4/24: Estero Bay Snook Fishing
Work has slowed down so I called Jim (forum member JSTICKUM) for some mid week catchin! We headed out of Week's at 7:15 and loaded up both livewells with pilchards and headed to the nearest fishy mangrove wall. We fished this section for 2 hours live bait chumming, catching snook after snook (they should open snook season this year...but they'll keep it closed). We moved to another area for some redfish but found more snook and a couple jack. After losing a nice redfish to the groves we headed to a flat for some trout. After catching back to back trout over 20" we headed back to the groves to finish off our slam. After a couple more snook and no reds we headed back to weeks just before 2. We finished the day with 17 snook, 2 trout, 2 jack and a catfish. We lost a minimum of 10 snook, 1 redfish and a big flounder. Saw 3 tarpon and a school of jack in the 20-30 # range.