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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
September 22, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

this past week the fishing really started to heat up. The water temps have cooled due to the afternoon rains and evening temps and the fish are responding. The tarpon are returning from their summer stints in the northern waters and can be found off the beaches. They are taking free lined threadfin herrings and pinfish under floats. The backcountry fishing has many options for anglers right now and there is plenty of bait off the beaches and on the grass flats. Fishing free lined bait along the floating docks and mangrove islands near the passes is resulting in snook, redfish, snapper, and jacks. Beef up your tackle to prevent cut-offs on the pilings. Free lined pinfish or jumbo shrimp under floats is producing some nice redfish action on the oyster bars and mangrove islands. Anglers seem to be having the best luck on good moving water near the top of the tides. The passes are producing snapper, jacks, ladyfish, trout, spanish macs, and small sharks. Bouncing shrimp along the bottom is working 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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