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With a beautiful sandy beach stretching along the Estero Island, along with numerous fishing charters, Fort Myers Beach is a true fishing paradise. Surrounded by prolific bays, giant mangrove islands, and with the Gulf of Mexico at your fingertips, it’s ready to cater to your every need. Perfect for a relaxing day with your family, as well as a serious sportfishing adventure, this versatile fishery will leave you breathless!

In the summer months, one of the best ways to spend your day is going after Tarpon that migrate past these sandy shores. Exploring the shallow flats will prove to be just as exciting – you'll reel in Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Grouper, and the occasional Shark. Visit the reefs further from the shore, and you can expect to bag some trophy Cobia, Permit, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel.

For some quality family fun, booking a half day trip and staying closer to shore is a great option. You’ll get to spend a few hours introducing your kids to the joys of fishing, and making some new memories. Looking to fill your bags with some good-sized specimens? A full day trip will maximize your chances. For a bucket-list catch, consider going on one of the specialized trips on offer, targeting Tarpon or Shark.

You don’t have to look hard for the perfect charter in Fort Myers Beach, as you’ll find them all along the island. You can visit the Matanzas Pass, as well as San Carlos Island, and you’ll be spoiled for choice on Pelican Bay. Everywhere you turn you'll see fishing charters eager to take you on an adventure!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on a fishing charter, you don’t have to worry about fishing licenses as the captain will take care of them for you. Note that regulations apply to some fish species, so the best way to go out is with a reputable captain who’ll keep you informed.

Fort Myers Beach
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January

Get the New Year started with a bang by fishing in Fort Myers Beach. Redfish and Speckled Trout bite well at this time of year. Look for Goliath Grouper in the backcountry or search under crab traps' marker buoys for a tasty Tripletail.

February

Winter fishing continues, and Florida's glorious climate will make sure that you enjoy it. This is a great time to target Trout and big Black Drum. Don't miss out on the "Shellabration!" festival on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

March

Just in time for spring break, March in Fort Myers Beach sees a whole host of activities and fishing options. From the famous Lions Club Shrimp Festival to the arrival of Cobia nearshore, there is plenty to keep you busy.

April

Tarpon starts to flood into Fort Myers Beach in April. Head out with a spinning rod and practice your sight casting – as long as the winds are calm, you’ll have a wonderful time on the water!

May

The Tarpon season gets serious at this time of year and becomes the priority for the next two months. The nearshore reefs attract Kingfish and Cobia. Don't miss the annual Taste of the Beach festival for some local culinary fare.

June

The weather gets very hot, particularly in the middle of the day. Stay comfortable by fishing in the early morning or evenings. The Snapper bite is very good offshore and in the Estero River, while Sharks are found all over the flats. 

July

There is some risk of rain in the afternoons from now until September, although the weather remains very hot. Fish around jetties and piers in the early morning, where inshore fish will be hiding out in the cooler water.

August

August is hot in Fort Myers Beach and is a great time to relax on the sugar-sands. Bottom fishing offshore is very good but can be disrupted by afternoon thunderstorms. Watch out – these can materialize at a moment's notice.

September

The weather gradually starts to cool in Fort Myers Beach in September, and although the rains ease, there is still the chance of the odd afternoon storm. The beaches are less crowded and the waterways are active and full of life.

October

October is a transitional month that sees changes in water temperatures and fish behavior. Don't miss the amazing Redfish bite and check out the nearshore waters for Cobia as they migrate south for the winter.

November

November is a great month in Fort Myers Beach. It's time for the US's largest Sand Sculpting Championship, as well as the Ft Myers Beach Pirate Festival! From ship battles to kids fishing contests, this is not an event you want to miss.

December

With weather in the 70s and inshore and flats fishing on top form, this is the ideal location for your winter vacation. Don't miss the Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade for a fleet of illuminated, decorated, carol-playing boats.

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I'm sure there are more plentiful seasons, but it has been a great experience for us 2 years in a row. We are out for the fun and memories, and if we get a mess of fish for the table even better- we've accomplished that 2 years in a row.
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I'm sure there are more plentiful seasons, but it has been a great experience for us 2 years in a row. We are out for the fun and memories, and if we get a mess of fish for the table even better- we've accomplished that 2 years in a row.
Wesley  M.
Wesley M. Mitchell, IN
I recommend Captain Jason Fiora from TackleBox Fishing Charters if you want to catch fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I recommend Captain Jason Fiora from TackleBox Fishing Charters if you want to catch fish!
Margaret  R.
Margaret R. Combined Locks, WI
I'm not an expert, but I think Fort Myers would have something to offer year round.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I'm not an expert, but I think Fort Myers would have something to offer year round.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Hebron, IN
take your kids, the fishing is fantastic and the memories will last a lifetime
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
take your kids, the fishing is fantastic and the memories will last a lifetime
Kevin  P.
Kevin P. New Castle, DE
This is great fishing even if you don't want to go all the way out in the ocean. There are so many areas and the charters know where to take you.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This is great fishing even if you don't want to go all the way out in the ocean. There are so many areas and the charters know where to take you.
Kim  K.
Kim K. Benton, WI
For a small Groupe, don't hesitate to go with Captain Jay. Hé explains everything very good and helps you where needed.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
For a small Groupe, don't hesitate to go with Captain Jay. Hé explains everything very good and helps you where needed.
Hieronymus  V.  H.
Hieronymus V. H. Fort Myers, Florida
Go on a chartered trip if budget allows if not ask local bait shop where the fish are biting .
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go on a chartered trip if budget allows if not ask local bait shop where the fish are biting .
Vicente  P.
Vicente P. Joliet, IL
You have to book a fishing trip with Capt John, promise will be a great experience and lots of fun .
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You have to book a fishing trip with Capt John, promise will be a great experience and lots of fun .
Nelson  M.
Nelson M. Naples, Florida
Very good "back water" fishing experience with smooth water and easy fishing
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Very good "back water" fishing experience with smooth water and easy fishing
Jim  G.
Jim G. Fort Myers, Florida
Dress in layers because it is cool when that boat moves this time of year and bring sunscreen even if you don't think you need it!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress in layers because it is cool when that boat moves this time of year and bring sunscreen even if you don't think you need it!
Kathy  H.
Kathy H. Cape Coral, Florida
Fort Myers has a wide range of species that can be targeted depending on the time of year that you're on the water. Finding a captain that know their stuff and how to pursue the right fish at the right time will pay dividends! There's no such thing as "downtime" in these waters. If you know what you're doing, or know someone who does, you'll find the action and you'll definitley be coming back for more.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fort Myers has a wide range of species that can be targeted depending on the time of year that you're on the water. Finding a captain that know their stuff and how to pursue the right fish at the right time will pay dividends! There's no such thing as "downtime" in these waters. If you know what you're doing, or know someone who does, you'll find the action and you'll definitley be coming back for more.
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FishingBooker Member Fort Myers, Florida
Plan on catching lots of fish never a dual moment you won't be disappointed
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Plan on catching lots of fish never a dual moment you won't be disappointed
Gregory  L.  M.
Gregory L. M. Fort Myers, Florida

Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach
Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 206 reviews
Had a great time on this charter!!!! Caught close to 50 fish in 5 hours, nothing big but always on the bite! Great time and great crew!
Kyle  K.
Kyle K. Burdock, SD
Mac-Attack Charters Deep Sea Fishin
Mac-Attack Charters Deep Sea Fishin
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Great time fishing! The boat is extremely nice and the captain takes great care of it. He really knows where the fish are and how to catch them. Highly recommend and will be returning. Thank you!
Eric  K.
Eric K. Scopus, MO
Island Time Adventures
Island Time Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
My girlfriend and I had an excellent time. Captain Mike is very friendly and knows the fishing areas extremely well. We caught sea trout and Jack Crevalle and enjoyed seeing dolphins swim up near the boat. I highly recommend the trip.
Michael  T.
Michael T. Miromar Lakes, FL
Always Fun Charters LLC
Always Fun Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Great experience and the crew is really interested in helping catch as many fish as possible. Highly recommend
Nancy  V.
Nancy V. Holland, PA
Entice Charters
Entice Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
Captain Scott was awesome. We worked many areas looking for fish. End of the day each of us caught fish and had a great time. Highly recommend this charter.
Chris  T.
Chris T. Savannah, GA
Maritime Charters South Fort Myers
Maritime Charters South Fort Myers
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
We had a great experience with this crew! They made this a great experience for all of us!
Wesley  M.
Wesley M. Mitchell, IN
Trophy Chasers Fishing Charter
Trophy Chasers Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Great experience with Ryan, knew where the fish were & highly knowledgeable of the waters being fished. Highly recommend for 2-3 anglers looking to get on some fish
Michael  F.
Michael F. Milwaukee, WI
TackleBox Fishing Charters
TackleBox Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Me & my son did a have day with captain Jason, he was professional & put us on the fish quick despite a windy day. Glad we went out & had a great afternoon, I would book with him again awesome day!
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Bryan, OH
Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach
Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 206 reviews
We had a blast! Great communication up to trip day! They made us feel very special! I highly recommend them! Captain John & Mike were great the kiddos explained each kind of fish and bird to them. Definitely will be back! Thank you all for making our day special!
Deborah  S.
Deborah S. Lake Wales, FL
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Excellent job by Captain Mike. Very amenable to what you want to do coupled with the fish patterns. Retired Coast Guard Chief Bos’ns Mate gave us the comfort in his abilities to safely operate the boat. The price was very reasonable and we will definitely look him up next time we fish in Ft Myers area.
Ronald  W.
Ronald W. Mulberry, TN
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 402 reviews
Almost two dozen fish caught on the half day trip this morning. Snook, blowfish, sheepshead, snapper, and grouper. Definitely would book again.
Zoe  G.
Zoe G. Cape Coral, Florida
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 402 reviews
I had a great time ,capt Jay took care of everything from baiting my hook and casting to taking the fish off the hook and driving the boat to all the spots . we probably caught and released over 25 fish included 5 species like : snook ,red fish,mangrove snapper,blowfish and sheep head fish I will rebook again for the next time i came over to FortMyers highly recommended this trip
Manuel  S.
Manuel S. Chelsea, MA
Always Fun Charters LLC
Always Fun Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Had a great experience today! Capt Neil was knowledgeable and first mate Nick got our lines in the water just as quickly as we reeled them in!
Eugenia  D.
Eugenia D. North Fort Myers, Florida
Island Time Adventures
Island Time Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
Captain Dave was great! He had a lot of spots and knew exactly where to take us to catch fish. He supplied everything we needed and is an all around fun guy! We will definitely book again!
Lisa  P.
Lisa P. Parrish, FL
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Captain Jay Get Reelin'
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 402 reviews
Jay was responsive when setting up the fishing trip. We did a half day from 7:30am - 11:30am. Jay provided good directions. We caught over 10 fish which included 5 different kinds. Our favorite location was the mangrove canals. Clean boat! Friendly captain! Caught fish!
Abigail  K.
Abigail K. Kalamazoo, Michigan
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
I can’t say enough about how great our trip was. He put us over the fish and we had hits with almost every cast.
Tim  G.
Tim G. Winder, Georgia
Island Time Adventures
Island Time Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
We had a great time. We were new to fishing and Captain Dave was very patient, friendly, and an excellent guide. He introduced us to several beginner techniques and made us feel comfortable attempting to catch fish. Although the fish the fish were not cooperating mainly due to recent weather changes, we were still able to catch and release a few. We highly recommend and would return to fish with Captain Dave again!
Erica  G.
Erica G. Orlando, FL
Entice Charters
Entice Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
Great experience! On a cold and windy day Capt Scott manage to find some snook and redfish for us!
Gustavo  F.
Gustavo F. Miami, FL
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Great day out on the water. Captain Griffin got me on the fish quick and it was non-stop biting all day. Highly recommend this well knowledgeable local guide.
Christopher  F.
Christopher F. Fort Myers, FL
Island Time Adventures
Island Time Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
Great trip. Stayed local and caught fish! Had an amazing time catching snook, and got my PB at 32". Would recommend
Derek  D.
Derek D. Jacksonville, FL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Fort Myers Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Fort Myers Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $476, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $712. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Fort Myers Beach is 26 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Island Time Adventures, Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours, and Shallow Water Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Fort Myers Beach.

Island Time Adventures, Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours, and Shallow Water Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Fort Myers Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Fort Myers Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Mangrove), Redfish, and Snook. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With weather in the 70s and inshore and flats fishing on top form, this is the ideal location for your winter vacation. Don't miss the Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade for a fleet of illuminated, decorated, carol-playing boats. Check availability for local fishing charters in Fort Myers Beach.

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