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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
November 18, 2017
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Although the air temps are cooling off the fishing is starting to heat up in and around Estero Bay.The redfish in the shallows are chewing on shrimp tipped jig heads and free lined shrimp thrown around the oyster bars and mangrove edges. Anglers will also pick up the occasional snook with this method. The spotted seatrout are starting their cooler water feedings over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water. Shrimp under popping corks will work best. There are also plenty of ladyfish that will be caught with this method. The passes are holding trout, ladyfish, snapper, and pompano. Bottom bouncing shrimp tipped jig heads is the ticket. Sheepshead are hanging around the dock pilings, mangrove edges, and any other structure. Shrimp on jig heads or #1 circle hooks will work fine, but remember to downsize leader to increase your chances.

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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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