Maybe it was the super moon. Maybe the record warm days. For whatever reasons, fishin’s gotten good.

Sheepshead have been at their winter peak, especially in Estero Bay.

Snook and redfish catches and releases picked up for inshore anglers.


No. 1: Sheepshead and snapper in Punta Gorda canal mouths.

No. 2: Offshore for red grouper and mixed snappers.

No. 3: Matlacha Pass Bridge for sheepshead.

No. 4: Sheepshead and baby tarpon in the Ding Darling refuge.

No. 5: Caloosahatchee flats for snook.

No. 6: Estero Bay for sheepshead and maybe a pompano.

No. 7: Lake Trafford for crappie.



No. 1: Northern shorelines for bass.

No. 2: Rim Canal for crappie.

No. 3: South Bay for bass.


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