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05-24-13 Schools Out Fishing Trip

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Fort Myers 
I’ve been out of town the last week and haven’t been on the water in what seems like too long. We changed that on Friday as it was just my boy and I celebrating the first day of summer vacation. We slept in and didn’t hit the boat ramp until after 9. First up we hit the bait spot on Fort Myers Beach and got enough nice pilchards in a lucky throw of the cast net to suffice for the day. I’ve heard the tarpon bite has been crazy good, so we hunted for them next. After no bites at the fir...
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04-07-13 Estero Bay Sunday Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Fort Myers 



Sunday’s fishing charter reserved just the day before went great, considering how stirred up the water was from the big front and storm on Friday. Several areas that held good fish and bait prior to the storm were vacant still on Sunday. Nonetheless we caught a bunch of nice sheepshead with a half dozen or so keepers and a nice big fat redfish to make my first time clients extremely pleased about their charter fishing trip on Estero Bay.



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02-27-2013 Fort Myers Estero Bay Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Fort Myers 
Nice getting back on the water again after a bit of a lull. This Wednesday morning charter was with some avid fresh water fishermen who don’t get to fish the salt very much. They picked right up on the techniques we were using after we left the dock at Lover’s Key right on time.



The bite started with plenty of sheepshead, snapper, and small jack crevalles eating our live shrimp bounced along the bottom of some of the deeper waters in the passes. Once the tide was high enough, we ventured ...

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12-26-12 Curtis Boys Estero Bay

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Saturday, December 29, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
I hadn’t been on the water in South West Florida the last week or so, and with a few charters coming up, and family in town, my son and dad were able to escape for a few hours to Estero Bay. My boy was dying to try his new fly rod he got for Christmas, but the strong winds kept us from being able to break it out. We started fishing around some of my favorite islands and oyster bars, but it appeared the chilly wind and water had the flats pretty well shut down. With that we headed to find so...
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10-16-12 Fort Myers Estero Bay Fishing Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
Had a great charter on Tuesday with first time customer Jeff, in town for vacation. It was just the 2 of us as we left the dock at Lover’s Key just about the time the sun was peaking over the horizon. We started the day heading out of New Pass looking for the snook that have been pounding the bait along one of the shorelines. The tide was still swiftly running out, and there wasn’t any visible activity in the muddy looking dark water. So we were off to the beaches from there to hunt for b...
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4th Of July Week 2012

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
Fished a couple days over the last week with family and friends in Estero Bay. While we saw some huge snook, all we could get to bite were some smaller versions.



A nice trout bite has helped get fish to the boat and smiles on the anglers though.





We have also had amazing dolphin experiences every time out over the last couple of weeks!

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06-01-12 Estero Bay Birthday Fishing Report

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
With the kids out of school, after a great year, I was able to escape to the water, with just my son and nephew to Estero Bay for the day. It was also my Nephew’s birthday, so the days’ itinerary was all up to the kids. We started, per request, looking for some spotted sea trout by drifting shallow grass flats with live shrimp under popping corks. With not a bite, and a too fast drift anyhow, we idled to a nearby point where we got the fish catching started. Several snapper came to the bo...
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03-14-12 Estero Bay Spring Break Trip

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
Finally getting to sit down and put together the latest fishing report after a crazy week. It was the third day in a row of inshore fishing for my son and I, during his spring break. Joining us on the Wednesday morning adventure were another cousin/nephew and a buddy of mine and his young son. As we worked our way out of Weeks Fish Camp loaded with shrimp, and an exuberant crew, a gorgeous heron saw us off. 

We motored to some nearby grass flats and got everybody rigged for some trout fishing....
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03-08-12 Estero Bay Slob Redfish

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Fort Myers 

I have been dying to get on the water for the last week or so, but the high winds we’ve been having, have kept me landlocked. The incremental decrease in the forecasted winds for today, was enough for me to call my old high school bud Andy for another venture to Estero Bay. We met at the house just before 7am and were off to the boat ramp at Weeks fish camp.  The tide was surprisingly low when we arrived, to the point that I was concerned about being able to launch the boat. We got her floa...


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02-23-2012 Estero Bay Monster Seatrout

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Fort Myers 

Had the chance to fish today, with 2 old friends from my high school days, out of Estero Bay in Fort Myers Florida. The 3 of us left Weeks fish camp about 9 am or so with several dozen shrimp and high expectations. Unfortunately the calm conditions I had hoped for were blown away by the stiff breeze that greeted us as we idled our way out of the channel. The tide was still fairly low and the water was milky from the stiff breeze but I still wanted to look for some live bait to add to the shri...


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