Estero Bay Fishing Report for December 10, 2014


Estero Bay Fishing ReportAll in all the fishing has been pretty good over the past week in Estero Bay.

The weather hasn’t been the best but the seatrout, sheepshead and redfish don’t seem to mind and we’ve had good, strong tides. Sheepies have been the focus with a lot of big ones being caught in the creeks and rivers of Estero Bay along oyster bottom. They are great bait stealers so keep offerings small and on small hooks. Pieces of live shrimp worked best. You might also pick up a nice black drum in the same areas.

Seatrout are looking for food along mangrove points near the open flats. Live shrimp under corks was the go-to. Redfish have been mostly undersize which is normal for this time of year. The bigger ones have been lurking in the way back of the Bay and bite best in the middle of the day on higher tides. Live shrimp on lead head jigs is what they like best.

The nearshore reefs are loaded with spanish mackerel. If it’s action you’re looking for, that’s the place to be. Find the birds working over bait and you’ll find the macs.

Capt. Rob Modys

Capt. Rob Modys is the owner of SoulMate Charters in Fort Myers, Florida and has been a charter captain since 2001. He’s been the host of Reel Talk Radio, a fishing based sports radio talk show on the local ESPN affiliate in Fort Myers since 2009. He also does public speaking about fishing and the great outdoors for clubs and events throughout southwest Florida and has been teaching fishing classes the past ten years for the Collier County Adult Education program in Naples, Florida. He was recently honored with a Best Guide in Lee County award from Gulfshore Life Magazine and is the current Vice President of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Guides Association.

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