HOT SPOTS

This week's top picks for fishing in Southwest Florida, including Lake Okeechobee. Note: Locations are approximate.

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Charlotte Harbor, FL
Hot Spot: No. 1:
Description: Charlotte Harbor for blacktip sharks in deeper waters.
Pine Island, FL
Hot Spot: No. 2:
Description: Reds in the bushes, trout on the flats.
Sanibel, FL
Hot Spot: No. 3
Description: Snook on both sides
Punta Rassa, FL
Hot Spot: No. 4:
Description: Mouth of the Caloosahatchee River for snook.
Estero Bay, FL
Hot Spot: No. 5:
Description: Estero Bay for redfish and snapper.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Hot Spot: No. 6:
Description: Offshore for red grouper and lane snapper.
Lake Trafford, FL
Hot Spot: No. 7:
Description: Lake Trafford for bluegill.
Belle Glade, FL
Hot Spot: Lake Okeechobee No. 1:
Description: Ritta to Kreamer islands for bass in the peppergrass.
Pahokee, FL
Hot Spot: Lake Okeechobee No. 2:
Description: Pelican Bay for bass and bluegill.
Clewiston, FL
Hot Spot: Lake Okeechobee No. 3:
Description: Bluegill in Ritta and Grassy Island grass lines.
Everglades Holiday Park
Hot Spot: Everglades No. 1:
Description: Largemouth and peacock bass, and lots of oscars.
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