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Snook Season Opens

Capt. Darrin Covert
March 9, 2016
Pine Island Sound - Saltwater Fishing Report

With Snook season opening March 1st, we have caught several already with some in the upper slot. The bait I have been using has been shiners/white bait. There has been a lot of fish in the mangroves and around the oyster bars. It will take another month or so before they reach the passes.

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Big trout have been caught in the sand holes and around the oyster bars. Clients have been catching the trout on shrimp and shiners. Redfish have been tough with the low waters we've been having. The afternoon bite has been good on the higher tides.

With the weather warming up, sheepshead fishing has still been pretty good with some of up to 6 lbs. Water temperature has been in the upper 60s. Once it reaches the lower 70s, fishing should be great with mackerel, bonita, and kingfish migrating north.

Tight lines,

Capt. Darrin Covert
Covert Operations Fishing Charters

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I have been fishing the waters of Pine Island, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Cayo Costa for 3 decades. I specialize in light tackle fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Shark & Tarpon. You will be fishing on a 24ft. Morgan, plenty of room to fish out of and plenty of shade, a very comfortable and dry ride. I provide all the fishing tackle you will be using, and fishing license. I can accommodate up to 6 people.

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Covert Operations Fishing
3649 Gasparilla St.
St. James City, FL 33956
Phone: 239-229-6812
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