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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
February 22, 2014
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

This past week the fishing patterns are starting to become more consistent in the backbay and nearshore waters. The backbay bite is teeming with trout and ladyfish over the grass flats in 2-5 feet of water. Shrimp under a popping cork seems to work best. Sheepshead are plentiful around the oyster bars and any blow down along the mangroves. Shrimp tipped jig heads or #1 circle hooks with spilt shot will work best. The redfish bite has been pretty good on high water near the mangrove edges and oyster bars. Shrimp tipped jigs or cut ladyfish on circle hooks works fine. The passes have been full of sharks, whiting, jacks, and ladyfish. Dragging shrimp tipped Jig heads along the bottom has proven anglers best option. There have also been a few pompano taking the shrimp using a bouncing method while dragging across the bottom.

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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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