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Hello you Estero Bay anglers:

Hope you don’t mind a few dumb questions. I’m thinking of purchasing a home up there and as part of my research I towed my boat up there and fished it for the first time. Pretty cool area you got there! Questions:

1. I notice two different wake zones – No Wake, and something that read Minimum Wake 25 MPH. Someone told me that the Min Wake 25 MPH zone also depended on the tide. I understood him to say that if the tide was less than 2’ you had to go with no wake. If it was greater than 2’ then you could go 25MPH tops. I still don’t think I understand this. Can someone explain that one to me?
2. I noticed you guys have some bad **** oyster bars up there. I was out at high tide but at the end of the day when tide was emptying I noticed some pretty defined oyster bars. They did not appear to be as bad as the ones in 10k Islands. Are these a problem up there?

3. Do snook hit the beaches around May as they do in the 10k area? If so are there places to fish em, way from swimmers and beach goers?

Thanks :R

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  • flatsdude3flatsdude3 Posts: 7 Greenhorn
    1. There are no wake signs and the other signs your referring to say minumum wake apr15th-nov or dec15th(not sure if thats the right dates) and 25mph the other time of the year. This time of the year it's minimum wake outside of the marked channels.
    2. Oyster bars aren't a problem unless you run into one. It doesn't take long to know where they are.
    3. Snook are on the beaches, get there early before the swimmers do.
  • BinderBinder Posts: 3,995 Captain
    The only place in Estero Bay that I know of that has a no wake or 25 mph zone depending on the tide is in Mullock Creek. Ounce you get out of Mullock Creek it is 25 mph in the marked channels. The no wake apr 15 to nov 15 signs mean during thoughs times of year it is no wake outside of the channel.
  • Tie One OnTie One On Posts: 71 Deckhand
    binder077 wrote: »
    The only place in Estero Bay that I know of that has a no wake or 25 mph zone depending on the tide is in Mullock Creek. Ounce you get out of Mullock Creek it is 25 mph in the marked channels. The no wake apr 15 to nov 15 signs mean during thoughs times of year it is no wake outside of the channel.

    Wow! I'm impressed. Thats exactly where the MArine Patrol was explaining to me the cooralation between speed and tide - Mullock Creek (I was going a little to fast but he was cool about it and gave me a break). I had never seen a sign like that before. I'm thinking of a house up in Mullock.
  • BinderBinder Posts: 3,995 Captain
    I bought a piece of property on Mullock Creek. There are still a number of houses for sale in Island Park that are on a connecting canal to Mullock.
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