Estero Bay 2/15 and 2\22

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    Estero Bay 2/15 and 2\22

    Estero Bay has been on fire the for the last 7 weeks , but i finally hit a snag . Went out fishing on 2\15 with Capt. John a fellow member of the forum and had a soso day out in the bay , the wind was rite , the tide was a slow big incoming that would drag out all day , the day was starting out great . We meet at the boat ramp at 7:15 and off load the skiff start the engine , pick out some shrimp and head out into the bay . It is starting nice , NOAA was finally rite on a forcast , with flat bays , a little chill in the air we headed out to the main channel to be greeted to a small pin hole leak in the fuel bulb . Well with a dead engine we made the best of it , we used the trolling motor for 5 hrs out on the bay . It was slow with a little cursing the boat , but did manage 1 Trout , 1 Red , and a beautiful day out on the bay Click image for larger version. 

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    We tried it again 2\22 , with the engine fixed , batteries charged , and another beautiful day forcasted we headed out to greet the incoming tide out at the pass . The tide was slow at first and then started running in , we managed 1 Pompano on a shrimp . We went from their to another spot in the back were the water was alittle darker , had a couple of hits but nothing . Wondering what was going on , I started looking , the bay was filling up with boats and the water was starting to get a little dirty , it is what matters in Estero Bay . The day was not a total loss we had a good time , the boat ran great , and we put a couple of Trout in the box . Should have ran to the back back , hope some fo you guys had better days , I know thats fishing . Keep the Lines Tight and respect the bay and the fishermen that fish there .
    JSTickum

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    good to see someone is getting out on the water.

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    Hey you gotta take the good with the bad guys. A couple of slow days after 7 weeks of lighting it up isn't all that bad.

    Tight work. Thanks for the report.
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    jim, thanks for the ride. enjoyed you son mark..............nice kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. John Deering View Post
    jim, thanks for the ride. enjoyed you son mark..............nice kid.
    No prob John , glad you could make it out with us , have a great season up north with your charters and look me up when you get back down south

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Threat 33T View Post
    Hey you gotta take the good with the bad guys. A couple of slow days after 7 weeks of lighting it up isn't all that bad.

    Tight work. Thanks for the report.
    For sure seeing winter is the worse time in the bay to fish , thank God for no floaters , and spring is just around the corner and I can not wait after this winter , thanks for the good reveiw

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