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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
June 14, 2014
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

This past week provided anglers with some options both in the backbay's and nearshore reefs. Fishing the flats produced redfish around the oyster bars and mangrove islands on high water. The best bite was the last part of incoming tide and the first part of outgoing. Shrimp tipped jig heads under floats and cut ladyfish is your best bet. When using the cut lady's, patience is the key. Anglers must allow for the scent to travel to bring the reds to you. Seatrout have also started to show up in the 4-6 feet water depths. Shrimp under popping corks is the go-to set-up and allows anglers to cover a lot of water. Drifting the flats until you get a few is the ticket. Once you find the fish power pole down and fish that area. Anglers will also pick up ladyfish with this method. The nearshore reefs have been offering variety with snapper, small grouper, Spanish mackerel, jacks, and sharks all daily catches. Shrimp tipped jig heads will work for just about all of them, with cut bait working best for sharks and grouper.

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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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