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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
May 8, 2018
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

As the water temps increase the options for anglers increases as well. The shallows are holding redfish, snook, and seatrout. Your best chance for reds is on higher water around the mangroves and oyster bars. Look for them under the over hanging mangroves branches and the sandy areas around the oyster bars. Freelined whitebaits or shrimp under popping corks will work best. They have also been taking pinfish under floats. Snook have been lurking around the floating docks and freelined whitebaits are the ticket. Strong tidal flows seems to make them feed more so look for these times on your tide charts. Seatrout are starting to hang out over the grass flats near the passes and bottom bouncing shrimp tipped jig heads is the way to go. The passes are holding spanish mackerel, whiting, seatrout, and silver trout. Bottom bouncing shrimp on jigs are under popping corks will work fine. Off course most are chasing the silver kings out in deeper water using freelined threadfin herrings or crabs under floats. Head out there for a fish of a lifetime!

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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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