Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

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Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by Pmoconnor89 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:14 pm

Made a trip to a new area I have been meaning to get out to for nearly a year now. Shell Creek is a freshwater creek system off of the Peace River in Punta Gorda. I had heard good reports of panfish and bass in the past from this location and put it up on my list of places to try out. The main reason it took so long to get out to it is that it is nearly an hour drive from my house. I finally decided to make the drive, and I am glad I did as there were many panfish and a few bass to be had on the fly.

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Location: Shell Creek
Time: 0600-1215
Tides: N/A
Weather: Sunny, Hi/Lo 93/74, light winds
Vessel: Native Ultimate 14.5
Fish: 45 bluegill to 10", 3 largemouth bass to 15" and 5 stumpknocker to 6"
Tactics: 2 weight fly rod with a shrymph fly, and 5 weight fly rod with a #10 popper

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Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by DaveR » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:02 am

Very nice. Buddy of mine was just there. We're you with Steve?
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Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by Pmoconnor89 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:58 am

I was out the day before he was. Bummed for him because it was going off when I was there, guess he had a relatively slow day yesterday.

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Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by bluebill » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Shell Creek Punta Gorda

I would like to fish Shell Creek from my kayak.

Can anyone suggest a kayak launch location
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Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by Pmoconnor89 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm

Hathaway park boat ramp on Washington loop is where I have always launched.

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Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Post by bluebill » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 pm

Occonnor .............. thanks, I found the park on Google Maps and it looks great. Probably a 20+ mile drive from my house in NW Cape Coral....that is an easy drive up Burnt Store Road ............ Thanks......bluebill
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