Fort Myers fishing Report 9-26-18
Fishing this week has proven to be VERY good in Fort Myers, and Sanibel Area. We are still dealing with unfavorable conditions in our area, but on my most recent charters we have been catching quality fish each time while inshore fishing in Fort Myers. September historically is one of the best months to target redfish, that has been true for this September as well. Be prepared to make long runs to get away from the red tide, but the good news is when you get there the fish have been hungry and ready to eat. On the higher tides ive fished mangrove shorelines and oyster beds with good success. Pinfish has been the go to bait which is typical for this time of year. Use a 3/0 to 4/0 circle hook on a 24′ piece of 30lb fluorocarbon leader. Strictly speaking DO NOT use swivels on your leader, tie a direct leader to line knot with a double uni knot. In my experience fishing in Estero Bay and many other places is you will not get bites with any unnecessary terminal tackle hanging on the line. Pinfish are a little challenging to find since there are only a few areas with clean water. Your best bet is to find a grass flat in about 3ft of water and start chumming! Hope this report and info i shared helps you get out on the water and catch fish despite any bad reports or conditions!
Capt Mark Yimin