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Estero Bay east and west wall question

I am looking to explore this area and not sure exactly what is meant by east and west wall. I usually fish near Fort Myers and San Carlos Bay but the red tide hurt that area last March and April. I dont want any honey holes just an idea where these walls are located and usual depth in those areas. I am willing to explore just need pointed in the right direction, I do have GPS and map of the area. Thanks for any tips suggestions

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  • Gypsies CallGypsies Call Posts: 258 Deckhand
    I can't address Estero, and have not fished east wall ever.  However, I have fished west wall dozens and dozens of times.  West wall is the west side of Charlotte Harbor, from the point about two miles south of the El Jobean Bridge where the Myakka enters the harbor and turns right, for an almost straight line of mangroves all the way down to Cape Haze and you turn toward BG.  Its about 12 miles of nothing but mangrove shoreline.  There are a couple feeder creeks that dump into the bay at points along the way. These areas can be very good at times. West Wall has a sand bar along much of it that starts about 1/4 mile offshore from the mangroves and runs much of the length.  Between the bar and the mangroves is a deeper trough that holds fish. Beware - it can be very shallow, especially this time of year, so a shallow draft boat is a must.  Also, its pretty remote, so you won't find a kayak launch within miles if that is your preference. Last year my Brother in Law got caught at low tide behind the bar and had to wait a couple hours for the tide to come back up... lol.

    East wall is similar to west wall in that it is the east side of Charlotte Harbor, from PGI toward Bokellia and BG.  As I indicated above, have never fished it, but hear that its pretty darn good... :-)

    Good luck...

    GC

    Gypsies Call
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  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    Appreciate the input, guess that area is not where I was seeking.
  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    I understand now, its a much larger area than I thought. I need to explore the mid and southern sections. Thank you
  • gruntkinggruntking Posts: 834 Officer
    Problem is.......there are no fish there. 
  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    good to know, thank you
  • csheridan6159csheridan6159 Posts: 97 Deckhand
    edited December 2019 #8
    I catch snook and red fish in there all the time...keeper size too. Its not back to how good it use to be but it is coming back.
  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    Is the area you like near Coconut Point or closer to Lovers Key area. I am coming from Time Square on Fort Myers Beach or near Matanzas  restaurant.. Thanks for any help
  • gruntkinggruntking Posts: 834 Officer
    Try Hell Peckney Bay. 
  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    I will try that area and a few more areas going south. I usually go towards San Carlos Bay, but red tide spoiled fishing in that area last two years. I will have a month to find a few areas that hold fish before the 6 grand kids arrive.
  • xsailorxsailor East Coast canadaPosts: 4 Greenhorn
    Sounds like you have a boat if so and you don't mind paying a few dollars hire a guide at FIshtale Marina for a half day.  Find a guide that will take you to the back part of the bay 

  • austjjaustjj Posts: 152 Deckhand
    When you say a few dollars, what does a guide from Fishtale Marina for a half of day?
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