Cape Coral Fishing

Endowed with an extensive canal system and handily located right on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral is your prototypal Florida fishery, known for its wide variety of both freshwater and saltwater options. The local estuary waters are conveniently sheltered by a mangrove preserve, creating a lively ecosystem and a productive game fish habitat, teeming with the likes of Snook, Reds, Trout, Jacks, Sharks, and of course - Tarpon! As such, every inshore fishing trip round here also doubles as a nature exploration tour, as you're more than likely to be greeted by curious Manatees, sea turtles, Bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles and other wildlife. Offshore, on the other hand, Cape Coral is a big game haven, hosting a range of popular pelagics including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Cobia, Tuna, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper and many more!

Known For

Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cultural Park Theater, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Oktoberfest, Cape Harbour, Burrowing Owl Festival, Cape Coral Historical Museum, Rotary Park Environmental Center, Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

Rules & Regulations

No fishing license is needed when fishing aboard a for-hire boat, guided charter, or party vessel which has the appropriate valid charter or captain license.

Cape Coral Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.