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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
September 8, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fishing conditions have changed quite a bit following tropical storm Hermine. The water was really churned up and the fish somewhat shut down. Anglers seemed to have better luck on outgoing tide because there was cleaner water coming out of the bay compared to that in the gulf. That being said there were many small tarpon along the east wall of Estero Bay because of all the run-off. Free-lining whitebaits under floats worked best. There was a decent redfish bite around the oyster bars and mangrove islands. The best bite came on shrimp and cut bait probably due to the scent. Chumming the water help considerably. Mangrove snapper continue to be a staple in the shallows and shrimp tipped jig heads will work.

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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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