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Cape Coral Inshore

Posted on 11/17 by Captain Cliff Simer in region Florida Fishing Reports Southwest

Captain Cliff Simer

Captain Cliff Simer



Captain Cliff Simer tells us that there is a great flounder bite in the deeper sand holes on the flats and along mangrove shorelines. Live bait anglers can use shrimp or small scaled sardines to get hooked up with this tasty bottom dweller. For artificial bait anglers, you can use a jig tipped with shrimp or Berkley Gulp on a jighead. When working it along the bottom let it bounce to create a dust cloud, which can help attract strikes.

The trout bite is very good although most fish have been on the smaller side. Look for them along mangrove shorelines with a good mixture of bottom composition. Artificial bait anglers are doing well with artificial shrimp like a Berkley Gulp either bounced along the bottom or under a popping cork. Live bait anglers can go with shrimp or small scaled sardines if you can get them.

Snook are being found in the same general areas as the trout and in the passes. Large, live pinfish, scaled sardines, and threadfins are working very well. In the passes, artificial bait anglers can jig a Rat-L-Trap off the bottom. This works well because the vibrations and sound attract the fish in the churned up water from the recent winds. Another artificial bait offering is a topwater lure on a calm morning.

The redfish bite has not been great but they are being found in the same areas as the snook and trout. Cut bait like ladyfish, pinfish and mullet is working well for natural bait anglers. While you have a cut bait out, it is a god idea to be casting around the area with Berkley Gulp either on a jighead or under a popping cork.

Your best days to fish are the 22nd through the 24th

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