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  • Captain Dave Hanson is a native of southwest Florida. He has been fishing local waters since childhood, and has been fishing professionally for over fifteen years. He is Coast Guard licensed, and is a member in good standing of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has been quoted and featured in several national fishing magazines, and he also appears weekly in the fishing reports sections of the local paper.

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    FishbusterCharters' Captain Dave Hanson reported, "Thursday, 11/1, I fished the backwaters ofsouthern Estero Bay on a catch-and-release trip with Dave Mercer, MikeStanbrough, Rod Knudson, and Danny Yanecek. The guys used live shrimp on a goodtide to catch and release twenty sheepshead, including ten would-be keepers to17 inches, along with three mangrove snapper shorts and a 24-inch redfish.Redfish cannot be harvested until at least May, due to their populations havingbeen decreased during this past summer’s red tide outbreak.

    Friday, 11/2, I returned to the southern part of Estero Bay to fish anothercatch-and-release trip with Matt Miller and his young son, Bobby. Using liveshrimp, the father-son team caught and released eighteen fish, including a pairof 16-inch sheepshead, a 19-inch sheepshead, thirteen smaller sheepshead, asmall snook, and a two-pound crevalle jack.

    Saturday, 11/3, the Kilkearycousins—Jake, Keith, Mike, and Andy-- had planned to fish offshore, but a coolfront that came through the area kicked seas up to three-to-five feet in thegulf, with a small craft advisory issued. So we changed plans and fishedinshore instead. The guys caught and released seven sheepshead to 15 inches,all of which bit on live shrimp."
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