Fort Myers Beach Fishing Reports

Estero Bay Early Morning Fishing

July 29, 2016 by Joe Angius

Trip Info

The Catch
Spotted Seatrout

Summer time fishing means high air temperatures and a lot of afternoon rain. I’ve been booking my trips early in the morning to beat both the heat and rain.

The redfish bite is best first thing in the morning and have been feeding on pinfish, shrimp, and pilchards. They can be found and caught in the afternoon but the tide has to be right.

Snook are along the beaches and in our local passes. The smaller snook are littered in the backwaters, as those large females are spawning off of the beaches.

Tarpon are everywhere as well, but are more temperamental with eating. The moon, rain, tide, and time are all factors in how heavy they will feed.

Trout can be caught on the local flats but have been found in the backwaters as well. My go to setup is a popping cork tipped with shrimp.

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