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It's Good, Not Easy

Capt. Ron Kowalyk
June 25, 2016
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

Offshore: It was a little windy the past few days but the bravehearts made bit out to the marks from 3-20 plus miles out. Grouper, snapper, cobia and permit were the targets and from what I hear results were good if not easy. The close marks were fishable on smaller craft but be careful with the random thunderstorms and gusty winds to 20 knots. The beach bite was very good with lots of snook, big reds and trout running down the bait pods off Sanibel, Captiva and Ft. Myers Beach to hickory Pass. whitebait top the list of offerings and there's plenty of shiners in the passes and on the beaches. Early morning fly guys got into the fray with Whistler and Clouser variants top bugs. Big reds ate shiners. pins and shrimp if you could keep the catfish off long enough.

Backbay: You had to hunt down green water to get on a decent bite, rains and river out flows have made the bays a tad murky. Fish slow is all I know with pins and cutbait. We ran Pine Island Sound on a recon and found green water but a sluggish bite, go figure , I think we were late and the tides although generous were poky slow rollers. All I saw at the Punta Rassa ramp were kiddy crews cleaning snapper, the odd sheepie but not much else. Estero Bay has been quite. Heard some reports of fish on Rocky Bay near Mullock Creek. There are scads of snapper and stuff in New Pass and Big Carlos for drift fishing with shrimp. Boca remains a bright spot if you're into that sorta thing, poons, big sharks and whatever.

Capt. Ron Kowalyk

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Back bay and flats fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, tarpon and others aboard our 23' Fish Master Flats and Bay or our 16' Mud Skipper Poling Skiff. Fly fishing, live bait and plug casting the flats, passes and salt creeks of Southwest Florida is our specialty. Fish the shallow, clear flats of Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Goodland, Everglades, 10,000 Islands and Estero Bay. We provide all fishing support, licenses, bait and tackle.

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Ft. Myers, FL 33967
Phone: 239-267-9312
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