Pine Island Sound Fishing Report: Redfish Everywhere

Our fishing adventure today began early. Up at 4am to drop a friend off at the airport, back to the house and loaded the gear up in the truck. At Punta Rassa boat ramp by 6am and north into Pine Island Sound we went. The cruise was comfortable on the Ranger Phantom as we pushed through skinny water on a morning low tide.

IMG_1156-225x300 Pine Island Sound Fishing Report: Redfish Everywhere Fishing Reports  A couple weeks, red tide and 2 cold fronts had battered the sound sense the last time we fished this area. We were going in blind, but had a good idea where the fish should be. Fortunately, we were awfully close. Lowering the Power Pole we jumped in the chilly water and began searching for tailers along the edges on some oyster bars. We spotted a couple tails flying, but with a few casts and no fish, we made a move.

I was using my Yeti Tundra 50 as a casting platform and immediately noticed a small school of reds pushing baits, I tossed a Hogy Rabbit Swim Bait into the mix and hooked up. The school spooked after that, so we drifted a deep cut with shrimp and jigs. My grandfather found this nice pompano.

Later into the tide, I waded into some dark mud and began looking for sunning redfish. There was a nice school for 30 fish laid up and hungry. A quick cast again with the Hogy Swim Bait and it was fish on. I was able to hook up on 3 fish in that school before a hunting dolphin spooked the entire flat.

Not a bad morning of fishing in the great Pine Island Sound.

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Capt. Ross

Owner of The Intrepid Angler, Captain Ross hails from the historic waters along the Caloosahatchee River. He has a been a fishing guide and outdoor professional working the waters of Florida and Alaska over his career. He now permanently resides in Cape Coral offering anglers exciting opportunities to target trophy gamefish around Southwest Florida on a custom Pathfinder 2500 Hybrid Bay Boat.

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