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If you are looking for a qualified fishing guide that can find redfish, snook and other Back Bay species in southwest Florida, you’ve come to the right place. Captain Jon Fetter of Catching the Cure Backcountry Fishing Charters has 40 years of angling experience and is extremely passionate about his job on the water. It’s this passion that makes him one of the area’s top fishing guides. At age 5 he was introduced to fishing by his father in Northwest Ohio. It was there, as they fished for walleye, bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass that his love for fishing began. Now in his 18th year as a full time Florida guide, and with 30+ years of saltwater fishing experience under his belt, Jon searches the mangrove shorelines, oyster bars and grass flats for gamefish.
Captain Jon is is a frequent guest on ESPN’s Reel Talk Radio, heard each Saturday morning on 99.3 FM in southwest Florida, where he provides fishing reports and tips.
Captain Jon’s philosophy for fishing is simple; “May Everyone Enjoy the Fishing As Much As I Do!!” Fishing is supposed to be fun! He takes the time to teach anglers the proper techniques to ensure a fun and memorable fishing experience. Since this is your day each trip is tailored to go after the species you desire. He may suggest targeting other fish, based on weather and conditions, but if you strongly desire to catch an offseason trophy snook or tarpon, he’ll do his best to hook you up.
When the day comes to a close, Captain Jon hopes to have provided you with lots of memories to share with your friends and family and hopes to see you again for a future trip.

Come aboard Captains Jon’s Blue Wave Pure Bay 22 foot fishing machine. You will be fishing from a hybrid flats/bay boat equip with all the newest technology the perfect boat for fishing and exploring the waters of Southwest Florida. The hull design allows for shallow flats fishing and a dry comfortable ride to the nearshore reefs. She is moved along by a Suzuki 175 hp 4 stroke motor providing plenty of power and reliability. Twin 10 foot MinnKota Raptors will allow for ample anchoring in and around Estero Bay. Nearshore fishing will be made easier thanks to a Lawrance HD fish finder and GPS with Side and Down scan 3D capability. The new imaging allows Captain Jon to see the fish before you catch them.