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Estero River fishing pays off after rains

Capt. Brad Brown
September 25, 2016
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Fishing with Carl and Cindy Werner from Garfield Heights, Ohio this past week yielded some really nice fish and photos. It's nice when the two come together!

The day started with cast netting live pilchards along the beach. Once we had a nice haul of bait of various sizes it was time to do some catching. If you're looking for bigger baits try your best to throw on the outside edges of the pods. Seems the larger pilchards hang out there and the larger baits are well worth the more precise throw.

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Carl and Cindy were successful working the free-lined baits on circle hooks with a heavier than usual leader along the edges of the banks of the Estero River. Early day and just after a heavy rain combined to create fast action with a final count of a dozen snook including a slot keeper, 4 jacks, 3 mangrove snapper and 1 slot redfish. Best tip I can give you is don't be afraid to keep moving if you don't get a bite within 5 to 10 minutes. Being in the right place at the right time is key.

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Captain Brad Brown, fishing Estero Bay & Pine Island Sound. He has a wealth of experience, and a passion for being on the water, and sharing that with his clients. In-shore and near-shore fishing is Captain Brad's specialty. Estero Bay and Pine Island Sound offer a wide range of species, including shark and tarpon action. Dolphin and Manatee sightings, turtles, eagles, spoonbills, egrets and more. You never know what a day on the water will bring.

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Moonlite Charters, LLC
20643 Porthole Ct.
Estero, FL 33928
Phone: 239-777-7786
Alt. Phone: 239-450-1476
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