Bonita Springs Fishing Charters

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Bonita Springs: 273 fishing charters available
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Bonita Springs, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Bonita Springs

The average price for a private 4 hour Bonita Springs fishing trip is US $492, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $672 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Bonita Springs that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Bonita Springs provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Bonita Springs are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Bonita Springs are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $479
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $613

Fishing in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs is located on the southern end of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. With miles of shoreline and mangrove forests, the bay is a prolific inshore fishery. Add easy access to several nearshore and offshore reefs, and you’ll begin to see why Bonita Springs fishing charters offer so much variety!

Estero Bay provides a year-round home for many exciting inshore species. The lush mangrove forests serve as a hatchery for Snook and hold a population of resident juvenile Tarpon. In addition to these, you’ll also hook into other inshore favorites such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and more.

Inshore fishing, however, is just one part of what Bonita Springs has to offer. Stillwater enthusiasts will be pleased to know that you can fish for Peacock and Largemouth Bass if you explore the freshwater canals. These trips are a great option for windy days.

Those looking for more of a challenge may want to hit some of the nearshore reefs and wrecks. Along the reefs, you can find delicious Tripletail, Grouper, and Snapper, as well as tough-fighting Sharks, Barracuda, and Cobia.

Half day trips will allow anglers to get a great taste of the inshore waters. You’ll usually fish the Estero Bay or the brackish Imperial River, making these trips perfect for families or beginners. If you’re interested in fishing the deeper waters, setting aside a few extra hours will give you time to hit the M.A.Y. and GH reefs.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a saltwater fishing charter, you won’t need a fishing license, but anglers above the age of 16 will need one when targeting freshwater species. Many species are heavily regulated, so make sure to get informed on the current regulations before setting out.

Bonita Springs Fishing Seasons

January

The start of the year is a great time for Spotted Seatrout. Targeting Redfish can also be productive during this period. Pulling crab pots nearshore could put you on some Tripletail.

February

It’s still too cold for Snook to show up, but you can get plenty of Sheepshead this time of year, especially near Big Hickory Island.

March

This is when the waters will finally start to warm up, and they’ll usually be in the high sixties. Plenty of big Seatrout, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel are yours to find.

April

April is when Snook arrive in large numbers, and it’ll stay that way right up until October. Guides will start doing Snook night trips around this time.

May

Around May, Tarpon might start showing up in local waters in bigger numbers. If so, do your best to hook the Silver King and experience the fight of a lifetime.

June

Summer is probably the best time to fish in Bonita Springs. The waters are filled with everything from Tarpon to Snapper, and you may find Sheepshead lurking around the passes.

July

The Snook bite is still running strong in the heat of summer. Fishing the nearshore reefs may hook you up with some Grouper and Snapper too.

August

If you’re lucky, there still might be some stubborn Tarpon that have stayed in the area, but even if that’s not the case, great fishing can still be had both inshore and offshore.

September

As the waters continue to cool, you can expect Redfish to show up in much larger numbers, while Sharks are making their way closer to inshore waters.

October

This is when fish start to migrate south for the winter, but it’s still a great time to target Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Trout, and more.

November

Early winter is when Tripletail and Cobia start popping up, so get ready to do some trolling for absolutely delicious fish.

December

Redfish and Trout are huge in the backwater, while you can find a good number of Grouper, Snapper, and Sheepshead over at the reefs.

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What anglers said about fishing in Bonita Springs

I would recommend to use black Irish charters. And to pick a nice calm beautiful morning or evening trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend to use black Irish charters. And to pick a nice calm beautiful morning or evening trip
Black Irish Charters
Black Irish Charters
Absolutely!! My first time fishing salt water & it exceeded my expectations
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely!! My first time fishing salt water & it exceeded my expectations
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
I have fished here for a couple years and depending upon the season there is always a great mix of fish. Bring sunscreen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I have fished here for a couple years and depending upon the season there is always a great mix of fish. Bring sunscreen
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Had a great time but it certainly was hot!! Would like to try the same thing during the fall or spring.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time but it certainly was hot!! Would like to try the same thing during the fall or spring.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1 Punta Gorda, Florida
A half day was a good experience, we were on fish about every stop, Capt Fred did a great job. June is rainy, and can be hot. The 1/2 day was good.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
A half day was a good experience, we were on fish about every stop, Capt Fred did a great job. June is rainy, and can be hot. The 1/2 day was good.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters Southington, CT
The hotter and sunnier it is, the better you can see the peacock bass in the freshwater canals. I was told they spawn in the heat of the summer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The hotter and sunnier it is, the better you can see the peacock bass in the freshwater canals. I was told they spawn in the heat of the summer
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters Wheelersburg, OH
Fish the flats and mangroves in estero bay with Living the dream charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the flats and mangroves in estero bay with Living the dream charters.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1 Bourbonnais, IL
It was hot so be ready for it. bring plenty of water, big hat and plenty of sun screen(before you get in the sun).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was hot so be ready for it. bring plenty of water, big hat and plenty of sun screen(before you get in the sun).
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1 Miami, FL
Bay and inland ocean fishing is great because it is not so weather and wind sensitive as deep sea fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay and inland ocean fishing is great because it is not so weather and wind sensitive as deep sea fishing.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1 Naples, Florida

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Bonita Springs?

BonitaFish Charters
BonitaFish Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Eric was a great captain! Eric put us on fish all morning. We caught multiple varieties of fish. Great time was had by my wife, son and myself. I would highly recommend Captain Eric.
Murray  M.
Murray M.
Tango Down Fishing
Tango Down Fishing
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Duke was very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with all morning as he helped us chase fish. There were found fish at every location he brought us to, and he taught us novice saltwater anglers how to cast retrieve etc for this style of fishing. Boat was perfect for 2 people. Had fun. Would go again.
Alexander  C.
Alexander C.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Ellison knows his stuff on the water, he’s awesome with kids, and is a great teacher. We’ll be back!
Zak  F.
Zak F.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Couldn’t be happier with Captain Christy and our fishing charter. She knew all the spots where we could catch a nice variety of fish. Everything was perfect. We’ll be booking again
John  T.
John T.
Saltyhookfishing Charters
Saltyhookfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We flew in from Michigan to take my son fishing. We caught a variety of fish. The captain was very knowledgeable and patient with two 13 year olds I brought. 10 out 10 would recommend this fishing charter. My son is already asking when can go again. He said it was one of the best days ever.
Heather  W.
Heather W.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had a fantastic time!!! As soon as we put our rods in the water we were pulling up fish! When a spot started to slow down, we’d go to the next one and start pulling up fish again. I dont think there was a single moment one of us wasn’t catching a fish. Captain Christie was extremely knowledgeable and so much fun. I highly recommend booking with them!
Gregory  D.
Gregory D.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
We had a great trip. Fred is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would strongly recommend him.
Travis  B.
Travis B.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Capt Christie was a tremendous guide and an even better person We caught plenty of fish but even if we didn’t it would have been a great day
Richard  M.
Richard M.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
We had a blast on this fishing trip! Jeff did a great job. I would recommend this excursion.
Steve  W.
Steve W.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Our Captain Christy was amazing. She gave us knowledge of the fish, birds, the foliage and was very engaging. Her fishing skills were outstanding and second to none. We would highly recommend them all. Make sure Christy is your Captain. Excellent!!!
Scott  G.
Scott G.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip with Captain Ellison today, caught some fish, but the best was my son catching a few sharks. He said it was the best day of his life! Captain Ellison was so good with the kids, and we really enjoyed him as a host. We will definitely book with him again when we come back!
Kristen  P.
Kristen P.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Captain Fred did not disappoint. Even thought weather did not cooperate (wind/tide), capt Fred knew where to find fishing hotspots!
Paul  F.
Paul F.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a wonderful day on the water with Capt. Ellison. We had four anglers on board and each person caught multiple fish and even two small sharks. Capt. Ellison is extremely knowledgeable and was able to assist both new anglers as well as experienced anglers. Additionally, Capt. Ellison was very responsive and easy to work with throughout the booking process. We would highly recommend On The Rum Charters and Capt. Ellison.
Sydney  R.
Sydney R.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
We had a great experience, Fred tried re a lot hard to make the trip enjoyable and was excited as we were when we caught a 5 lb plus peacock bass. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a great time
Donald  M.  M.
Donald M. M.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Captain Goudey is what you’re looking for in a guide. Personable, knowledgeable, and somebody you actually enjoy spending the day with. We had a nice day for early February and he was able to put us on fish in several different ways over the course of a half-day charter. Lots of fun. His boat is the perfect ride for getting in the skinny water and boogieing across the bay.
Chris  C.
Chris C.
BonitaFish Charters
BonitaFish Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Captain Eric was great. Friendly and professional at the same time. Put us on some fish and kept the trip fun by moving multiple times to new spots. Nice boat and equipment as well, thanks Eric!
Brian  T.  J.
Brian T. J.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
The weather was as cold as it gets in S Florida yet Cap Fred Gowdy had us on Fish most of the day. We didn't expect much but he worked his butt off to get me and my son on the spots. We caught a half dozen different type of fish yet the only one I really wanted was a Snook. That was my first catch of the Day. We caught Snapper, Sheepshead, Snook, Catfish, and a Bonnethead Shark. You could say it was luck but I think it was the hard work that Fred Gowdy Charters put into it. Very very happy.
Scott  S.
Scott S.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Windy and cold day for us. Fred advised we delay our start time to wait for it to warm up and tides to come up. He was able to put us on the fish and we had a successful and fun day.
Brian  M.
Brian M.
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
The guide was able to adjust to the weather conditions and put us on some good fish, will take this charter again
Lance  F.
Lance F.
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Captain Mike is very experienced on putting us on fish. We caught a wide variety of species.
James  B.
James B.

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