Fishing Report: After a few weeks hiatus, I fished Estero Bay Friday with Steve Ross and father-in-law, Jack. We caught some live shiners, and used those for bait, along with live shrimp. We fished toward Wiggins pass, along tree lines and oyster bars, and released small black drum, mangrove snapper, whiting and sheepshead.
Saturday, fishing in 45 feet out of New Pass, on a catch and release trip with Chris Van Dyke, Bill Metscher, and Matt, Ellie, Steve, and Travis Shihaweh, we used live shrimp and cut-bait to catch red grouper, triggerfish, and mangrove snapper. The bottlenose dolphin also put on quite a show for the group.
The photo shown is of angler Kevin Connelly, with a 21 inch gag grouper, released in Estero Bay on a recent backwater trip.