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Redfish are schooling up for Fall fishing near Ft. Myers Beach

Capt. Rob Modys
September 6, 2014
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

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The local fisherman like to call this time of the year "quiet time". No, it's not because of slow fishing or the lack of a bite. It has more to do with the lack of fisherpeople! Labor Day has passed, school is back in session, our northern friends are still up north and even most of the locals seem to be more focused on work than play. In other words, it's a great time to get out on the water and enjoy some of the best fishing of the year with lots of space and peace and quiet.

The redfish bite is picking up quite a bit in Estero Bay, as long as you fish the early morning hours. Once the heat of the day sets in they are not as interested in chasing bait. Live shrimp on a jig cast up under the mangrove overhangs works best. They'll also go after a number of cut baits.

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If you want to fish past 10 AM head to the passes. There's been a good seatrout bite in the deeper water, especially on the outbound tide. Live shrimp on 1/8 ounce jigs fished right on the bottom will get their attention. You'll also find mangrove snapper, flounder and the occasional pompano.

The Gulf wrecks, reefs and rock piles are a good afternoon bet, just be on the lookout for the afternoon thunderstorms. Cut threadfin herrings, live shrimp and cut ladyfish will get you a mixed bag of snapper, spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, flounder and some big snook.

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