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Florida Fishing Report - Week of 10/01/13

October 01, 2013 by

I have also been hearing good reports of schools of Reds to the south in Naples and Goodland. Look for them pushing water on the shallow grass flats and around oyster bars. Use shrimp under a popping cork or cut bait. If you like artificial, try using a top water plug like Savage Gear Top Pray and Bomber Saltwater Grade Badonk-A-Donk. You can find Reds under the mangroves too, for these guys I like to use a jig, something you can skip under the mangroves like a ¼ ounce jig head and 3” Edge Hybrid Flurry or Savage Gear Sand Eel Slug rigged weed less on an offset hook.
The Snook bite has been very good and will continue all the way until the first cold front pushes through. Look for them on inside Islands with good current flow. Night time fishing for Snook is good this time of year too. Fish your favorite dock lights for them. Use free lined shrimp on a 1/0 circle hook. Night time is also very good for fly fishing dock lights too, Shrimp and small Baitfish patterns work very well.

Mack’s are plentiful on near shore reefs and outside the passes. Use chum to pull them in and cast small buck tails in white or chartreuse. Silver spoons will work too. You can also drop a live shrimp to the bottom for Snapper.

Vast grass flats, miles of mangrove shoreline and so many species of fish can be a lesson in fustraion. Cast and complain, you need to fish with an experienced guide who knows the Estero Bay, Bonita Springs region of southwest Florida. Even through Estero Bay and Bonita Springs is a great year round fishery, even Snook, Redfish, Trout and Shark are seasonal. Estero Bay and Bonita Springs offers an endless year round opportunity for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Shark fishing.

We are out fishing most days, and here is what you can expect from fishing Estero Bay and Bonita Springs during the year

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