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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
September 29, 2017
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Well things are finally getting back to some sense of normalicy since Hurricane Irma. There is plenty of bait around and the fish are chewing. Redfish are hanging around the oyster bars and mangrove islands and are not picky about bait options. Free lined whitebaits, pinfish, cut ladyfish, or shrimp tipped jig heads will work fine. There have also been plenty of snook around the same locations and will take just about anything as well. Juvenile tarpon have been found outside the rivers and creeks feeding the bays and will take pinfish or whitebait under floats. They are favoring the higher water and seem to feed best on outgoing tide. Seatrout and ladyfish are all over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water and shrimp under popping corks will work 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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