I fished the south conclusion of Estero Bay’s backwaters Wednesday morning, 7/5, with Tim Hertaus, his son Bren, and Tim’s brother-in-regulation, Ryan. The fellas applied stay shrimp to capture two keeper sheepshead at 14 inches and 15 inches, along with eleven mangrove snapper, just one of which was a keeper. Along with the mang shorts, the group produced an undersized snook and a pair of two-pound stingrays.
David and Carly Bernegger fished south Estero Bay with me on Thursday morning, where by they applied stay shrimp to capture a 20-inch keeper redfish. They experienced a much larger purple hooked at just one position, but it pulled off the hook and escaped. They also caught two keeper sheepshead at 13 inches and 14 inches, and produced a few stingray.
I fished seventeen miles offshore on Friday morning, 7/7, with Scott and April Pace and their children, Leah and David. Employing squid and slash-bait, the spouse and children boxed a mess of lane snapper to 14 inches and grunts to 12 inches. They produced a 50 percent-dozen purple grouper shorts.
I was back in southern Estero Bay’s backwaters on Saturday morning, 7/8, where by I fished a capture-and-launch journey with Steve and Gayle Repetto. The couple applied stay shrimp to capture a 15-inch black drum, a sheepshead limited, a 14-inch sand bream (striped mojarra), and two would-be-keeper redfish at 22 inches and 24 inches.
The photograph proven is of Steve and Gayle Repetto, with a 24-inch redfish, caught on shrimp.
I fished 29 miles west of New move Monday, 7/ten, with prolonged-time purchaser Larry Jack, his son, David, and mates Ernie Morrison and Tony Russo. The fellas applied squid and slash-bait to box thirty keeper lane snapper and a 50 percent-dozen fantastic-sized grunts. They produced 20-5 purple grouper shorts to 19 inches.
Larry, David, Ernie, and Tony fished again with me Tuesday morning. 7/eleven, this time in southern Estero Bay’s backwaters, where by they applied stay shrimp to capture two keeper redfish at 19 inches and 20 inches, and they produced a few sheepshead shorts, a 24-inch snook, and a 20-inch sailcat.
I headed 22 miles offshore on Friday morning, 7/14, with Larry Hanshaw and his sons, Larry Jr. and Jeff. NOAA experienced predicted escalating winds and seas of two-to-a few toes. It was fairly tranquil close-in, but out 22 miles disorders had been choppy. The fellas applied squid and slash-bait to capture and launch sixteen purple grouper shorts to 19 inches. Just one of the fellas experienced a even larger just one hooked, but lost it in the rocks. As for choose-dwelling fish, they boxed a mess of two dozen lane snapper keepers and grunts.
With the danger of thunderstorms at any time current on Wednesday, 7/19, Sharon Hale and her two sons, Nobel and Ashton, had been pleasantly shocked to not come across a one raindrop although they fished with me 23 miles west of New Go, working with slash-bait and squid. The spouse and children caught a keeper purple grouper at 22 inches, and they produced at least 20-5 purple grouper shorts. They boxed eighteen keeper lane snapper and 20 grunts that had been mostly all around the 12-inch mark.
The photograph proven down below is of Doug Shepherd, with a 24-inch purple grouper, caught on a pinfish on a latest offshore journey.
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