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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

According to customer reviews, Saltwater Excursions, Gulf Coast Charter Service, and All In Excursions Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Fort Myers, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Fort Myers.

The average price for a private 4 hour Fort Myers fishing trip is $536, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $773 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Gulf Coast Charter Service and All In Excursions Fishing Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Fort Myers.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Hop aboard a Fort Myers fishing charter for some of the best fishing Florida has to offer! Located on the stunning Caloosahatchee River, with Charlotte Harbor and the Estero Bay within easy reach, it’s easy to see why Fort Myers is an inshore fisherman’s paradise. The Matlacha Pass and the Pine Island Sound are at your fingertips, and Gulf waters are a short boat ride away.

If you’re looking for a Backcountry Slam (catching Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout in a day) you’ve come to the right place! The shallow waters are home to Tarpon as well, which is a true Fort Myers staple. A half day trip will give you enough time to explore these shallow waterways, or you can opt for a specialized trip targeting a specific species like Tarpon or Sharks.

The waters around the reefs and wrecks of the Gulf get pretty deep – and the deeper the water, the bigger the fish! Visit them for a chance to battle big Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Make sure to book a trip that will have you spend a full day or longer on the water in order to really maximize your chances of breaking some records.

To enjoy this prolific fishery, hit the docks of the Caloosahatchee River at Fort Myers Shores for your pick of charters ready to take you out. You can also head to the nearby Punta Rassa or Fort Myers Beach where there’s never a shortage of charters.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re planning on hiring a professional charter, you don’t have to worry about the fishing license, as the captain will provide it for you. Since there are specific regulations when it comes to certain species, hiring a reputable guide is the best way to ensure you’re fishing legally.

Fort Myers
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Enjoy southern Florida's mild winters on a January fishing trip in Fort Myers. Look for Trout and Redfish on the open flats and backcountry. Stone Crab season opens, inviting Tripletail around the marker buoys for a great light tackle fight.

February

Trout fishing remains very good, with Snook becoming more active towards the end of the month. The local reefs are home to tasty Sheepshead, giant Black Drum, and Gator Trout.

March

March in Fort Myers is a transitional month. Cobia start to appear around the local reefs, Permit can be found, and Red Grouper are caught offshore. Watch out for Spring Break crowds and windy weather.

April

April sees the gradual beginning of the Tarpon season, as the Silver King starts to move to the back bays and Fort Myers Beach. There is great topwater action on the flats and backcountry, with Gag Grouper, Cobia, and Permit nearshore.

May

Tarpon fishing really starts to heat up, with large schools congregating in about 20 feet of water about one to three miles from the coast. Snook gather on the beaches. This month is all about variety with great action nearshore too.

June

The weather starts to get hot and the rainy season sets in until September. Mid-day fishing concentrates on colder waters by creek mouths or targeting Sharks on the flats. Offshore, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia are biting.

July

The weather gets even hotter, making fishing best around the jetties and piers early in the morning or in the channels and passes later in the day. Tarpon is migrating northwards but still very much available from Fort Myers.

August

Fishing for Snook and Tarpon starts to taper off around the beaches, although Snook may be caught on the flats as they travel towards the backcountry lakes. 

September

Fort Myers becomes less crowded in September as families take the kids back to school and hurricanes threaten. Water temperatures are still warm, so look for deep holes and shade, targeting Redfish, Snook, and Trout.

October

The main focus for Fort Myers fishing in October is Redfish. Big ones. They start to spawn in inlets and river mouths at this time of year. Sight fishing on the flats is exceptional, thanks to very low tides. Cobia starts coming south again.

November

The Redfish spawn continues, with excellent fishing available. Temperatures gradually start to drop, remaining extremely comfortable for fish and anglers. Big Trout start to show up on the flats and the Snook are getting fat.

December

With weather in the mid 70s and clear beaches, it is easy to see why winter is the high season for fishing in Fort Myers. This is the start of winter fishing, with flats fishing being phenomenal for Redfish, Trout, and Snook.

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Fishing in Fort Myers was amazing. I’ve been fishing many times and fishing there was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Fort Myers was amazing. I’ve been fishing many times and fishing there was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
Rick  D.
Rick D. Potomac, MD
Florida is always tricky when it comes to the weather. But if you get the chance to fish I would highly recommend it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Florida is always tricky when it comes to the weather. But if you get the chance to fish I would highly recommend it.
Ronald  K.
Ronald K. Lake City, FL
Hot but fun - great way to spend a morning to.relax and forget about work :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hot but fun - great way to spend a morning to.relax and forget about work :)
Carl  M.
Carl M. Fort Myers, Florida
Great experience, calm water and plenty of fishing spots. Capt. Charles Fishing Charter is the man to see...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience, calm water and plenty of fishing spots. Capt. Charles Fishing Charter is the man to see...
Eric  K.
Eric K. Frankfort, OH
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Calvin  F.
Calvin F. Bristow, OK
If your fishing in the Ft Meyers area in the spring stay around the Mangroves as they are plenty of fish to be caught and a large variety active!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your fishing in the Ft Meyers area in the spring stay around the Mangroves as they are plenty of fish to be caught and a large variety active!
Paul  S.
Paul S.
Sun screen and a great attitude. Can't get down if you aren't catching fish. Just keep at it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sun screen and a great attitude. Can't get down if you aren't catching fish. Just keep at it
Adam  A.
Adam A. Appleton, WI
Look at the fishing reports for the time of year you are planning on coming to select a target species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the fishing reports for the time of year you are planning on coming to select a target species
Scott  W.
Scott W. Tampa, FL
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Erick  B.
Erick B. Highland Charter Township, MI
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Brien  S.
Brien S. Minneapolis, MN
Book the whole 8 hour trip, so you have a better chance of catching more fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the whole 8 hour trip, so you have a better chance of catching more fish.
Bryan  Y.
Bryan Y. Auburn, ME
Spend the extra money and use a guide to learn the techniques for each species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend the extra money and use a guide to learn the techniques for each species.
Terry  D.
Terry D. Fort Myers, Florida
Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Elizabeth  H.
Elizabeth H. Glenview, IL
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Jon  S.
Jon S. McLean, VA
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Ringle, WI
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Very good
4.0 / 5
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Fred  B.
Fred B. Fort Myers, Florida
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Eldersburg, MD
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Gary  M.
Gary M. Naples, FL
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Ron  W.
Ron W. Miami Beach, FL
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
David  P.
David P. Elizabeth, CO

Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Excellent Captain with a ton of knowledge. Very welcoming.. did a great job explaining throughout the day and also does a nice job teaching about the area. The 4 hour trip yielded approx 50 plus fish with keepers mixed in. We caught Trout, snapper, Pompano, lady fish, puffer fish and Lizard fish. Keepers will filet and iced down for dinner this evening. Truly an enjoyable trip with or without catching fish. Rebooked a future charter as well.
Joseph  N.
Joseph N.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(335 reviews)
I have gad many trips with Jack and everyone was a great fishing experience. This time I brought along a friend's 8 year old son and he had a fantastic time. As always we hooked a few and Jack taught him much.
Fred  B.
Fred B.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(335 reviews)
Had a great time today with Captain Jack. Very nice guy. Caught Sea Trout , Grouper , Ladyfish and a bunch of other stuff. I'll definitely be using him again.
Richard  S.
Richard S.
Flat Top Charters
Flat Top Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Of all the charters I have been on, this was by far the best. Mark pretty much had us on fish all day. Highly recommend you book here but save me a spot. I will book again when in town.
Tom  C.
Tom C.
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Clean and well maintained boat. Captain Jamey was very knowledgable and a realy great guy to fish with. Put us on fish within minutes. Would highly recomend for both families and responsible groups.
Dennis  R.
Dennis R.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(335 reviews)
What a great Afternoon on the water Captain Jack made it happen We all had a great trip and caught lots of fish My grandson had a blast I would highly recommend Capt Jack
Rebecca  O.
Rebecca O. Colora, MD
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Great afternoon on the water. Captain Dillon was terrific and we caught a lot of fish. Also saw dolphin and manatee. One of the best guided trips we’ve been on.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Tampa, Florida
Thrill Of It All
Thrill Of It All
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain Scott was incredible and kept us on the fish all trip. My son landed a 7’ lemon shark and a giant Snook. Just talking with Captain Scott about the area and fishing made the trip very enjoyable and would certainly book him again.
Daniel  M.
Daniel M. Noblesville, IN
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Captain Dillon took excellent care of us and we too home fish that he cleaned for us.
Bob  K.
Bob K. Georgetown, IN
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
I would highly recommend taking a trip out with Captain Robert. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and my group of 3 had an amazing time out on the water with him.
Rodney  H.
Rodney H. Wrightstown, WI
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
We caught lots of fish and some big ones too. Excellent captain and trip. Highly recommend!
Eddy  C.
Eddy C.
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Captain was excellent! Kept finding the fish and making sure our day was perfect! Highly recommend!!
Michelle  W.
Michelle W. Fort Myers, Florida
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Capt Fabian was great! Kids had tons of fish action. Great way to build positive memories with fishing. Thanks Capt!
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Tampa, FL
Southwest Florida Charters
Southwest Florida Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
Mike is affable and knowledgeable in all areas. He is fully committed to his folks having the best experience. After that its your lucky day or not. Bring your own water. None on board. Be prepared for a 30-45 minute stop on the way out to catch bait for the excursion. More experienced folks may know this To be SOP. I was surprised.
Hal  A.
Hal A. New York, NY
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Fished just inside bay and mouth of river. Caught lots of fish! Already planning my next trip with Captain Dan!
Alan  K.
Alan K. Middleton, TN
Thrill Of It All
Thrill Of It All
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We had a blast an awesome experience.Captain Scott was really on top of things,put us right on the sharks was very informational. Everyone caught shark’s and bait was wonderful.
Chad  R.
Chad R. Eudora, KS
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Awesome day caught fish at every stop trout lady fish one surprise snapper red fish & last but not least snook
Dale  P.
Dale P. Watseka, IL
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Captain Billy and his son were amazing! They knew exactly where to go to make our fishing experience action packed. There really wasn’t a full moment and we probably caught over 100 fish. If you’re looking for a great time fishing, Captain Billy is your man.
Rick  D.
Rick D. Potomac, MD
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Friendly, fun, and knowledgeable captian Fabian. Good with kids as well. Great trip and I would recommend this charter.
Dan  D.
Dan D. Frankfort, IL
Goodman Charters
Goodman Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Capt JAMES gave us a great trip! He knew all the right spots, and just what to tweak to keep us on fish!
Christian  G.
Christian G. Cape Coral, Florida

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