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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
March 24, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Things are really starting to change and get into their springtime patterns. The spotted seatrout bite is getting crazy in the passes and along deeper channels in the backbays. Shrimp under popping corks seems to be the best method of locating them and catching them. Anglers will also pick up plenty of ladyfish with this set-up. The passes are also full of nice spanish mackerel and casting shrimp tipped jig heads with a slow retrieve will work best. If artificials are your thing, anglers can also try casting silver spoons or white jerk baits into the mac's. There has also been some really nice catches of pompano in the passes bouncing shrimp tipped jig heads along the bottom. The nearshore reefs are on fire with sheepshead, mackerel, trout, snapper, small grouper, and flounder. Shrimp tipped jig heads will work great for the bottom species, but casting and retrieving will bring on the mac's.

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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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