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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
December 22, 2017
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The past week has offered anglers plenty of action over the flats and nearshore waters. The backbay has given up some redfish action around the mangroves and oyster bars on higher water. Shrimp tipped jig heads seem to work best. Chumming the area and taking your time will increase your chances. Spotted seatrout are all over the grass flats in 3-5 feet of water. Shrimp under popping corks is the ticket. Anglers will also pick up plenty of ladyfish with this set-up. Sheepshead are staking their claim to the structures and feeding on shrimp tipped jig heads. Remember to downsize your hooks and use enough shrimp to cover the hook or they will rob you blind. There are also mangrove snapper hanging around the same places as the sheeps. The passes are holding plenty of silver trout and spanish mackerel. Bottom bouncing shrimp tipped jig heads will work fine, but the spanish have preferred a slow retrieve after a long cast.

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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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