Southwest Florida is synonymous with excellent fishing, and Ft. Myers is one of the best places to drop your line. The fishing here is year-round. Ft. Meyers is located on the Caloosahatchee River, near the world-famous Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor. Many Ft. Meyers Fishing Charters are waiting to take you inshore, nearshore or out into the Gulf.
Inshore the action is hot! Many fish roam the river, the passes, bays and the barrier islands with mangrove trees, perfect hiding spots for sportfish like Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook. Catching all three in one day is called the “Backcountry Slam,” and it is very doable here. During the late spring and summer, the Tarpon migrate into the area, and it is always fun to hook up with the “Silver King.” Your Ft. Meyers fishing guides will know where the fish are biting and take you to some of their secret spots. Ft. Meyers Fishing Charters offer half and full-day trips. These charters are great for families, the sea-sick prone, and anglers of all experience. You can get to most of the hot spots in and around Ft. Meyers with a half-day charter. Still, if you want to target Tarpon or shark, you may want to opt for a full day exploring the islands and waterways.
Nearshore, the water gets deep quickly, so you can target bottom feeders like Grouper and Snapper in the reefs, wrecks, ridges and humps below. Amberjack, Cobia and Mackerel, both King and Spanish, and Barracuda are circling the reefs too. But you will need a full-day charter to catch the big fish. Mahi-Mahi, Tuna and extra-large Grouper and Snapper can be found anywhere from 20 – 50+ miles away from shore.
Ft. Meyers is a great starting point for an excellent fishing adventure. The Gulf is in reach, the Tarpon are in great numbers, the inshore fishing is hot, and the fish are numerous and ready to bite offshore. You can charter one of the many Ft. Meyers Charters at the harbors near Ft. Meyers Beach, Ft. Meyers Shore and Punta Rassa.