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Estero Bay Report

Capt. Jon Fetter
December 5, 2018
Estero Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Wow how things have changed! The bite is back on and there are plenty of options for anglers. The redfish are chewing around the mangrove shorelines and oyster bars. Shrimp under popping corks and cut ladyfish will work best. Fish these areas on the higher water tides and look for bird or baitfish in the area. Snook are making their ways towards the creeks and rivers but are still feeding. Free lined whitebaits or shrimp around the floating docks is the ticket. Good moving tides seem to be the best option for them as well. Angers will also pick up jacks and ladyfish with this set-up. Anglers can also start to fish the dock pilings, oyster bars and deeper mangroves for sheepshead. They are making their cooler temps migration and looking for food. Shrimp tipped jig heads will work fine. Just remember to downsize your leader and hook for better hook-up ratio.

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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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