Fort Myers Fishing Report 2-4-15
All across our region Captains have been reporting less than productive fishing. We haven’t had great weather for fishing being windy, than cold and it staying cold a few days really hurt. Fish are still being caught it’s just not always what we want or as many. The water clarity in Estero Bay and Fort Myers is not the best which makes it tough also, that coupled with the tide being in the middle of the night with a strong full moon it has been less than perfect conditions. That being said fish are still around and we’ve been catching Sheepshead and a few small redfish. Snook have been around too with the full moon but they are definitely smaller. Shrimp has been the go to bait right now along with Pilchards. The shrimp is a back up of sorts since if the fish you want to target on a daily basis are not cooperating (Snook and Redfish) Sheepshead can be caught as an alternative and they will not eat a Pilchard. Look for deeper water cuts, and oysters that were exposed on the low tide and now the higher water is starting to cover them. What this does is the exposed oysters heat faster and when the water starts to rise the fish will gravitate toward the warmer areas. Focus on the incoming tides and don’t bother fishing the outgoing tides they have been the least productive.