Reel Fishing SWFL Charters welcomes you to Fort Myers. With over 20 years of fishing experience, this fishing charter service guarantees to show you a memorable experience on these waters. Join in on the fun and have an exciting day of fishing filled with the greatest memories!

Capt. Miguel will do all it takes to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 2 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Speckled Seatrout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning to effectively catch the fish of your dreams.

Your fishing adventure starts on a Yamaha 190 FSH Jet powered Fishing Boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat offers sufficient storage for all your needs, multiple ice boxes, a private changing room in the lower deck, a 30GL livewell, LED 360 lighting for comfortable night fishing trips, a music stereo, and 10 rod holders. Book your trip today to experience a different type of thrill when you come aboard a Yamaha Fishing Jet boat.

Capt. Miguel provides you with all the premium rods, reels, terminal tackle, and bait. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The captain will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with water, so all you have to bring is a snack.

Reel Fishing SWFL Charters is excited to host you and hopes to see you on the water soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Quick Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    This trip is perfect if you just need a quick breather and need to get away for a bit! This trip includes the following: rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as water, licenses, and catch cleaning. Don’t forget to bring a snack. You and the captain will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout! The starting time is 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Quick Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    This trip is perfect if you just need a quick breather and need to get away for a bit! This trip includes the following: rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as water, licenses, and catch cleaning. Don’t forget to bring a snack. You and the captain will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout! The starting time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    This trip includes the following: rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as water, licenses, and catch cleaning. Don’t forget to bring a snack. You and the captain will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout! The starting time is 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    Captain Miguel supplies you with rods, reels, tackle, bait, fishing licenses, water, and even catch cleaning. The only things you should bring are your favorite snacks. The species you'll be chasing are Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Trout!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    The trip price includes all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, fish cleaning, fishing licenses, and water. Just bring a snack and you'll be set to go. You and the captain will spend 4 fun hours on the water and chase Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the water chasing Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout! The trip covers all the fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, and water, so just bring some snacks. The captain also provides fishing licenses and a catch cleaning service.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    On this trip, we will focus on catching one of Florida's many Shark species using big game tackle and big baits!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    On this trip, we will focus on catching one of Florida's many Shark species using big game tackle and big baits!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore Night Snook/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Captain Miguel highly encourages you to pick this trip! Most of the fish you can target during the day is also active during the night hours, increasing the chances of a trophy catch. You and the captain will depart at 8:00 p.m. and chase Tarpon and Snook for 3 hours.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    All the rods, reels, tackle, bait, water, fishing licenses, and even catch cleaning are included in the trip price – the only thing you'll need are some snacks. You and the captain will have a great time targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    Spend even more time on the rich inshore waters of Florida and have a memorable time chasing Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout. The captain will take care of all the fishing tackle, bait, fishing licenses, catch cleaning, as well as water, so just bring some food before you depart.
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About the Captain

Miguel Espinal
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2021
Capt. Miguel is the proud owner of Reel Fishing SWFL Charters and has over 20 years of experience dating back to Early 2001. The captain is originally from Jersey City, NJ where he would spend all his free time as a kid, fishing with his father and birthing his love for the ocean and fishing. In 2005, The captain moved to Florida where his love for the fishing sport grew to a whole other level, chasing a number of inshore and nearshore fish species. Captain Miguel personally invites you to join him as he continues to explore and experience Florida's beautiful wildlife ecosystem. He tours all major fishing locations in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva Islands, Matlacha, Boca Grande, Cayó Costa, Pine Island Sound, Bokeelia, and Port Charlotte. He chases after heart-racing game fish, such as Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Sheepshead, Shark, and more. Captain Miguel invites you to experience Florida with him!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel

Boat specs

Yamaha 190 FSH (Jet boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 180HP Yamaha 1.8L High Output engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
We provide bottled waters
First Mate
Deckhand available on Night fishing trips
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Some species may not be harvested depending on season
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Red Drum Season just opned!
Red Drum Season just opned!
September 1, 2022
Hey guys, Red Drum is now open for harvest! Two per vessel no smaller than 18 inches and can’t exceed 27 inches. Book your trip today and come catch one of these tasty fish! I will clean, fillet and put it on ice for you see you soon!

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Wade H. A.
Fort Myers, FL
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Fishing with Captain Miguel

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 15, 2022
Our experience with Captain Miguel was outstanding; he took us to some of the Best Fishing Spots. His navigation skills are...
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Half day surprise charter with Capt. Miguel

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 7, 2022
Even though he had just come off a 24 hr charter and this was on short notice Capt Miguel was alert and pleasant. I was a little...
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Craig H.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Quick Fishing (PM) on August 16, 2022
Captain Miguel is a rockstar! His positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and kid friendly approach was perfect for my children,...
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Paul H.
Chicago, IL
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Half day inshore with Captain Miguel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 11, 2022
My 12 year old and I did Our first inshore charter coming from the Midwest.Captain Miguel took us out fast, got us on fish...
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Andrew B.
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If you don't choose Miguel, you are choosing the wrong Captain!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on August 9, 2022
I could write a novel about how wonderful our experience was.  Miguel is extremely knowledgeable about the waters and the...
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FAQs about Reel Fishing SWFL Charters

Reel Fishing SWFL Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Quick Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Quick Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour – Inshore Night Snook/Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (We provide bottled waters)
  • First Mate (Deckhand available on Night fishing trips)
  • Fishing License

Reel Fishing SWFL Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Fishing SWFL Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail