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Half Day AM Or PM - Cape Coral

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Inshore Bay/flats

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Cape Coral Back Bays

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Saltwater Fly Fishing Action

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Inshore Bay Trip - 23' Aqua Star

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23 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

4 Hour Inshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
trip description for Full Day or 3/4 Day - Cape Coral in Cape Coral

Embark on an enriching 6-8 hour flats/inshore fishing excursion led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre, boasting an impressive 18-year legacy navigating the waters of Cape Coral. Aboard his meticulously outfitted 24ft Center Console vessel, adventurers are invited to immerse themselves in an artfully curated experience that delves into the prolific marine tapestry of the region. Against the backdrop of Cape Coral's stunning vistas, Captain Andre's unrivaled mastery of the local waters guarantees a rewarding outing for angling enthusiasts of all levels. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, his adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the quintessential techniques and tools required to pursue the diverse range of species that inhabit the region's flats and inshore areas. From the elusive Gag Grouper to the captivating Speckled Trout, the exhilarating Jack Crevalle to the delectable Mangrove Snapper, and the formidable Snook, Captain Andre's comprehensive expertise promises an encounter with a rich assortment of marine life. Seated at the helm of the 24ft Center Console, participants can anticipate an expedition distinguished by professionalism, unparalleled know-how, and a profound reverence for the delicate aquatic ecosystem. Whether a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, this 6- 8 hour flats/inshore voyage stands as a testament to Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an immersive fishing encounter. The outing not only guarantees cherished memories but also underscores the significance of sustainable fishing practices. The journey is an invitation to uncover the hidden gems of Cape Coral's waters, guided by an adept seafarer who epitomizes the art and science of angling. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Full Day Or 3/4 Day - Cape Coral

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1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Half Day AM Fishing (4 Hours)

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19 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
trip description for Inshore Adventure 6-8 hours in Captiva

Climb aboard with Captain Ken for an awesome adventure inshore on the waters near Boca Grande! This family friendly trip targets Snook, Redfish, and Trout, with the opportunity for many more species on the line. For either a half day or a full day, up to 6 guests can board the 25’ Tidewater and set out for a voyage unlike any other. Beyond Snook, Redfish, and Trout, this trip offers the opportunity to catch Permit, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Perhaps you will even hook a Bull Shark or a massive Goliath Grouper! The waters of the Gulf are filled with tasty treats but beware, some of them might put up a fight on the line before they find your dinner table. To catch these delicious fish you will be bottom fishing using a variety of tackles, all of which are provided by Captain Ken. He brings any equipment you will need as well as licenses, bottled water, suntan lotion, and an ice-cooler. All you need before you hop aboard is snacks and drinks for the long day in the sun. The 25’ Tidewater includes an ice box, fighting chair, and wireless trolling motor. It is a beautiful vessel equipped with a 300HP Yamaha engine, designed to give you comfort and speed on your voyage. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Captiva

Inshore Adventure 6-8 Hours

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Sanibel
Fishing in Sanibel
Fishing in Sanibel
trip description for Full Day or 3/4 Day - Sanibel in Sanibel

Embark on a captivating 6-8 hour flats and inshore fishing expedition, skillfully curated and led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre. With an illustrious maritime career spanning 18 years, Captain Andre stands as a paragon of knowledge and proficiency in navigating the waters of Sanibel. Aboard his meticulously maintained 24ft Center Console vessel, participants are invited to partake in an immersive encounter that delves deep into the intricate marine ecosystem of the region. Set against the backdrop of Sanibel's breathtaking vistas, Captain Andre's profound mastery guarantees a gratifying outing for anglers of diverse skill levels. His unwavering commitment to excellence is palpable, as he imparts essential techniques and equips each participant with the requisite tools to target a diverse array of species inhabiting the flats and inshore areas. From the enigmatic Gag Grouper to the captivating Speckled Trout, the dynamic Jack Crevalle to the delectable Mangrove Snapper, and the elusive Snook, Captain Andre's comprehensive expertise promises a multi-faceted encounter with the marine world. Guiding his 24ft Center Console with finesse, Captain Andre ensures a journey marked by professionalism, unparalleled proficiency, and an unwavering respect for the delicate marine ecosystem. Whether an amateur or an adept angler, this extended 6-8 hour flats and inshore expedition stands as a testament to Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an encompassing fishing experience. Beyond the thrill of the catch, the journey underscores the significance of responsible fishing practices and conservation awareness. With Captain Andre at the helm, this excursion unveils the hidden treasures of Sanibel's waters, guided by an adept mariner who epitomizes the synergy of skill, passion, and stewardship. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Sanibel

Full Day Or 3/4 Day - Sanibel

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1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
trip description for Full Day Trip in Bokeelia

Full Day SWFL Fishing targeting near-shore wrecks and reefs to back country snook hides. This is a fun and thrilling trip targeting snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, snapper, grouper and more! There is a slew of haunts and hides around upper Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor that a full day trip allows us to tackle while maximizing fishing time and catching! All tackle, licensing, water and ice are provided as well as catch/filet at the dock for your daily catch if you wish. This is a great trip for the crew or the fam and kids! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Full Day Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Matlacha
Fishing in Matlacha
Fishing in Matlacha
trip description for Inshore Redfish Roundup in Matlacha

Join Captain Dylan for a fishing adventure you won’t forget! Capt. Dylan has been fishing the local waters for over two decades and knows how to get you on top of the fish you’re after. You’ll be casting off of a 23’ Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a speedy 250 HP Yamaha SHO V8 engine. She’s equipped with top of the line Garmin electronics, a live well, and wireless trolling motor for when you need to slow things down and get stealthy! She can accommodate up to 6 anglers and children are always welcome aboard. The Pine Island area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. Depending on what you’re aiming for, you’ll go after anything from Redfish, Snook, and Trout, to Tarpon and Snapper. Spearfishing, fly fishing, and bowfishing can also be arranged – just let us know in advance if that’s what you’d like to do! Capt. Dylan will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida inshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Dylan! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Matlacha

Inshore Redfish Roundup

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Cape Coral redfish fishing charter

What are the best redfish fishing charters in Cape Coral?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 48 redfish trips in Cape Coral, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day AM or PM - Cape Coral guided by Andre, Inshore Bay/flats guided by Billy, and Cape Coral Back Bays guided by Roland.

Our guides in Cape Coral are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 2562 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Redfish charter include Naples, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.

Looking for kid friendly redfish guides / fishing lessons in Cape Coral? Check out our beginner and family friendly redfish guides in Cape Coral.

What types of redfish fishing charters are common in Cape Coral?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for redfish in Cape Coral as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Cape Coral are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Cape Coral redfish fishing charters cost?

for redfish in Cape Coral prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,050, but the average price for a half day trip for redfish in Cape Coral is $593. The average price for a full day trip for redfish in Cape Coral is $911.

What month is best for redfish fishing in Cape Coral?

The most popular season for redfish fishing in Cape Coral is spring, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

Do I need a Cape Coral fishing license for redfish and what are the bag limits for redfish in Cape Coral?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Cape Coral don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Cape Coral.

What is redfish in Cape Coral all about?

Redfish, also known as red drum, are a prized species among anglers in Cape Coral, Florida, known for their hard-fighting nature and delicious flesh. These iconic fish are characterized by their coppery-red coloration and distinctive spot pattern near the tail, making them easily recognizable. Redfish inhabit a variety of habitats in Cape Coral's waters, including shallow flats, mangrove-lined shorelines, and grassy areas, where they forage for prey such as shrimp, crabs, and small fish.

Anglers in Cape Coral employ various techniques to target redfish, depending on factors such as tide, time of day, and preferred fishing style. One popular method is sight fishing in shallow waters, where anglers carefully scan the surface for the telltale signs of feeding redfish, such as tailing or waking. Once spotted, anglers make precise casts with live bait such as shrimp or mullet, or artificial lures like soft plastics and spoons, to entice the fish to bite.

Redfish are known for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, providing anglers with an exhilarating challenge and memorable fishing experiences in Cape Coral's pristine coastal waters. Whether fishing from shore, a boat, or a kayak, anglers can enjoy targeting redfish year-round, with peak fishing seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall. With its abundance of redfish and picturesque scenery, Cape Coral remains a premier destination for anglers seeking exciting angling opportunities in Southwest Florida.

What are the most popular months to fish for redfish in Cape Coral?

In Cape Coral, the presence and activity of redfish follow seasonal patterns influenced by factors such as water temperature, spawning behavior, and prey availability. Redfish are most active and abundant during the cooler months of the year, typically from late fall through early spring. During this time, water temperatures are moderate, and redfish are more active in shallow waters, including flats, mangrove shorelines, and grass beds, where they feed voraciously on baitfish and crustaceans.

Spring and fall are considered prime seasons for redfish fishing in Cape Coral, as these periods coincide with the fish's peak feeding activity and spawning behavior. Anglers often target redfish during these seasons using a variety of techniques, including sight fishing in shallow waters, drifting along grass flats, or casting around structure such as oyster bars and mangrove roots. Live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics and spoons, are effective in enticing redfish to bite during these peak seasons.

While redfish can be caught year-round in Cape Coral, understanding their seasonal movements and behavior can help anglers increase their chances of success. By adapting their fishing strategies to match the changing conditions and preferences of redfish throughout the year, anglers can enjoy consistent and rewarding fishing experiences in Cape Coral's coastal waters.

What techniques are popular for catching redfish in Cape Coral?

Redfish fishing in Cape Coral offers anglers a thrilling challenge and the opportunity to employ various techniques tailored to the local waters. One popular method for targeting redfish is sight fishing, particularly in shallow waters with clear visibility. Anglers carefully scan the surface for signs of feeding redfish, such as tailing or waking, then make precise casts with live bait such as shrimp or mullet, or artificial lures like soft plastics and spoons, to entice the fish to bite. This technique requires patience, keen observation skills, and accurate casting to successfully hook into redfish.

Another effective technique for redfish fishing in Cape Coral is drift fishing along grass flats or mangrove shorelines. Anglers drift with the current or wind, covering a larger area and presenting baits or lures to actively feeding redfish. Live bait such as pinfish or mullet, or artificial lures like spoons and topwater plugs, can be used to entice redfish to strike. Anglers often vary their presentation and retrieve speed to find what triggers bites from these elusive fish.

Casting around structure such as oyster bars, mangrove roots, and channel edges is also a productive method for targeting redfish in Cape Coral. Anglers carefully work their baits or lures along the edges of structure, where redfish often congregate in search of food and shelter. Live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics and crankbaits, can be effective in enticing redfish to bite in these areas. By employing a combination of sight fishing, drift fishing, and casting techniques, anglers can maximize their chances of hooking into redfish and enjoying memorable fishing experiences in Cape Coral's pristine coastal waters.

What other species are popular in Cape Coral?

In addition to redfish, Cape Coral offers anglers a diverse range of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One popular catch in these waters is the snook, prized for its aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights. These elusive predators inhabit various habitats including mangroves, bridges, and grass flats, making them accessible to anglers from both shore and boat. Snook fishing in Cape Coral is particularly exciting during the spring and summer months when these fish are most active. Live bait such as pilchards or mullet, as well as artificial lures like topwater plugs and swimbaits, are effective in enticing snook to bite.

Another sought-after species in Cape Coral is the tarpon, known for its acrobatic leaps and powerful runs. These silver kings can be found in a variety of habitats, including channels, bridges, and nearshore waters, providing anglers with thrilling battles and unforgettable fishing experiences. Tarpon fishing in Cape Coral is at its peak during the summer months when these fish migrate along the coast in search of spawning grounds. Live bait such as mullet or crabs, as well as artificial lures like swimbaits and spoons, are effective in tempting tarpon to strike.

Cape Coral's waters are also home to a variety of other species including speckled trout, mangrove snapper, grouper, and cobia, offering anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities throughout the year. Whether fishing from shore, a boat, or a kayak, anglers can enjoy targeting these species in the pristine coastal waters surrounding Cape Coral. With its abundance of marine life and picturesque scenery, Cape Coral remains a paradise for anglers seeking memorable fishing experiences in Southwest Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us! Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun! Good boat and equipment as well. 5 stars easy!

    Patrick M. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding fishing trip with Captain Jack, and caught our target species at the first location of the day. In my experience this is rare. The snook were big, hungry, and plentiful. My son and his friend were astounded by the 30 inch snook's ability to fight. We had a great time, and I highly recommend Jack.

    Paul T. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great experience with Andre. He is very attentive and helpful. He put me on some great fish. Thanks again Andre

    Glenn S. with Andre L. of Sanibel, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.

    Mike S. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids. Robbie

    Robert G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jack was right on time & immediately ready to go. We were fishing within 30 minutes more or less. He was very helpful and attentive. No complaints from us. Thanks - MW

    Matthew W. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This was exactly the fishing fun we needed for our super spur of the moment trip with a teenaged kid that wanted to catch fish in Florida. Lots of different species, super friendly contain and never a dull moment. It helped that the weather was great and we caught lots of fish.

    Michelle K. with Richard T. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.

    Erica L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!

    Karen L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If I could give six stars I would. I probably couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience saltwater fishing. James is clearly passionate about the waters and his knowledge was shown with every question we had answered. James was beyond patient, professional, and cares about his clients’ time. James knew where the action was and put us on some fish. I had an excellent time catching multiple species. Overall, my buddy and I felt welcomed and enjoyed hanging out with James and his mate Joe. Solid dudes. Would recommend booking and I will book again when I’m back in the area. Future charters have some big shoes to fill!

    Sky I. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Thanks Jack😊

    Stewart M. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great afternoon with Captain Logan. I appreciated his calmness and friendliness. He surely knows the fishing spots well and we got enough keepers for a nice meal for my visiting relatives. I would definitely call on him again.

    Cathy C. with Logan H. of Saint James City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Andre was a blast to fish with. Super patient with my 4 year old daughter, helped her catch a fish. Put us on fish all day. Will book again.

    Rob C. with Andre L. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tuff day on the water but captain jack still got us on some fish good kid with a great future ahead

    Justin W. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Kenny was outstanding. He got us reeling in fish right away. We kept him bust baiting hooks and netting big fish until it was time to call it a day. Great day fishing. Highly recommend, thank you very much. Looking forward to another fishing trip with him next year.

    Samuel W. with Richard T. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time!!

    William M. with Phil H. of Naples, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on our trip! Kenny was very happy to explain the area to us and very good at getting us in the zone.

    Diane F. with Richard T. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James really worked hard for us today. What a friendly guy. Thanks James .

    Robin D. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing with Andre Caught a bunch Great time

    Jason S. with Andre L. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast

    Larry S. with Andre L. of Sanibel, Florida

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