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09-16-14 Redfish Report

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : Fort Myers 


We had an excellent day last week with a father and son team, fishing off of the Pro-Staff boat out of Fish Tale Marina on Ft. Myers Beach. The inshore trip started mid-morning under overcast skies with a light breeze making it very comfortable fishing conditions. The tide was at its peak high as we started to fish with live shrimp under popping corks in one of my favorite areas on the north end of Estero Bay. There was no bite to start, but as soon as the water started to move it was fish on...

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May June 2014 Ft. Myers Fishing Charters

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, In : Fort Myers 
The Crowds from a great season are gone, but I’m still getting to fish a few times a week. Some inshore and some offshore fishing trips have been keeping me busy. Finding live bait for the inshore trips has been difficult to say the least. So for the most part we’ve been fishing with live shrimp and still having good success. The snook have moved from their winter time back country haunts and have flooded the bays, passes, and beaches, and they are hungry.



We’re landing several on most ...

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Great Week of April 2014 Ft.Myers Fishing Charters Report

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, April 21, 2014, In : Fort Myers 
One of my favorite times of year is upon us. The waters are slowly getting less crowded and the fishing is getting off the hook, but not the fish. I have fished several charters in the near shore waters from Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel in search of Tarpon. While I have heard some scattered reports of a few people hooking fish, we have only seen a few fish free jump, and have not seen one pod.



The good news is that the sharks are thick as can be waiting on the silver kings. We have hooked as m...

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03-20-13 Slob Redfish Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Fort Myers 
We had found some nice redfish the last few trips in Estero Bay and the tide and wind were perfect for the day’s charter to hunt them again. A few jack crevalles and ladyfish got things started for the group of 3. Then along came the big bite of the day. Luckily the fish ate the large shrimp away from the mangrove shoreline and never really tried to head that way.



The lady on board did an amazing job of battling the huge redfish to the boat where we took a couple of quick pictures and releas...

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02-22-13 Estero Bay Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Fort Myers 
After not being on the water much at all the last few weeks, Friday was the day to get back out and see what is going on. The day’s 4 hour charter was with longtime customer Gus, and his young son Jack. We started at 9am from the Carl Johnson Boat Ramp at Lover’s Key, just south of Fort Myers beach. There has been a terrible outbreak of red tide in the area, and that was a concern for the day. My last trip we found areas bad with red tide, but we were able to find spots with clean water a...
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A Couple of November 2012 Charters

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, In : Fort Myers 
No pictures from the last 2 trips, not due to a lack of fish though. First trip was a Sunday charter the beginning of the month with a new Ft.Myers resident, his brother and father. Because of the tide and weather we met midmorning. I already had a nice bunch of whitebait caught right at the ramp at Punta Rassa, and some store bought shrimp for the day’s bait supply. With still fairly low water it was off to Shell Creek where we were able to get everyone a fish or 2 to get started. Lots of ...
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04-17-12 Fort Myers Fishing Charter

Posted by Captain Bill Curtis on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Fort Myers 

We had another great day on the water Tuesday out of Punta Rassa, in Fort Myers. For the first time on my boat were Dale and Linda from Wisconsin. The trip was a bit of a treat for Linda to celebrate her approaching birthday. We began the day right on time, headed towards the Sanibel lighthouse and quickly ran across a few dolphins on the move. As soon as we got under the causeway, a just big enough chop on the water to make the ride uncomfortable, slapped the bow of the boat. With my plan fo...


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