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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
April 3, 2014
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The only thing about consistent about the fishing this past week was that it wasn't consistent at all. The bite seemed to change by the day with the weather. The windy and cooler conditions made it difficult on anglers to find fish in their normal hangouts, but those that stuck it out and tried new locations found fish. Sea trout were biting in 2-5 feet of cleaner, grass bottom water and would take shrimp under popping corks. There were also plenty of ladyfish, jacks, and sharks caught with this method. The afternoon higher water provided anglers with some redfish opportunities around the mangroves and oyster islands. Shrimp on jig heads or under floats seemed to work best. Cut ladyfish was also popular choice by some but requires patience and time by anglers to wait for the scent to attract the fish. Sheepshead and snapper are still around and feeding on shrimp tipped jig heads thrown around blown down and other structured 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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