Capt. Mike Denegre of Good Time Charters reports another week of great back bay action. The spotted sea trout were on in Estero Bay, hitting live shrimp both free lining when the winds were down or on a jig head in windier conditions. These fish were found feeding in areas of fast moving water and at depths between 4 to 6 feet. Fishing deep edges of mangrove islands seemed to be the most productive either bouncing the bait with a jig head or letting it drift along the bottom popping it occasionally. Mixed in with the trout were an abundandce of big lady fish just a blast on the light tackle. These fish hit so hard they practically hook them selves. Once the current slowed up so did the trout bite and it was on to the sheepies. Live shrimp weighted down by no more than an 1/8th ounce sinker and a little patience is all it took to hook into some nice 3 to 4 pound sheepshead. Recommend if targeting sheepshead using a egg sinker placed above the swivel. this allows the bait to move away from the sinker as the line passes through it. this will also help you feel the sheepsheads light bite even if the sinkers is obstructed.
Col360 – Manchester, England said..."Highly Recommended"
The captain was also very well informed about all aspects of nature and was happy to answer lots of questions from our enthusiastic kids.
ColoradoTodd – Fort Collins, CO said..."Great Dolphin Watching!"
Saw lots of dolphins, birds and even a manatee cow and calf at the dock. I thought it was very informative and fun and included a stop on the beach for shelling.
Juliefishman from Ohio said..."Great people, great experience! Would do this again!!"
They went out of their way to make sure we saw some dolphins and also to make our excursion the most enjoyable possible! Wonderful crew!
Gilligan from Illinois said..."Loved the Boat Tour!"
The boat was clean and comfortable. The crew was informative and friendly. The cruise was beautiful