Captain Mike Denegre of Good Time Charters spent better part of the week fishing Estero Bay. Live shrimp was the bait of choice while targeting sea trout on the open grass flats. drifting these flats in about 2 to 4 feet of water with popping corks produced some great action. Lots of slot trout mixed in with ladyfish and jacks. Along the mangrove islands redfish and mangrove snapper were inhaling the live shrimp. The snapper have posted up below just about every submerged branch in the bay literally fighting over the bait. The redfish have been found in similar location and deep under the overhanging mangroves. snook were especially active this past week, particularly in the morning with good tidal movement. Juvenile snook were in abundance, sucking up the bait almost as soon as it hit the water. Live shrimp free lined under the mangroves proved irresistible to them.
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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