5/5: Estero Bay

The plan was to get bait and head to Knapps point for tarpon but we got a later start than I wanted and had a hard time getting bait so we decided to fish around Mound Key. The bait that we got at the bridge was fairly big (8 inches) so we knew the smaller reds and snook wouldn't be interested. We lost 2 big snook and a bruiser red 5 feet from the boat. For the day we caught reds and snook at mound key and heres the 2 that were worth taking pics of. My bubby Billy caught the snook and it was 34 1/2" inches and I caught the red.


  • bonitabobbonitabob Posts: 675 Officer
    THAT is what I am talking about! Nice fish!
  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Nice fish.....did you get them on your livies or something else?
  • GatorInPISoundGatorInPISound Posts: 543 Officer
    good job....beautiful fish!
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  • BinderBinder Posts: 3,787 Captain
    The snook was on a large pilchard and the red was on a 1/8 ounce jighead with bass assassin hot chicken
  • CapnAhabCapnAhab Posts: 239 Deckhand
    Nice report! Thanks for the tips. I used to fish around mound key area a lot when I had a boat.

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  • Tight LoopsTight Loops Posts: 205 Officer
    thats the way to make the best out of plan B...maybe next time tarpon like you planned. I wanted to chase tarpon this week but kind of windy.

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