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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

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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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, River Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Full Day Or 3/4 Day - Cape Coral

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1 - 4 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 Bonita Springs
Fishing in Bonita Springs
Fishing in Bonita Springs
trip description for Gallivanting in the Gulf in Bonita Springs

Come aboard Captain Jon’s custom-built Mako 21' LTS hybrid flats/bay boat for a great day of fishing and exploring the waters of southwest Florida. The hull design allows for both skinny water fishing and a comfortable ride to the nearshore reefs if the weather delivers a slight chop. She’s powered by a Mercury 200 horsepower Mercury four-stroke engine providing plenty of power and reliability. Twin 12-foot MinnKota Talons aka ‘shallow water anchoring system’ which allows Captain Jon to anchor the boat without using an anchor, while the Minn Kota Ulterra Trolling motor will quietly sneak up on skittish redfish or move along mangrove shorelines in search of snook and other game fish. Your fishing experience will be made easier thanks to the new Humminbird Solix with One-boat network total boat control and GPS/depth sounder with Mega imaging. The sounder will allow Captain Jon to see the fish before you catch them! While out on the water you can expect to hook into Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Permit, and even Tarpon when they're around. Captain Jon always knows what's biting best and can give expert advice on what species will be best to target on a given day. He also provides all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. All Captain Jon recommends that you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a desire to catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Bonita Springs

Gallivanting In The Gulf

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Weekday Afternoon Trip in Naples

Get out there and get fishing with Captain Stanley on this weekday trip! He's ready to take you on a fishing adventure, where you can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Mackerel, and Snapper in the inshore and nearshore waters. Captain Stanley's 20-foot Skeeter bay boat is powered by a 115HP SHO Yamaha outboard motor and equipped with a custom T-top for shade, a GPS Minn Kota Trolling motor, a Power Pole shallow water anchor, fish and bait wells, a Garmin GPS/Fishfinder combo, and an Engle cooler to keep your food and drinks cold. Captain Stanley offers both offshore and inshore tours for all ages and experience levels. He provides everything you need for a successful trip, including Penn rod and reel combos, live and artificial bait, necessary tackle, and cleaning/filleting your catch. Just bring yourself and enjoy the trip! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Weekday Afternoon Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for 4 Hour Backwater/Nearcoastal Fishing Charter in Naples

The four hour Backwater/nearcoastal Fishing Charter includes a yeti cooler with ice and all the gear and licensing needed for the charter. I can accommodate up to four people. I have kids life jackets if needed. All trips either start at 8 AM to 12 PM or 1 PM to 5 PM. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

4 Hour Backwater/Nearcoastal Fishing Charter

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
trip description for Back Bay Trip – 27’ Carolina in Fort Myers Beach

Captain Rich runs affordable back bay, inshore, and nearshore private fishing charters located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. His operation is family-owned and operated by the native Irishman, himself, Capt Rich! His passion for fishing grew stronger than ever when he moved to Florida and began fishing the Gulf of Mexico. With over 20 years of knowledge and experience on Fort Myers Beach, Capt Rich set out to pursue his dream in sharing a love of fishing with others. Captain Rich prides himself on running fun charters for all ages as he offers a variety of fishing trips for four, six, and eight hour trips targeting Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Grouper, Shark and more! On this Fort Myers Beach Back Bay Fishing Charters, Captain Rich will show you how to hook into Redfish, Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Shark, and more! Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you also come across dolphins, manatees, manta rays, turtles, native waterbirds, and other exotic wildlife as you fish the mangroves of Southwest Florida. All charters are tailored for private parties so let Captain Rich know what species your looking to chase, and he will work to make your dreams a reality! ​ Captain Rich will provide all the poles, bait, and fun! All he asks is that you bring along whatever food and beverages you wish, as well as coolers and ice if you need them. In Fort Myers, FL, it is very important to protect your skin. We encourage all passengers to pack hats, sunglasses, and sun screen (SPF 50+). Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

Back Bay Trip – 27’ Carolina

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
Fishing in Fort Myers Beach
trip description for Fort Myers Hook Up! in Fort Myers Beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a serene back bay fishing trip in the picturesque Estero Bay with avid captain and fisherman Captain Jesse. With over 30 years of fishing experience Captain Jesse make everyone from beginners to avid fisherman experience the best that Estero Bay has to offer. Wether you want your experience to be all about fishing, family fun, or a unique to your group Captain Jesse will cater your experience to exactly the day you imagined. Captain Jesse has also been a local "celebrity" on the island and is happy to show you around his favorite local waterfront restaurants and sandbars. He is a relaxed easy going captain who will make your group feel welcome with whatever experience you want. This back bay excursion offers the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement as you navigate the calm waters in search of abundant marine treasures. Accompanied by a seasoned captain, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some impressive catches, including Black Drum, Gag Grouper, the Spanish Mackerel, the Mangrove Snapper, and Florida Pompano. Black Drum: Powerful fish with impressive fighting abilities. Gag Grouper: Mild and delicate bottom-dwelling species. Spanish Mackerel: Agile fish with delicious taste. Mangrove Snapper: Colorful and versatile fish with sweet flavor. Florida Pompano: Silver-colored beauty with succulent, buttery flesh. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Hook Up!

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
trip description for Cape Coral Inshore Fishing Excursion in Bokeelia

Southwest Florida is well known for it's natural richness, which includes mangrove islands, oyster beds, and plentiful grass flats! here, you can catch everything from Tarpon to Tripletail, Snook to Snapper—plus many more! On this trip with Captain Brandon, you'll set out from beautiful Bokeelia, FL and enjoy a short ride through the pristine estuaries and mangrove channels. These areas are prime territory for baitfish and the bigger, predatory species that feed on them, and a perfect place to start hooking trophy fish! You'll be riding comfortably aboard Brandon's 22' Pathfinder, which is powered by a 200-HP Yamama VMAX SHO engine. Once you in the right spot, you'll be casting out with light tackle for big sportfish. Depending on what you want to catch, Captain Brandon will make sure you're equipped with the proper bait and tackle to get some huge bites! There's no better way to experience the scenic beauty and exciting fishing in this area, so book a trip and get out there! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Cape Coral Inshore Fishing Excursion

100% (1)
22 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Cape Coral sheepshead fishing charter

What are the best sheepshead fishing charters in Cape Coral?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 sheepshead 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 Saltwater Fly Fishing Action guided by Jay.

Our guides in Cape Coral are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2528 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 Sheepshead charter include Naples, Fort Myers Beach and Matlacha.

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

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

Inshore fishing is the most popular for sheepshead in Cape Coral as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing.

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

How much do Cape Coral sheepshead fishing charters cost?

for sheepshead in Cape Coral prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $1,300, but the average price for a half day trip for sheepshead in Cape Coral is $573. The average price for a full day trip for sheepshead in Cape Coral is $847.

What month is best for sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral?

The most popular season for sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral is spring, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

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

Sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral, Florida, offers anglers an exciting opportunity to target a species known for its challenging fights and delicious taste. Sheepshead are abundant in the area's coastal waters, particularly around structure such as docks, bridges, and rocky areas. These fish are easily recognizable by their distinctive black and white striped pattern and prominent teeth, which they use to crush shellfish and crustaceans, their primary prey. Anglers in Cape Coral can enjoy pursuing sheepshead year-round, making them a popular target among both locals and visitors alike.

One effective technique for targeting sheepshead in Cape Coral is using live or fresh bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas. Anglers typically present their baits around structure where sheepshead are known to congregate, dropping them near pilings, rocks, or submerged debris. Sheepshead are notorious for their cautious feeding behavior, so anglers must use light tackle and finesse to detect subtle bites and set the hook effectively. Patience and persistence are key when targeting sheepshead, as they can be selective feeders and may require multiple attempts before successfully hooking into one.

Another popular method for sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral is using artificial lures such as small jigs or soft plastics. Anglers can mimic the movement of natural prey by bouncing the lure along the bottom near structure where sheepshead are likely to be hiding. This technique requires precision casting and attention to detail to effectively imitate the movements of small crustaceans or baitfish. With their challenging fights and delectable flesh, sheepshead provide anglers in Cape Coral with a rewarding and memorable fishing experience.

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

In Cape Coral, Florida, sheepshead seasons follow patterns influenced by various environmental factors, including water temperature, tide patterns, and baitfish migrations. While sheepshead can be found in the area's coastal waters throughout the year, their abundance and behavior may vary depending on the season. Typically, the prime season for targeting sheepshead in Cape Coral spans from late fall through early spring. As temperatures cool in the fall, sheepshead become more active and move into shallower waters to feed on crustaceans and mollusks.

During the winter months, sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral remains productive, with peak activity occurring during the cooler parts of the day. As water temperatures drop, sheepshead may seek refuge in warmer areas such as residential canals, docks, and bridges, where they can be found congregating in large numbers. Anglers targeting sheepshead during this time often use live or fresh bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas presented around structure to entice these wary fish.

By early spring, sheepshead seasons in Cape Coral begin to taper off as water temperatures rise and fish adjust their behavior in response to changing environmental conditions. While some sheepshead may still be present in the area, their numbers gradually diminish as they migrate to deeper waters or seek shelter in cooler areas. As the sheepshead season winds down, anglers may shift their focus to targeting other species abundant in Cape Coral's waters, such as snook, redfish, and trout. Despite the seasonal fluctuations, Cape Coral offers anglers ample opportunities to target sheepshead and enjoy the thrill of inshore fishing throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching sheepshead in Cape Coral?

Sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral, Florida, requires anglers to employ specific techniques tailored to the habits and preferences of these elusive fish. One effective technique is bottom fishing using live or fresh bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas. Anglers typically target sheepshead around structure such as docks, bridges, and rocky areas, where these fish are known to congregate. By presenting their baits near the bottom and close to the structure, anglers can entice sheepshead to feed, often resulting in exciting strikes and challenging fights.

Another successful technique for sheepshead fishing in Cape Coral is using small jigs or soft plastics to mimic the movement of natural prey. Anglers can bounce the lure along the bottom near structure, imitating the behavior of small crustaceans or baitfish that sheepshead feed on. This method requires precision casting and attention to detail to effectively entice sheepshead to strike. Using light tackle and finesse is crucial when employing artificial lures, as sheepshead can be selective feeders and may require a subtle presentation to trigger a bite.

Patience and persistence are key when targeting sheepshead in Cape Coral, as these fish can be cautious feeders and may require multiple attempts before successfully hooking into one. Anglers should be prepared to adjust their techniques and bait presentations based on the behavior of the fish and the conditions of the fishing area. With their challenging fights and delectable flesh, sheepshead provide anglers in Cape Coral with an exciting and rewarding fishing experience year-round.

What other species are popular in Cape Coral?

Aside from sheepshead, Cape Coral, Florida, offers anglers a diverse range of species to target in its rich coastal waters. One popular catch among anglers is the redfish, also known as red drum, prized for its hard-fighting nature and excellent table fare. Redfish can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and oyster bars, throughout the area. Anglers often target redfish using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics and spoons. Whether sight fishing in shallow water or casting around structure, redfish provide an exciting challenge and are a favorite among recreational fishermen in Cape Coral.

Another sought-after species in Cape Coral is the snook, known for its aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights. Snook can be found in a variety of habitats, including residential canals, mangrove shorelines, and tidal creeks, throughout the area. Anglers targeting snook often use live bait such as pinfish or mullet, as well as artificial lures like topwater plugs and jerkbaits. With their impressive size and challenging behavior, snook offer anglers an exhilarating fishing experience and are a prized catch among locals and visitors alike.

For those seeking offshore adventure, Cape Coral also offers opportunities to target pelagic species such as kingfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna. Anglers can troll lures or rigged baits behind their boats in search of these fast-moving predators in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether targeting bottom-dwelling species like redfish and snook or pelagic species like kingfish and mahi-mahi, Cape Coral provides anglers with a diverse range of fishing opportunities and the chance to reel in a variety of prized catches throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    ***** - fishing was slow but Captain Jack did all he could to put us on fish

    David P. with Jack Y. of Cape Coral, 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

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    Andre was great! we were dealing with a cold front that had been there for a couple of days. I was wanting a snook to cross it off my list ,it was going to be a challenge. not only did Andre find the snook we caught multiple, hooked a 40 incher and landed a 30 inch

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

  • ★★★★★
    Inland fishing was fun and we got quite a few fish

    Kerri S. with Roland W. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tom and Ryan are the best in the area. Great guys to hangout with. They go above and beyond on what you think to expect Very experienced, they no where the fish are and how they are bitting, also they are very patient on teaching with every skill level. We as group have booked with him twice, and there will be no others that we even think to book with in this area.

    Matt C. with Tom K. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tom is a seasoned captain with great experience on the gulf. Super easy to get along with and will show all types of fisherman a day full of action and a cooler full of fish. We had the best experience on our 6 hour trip offshore. We caught many grouper and snapper and as a bonus we pulled a Goliath grouper. We plan on using Captain Tom’s services again to do some sport fishing. Overall 10 out of 10. Big shout out to the first mate Ryan. Class act, and was always ready to assist and make it happen. His humor is an integral part of the overall success!! Can’t thank these guys enough!

    Michael H. with Tom K. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was awesome boat was very nice we are definitely going with him again when we come back to town

    Todd D. with Michael B. of Cape Coral, Florida

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