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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
April 9, 2017
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fishing has been tough for anglers in and around Estero Bay for the past week. There are some opportunities for seatrout and ladyfish on the grass flats. Anglers should look for 3-5 feet of water the cleaner the better. Shrimp under popping corks seems to work best for both locating them and catching them. Drifting instead of anchoring has produced a better bit as the more water you can cover the better your chances. When the wind allows anglers to fish the passes, there have been pompano, seatrout, ladyfish, and small jacks in abundance. Bouncing shrimp tipped jig heads or shrimp under popping corks will work best. There have been spanish mackerel in the deeper water and casting and retrieving shrimp tipped jig heads 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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