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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
May 5, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fishing this past week continued to be tough for anglers in the shallows of Estero Bay. The seatrout bite was decent over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water. Shrimp under popping corks worked best, but anglers could try artificial's like gulp jerk shads or rapala skitterwalks. There is also a good by-catch of ladyfish and jacks with this method. Cut ladyfish is a good option for anglers looking for redfish around the oyster bars. Working these on high water has produced some quality fish the past week. Shrimp on jig's or under floats has also worked fine. There are a few sheepshead still hanging around the oyster bars and mangrove islands and shrimp tipped jig heads is the best set-up. There has been a really good tarpon bite up around Captiva and Sanible Island and drifting free-lined threadfin herrings or crabs is the ticket!

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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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