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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
October 6, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

This past week's poor tides made it difficult for anglers in the mornings. The best bite was later in the morning as the water levels increased allowing fishing around the oyster bars and mangrove islands. The water was also pretty muddy so cut baits like ladyfish and pinfish seemed to work best due to the smell. These cut baits on 2/0 circle hooks fished around the transition zones between the grass and oysters produced the best catches of redfish. There were also a few snook mixed in although most were well under slot fish. There has also been a good mixed bag in the passes of spanish mackerel, ladyfish, and jacks. The best set-up seems to be shrimp under popping corks. This is also a good time to throw artificial's if you are looking for action so break out the jerkshads, rapala xraps, or even chuggers as these will work fine.

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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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