Spanish Mackerel are here, Best places are the Alligator Creek reef, Cape haze, and Marker #2
At the South end of the Harbor there have been reports of Spanish in the I.C.W. channel going towards the Caloosahatchee River.
We are hoping this is the start of a great season for Spanish,
Our Tent Sale Event is almost here Saturday March 18th gonna Wow Ya this year
Lane Snappers are still thick on the near shore reefs, as close in as 3 miles. Shrimp or pieces of Squid seem to be working well.
plenty of grunts and other tasty fish to keep you busy while getting you r limit if Lanes
Pompano along the coast, More and more reports of Pompano over the last couple days.
sand fleas, pieces of peeled Shrimp under a poppin cork. Or the Tiny trap and Jigs, are the ways they are being caught.
Jigs are the best bet be it a Small buck-tail or a Crazy/Banana Jig both are really working a small piece of Shrimp meat on the point of the hook, will better your odds of hook up. If you are using the Crazy/silly jigs I like the ones with the teaser attached. But to be honest I am selling more plain ones.
Pink and white or Chartreuse and white are the best selling colors.
Pompano are within casting distance from the beach all along the coast line, Beaches that are n the gulf.
N.Fort Myers & Port Charlotte
Cobia are the story. Cape Haze reef or the Alligator Creek reef up in the Harbor, Both reefs have had a lot of Cobia, Trolling Savage Trout or the new Live Targets have been working great. If you are casting a trick is to lure them in with a Large silver Spoon or Spinner.. Then Have a rod with a free line Shrimp to cast lightly in front of them.
Good luck from Fishin Frank
at the north fort Myers store today