I wasn’t sure how Thursday’s scheduled afternoon charter was going to go, mainly considering that my first time clients were meeting me at the ramp directly upon landing from the airport. To both of our relief, the travel went smoothly and on time, and we were idling away from the ramp by 2 pm for the 4 hour charter with Bob and his 13 year old son. It was nice to start a trip in the afternoon this time of year with a higher tide, and we immediately headed back to some mangrove shorelines to begin fishing. The young man started what turned out to be a great day, with a very respectable snook.

This kid could fish and caught one after another throughout the afternoon. Bob caught his share as well including a good spotted sea trout.

There were a ton of jack crevalles that gave us consistent action wherever we fished.

The sheepshead bite continues to be great and we caught a bunch of them.

We even got a few double headers throughout the afternoon, which helped to add to the already growing smiles.

A couple of manatees showed themselves briefly at the end of the day, and we saw some dolphins in the distance to round out the full experience of fishing the inshore waters of Estero Bay. As usual the trip ended too quickly and I dropped the guys off at the ramp just after 6. And then got a nice bonus of a gorgeous sunset behind me as I sped to the ramp to take the boat out of the water and end another great day on Estero Bay.