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Trolling Charters Near Fort Myers, Fl
Captain Phil welcomes you aboard his brand new 24 Avenger with a tower on it for Tarpon fishing and Permit fishing on the nearshore wrecks! Captain Phil has been serving clients in the Naples area since 1996. He offers nearshore fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. These Nearshore fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and giant Jewfish on the wrecks. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle, bait), fishing licenses, water, ice. Anything else you’d like to eat or drink you should bring along with you. Though there is usually ample room in our onboard coolers, you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. Clothing is seasonal, but it’s sunny down in South Florida and most often quite warm. Layering is recommended, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggest sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, so bring your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you! Read More
Nearshore Trip With Captain Phil
Boca Grande, FL is known as “The Tarpon Capital of the World”, and it certainly lives up to its name as it is one the most renowned Tarpon fishing destinations in the world! You may ask, “What makes tarpon fishing so good?” Well, annually tens of thousands of hungry tarpon migrate to Boca Grande pass and its surrounding areas for their annual spawn. They usually show up in early April, hungry after a long journey and want to fatten up. Now this incredible migration happens all over the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast as well, but in most areas, the Tarpon are on the move. Boca Grande is different mainly due to Boca Grande Pass. This small inlet between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa is the deepest natural inlet on the Gulf of Mexico, reaching depths of approximately 80 feet. Tens of thousands of tarpon congregate in the area from April through August, feeding day and night, as they prepare to head back offshore for their annual spawning ritual. There are very few other places in the world where this many Tarpon congregate in one place and are actually happily eating! After weeks of feeding, they begin to gather into large breed schools to socialize as they prepare for this spawning ritual. They gather in huge schools that are sometimes 500 fish or more, giving anglers ample opportunities. After the spawn is over in early July most of the fish stay in the area to feed on the abundance of food the surrounding water has to offer. Great Tarpon fishing action will continue thru October offering anglers a chance at battling the “Silver King” for over 6 months out of the year! So head out with Captain Ryan Reigsecker to do battle with these Silver Kings to experience drag yanking power, high flying aerial displays, and a beautiful day out on the water! You'll be fighting these fish on medium heavy - heavy weight rods usually using live bait (live blue crabs, mullet, or pin fish) depending on what the fish are eating that day. Depending on the time of year you will either float the live bait below a bobber through the pass (where thousands of fish wait for bait to be flushed through below) or site fish for big schools cruising the surf and surrounding areas. Captain Ryan will provide all the necessary gear so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, some fresh arms, and some friends/family to help you reel in these behemoths! Read More
Tarpon Capital Of The World
Join Captain Chris for a fantastic fishing adventure. Their experienced Captain, Captain Chris, has over 30 years of fishing experience. Everything aboard is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family can enjoy. Custom fishing trips are definitely available just give us a call if you have a specific trip in mind and we'll do our best to make it happen! For a standard day offshore, Captain Chris will usually motor out a couple of miles to do some jigging, bottom fishing, and fish catching! While jigging the reefs you can expect to hook into the likes of Cobia, Amberjack, and all kinds of Grouper and Snapper. Bottom fishing the wreck sites and deeper water structures are going to be more geared toward tasty Snapper and Grouper species! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod moving the jig around the whole time, Captain Chris can make it happen! After you've booked the date all you'll need to do is meet up with Captain Chris at the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp with your favorite snacks and drinks, Captain Chris will provide everything else you could possibly need to get you started on the right foot. Aside from all the gear, bait, and licenses Captain Chris will offer to fillet and package your catch for you free of charge! And if you're visiting from out of town, they will pack and ship your fish back home for you! (Note: this is at the customer's expense). Read More
All-Day Getaway Trip
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
4 Hour Backwater/Nearcoastal Fishing Charter
On this awesome trip, you'll go aboard Captain Lou's 30' Conch center console to chase down Tarpon, the premier Florida inshore sportfish and heavyweight king! These fish are big, beautiful, and known worldwide for their ferocious fighting abilities and acrobatic leaps! Commonly known as the "Silver King", these fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. On this trip, you'll be fishing in the relatively shallow, inshore water where Tarpon like to swim. Tarpon migrate seasonally, and you'll be looking for these moving fish as they "push up" towards the beach. Once you spot them, you'll be able to cast directly to these fish, throwing baits and lures depending on the conditions and your preferences. Once you get a bite, you'll be in for the fight of your life! Fighting Tarpon is a balancing act between bringing the fish in hard, and not getting snapped off. Captain Lou will offer his expertise to help you finish the fight as quickly as possible. Captain Lou's Conch center console is a purpose-built fishing vessel that will keep you comfortable all day. Plus, with a full suite of fishing equipment and tech, you'll be in a perfect spot for a successful trip, whether you're looking for big numbers, big trophies, or both! This boat also packs a punch, with twin Mercury 600s riding the transom! Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-time fisherman, this charter fishing trip with Captain Lou is an adventure you won't soon forget. With breathtaking scenery, top-notch fishing, and a skilled captain to guide you every step of the way, you're in for an unforgettable day on the water. Book your trip now and get ready to make some epic memories on the high seas in Bokeelia, FL! Read More
Bokeelia Tarpon Action
Pushing off into the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy a thrilling day of fishing is always a treat! On your nearshore fishing trip with Captain Jack, you we will be fishing local artificial reefs, ship-wrecks, ledges, and live bottoms up to 9 nautical miles from shore. There are literally dozens of different species that can be caught. Depending on the season, we may be able to catch Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Tripletail, various species of Sharks, Bonito, and Barracuda. Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Pompano are also targetable if staying closer inshore is your flavor. No matter what you choose, you never know what can happen out there! Capt. Jack pilots a beautiful, 23’ vessel that can handle rough days and get you out to the nearshore waters in know time! It is the perfect vessel for plying the waters of Southwest Florida. It’s T-top gives plenty of shade from Florida’s brutal sun complete with a tower and second station. An extra-wide beam and clutter-free deck give his clients plenty of room to move around, fight fish or lay back & relax. With a brand new Minn Kota trolling motor, massive bait-well, state-of-the-art GPS/SONAR, Bluetooth sound system, and more to help our clients increase their chances of landing fish as comfortably as possible. Since everything is provided aboard Captain Jack's boat, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and you'll be all set! Read More
Nearshore Fishing Trip
Head out with Captain Derek for an awesome saltwater fishing experience aboard his 24' sportsman. Captain Derek has been fishing Estero Bay and Pine Island sound since before he could walk, and knows all the best spots to hook into Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and Goliath Grouper, and much more. He is an expert at catering his trips to your needs, so just let him know what species your looking to chase and Captain Derek will give it everything he's got to make it happen. All the gear is provided for these trips aboard Captain Derek's boat, from rod's, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses, to ice, water, and great advice. Thus, all he recommends you bring are some snacks and your favorite drinks if you'd like, He'll take care of the rest! Read More
Fort Myers Fishing Rodeo
If your looking for an epic South West Florida fishing experience look no further! Captain Tom and his crew specialize in nearshore and offshore fishing adventures of all shapes and sizes. From a day with the family to a hard-core offshore adventure, they can do it all! Join them aboard their 32ft center console for a comfortable all-day ride. Captain Tom and his experienced mates will provide a first-class experience on your next adventure. **Half Day Charter AM/PM** On this 6 hour trip, you can go up to 20 miles offshore. The fishery off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our nearshore fishery never disappoints. Snapper and juvenile Grouper are just a few species you'll reel in on your nearshore adventure! **Offshore Charter** On these 9 hour trips, Captain Tom will take you to fish the larger reefs, wrecks and ledges up to 50 miles off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel this trip offers a unique opportunity for anglers looking to reel in Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Kingfish and many other reef/wreck dwelling species. On the day of your trip you will be meeting up with Captain Tom and crew at the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, however, pick up and drop off at other locations is offered for an additional fee, so let us know if there is somewhere else you'd like to be picked up. Their goal is to leave you with memories to last a lifetime, fresh fish to take home, and an overall outstanding time on the water. Captain Tom will work endlessly to ensure your trip is memorable. Gratuity is much appreciated. There will be plenty of bottled water & a cooler filled with ice onboard for any additional drinks/food you choose to bring. The only request they have is no glass. All fishing gear, licenses, bait & tackle are included. Tom and his crew will even offer to clean your catch. Simply bring a small cooler bag to leave in the car if you're traveling a far distance. Read More
Big Fish In Fort Myers
On this awesome trip, you'll go aboard Captain Lou's 30' Conch center console to chase down some epic sportfish, including Amberjack, Barracuda, Goliath Grouper, Cobia, and Snapper. On this trip, you'll be fishing over structure in moderately deep, nearshore water. This is an ideal place to catch a wide variety of fish, without spending all day on the ocean. The species on the menu here offer something for everyone to enjoy: hard fighting, great pictures, and when the trip is over, great eating! Captain Lou's Conch center console is a purpose-built fishing vessel that will keep you comfortable all day. Plus, with a full suite of fishing equipment and tech, you'll be in a perfect spot for a successful trip, whether you're looking for big numbers, big trophies, or both! This boat also packs a punch, with twin Mercury 600s riding the transom! Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-time fisherman, this charter fishing trip with Captain Lou is an adventure you won't soon forget. With breathtaking scenery, top-notch fishing, and a skilled captain to guide you every step of the way, you're in for an unforgettable day on the water. Book your trip now and get ready to make some epic memories on the high seas of Bokeelia, FL! Read More
Nearshore Live Action
Join Captain Dylan for a family style fishing adventure you won’t soon forget! Capt. Dylan has been fishing the local waters for over two decades and is an expert at catching fish, finding shells and sharks teeth, and having a great time on the water! 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 and encouraged for these trips! 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. After some rod bending action Captain Dylan will motor back into shore to hit some of his favorite remote beaches to find some exquisite shells and break for lunch/fun under the sun. If you don't know already, ask Captain Dylan about sharks teeth! They can be so much fun to find and are usually thousands and thousands of years old! 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! **Half-Day** fishing trip for 4 hours. You can target a variety of fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! **3/4 day** fishing trip for 6 hours. You can target a variety of different fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! A quick lunch break at a water-side restaurant is always an option. **Full-Day** fishing trip for 8 hours. This will maximize the amount of fish we can catch and keep. We will target many different fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! A quick lunch break at a water-side restaurant is always an option as well! Read More
Pine Island Fishing And Shelling
Launch from Snook's Bayside Restaurant with Captain Ryan to chase a myriad of inshore species throughout the network of barrier islands and inlets around Englewood beach and Boca Grande! Captain Ryan will show you how to hook into Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species as you explore the back country passes and on the surf as well. Captain Ryan's 24' Hanson is the perfect vessel for these waters. With plenty of space for you and up to 5 others, live wells for bait, and a steering tower for sight fishing. Captain Ryan will provide all the gear you will need for a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring for these trips are your favorite snacks and drinks, maybe a lunch for longer trips, sunglasses, and a desire to catch a pile of fish! Read More
4-6 Hour Inshore - 24’ Hanson
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
Bokeelia Half Day Inshore
On this fishing trip with Captain Rob, you'll fish the inshore waters of Estero Bay, Matanzas Pass, and Southern Pine Island Sound, looking for a variety of species including Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Gag Grouper (when in season). There's a little bit of everything on this trip; you'll get the enjoy the beautiful scenery, catch fun fighting fish, and take home an excellent dinner! You'll mix it up on this trip, using a combination of trolling and light-tackle fishing, changing your baits and lures depending on the weather, season, and target species. Captain Rob will take you out on his 25' SeaQuest center console, powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine. This boat is perfect for navigating the costal waters you'll be fishing. You will need to bring your sun protection, a hat, and some sunglasses and you'll be ready to hit the water. Be sure to pack an ice chest so that you can take home the tasty fish you'll catch! Read More
Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Fort Myers trolling charter
What are the best trolling charters in Fort Myers?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 19 trolling trip in Fort Myers: Fort Myers Inshore Angling guided by Charlie.
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What types of trolling charters are common in Fort Myers?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for trolling in Fort Myers as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for trolling in Fort Myers are: 1. tarpon, 2. snook, 3. redfish, and 4. mangrove snapper.
How much do Fort Myers trolling fishing charters cost?
for trolling in Fort Myers prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for trolling in Fort Myers is $705. The average price for a full day trip for trolling in Fort Myers is $1,212.
What month is best for on a trolling charter in Fort Myers?
The most popular season to go on a trolling charter in Fort Myers is spring, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.
Do I need a Fort Myers fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fort Myers?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
James did a great job, confirming the trip and getting back to me right away with any question. Amazing experience! Went above and beyond to get us on the fish. Highly recommend! Very pleasant and motivated young man! Great Captain…
Richard H. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida
Very good captain! Super friendly and knowledgeable.
Greg D. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida
Our trip today was great all the way. We met captain James, on time, at the marina and we were off. We got lucky and the weather was great, water was calm and the fish were biting. Although they were small, we caught a bunch and had a great time. Captain James was very nice, helpful and knew his job well. He got us to the right spots, next time, they will be bigger . we will go again to be sure.
Stephen Z. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida
We had a blast! Captain Charlie kept us moving not only did we catch great fish but we enjoyed dolphins all around us and a manatee swam right next to the boat. He was early for our trip and recommended a wonderful restaurant that cooked up our fish that he cleaned for us. We will be back next year to do it again Lord willing 🙏Thanks Captain Charlie
Christopher S. with Charlie C. of Fort Myers, Florida
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