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
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 .