Estero Bay 3/24/12

Had a chance to get out with Captain Dave for a little fishing Saturday am. We had some novices on the boat that am, so we spent an hour trying to get bait, but had little success. We did have a first as Dave caught a redfish in the net while trying for whitebait!
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We spent all morning trying to get the guys on fish, but it was a battle with lots of poor casting and a little frustration on my part. We dropped the novices off around noon and Dave and I went fishing for real. We fished a pretty shore line close to the outside and Dave connected on our first red of the day. I had a bite just after that, but missed the hookset.
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We fished this shoreline out and then headed back into the NE corner of the Bay to hit some bars. We fished one little cove and managed a nice snook and then I switched over to a circle hook and started tossing whole shrimp into holes along the shore. I quickly boated three nice reds and then Dave just had to change over to the circle as well! Here's the four reds we finished the day with.
My first
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My Second, lots of spots on this guy!
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Closer look at the tail
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My Third and probably the best of the day
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Dave's last red
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This little guy landed on the bow with me as we were returning to the ramp, just had to get a picture! We had a really good two hour period and I just know we would have CRUSHED them if we had all morning to fish! Cannot wait to get back out there!
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Replies

  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 927 Officer
    Good report. Thanks
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • chandler315chandler315 Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Good stuff, thanks for the post.
    I always cast to where the fish are. :crossed
  • JSTickumJSTickum Posts: 407 Officer
    good report , tell Dave the white bait have been out on the beach just outside the passes , there is nothing but shrimp on the grass flats , keep em tight guys and thanks for the report
  • GDM PhilGDM Phil Posts: 224 Officer
    nice trip. ill be out tomm with capt neil eisner her happens to be my uncle

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