Capt. Mike of Good Time Charters reports another great week of trout fishing in Estero Bay. The sea trout were found along the edges of oyster bars and points of mangrove islands with good water movement, using jig heads tipped with live shrimp. The jig heads proved effective bounced along the bottom and/or floated below a popping cork. Redfish and sheepshead were abundant in the same areas using little to no action. Often times just a chunk of shrimp on a jig head was enough to hook the sheepshead, notorious for stealing bait. Best advice for the sheepshead is patience and a tight line, especially on these windy winter days. Remember keeping your rod tip low and your line submerged in windy conditions will greatly increase your sensitivity and better your chance of a solid hook up.
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