Estero Bay Fishing Report 10.07.10

Submitted by Back Bay Fishing

Submitted on 10/07/2010
Estero Bay had a fair to good bite dictated by wind and tidal conditions. My crews found numbers of rat reds and enough mid to upper slot fish to make a day. Snook are moving into their winterover haunts and are willing to eat whitebait and big shrimp. Trout action was tough in the wind. Other mixed bag action was at times strong around the docks and channels if you could safely hold your position. There are good numbers of black drum, sheepies and snapper around the structure and in the deeper creeks throughout the bay. Also there were good reports from beach and skiff anglers fishing the passes on the outgoing tides. Big reds, snook and drum were all on a chew. The Imperial River and Henry Creek are beginning to hold winter over snook, big jacks and a few baby tarpon. There’s a good mixed bag bite in the Estero River, Mullock Creeks and the Ten Mile Canal as reported by kayakers.
Capt. Ron Kowalyk: