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.
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