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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
January 14, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Well the winter sheepshead bite is here in full swing and anglers should be taking advantage of this tasty table fare. They can be found around the oyster bars, mangrove islands, and dock and bridge pilings. Remember to downsize your hooks to #1 or 1/0 circle hooks and use 15 lb leader to increase your chances against these great bait stealers. Tip your hooks with just enough shrimp to cover the hooks, too much and they will just pull it off. Spotted seatrout have been holding over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water and will take shrimp under popping corks. Find the clean water and you will find the fish. Anglers will also pick up ladyfish, jacks, and small sharks with this set-up. The redfish bite has been difficult, but your best chances are on high water around the mangrove islands and oyster bars on higher water. Cut bait or shrimp tipped jig heads will work best.

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