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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Big Fish In Fort Myers

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
trip description for Saltwater Fly Fishing Action in Cape Coral

Hop on board with Captain Jay and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! Cape Coral is world famous for its fishing, and its hundreds of miles of canals make for an ideal spot to do some productive fly fishing. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Jay will take you to the inshore canals and flats of Cape Coral, where you can expect to target a variety of species such as Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon. Captain Jay has been guiding fishing trips in Florida since 1998, so expect him to have some great tips to get a fish on your line! To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a fly rod to cast exactly where the fish are swimming. Captain Jay is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for this technique to newcomers, or to provide experienced fly fishers with some expert tips. Captain Jay fishes aboard a 23' Aquasport bay boat, equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. The 200 HP Suzuki engine on this vessel is sure to get you where you need to be in the Cape Coral inshores. Captain Jay will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Florida fishing license as well as any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Jay and catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Saltwater Fly Fishing Action

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
Fishing in Cape Coral
trip description for Half Day AM or PM - Cape Coral in Cape Coral

Embark on an enriching 4-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. This 4-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 Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Half Day AM Or PM - Cape Coral

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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 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

100% (2)
1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Sanibel
Fishing in Sanibel
Fishing in Sanibel
trip description for Half Day Trip AM or PM - Sanibel in Sanibel

Embark on an immersive half-day flats and inshore fishing expedition under the seasoned guidance of Captain Andre, a distinguished mariner with an impressive 18-year tenure navigating the waters of Sanibel. Aboard his meticulously equipped 24ft Center Console vessel, fishing enthusiasts are invited to partake in an unparalleled journey that explores the diverse marine habitats of the region. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Sanibel's natural beauty, Captain Andre's unparalleled expertise guarantees an enriching experience for anglers of all skill levels. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, his adept leadership ensures that every participant is equipped with the essential techniques and tools required to pursue an array of prized species that inhabit the intricate tapestry of the flats and inshore areas. From the elusive Gag Grouper to the captivating Speckled Trout, the dynamic Jack Crevalle to the delectable Mangrove Snapper, and the elusive Snook, Captain Andre's profound knowledge ensures a captivating encounter with an assortment of marine life. Operating at the helm of the 24ft Center Console, participants can anticipate an expedition marked by professionalism, unwavering expertise, and a deep respect for the delicate coastal ecosystem. Whether a novice or an experienced angler, this half-day voyage encapsulates Captain Andre's commitment to delivering an immersive and educational fishing experience. Beyond the allure of remarkable catches, the excursion underscores the importance of sustainable fishing practices and environmental stewardship. The journey offers a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant waters of Sanibel, guided by a seasoned captain. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Sanibel

Half Day Trip AM Or PM - Sanibel

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
trip description for Half Day Trip AM or PM - Captiva in Captiva

Experience an unforgettable half-day inshore fishing adventure in Captiva led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre. With an impressive 18-year legacy navigating the waters, Captain Andre invites you aboard his meticulously outfitted 24ft Center Console vessel to explore the rich marine tapestry of Captiva's captivating waters. Embark on a journey that captures the essence of inshore fishing in Captiva as Captain Andre shares his unparalleled mastery of the local waters. Whether you're a novice or an experienced angler, Captain Andre's adept guidance ensures you're equipped with the essential techniques to target a diverse range of species that call the inshore waters home. From the elusive Gag Grouper to the captivating Speckled Trout, the exhilarating Jack Crevalle to the delectable Mangrove Snapper and Snook, this half-day expedition promises encounters with a rich assortment of marine life. Seated at the helm of the 24ft Center Console, participants can anticipate an outing characterized by professionalism and a profound respect for the delicate aquatic ecosystem that defines inshore fishing in Captiva. Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an immersive fishing encounter reflects his commitment to sustainable fishing practices and preserving the beauty of Captiva's waters. Uncover the hidden gems of inshore fishing in Captiva with a skilled seafarer who embodies the art and science of angling. Whether you're seeking cherished memories or a deeper connection with nature, Captain Andre's half-day inshore trip promises an experience that encapsulates the essence of Captiva's aquatic wonders. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Half Day Trip AM Or PM - Captiva

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
trip description for Full Day Trip - Captiva in Captiva

Experience the ultimate full-day inshore fishing adventure in Captiva, guided by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre. With an impressive 18 years of experience navigating the captivating waters of Captiva, Captain Andre invites you aboard his meticulously equipped 24ft Center Console vessel for an immersive journey into the heart of inshore fishing. Explore the bountiful riches of Captiva's inshore waters as you target an array of prized species, including the elusive Gag Grouper, captivating Speckled Trout, exhilarating Jack Crevalle, delectable Mangrove Snapper, and formidable Snook. With Captain Andre at the helm, anglers of all skill levels are assured an unparalleled experience, enhanced by his unwavering commitment to excellence. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Captiva's stunning vistas, this full-day expedition stands as a testament to Captain Andre's profound knowledge and dedication. As an authority in inshore fishing Captiva, his adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the quintessential techniques and tools needed to navigate these intricate waters and make the most of every cast. Embarking on this voyage promises more than just exceptional fishing—it's an opportunity to witness the delicate balance of Captiva's aquatic ecosystem firsthand. Captain Andre's passion for responsible angling practices and sustainable fishing echoes throughout the journey, underscoring the importance of preserving these pristine waters for generations to come. From the heart-pounding thrill of a Jack Crevalle's run to the satisfying pull of a Mangrove Snapper, every moment spent on the 24ft Center Console is a tribute to Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an unforgettable inshore fishing Captiva experience. Discover the treasures hidden within these waters and create lasting memories under the guidance of a true master of the craft. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Full Day Trip - Captiva

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1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
Fishing in Captiva
trip description for Half Day Tarpon - Captiva in Captiva

Experience the epitome of Tarpon fishing in Captiva with Captain Andre's half-day flats and inshore trip aboard his meticulously equipped 24ft Center Console vessel. Boasting an impressive 18 years of experience navigating the captivating waters of Captiva, Captain Andre is your trusted guide to the world of Tarpon angling. Set against the stunning backdrop of Captiva's coastal beauty, this half-day excursion promises an immersive encounter with the mighty Tarpon. With Captain Andre's unparalleled expertise, honed over years of dedicated seafaring, you'll be provided with the essential techniques and insights required to target and land these iconic game fish. As you navigate the intricate channels and flats of Captiva's inshore waters, Captain Andre's guidance ensures that every angler, whether a novice or seasoned enthusiast, is poised for success. The combination of his extensive experience and the state-of-the-art 24ft Center Console vessel creates an optimal environment for an unforgettable Tarpon fishing expedition. Embark on a journey that marries professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep respect for the local ecosystem. Captain Andre's commitment to sustainable fishing practices ensures that your encounter with Tarpon remains environmentally conscious and impactful. Unveil the allure of Tarpon fishing in Captiva through this half-day excursion, where every moment is a testament to Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an exceptional and informative adventure. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Half Day Tarpon - Captiva

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1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
trip description for Bokeelia Tarpon Fishing in Bokeelia

Head out with Captain Travis and prepare for an action-packed day of inshore Tarpon fishing! Bokeelia provides easy access to plenty of beautiful inshore in the Tarpon capital of the world! The Pine Island area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. On this 6-hour trip, Captain Travis will cruise you into the Pine Island inshores where you'll be going after some hard-fighting Tarpon. To attract these famous "Silver Kings" Captain Travis will get you set up with some classic light tackle. With his 20+ years of experience in the Pine Island waters, Captain Travis will have plenty of helpful tips to help you reel in some Tarpon! You'll be fishing aboard a 24’ Avenger center console that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting! It comes with the essentials such as GPS, Fishfinder, a live bait well, and a wireless trolling motor. Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Tarpon fishing is usually catch-and-release, so bring a camera to capture these impressive fish before releasing back in the wild! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Bokeelia Tarpon Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
Fishing in Bokeelia
trip description for Bokeelia Half Day Inshore in Bokeelia

Head out with Captain Travis and prepare for a beautiful day of inshore Florida fishing! Bokeelia provides easy access to plenty of beautiful inshore waters that are great for chasing after some of the picture-worthy fish Florida is known for! The Pine Island area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. On this half-day trip, Captain Travis will cruise you into the Pine Island inshores where you can expect to target prized fish such as Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and highly sought-after Tarpon. To attract these picture-worthy fish Captain Travis will get you situated to do some light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling. Just let Captain Travis know what fish you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You'll be fishing aboard a 24’ Avenger center console that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting! It comes with the essentials such as GPS, Fishfinder, a live bait well, and a wireless trolling motor. Captain Travis has 20+ years of experience fishing the Pine Island waters, so expect to get plenty of bites! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Captain Travis will also clean any keepers for no additional cost. Book your trip today and get ready for an excursion in the beautiful Pine Island inshores! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Bokeelia Half Day Inshore

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Fishing in Placida
Fishing in Placida
Fishing in Placida
trip description for Boca Grande Tarpon in Placida

Hop on board with Captain Scott for an exciting day of chasing "Silver Kings" in the stunning Florida inshores! Boca Grande is a fantastic spot to catch some of the sought-after inshore fish that Florida is known for, including elusive Tarpon! The opportunity to Tarpon fish in Florida is an awesome experience that is on most anglers' bucket lists. Boca Grande Tarpon are considered one of the greatest saltwater game fish. They are prized not only because of the great size but also because of the fight they put up and their spectacular leaping ability. This huge and majestic fish can weigh up to 200+ pounds and jump upwards of 8 feet out of the water. A typical tarpon season runs from about April to October but the best time in the Boca Grande area is May-July. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Scott will take you on a short trip to the inshore flats around Boca Grande Pass to target some hard-fighting Tarpon. You'll be drift fishing with light or heavy tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from Scott's tips and have a great day on the water! Captain Scott has dedicated his career to becoming an expert on finding the best fishing spots and having the best equipment to get the job done. You're sure to be in good hands when on board with him! You'll be fishing from Captain Scott's custom built 24' Proline which offers a super shallow draft to fish the flats and back country in this area. This stable platform also allows him to run up to 4 customers in comfort. She's powered by a reliable 2018 200hp Yamaha Four Stroke and equipped with Simrad electronics, a Powerpole, a Motor guide Wireless Trolling Motor, and a 60 gallon Live Bait Well to keep all baits alive for a productive day of fishing. Captain Scott will provide all rods, reels and quality tackle from Daiwa and AVET Reels, including fresh braided line and the most dependable hooks on the market. All you need to bring is any sun protection, food or drinks you might want while on the water. Book your trip today and get ready to bend some rods! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Placida

Boca Grande Tarpon

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Weekend Getaway Day Trip in Naples

Join Captain Stanley for an exciting fishing trip where you can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish! He can take you inshore or further out to explore the nearshore and close offshore waters, depending on what you want to catch. If you choose the 4-hour trip, you will have limited time to try different fishing techniques, but Captain Stanley will make sure to get you hooked up with your target species. If you prefer a longer fishing trip, the 8-hour trip will give you an even better fishing experience. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and get ready for a fun day on the water. You will meet Captain Stanley at the Bay View Boat Ramp, where his boat will be fully equipped with everything you need for a successful fishing trip. All you need to bring are your snacks and drinks, and Captain Stanley will take care of the rest. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Weekend Getaway Day Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Cape Coral wahoo fishing charter

What are the best wahoo fishing charters in Cape Coral?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 wahoo trip in Cape Coral: Big Fish in Fort Myers guided by Tom.

Our guides in Cape Coral are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2560 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.

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

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

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for wahoo in Cape Coral as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Cape Coral wahoo fishing charters cost?

for wahoo in Cape Coral prices can range anywhere from about $1,380 to $3,200, but the average price for a half day trip for wahoo in Cape Coral is $1,400. The average price for a full day trip for wahoo in Cape Coral is $2,525.

What month is best for wahoo fishing in Cape Coral?

The most popular season for wahoo fishing in Cape Coral is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.

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

Wahoo fishing in Cape Coral presents anglers with an exhilarating opportunity to pursue one of the fastest and most prized game fish in the ocean. Known for their incredible speed, powerful runs, and razor-sharp teeth, wahoo provide anglers with thrilling battles and memorable catches. Cape Coral's proximity to offshore reefs, ledges, and the Gulf Stream makes it an ideal location for targeting these pelagic predators, offering anglers ample opportunities to hook into some trophy-sized wahoo.

Anglers targeting wahoo in Cape Coral often encounter them while trolling offshore waters with high-speed lures or rigged baits. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and locate actively feeding wahoo, particularly around areas with concentrations of baitfish or underwater structures. Rigged ballyhoo, jet heads, and diving plugs are popular choices for trolling, as they can attract the attention of wahoo and elicit aggressive strikes. Anglers may also employ techniques such as downrigging or planer trolling to present baits or lures at varying depths and increase their chances of hooking into these fast-moving fish.

In addition to trolling, anglers can also target wahoo by high-speed jigging or casting and retrieving lures. Vertical jigging with metal jigs or speed jigs can be particularly effective when targeting wahoo around offshore reefs, wrecks, and drop-offs. Anglers can also cast and retrieve lures such as swimbaits, plugs, or bucktail jigs at high speeds to mimic the movements of fleeing baitfish and entice strikes from wahoo patrolling the area. With their explosive strikes and blistering runs, wahoo fishing in Cape Coral offers anglers an adrenaline-pumping experience and the chance to reel in some impressive catches in the deep blue waters of southwest Florida.

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

Understanding the seasonal patterns of wahoo fishing in Cape Coral is crucial for anglers seeking to target these high-speed predators successfully. While wahoo can be found in the offshore waters around Cape Coral throughout the year, their abundance and behavior can vary depending on the season. During the late fall and winter months, wahoo migrations bring large numbers of these pelagic predators into the waters off Cape Coral, offering anglers prime opportunities for targeting trophy-sized fish. Anglers can capitalize on these migrations by venturing offshore to deeper waters where wahoo congregate around reefs, ledges, and underwater structures, presenting baits or lures at varying depths to entice strikes.

In the spring and summer months, wahoo fishing in Cape Coral remains productive, although anglers may need to adjust their tactics to account for warmer water temperatures and changing currents. During this time, wahoo can still be found in offshore waters, but they may move to deeper or cooler depths to feed. Anglers targeting wahoo in the spring and summer months often find success by trolling with high-speed lures or rigged baits at varying depths to locate actively feeding fish. Additionally, high-speed jigging or casting and retrieving lures can also yield results, particularly around offshore structures where wahoo are known to congregate.

In the fall, wahoo fishing in Cape Coral experiences another surge in activity as cooling water temperatures and changing currents trigger increased feeding behavior among these pelagic predators. As wahoo migrate south along the coast, anglers can intercept them in the offshore waters around Cape Coral, particularly around reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures where these fish congregate. By adapting their tactics to the seasonal conditions and behavior of the fish, anglers can enjoy productive wahoo fishing outings and the chance to reel in some impressive catches in the deep blue waters of southwest Florida.

What techniques are popular for catching wahoo in Cape Coral?

Wahoo fishing in Cape Coral demands a versatile approach and a variety of techniques to entice these high-speed predators. One of the most effective methods employed by anglers is trolling with high-speed lures or rigged baits. Anglers often troll at speeds exceeding 10 knots, covering a large area of water to locate actively feeding wahoo. Popular trolling baits include rigged ballyhoo, jet heads, and diving plugs, which can mimic the movements of fleeing baitfish and attract the attention of wahoo. Adjusting trolling speed, lure selection, and presentation can help anglers dial in on the most productive areas and increase their chances of hooking into some trophy-sized wahoo.

In addition to trolling, anglers can also target wahoo by high-speed jigging or casting and retrieving lures. Vertical jigging with metal jigs or speed jigs can be particularly effective when targeting wahoo around offshore reefs, wrecks, and drop-offs. Anglers can rapidly jig these lures through the water column, mimicking the movements of wounded baitfish and enticing strikes from hungry wahoo. Casting and retrieving lures such as swimbaits, plugs, or bucktail jigs at high speeds can also be effective, particularly when targeting wahoo near the surface or around bait schools. By experimenting with different techniques and adapting to the behavior of the fish, anglers can enjoy productive wahoo fishing outings in the offshore waters of Cape Coral.

Another successful technique for targeting wahoo in Cape Coral is using downriggers or planer boards to present baits or lures at varying depths. Anglers can deploy baits or lures at different depths to target wahoo holding at different water levels, increasing their chances of encountering feeding fish. Downriggers allow anglers to precisely control the depth of their baits or lures, while planer boards enable anglers to spread out their lines and cover a wider area of water. By employing these techniques in combination with trolling, jigging, or casting, anglers can maximize their chances of success and enjoy thrilling battles with these fast and powerful pelagic predators in the deep blue waters of southwest Florida.

What other species are popular in Cape Coral?

While wahoo fishing in Cape Coral is undoubtedly thrilling, anglers have a diverse array of other species to target in the rich waters of southwest Florida. One popular target among anglers is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. These colorful and acrobatic fish can be found in offshore waters, particularly around floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Anglers targeting mahi-mahi often employ trolling techniques with brightly colored lures or live baitfish to entice strikes from these high-flying predators, offering exciting opportunities for fast-paced action and memorable catches.

In addition to mahi-mahi, Cape Coral's waters are home to a variety of other pelagic species that anglers can target offshore. Sailfish, with their distinctive dorsal fin and impressive speed, are a prized game fish sought after by anglers for their challenging fights and stunning aerial displays. Sailfish can be found in deeper offshore waters, particularly around temperature breaks, current edges, and underwater structures. Anglers targeting sailfish often deploy techniques such as trolling with rigged baits or live bait fishing with kites or balloons to present baits at the surface, offering anglers thrilling opportunities to hook into some trophy-sized fish.

For anglers looking to stay closer to shore, Cape Coral offers opportunities to target a variety of inshore and nearshore species. Snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon are among the prized inshore species that inhabit the mangrove-lined shorelines, tidal creeks, and grass flats of Cape Coral's estuarine waters. Anglers targeting these species often employ techniques such as sight casting with artificial lures or live bait fishing with shrimp, mullet, or pilchards to entice strikes from these hard-fighting and elusive fish. With its abundance of fishing opportunities and diverse range of species, Cape Coral remains a premier destination for anglers seeking a wide range of fishing experiences in southwest Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

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