Estero Bay Fishing Report 03.12.10

Submitted by Soul Mate Charters

Submitted on 03/12/2010

Spring has sprung and the air and water temperatures are on the rise. There was a noticeable uptick in fishing this past week and the return of bait to the passes.

The sea trout bite has been red hot with lots of nice slot sized fish being caught on live shrimp under popping corks and on soft plastic artificials.

If its action you are looking for then "ladyfish" is the word. They are everywhere and running in the 2 to 3 pound range. They are so thick in the back country that if you get one on and lose it during the fight, another one will attack the lure before you can finish your retrieve!

Redfish are showing up on the high tides and will also eat shrimp but they are still a bit sluggish. Try slow retrieves for the best results.

Sheepshead are on the spawn and put up a great fight and are yummy table fare. They can be found both on the nearshore reefs and in the bays near oyster bars.

Remember... You can't catch a fish if you don't have a line in the water.

Capt. Rob Modys SoulMate Charters