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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
January 26, 2017
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

This past week there were plenty of options for anglers fishing in and around Estero Bay. The nearshore reefs are holding sheepshead in big numbers and there are some really big females pushing 6 lbs. Shrimp tipped jig heads will work best for them. Anchor near the structured bottom and start fishing. You will have to weed out the smaller males, but patience will produce some large ones. The backbay waters provided sheepshead, snapper, seatrout, ladyfish, jacks, and even a few redfish. The seatrout are working the grass flats in 2-5 feet of water. Shrimp under popping corks or paddle tail grubs bounced along the bottom seemed to be the set-up. Anglers will also pick up plenty of ladyfish which can be used for cut bait for the reds. The redfish seem to be around the oyster bars and mangroves on higher water. Cut bait caught more than shrimp on jigs but not a bad idea to give them options.

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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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