Ft Myers Beach Fishing

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Capt. Mike Denegre of Good Time Charters reports lots of action in the passes.  Most of his charters this past week focused on Estero Bay and big Carlos pass where spanish mackeral were in with large numbers along with the regular area residents ladyfish, bonnet head sharks, blue fish and jacks.  Also mixed in with the bag were several small black tip shark and pompano all caught with live shrimp either on a jighead or free lining.  The passes proved to be pretty consistent either tide but the bay showed much more productivity on the morning incoming tide last week.  The grass flats still produce sea trout of mid to upper slot with several nice ones over 20 in.  Along the mangroves both redfish and snook were sucking up green backs as well as live shrimp, free lining when able and using as little weight as possible if needed.  most submerged branches, especially those sunk deep, are housing lots of mangrove snapper right now and they love small bite size shrimp or even pieces of bigger shrimp.