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Fort Myers Fishing Report - The Best Fishing Of The Fall Is NOW

Capt. Eric Anderson
October 22, 2015
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

Despite the high winds and slightly cooler temperatures that occurred the last few days, the fishing continues to be good. Even though we lost a few degrees in water temperature due to the wind cooling the water the fishing overall was very good yesterday. Our local Tarpon often react negatively to high winds and they can put them down for several days, fortunately that wasn't the case with this last cold front. The fishing was very good and my clients from Germany had some fantastic of Tarpon action with over a dozen fish hooked and thankfully one made it to the boat where it was gently released. It's amazing how Tarpon have that uncanny knack to just keep jumping until they come unbuttoned. That's part of the thrill of Tarpon fishing, the great fight they give us, and they never stop jumping!

In addition to the Tarpon we kept running into busting schools of jacks consistently throughout the morning and they sure provide some fast action. I think everyone enjoys catching them because they fight so hard. The fishing this weekend should be outstanding for just about anything you want to catch. There are lots of Spanish mackerel about a half a mile to a mile off the beaches, and it seems like every pass from big Carlos South to Gordon's is loaded with Pompano.

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I spend very little time chasing redfish, but judging from the number of mullet schools I saw on the flats yesterday I'm sure that a top water bait fished over those schools of mullet will result in some fantastic top water action for redfish. The spec trout have moved back in from the Gulf to their usual inshore areas, so don't overlook them when you're out on the water. A popping cork with gulp shrimp is my favorite way to catch speckled trout and when you find a big school it can be nonstop action until they move.

So get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather and fantastic fishing before that first burst of cold air from the north pays us a visit in the not too distant future. Seems like that first week in November is when it usually decides to show up so don't miss the perfect water temperatures while it lasts.

Fort Myers Fishing Forecast:

AWESOME until that first big cold front of the fall.

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We specialize in offering light tackle and fly fishing charters on the flats and in the back bays of Ft Myers and Fort Myers Beach. Just south of Fort Myers is Estero Bay which has an extensive network of lagoons, mangrove islands, tidal creeks and rivers. Fish with one of the Fort Myers Areas most experienced light tackle and fly fishing guides for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout and more. Be sure to ask us about night fishing, it is great for big Snook.

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Fort Myers, FL 33912
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