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Pine Island: 133 fishing charters available

Dragonfly Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Saltwater Excursions

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Thrill Of It All – Captiva

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captiva
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Send It Charter Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Gulf Coast Charter Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Rippin N Reelin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Thrill Of It All

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pine Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Pine Island fishing trip is $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $762 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Dragonfly Charters, Saltwater Excursions, and Thrill Of It All – Captiva are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pine Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Pine Island.

Dragonfly Charters and Thrill Of It All – Captiva received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pine Island.

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

The maze of mangroves that Pine Island fishing charters regularly explore has enough stock of fine inshore species to keep you busy for days. Add to that the network of sounds, passes, natural preserves, harbours, and bay waters, and you’ll understand why so many anglers come here year after year. Pine Island doesn’t have the ‘beach glamor’ of Sanibel or Captiva, but lacks nothing in fishing opportunities.

Commercial fishing has been a major part of Pine Island’s history. Many residents are full time commercial fishermen and fishing charters are springing up around the island too. That’s great news as you will need the ‘know-how’ if you want to get these fish to bite.

Pine Island fishing spots

Pine Island is home to what you could call perfect launchpads for inshore charters - Bokeelia, Pineland, and St. James City, but, wait, that’s not all. There’s more good stuff - you can explore the fisheries out of Captiva, Sanibel, Matlacha, and Boca Grande on a full day trip without hassle. And if you’re more of an offshore angler, worry not. There’s plenty of fish in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Pine Island Sound

First things first. Fishing Pine Island Sound can easily leave you breathless. Not just because the view is stunning - and it surely is - but because the Redfish, Snook, and Trout that forage these waters are some of the strongest fighters pound-for-pound. These flats hold numerous honey holes where you can find fish lazily cruising around and some downright heavy fighters.

Work the fisheries around the bars along boating channels and you can find excellent fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon when in season. Local anglers swear that this is the finest fishing habitat for inshore fishing, with grassy flats, oyster beds, creeks, and rivers forming a mashup of chances to land an impressive catch.

Matlacha Pass

Matlacha Pass is another body of water you’ll surely want to explore. Spotted with islands, these waterways offer bays, bayous, coves, creeks, and mangrove shorelines  fish like to hide around. Speckled Trout make for spectacular fishing and you can also try sight fishing for Red Drum. Mornings are quite productive and once you throw lines out you can expect a bite from Flounder, Ladyfish, Catfish, and more.

One stop to try out here is the Matlacha Bridge, known as ‘the fishingest bridge in the world’. Although nothing remains of the original wooden bridge, the new bridge has great fishing and lives up to its nickname. You can get Redfish, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Sheepshead, Snook, and some Sharks. It’s a great place for a warm-up session before you head out further around the pass or into the Gulf. It’s packed with anglers who look underneath and around the bridge, mostly with a lot of success.

Cayo Costa

Once you make it past in the Pine Island Sound and reach Cayo Costa and the northern tip of Captiva Island, you’ll get some more bread-and-butter inshore fishing as schools of Red Drum, Ladyfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon cruise by. What’s really good about Cayo Costa is that the change of tides creates an entirely different terrain -  lagoons appear, filled with Ladyfish and other inshore critters. If you’re staying on Pine Island for a couple of days you should explore Cayo Costa. Anglers with a boat will make the most out of the area as they can quickly move around but bring your wading boots just in case. You might need to get off to get the biggest fish.

Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor

Gasparilla Sound has become synonymous with excellent Seatrout fishing. The sound is a mix of grass flats and mangrove shorelines and works well for a variety of species. Plus, these fisheries don’t suffer heavy fishing pressure as anglers often seek their target around more ‘mainstream’ fishing spots. But the sound is by no means of lower quality.

North of Pine Island, the Gasparilla Sound meets the waters of Charlotte Harbor and creates an incredible Snook fishery. You will also find schools of Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon swimming around in search of small bait fish. And while you’re here, you will enjoy the sight of herons, egrets, manatees, and dolphins who call this habitat home. Make sure to have a camera ready to roll.

Gulf of Mexico

If you can resist the temptation to stay inshore and move into the Gulf waters, you won’t be disappointed. A full day trip can get you nice Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Sharks. A bit further out, offshore wrecks will reward you with Amberjack. No matter how skilled you are, the sound of Permit pulling the line as they escape to the wrecks leaves no one indifferent. The action doesn’t stop here. If you make the effort to travel 60+ miles offshore you can have a go at Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

Fishing techniques

Look at Pine Island fishing as a fusion of quite different fishing techniques. From light tackle for Speckled Trout and Flounder, bottom fishing around offshore wrecks for Amberjack, fly fishing for Tarpon, or sight fishing for Redfish, Pine Island will have you spoilt for choice.

Redfish and Trout will put your light tackle skills to the test. If you want to make sure that these fish don’t sniff at your bait with contempt, bring plenty of shrimps. Anglers who want to use artificial lures should equip themselves with soft plastics.

Snook are easily scared off so you need to present feather jigs with care, otherwise you’ll ruin your chances of getting any of these amazing fish.

The network of secluded fisheries around the Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass is a perfect podium to practice fly fishing, and the waters near Cayo Costa are a good place to do some wade and kayak fishing.

Seizing Grouper and Snapper always means excellent bottom fishing. Place shrimp and crabs deep enough near your target and then use all your stamina to pull them out of the water.

While you’re in the Gulf, trolling can get you Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and far off you can even hook on some Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. Use sardines for the Mackerels, while Mahi and Wahoo will go for flying fish, pinfish, and smaller Mackerel too.

Need to know

If you’re booking a trip with a licensed charter or guide, you won’t need a saltwater fishing license. But you do need to pack adequate clothes, shades, sunscreen, a hat, and Dramamine, as well as food and drinks. These are the basics, although you will find that some captains provide snacks and beverages. The captains will usually provide all the fishing gear you need, and will even bring life vests for your kids. Of course, it’s best to always check with the captain before the trip.

Pine Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Finding a tactic that works can be a bit of a trouble, but you can hope for a nice stock of Trout, tailing Redfish, and Tripletail. Sheepshead, Pompano, and Permit are also a possibility.

February

Although fishing can be hit and miss, February sees excellent Sheepshead action. Check the areas around passes and nearshore structures. You can also target Redfish and Trout.

March

Warmer temperatures bring baitfish from the south and that means predators will follow. Trout get bigger and more numerous and you can expect the same from Spanish Mackerel. There are early signs of Tarpon.

April

Tarpon start to hit the waters right off Pine Island. Be ready for acrobatic feats and superb fly fishing action. Stay around sounds and creeks for excellent Trout and Snook fishing. Offshore you can get Lane and Vermillion Snapper.

May

Tarpon are hungry and will take flies, lures, and bait. Head to Cayo Costa to grapple with the Silver King. You can also snatch some Snook around sheltered waters.

June

As you seek Tarpon, which are abundant at this time, you can also land some Nurse Sharks in the Pine Island Sound. Head to the Gulf for Snapper season and come back with a juicy meal.

July

The summer bite is in full swing and you can sample good fish both offshore and closer to the dock. Snapper and Grouper are popular choices, but don’t forget Mahi and Kingfish.

August

If you avoid the storms, you can get a pretty impressive bag of fish, with Mahi, Snapper, and Grouper being the most prominent players in the water.

September

Redfish are showing up in large numbers. If the weather’s on your side you will reach your limits without much hassle. Few miles into the Gulf and you can troll for Kingfish.

October

There is a great Snook bite all over the inshore flats and creeks. Nearshore trips can get you King Mackerel and you might be able to bottom fish for Grouper.

November

The cool front can produce incredible Grouper action with Goliath Grouper posing for a postcard-worthy photo of your trip. There are plenty of Cobia in the sea, and you can get decent Snapper and Mackerel even on a bad day.

December

Calm seas will let you fish far out and have a go at Snapper, Gag, Red, and Goliath Grouper, as well as Cobia and Amberjack. You can also get Black Drum inshore as well as Redfish and Trout.

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So many different fish to catch. Just cast your pole in and you will get a bite in no time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
So many different fish to catch. Just cast your pole in and you will get a bite in no time
Stephanie  L.
Stephanie L. Batavia, OH
Fishing Booker is a great place to start. Read the reviews...make sure they are recent. Do some research of what's in season (if you want dinner!) And pick one and go with it...! You will most likely get a knowledgeable Capt. with great fishing experience. Cheers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing Booker is a great place to start. Read the reviews...make sure they are recent. Do some research of what's in season (if you want dinner!) And pick one and go with it...! You will most likely get a knowledgeable Capt. with great fishing experience. Cheers!
David  L.
David L. Macomb, MI
When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Madison, CT
Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Grapevine, TX
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Aimee  M.
Aimee M. Miami, FL
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
As firsttime Cape Coral fishermen in December we enjoyed the comfort of the larger boat we booked.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As firsttime Cape Coral fishermen in December we enjoyed the comfort of the larger boat we booked.
Will  T.
Will T. Palatine, IL
Fish were not biting this day but just great to hang out with a fun crew and good friends.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish were not biting this day but just great to hang out with a fun crew and good friends.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Marietta, GA
Had a fantastic time with Capt Paul and Kelly! Caught a lot of small fish; the large ones just weren't biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a fantastic time with Capt Paul and Kelly! Caught a lot of small fish; the large ones just weren't biting.
Carol  B.
Carol B. Saint Cloud, FL
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Dominick  M.
Dominick M. Jeannette, PA
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
John  H.
John H. Valrico, FL
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Randy  O.
Randy O. Arlington, Texas
Catching snook was awesome. Great bite and fight. We got into a school of ladyfish. Caught some trout as well. Saw dolphins. Had a great trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Catching snook was awesome. Great bite and fight. We got into a school of ladyfish. Caught some trout as well. Saw dolphins. Had a great trip.
Eric  B.
Eric B. Cary, NC
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Tiffany  F.
Tiffany F. Fort Myers, FL
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Kurt  F.
Kurt F. New York, New York
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
Book Crushin' It Fishing Charters. My father in law and I are novice anglers and Capt Anthony made it look easy for us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Crushin' It Fishing Charters. My father in law and I are novice anglers and Capt Anthony made it look easy for us.
Brian  J.
Brian J. Cape Coral, Florida
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
6 hours was perfect for our trip, we caught a a lot of fish and still had time to enjoy dolphins and other wildlife. Book Captain Anthony with Crushin it Fishing Charters he was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
6 hours was perfect for our trip, we caught a a lot of fish and still had time to enjoy dolphins and other wildlife. Book Captain Anthony with Crushin it Fishing Charters he was great!
Judy  D.
Judy D. Cape Coral, Florida
Book a charter with Crushing it Fishing Charters. Very educational for fishing methods.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Crushing it Fishing Charters. Very educational for fishing methods.
Nicholas  W.
Nicholas W. Lehigh Acres, FL

Fish Chaser Charters LLC
Fish Chaser Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
This trip will be remembered for the rest of my life! Captain Chase and Zach were awesome and were very helpful. Definitely worth the money! We went right where he knew we would catch fish and we definitely did.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Bellevue, WI
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
We will for sure be back to venture the waters with Captain Paul and mate Pete!!! So must fun!!! ♥️♥️
Keri  G.
Keri G. Lubbock, TX
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Spent two days with Scott taking us to all the good spots to fish. Highly recommend him as your captain.
Butch  L.
Butch L. Cincinnati, OH
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and boating with Captain Jamey. He is very knowledgeable about the fish we are catching, we learned a new way of fishing. We saw lots of dolphins. If you're looking for a serious fishing trip, or just looking to head out to the ocean for a good time. Captain Jamey is there to make sure you're trip is what you want. We will definitely be back for more. Soon!!!
Cynthia  K.
Cynthia K. NO FORT MYERS, FL
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Scott was a great captain and guide. I highly recommend this trip.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Sandy, UT
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Our first time fishing on the flats. It was an amazing day! Far exceeded our expectations! Captain Dillion was enthusiastic knowledgeable and FUN. Great experience, definitely recommend! If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely book again. Tim & Kris (WV)
Tim  W.
Tim W. Morgantown, WV
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a blast we caught alot sharks and started the trip with a nice Hammer Head the best experience I've had fishing on any charter
Kevin  V.
Kevin V. Yadkinville, NC
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
I had the opportunity to fish with Capt. Miguel on the afternoon of September 15. Our trip was originally set for an earlier day but the weather forecast was not working for us. Today was overcast, a good day for fishing. Having never fished in salt water before, Miguel gave me an excellent experience, and was very knowledgeable of the area. I caught some fish, and had a real enjoyable time.
Gary  W.
Gary W. United States
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Dillon went all out to find the fish and he found them! Great fun.
Russell  D.
Russell D. Mechanicsville, VA
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
All around good trip. Caught fish at every stop.Would definitely go again. Thank CaptainJoe
Dennis  B.
Dennis B. Manheim, PA
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Skip was the best guide! This man knows his fishing. There wasn’t one thing we could complain about. When we were first looking at guides trying to pick what one was going to be best for my husband and I he answered every question. Meeting was made very easy. The boat was perfectly equipped with everything needed. The boat was clean and well kept. Skip is a very nice man and went over and beyond to make sure we had a great time!
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Flowery Branch, GA
Indigenous Charters
Indigenous Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(331 reviews)
By far one of our best trips ever for me and the wife! We come down every year to North Captiva and hands down every year I will be booking my fishing trips with Captain Tyler ..! Awesome trip can’t wait to come back and do it again!!
Aaron  G.
Aaron G. Corson, SD
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Had a blast with Skipper and Seth.😄 Skip was super knowledgeable, put us on fish or moved us to find them, and we left with 53 (not 60😉) fish. Beautiful, clean boat, and a patient, cool Captain, made for a wonderful day, sea sickness and all. Thanks Exit Strategy guys!!!
Rochelle  O.
Rochelle O. St. Petersburg, Florida
Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters
Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Captain Bill was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. Would definitely recommend him. My friends and I had a great time. Til next time.
Courtney  P.
Courtney P. San Diego, CA
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had an amazing trip with Dillon!! He led us to all the hot spots for the fishing we wanted to do!! So knowledgeable and helpful!! Thank you !!
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. O'Fallon, MO
Santiva Charters
Santiva Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Great caption when fish stopped biting we moved to another spot.caught fish all day
Michael  M.
Michael M. Concord, NC
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
I’ve fished with many guides in my 73 years. Capt Miguel is incredible. Within 2 hrs I had a grand slam of reds,specs and snook. Then he hooked me up wit over seven Tarpon strikes. That was just day one…we went out again. He loves what he does and it shows. If you’re headed to south Fla …he’s your guide.
Felix  R.
Felix R. Bellaire, TX
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Al as always kept us on the fish throughout the day. We moved around and fished many different areas and types of waters. I went with my cousin and we were giving each other the business and Al jumped right in and joined the fun. I highly recommend All 4 Chuck Charters.
Ronnie  R.
Ronnie R. Valley Stream, NY
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Excellent communication. Showed up on time. Captain was friendly and down to earth. Boat was clean and squared away. Asked us for preferences then got to it. Caught limit for trout and then went for a trophy. Very evident Dillon knew the water and decent spots. He was also adept at teaching novices about casting and hooking fish. We all had a relaxed and fun trip and would definitely recommend Captain Dillon.
Lee  W.
Lee W. Windermere, FL
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
It was a great experience Captain Billy and crew did everything to make it a very enjoyable trip with friends.
Stephen  M.  Y.
Stephen M. Y. Brodhead, WI