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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
February 11, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The dirty water in addition to the cold windy weather has made for tough conditions for anglers the past week. The key to locating and catching fish has been to find cleaner water. Here anglers will find spotted seatrout willing to take shrimp under popping corks or jigheads tipped with shrimp bouncing along the bottom. Remember to work your baits slow through the water and low in the water column. This cooler water makes the fish sluggish and they won't chase anything moving too fast. You can also try artificial baits like curly tail grubs or paddle tail grubs on 1/6 oz jig heads. Rootbeer, chartreuse, and watermelon red are colors of choice. There are also plenty of sheepshead out there, but anglers might have to go through a few shorts to find the keepers. Fishing jigheads tipped with shrimp around the mangroves, oyster bars, and dock pilings will work best for getting some pretty tasty table fare.

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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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