The cool morning 4 hour charter began with 2 sons, dad, and grandpa boarding the boat right on time at the boat ramp on Estero Bay. The livewell was chock full of live shrimp to use for bait throughout the day. The tide was extremely low and still headed out as we began fishing some deeper water. With not much more than a few nibbles at the first spots in New Pass, we headed south for a change down to Hickory Creek. The first fish came quickly, a hard fighting jack for one of the young men.

From then on it was wading through lots of small nibbles to catch some fish.

The guys caught jacks, mangrove snapper, a spotted sea trout, sheepshead, and one large ladyfish.

Towards the end of the trip we ventured up to Big Carlos Pass where we continued catching a few fish and one of the guys caught a strange looking creature I called a mother-in-law fish, which gave everybody a good laugh before we released it.

The morning went too fast and before we knew it, it was time to head to the ramp and say our farewells after a great morning on Estero Bay.