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Estero Bay Fishing report

Capt. Jon Fetter
March 18, 2013
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Despite the cold and blowing conditions the bite continues to be consistant. The trout bite over the grass flats in 2.5-3 feet of water remained good. Shrimp under a popping cork seemed to work best. Find the grass and set up your drift, this will allow you to cover more area and find the fish. Anglers will also pick up ladyfish, jacks, and catfish with this method. Sheepshead are still plentiful and will take shrimp tipped jig heads throw up along the floating docks and mangroves islands. They have also been hanging around oyster bars on high tides. Use the same set-up for them here too. The redfish bite was slow, but is starting to pick up on high water afternoons around the mangrove islands. Anglers can use ox jig heads tipped with shrimp for them. The key when the air and water temp's are low is to be patient and let the shrimp scent work for you. Work a spot really well before moving on. The nearshore reef provided some good action of sheepshead and snapper with some quality Spanish mackerel mixed in. Jigging shrimp tipped jig heads just off the bottom was the go-to method of attacking them.

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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 newest member of the Mako Boats Pro Staff and a Pro Staff memeber of Bass Pro Shops.

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