Fort Myers Fishing

Home to some of the finest shallow water fishing in all of Florida, Fort Myers is your favorite flats fishing spot on steroids. With ample opportunities for those after a 'Backcountry Slam' (catching Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout all in one day), and one of the largest Tarpon population in the southern USA, the city's temperate waters abound with everyone's favorite game fish, no matter what time of year. If cruising the flats for infinite Redfish schools or raiding the mangroves for the elusive Snook sound like your kind of day out, expect to call the sunlit shores of Fort Myers your second home in no time!

Known For

Edison and Ford Winter Estates,Butterfly Estates, Resident Tarpon Population, The Imaginarium, Southwest Florida Museum of History, Lee County Manatee Park, Ample Snook and Trout Seasons, Sanibel Island Beaches, Edison Festival of Light parade, JetBlue Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Florida Repertory Theatre

Rules & Regulations

If fishing aboard a guided charter or a party boat with proper licensing, there’s no additional fishing permit required.

Fort Myers Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.