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End of April for Estero Bay

Capt. Greg Stamper
April 30, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Another week of stocking tarpon was slowed down a bit with wind in the near shore areas. Deciding if you wanted to go big or go with numbers was more of the decision. Clients that wanted numbers and action were not disappointed as trout, pompano, and a bunch of other fish were plentiful all week. Tarpon are certainly in the mix off Sanibel and the intercostal waters North as long as your willing to sit and wait. There are plenty of fish in the Northern sound that have been eating. Snook fishing continues to be good, in both the backcountry and river mouths. White bait or threadfins fished free lined on a 30lb fluorocarbon leader with a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook will get the job done. Redfishing is getting better, but not great yet. Most redfish have been caught on cut baits like crabs or lady fish left alone near mangroves.

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Captain Greg Stamper guides clients from Bonita Springs through Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island Sound, Matlacha and the Caloosahatchee River. Whether you’re a fishing pro or a first timer, he can personalize your charter experience. Also available for shelling, manatee trips, or eco tours. Let Captain Greg show you a great time on the water in Southwest Florida!

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Snook Stamp Charters
20301 Estero Gardens Circle
Unit 103
Estero, FL 33928
Phone: 239-313-1764
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