Top fishing trips in Fort Myers, Florida
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Fort Myers
What are the best fishing charters in Fort Myers?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 trips in Fort Myers, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore Fishing Charter guided by Dylan, Full-3/4-Half Day Trip - 24' Century guided by Zach, and Inshore/Bay Fishing Trip - 23' Aqua Star guided by Jack.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Fort Myers?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Fort Myers as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Fort Myers are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. snook, 3. redfish, 4. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, and 5. tarpon.
The most common fishing techniques in Fort Myers are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but jigging and bottom fishing are popular as well.
How much do Fort Myers fishing charters cost?
in Fort Myers prices can range anywhere from $395 to $2,600, but the average price for a half day in Fort Myers is $558. The average price for a full day in Fort Myers is $977.
When is the best time to go fishing in Fort Myers?
The most popular season for fishing in Fort Myers is fall, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Where can I get a Fort Myers fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fort Myers?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Fort Myers, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Fort Myers. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers Fishing Charters
Fort Myers has options for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Just pull up a map to see the unlimited fishing waters Fort Myers has to offer. Located just up the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers has access to prime inshore waters and is just a short boat ride away from the gulf. This gives fishermen a unique opportunity to check off multiple bucket list species in the same trip. The sheer volume of fishable waters can be overwhelming, but our Damn Good Guides have the lowdown on the best fishing spots Fort Myers has to offer.
Fort Myers Inshore Fishing
Fishing in Fort Myers is a year-round affair with something always in season. The only question is what you want to target. The crown jewel of Fort Myers charter fishing is the inshore trip. There are endless inshore waters to be fished between the Caloosahatchee River, Estero Bay, and the miles of canals and backwater intertidal creeks. Fort Myers is a prime location to go after the Backcountry Slam which consists of catching a Redfish, Speckled Trout, and a Snook all in a single day. As April comes around, Tarpon fishing heats up and, these migrating Tarpon can be caught through August. As the summer heat subsides and fall comes around, bull Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout head up into the flats and intertidal creeks. This is an excellent time to sight-fish for Redfish, and take a shot at the Backcountry Slam.
Fort Myers Deep Sea and Nearshore Fishing Charters
For those looking to leave land behind, there are plenty of Fort Myers deep sea fishing charters available. There are highly productive nearshore and offshore fishing grounds just a short boat ride from the heart of town. The transition from winter to early spring brings hard-fighting game fish like Cobia and Permit to the nearshore reefs that dot the waters off of Fort Myers. Continuing into the summer, Tarpon arrive in waters around 20 feet deep and within 1-3 miles off the shore. For those longer trips out to deeper offshore fishing, various species of Grouper, Snapper, and other deepwater structure dwellers can be caught year-round. Fishing in Fort Myers during the winter is every bit as productive as in the summer. In the colder months, prized game fish like Amberjack and Kingfish reign supreme.
Things to do in Fort Myers, FL
There are plenty of events and attractions around Fort Myers to keep the whole family entertained when you get off the water. Visit any number of the white sand beaches at Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. Take the whole crew out to kayak with Manatees at Manatee Park. For the 21+ crowd, Fort Myers has more than enough options for bars and nightlife.
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Species in Fort Myers
- Black Drum
- Black Grouper
- Blacktip Shark
- Bull Shark
- Gag Grouper
- Goliath Grouper
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel / Kingfish
- Lemon Shark
- Mangrove Snapper
- Red Grouper
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout