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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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