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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
November 17, 2016
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The backbay fishing has really started to turn on. The fish are starting to make their fall movements as the water cools and are becoming more predictable. Redfish can be found on or near the oyster bars and mangrove islands on higher water. Free lining pinfish or shrimp tipped jig heads will work best. Anglers should fish the edges as the tide moves, as this is where the reds are feeding. Seatrout are all over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water and shrimp under popping corks will work best. Drift the grass with the wind at your back to make longer casts and cover more water. Once you managed to catch a few, anchor your boat and keep reeling them in. They tend to school up so once you find a few the rest will follow. There are also plenty of mangrove snapper and sheepshead around the oysters and mangrove islands. Shrimp pieces on smaller 1/0 circle hooks will work best.

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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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