Captain Mike of Good Time Charters reports a productive week in Estero Bay. Lots of fish caught on live shrimp. Trout were found feeding on the grass flats in about 4 feet of water caught under a popping cork. The trout were especially active in times of good tidal movement. Mixed in with the trout were some hungry ladyfish and a couple pompano. The sheepshead have about wrapped up their anual spawn but a bunch of nice 3 to 4 pounders out and about. Baiting live shrimp on small 2/o jay hooks and a little wait works great. Lots of mangrove snapper ranging from just legal 10″ on up to 14″ were found under dead mangrove branches draped in the water. Catching the snapper using practically the same setup for sheepshead.
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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