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Backcountry and Nearshore Wrecks off Ft Myers Beach

Capt. Scott Theis
August 25, 2012
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

The backcountry fishing in Estero Bay is holding plenty of redfish and snook. Fish the last 2 hours of the incoming tide and the first 2 hours of the outgoing tide. There's a lot of small bait around the mangroves, which is why these fish are in a frenzy. The choice of bait is a freelined pilchard or pinfish pitched as far back in the mangroves. Type of rig is a 2/0 circle hook with 30lb. flourocarbon leader.

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The nearshore wrecks are holding a variety of species from cobia,grouper,sharks and a ton of spanish mackeral. Pinfish and thread herring are the baits of choice. Make sure to fish every part of the water column with a bait on the bottom using a 2oz lead and a 4/0 circle hook and a freeliner on the top with a 3/0 circle hook.

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I specialize in light tackle saltwater fishing in the pristine backbays and nearshore wrecks of Southwest Florida. Whether we're targeting snook, redfish, or trout in the backbays or cobia, permit, shark, grouper, or tarpon on the wrecks. Whether you're a novice or an expert angler, i will take great pride sharing my knowledge and insight to provide my anglers with an enjoyable experience. Kids are always welcomed.

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8751 Wesleyan Drive @1820
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 954-242-5922
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