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Change of Season sparks action in Southwest Florida

Capt. Bill Russell
September 21, 2011
Pine Island Sound - Saltwater Fishing Report

After a hot summer things are coming to life on the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The fall migration has begun with hordes of bait moving south for the upcoming cooler months and plenty of hungry predator's right on their tails.

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I got the Bait!

The inshore waters have really come to life; about everywhere you look there is bait of some type and size. Trout are feeding under the bait schools when they are over a grass or grass and sand mix bottom. Mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, sharks, flounder and a few tarpon are also chasing the bait pods.

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The beginning of fall is a great time for redfish. We are finding them tucked up under the mangroves on the higher stages of the tide and schools of larger fish are becoming more frequent on the open flats in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor.

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This is a great time to fish, autumn or fall begins on Friday and the change is already underway. Days are getting shorter, the water is cooling and fish are getting hungry. Top that with an unlimited supply of bait moving south through our waters and we should be in store for some good fishing.

For charter information, please contact us at:

Phone: 239-283-7960
Website: www.fishpineisland.com
E-mail: gcl2fish@live.com

"Catch the Action" with Captain Bill Russell

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As a native of Pine Island Bill has spent his entire life fishing the waters surrounding the Island and has been a professional fishing guide for fourteen years. The waters surrounding Pine Island including Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande are a true fishing mecca that provide a wide range of angling thrills. We customize each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. Come join us and "Catch The Action"

Contact Info:

Gulf Coast Limited Charter Co.
2637 Clyde Street
Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone: 239-283-7960
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