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Estero Bay

Capt. Jon Fetter
September 1, 2011
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

With this heat the fish are really slowing down, but they are still eating. There is still plenty of pinfish and whitebait on the grass flats. Get to your spot before first light and start your chumming. The pin's will show up quickly, but the whitebait might take some time so be patient. The snook are still hanging around the mangroves and docks inside the passes. Free lined pinfish worked better than the whitebait this past week. Use a 2/0 circle hook and snip off the tail of the pinfish right at the base. This will slow them down and release some blood into the water. You might also pick up a nice jack or two using this method. If redfish are your thing, stick to the mangroves on high tide. They have been hiding out of the sun under the bushes. Shrimp on a jig head or cut bait thrown into the pockets have been the ticket. You can also look for them tailing at low tide around the oyster bars and grass flats. Gold spoons, gulp jerk shads, or zoom flukes will work fine.

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Catching The Cure is a Backcountry Spin and Fly Fishing Charter located in Ft. Myers Florida. Captain Jon has spent 30 years fishing with experience ranging from farm ponds in Ohio to bonefishing in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. He now calls Southwest Florida home where he hunts the flats and mangroves in search of monster snook, redfish, and tarpon. Captain Jon is the current Secretary of th Lee County Profesional Guides Association and a Pro Staff memeber of Bass Pro Shops.

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Catching The Cure
17550 Stepping Stone Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Phone: 239-229-4705
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