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Fort Myers Fishing Report – Mar 23rd 2020

Fishing Report Overview March 23rd

In Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach the weather for this week has been on average fairly warm for the highs are being around the upper 80s which makes for great conditions to catch Snook, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and ladyfish. The temperatures being in the mid to upper 80s for the high for the last 7 days it has warmed up the water temperatures to around 80°., Which is great for most of the fish that we are trying to catch. The wind forecast has been fairly good for fishing with the wind only blowing with gusts around 8 miles per hour at the most. This has let the water quality improve and as a result the fishing has gotten better. We have noticed that in some areas around Fort Myers there has been muddy water that is a result of the negative tides that we had in the past few days. On the bright side, wind has created very clear conditions out in the Gulf of Mexico, so each new incoming tide brings clean clear water back into the bay.

Fort Myers Fishing Report – Current Conditions

The fishing was tough today we covered most of the area around the southern end of Fort Myers Beach and ran into areas of muddy water from some of the low tides we’ve been having. This made the fishing very difficult in those areas because the fish had a hard time seeing a lure in the dirtier water. However, we did have some success catching Jack Crevalle in the bay. On some of the flats that are near the channels of the inter-coastal waterway there have been a lot of pelican and other seabird activity feeding on bait fish. There have been schools of 5-pound jack crevalle feeding up on those flats. We throw a top water lure into the schools of busting birds and have had good success with catching these jacks.

Fort Myers fishing report outlook for the next few days

The weather conditions for the next few days look very hood for fishing in the Fort Myers area. The low temperatures for most of the week will be in the upper 60s, and the highs will be in the upper 80s for the next 3 days going up into the low 90s for the next 4 days after that. These weather conditions should help warm up the water temperatures to the low 80°. The best time to go fishing this week based on the tides would be that for the first 3 days of this week you should try to get out on the water between 9am and 4 o’clock in the afternoon. For the next 4 days of this week there will be an incoming tide starting around 10 o’clock in the morning and peaking at around 5 PM which would make it the best time to be out on the water for those days.

Report By:
Capt Scott Anderson
What A Hawg Charters – Fort Myers, FL

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