Captain
Joe Angius

Member since November 2014

Fort Myers Beach, United States

Background
My name is Captain Joe Angius and Southwest Florida is the only place in the world I want to be. I grew up on Long Island and never would have thought how my passion for fishing would be challenged by the backwaters and shallow flats of Florida. Some of the world's most elusive game-fish call this area home and this is why I will never want to live anywhere else.

Hey, I'm Captain Joe Angius

Fort Myers Beach, United States
Background
My name is Captain Joe Angius and Southwest Florida is the only place in the world I want to be. I grew up on Long Island and never would have thought how my passion for fishing would be challenged by the backwaters and shallow flats of Florida. Some of the world's most elusive game-fish call this area home and this is why I will never want to live anywhere else.

My Charter Listings

Fort Myers Beach
trips from
US$ 200

Fishing Reports

Estero Bay Big Fish

April 02, 2016

Deep in Estero Bays backwaters, we have been catching quality sized snook, redfish, and tarpon. Small Goliath grouper are being caught as well and will only get larger with time. The large snook and redfish have been feeding heavy,… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay Great Weather, Better Fishing

April 09, 2016

Perfect weather, great tides, and large fish describe yesterday's fishing trip. Redfish are feeding heavy and have been around mangrove shorelines. Snook can be found not far from them either and many slot and overslot snook have been caught.… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay & Pine Island Sound

April 26, 2016

The full moon had made fishing difficult but manageable. Both trips, it seemed as if the early morning bite produced the best fish. In estero bay my client Josh landed one of the fattest, slightly overslot redfish I've seen… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay

July 08, 2016

Temperatures are on the rise, so the best time to fish is either first thing in the morning or right before dark. Juvenile tarpon are feeding deep in the backwaters. Redfish are scattered among the mangroves but have been… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay Early Morning Fishing

July 29, 2016

Summer time fishing means high air temperatures and a lot of afternoon rain. I've been booking my trips early in the morning to beat both the heat and rain. The redfish bite is best first thing in the morning… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay Backwater Tarpon

August 20, 2016

Early mornings and late afternoon/evening trips have produced the best backwater tarpon fishing. Locating and landing backwater tarpon can be done in the afternoon, but the Florida temperatures get so high that patience is tested. An array of artificial… Read Full Report →


Pine Island Sound Redfish

October 30, 2016

For the past week Southwest Florida has been experiencing extreme wind conditions. Fishing on the right tide with good bait has been producing high quality fish. On this trip we started early and tried to sight cast to redfish… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay: Tarpon and Pompano

December 05, 2016

The last opportunities to catch a backwater tarpon are approaching, as the water temperatures begin to drop. There have been a lot of snook and redfish in the shallow backwaters. For table fare, pompano are a great fish and… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay Low Tide Fishing

December 16, 2016

Since we had an extremely low tide in the bay, I took my clients to the backwaters. At the one spot we caught 18 redfish, 3 sheepshead, and 2 snook. Once the tide switched we fished the pass and… Read Full Report →


Estero Bay Winter Fishing

January 02, 2017

Winter fishing in Southwest Florida is in full swing with a lot of species to be caught. There are tons of sheepshead in the backwaters and make great table fare. Redfish are being caught in the mix, with schools… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and personable. Had a great day on the water. Would recommend him to anyone wanting a good angling experience.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 15, 2016

I was only in Fort Myers for 6 more hours when I contacted Captain Joe and he made it happen! I caught my first Bull Shark and first Goliath Grouper! This will be the first of many trips to fish with Capt. Joe. You won’t be disappointed I guarantee it!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Captain Joe is the best guide in Southwest Florida! He went above and beyond for us, working hard so that we caught fish and had a lot of fun. Best fishing experience I’ve ever had!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I HAVE FISHED WITH MANY DIFFERENT CHARTER BOAT CAPTAINS OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS AND CAPTAIN JOE IS BY FAR THE BEST.  HE ENJOYS WHAT HE IS DOING. SEEMS MORE OF A HOBBY THAN A JOB TO HIM.  HE GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE IT THE BEST FISHING EXPERIENCE FOR HIS CUSTOMERS.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Had an amazing day catching fish! We didn’t waste time fishing in places that didn’t produce any bites! We would move to the next spot and hook up some nice fish! Knowledgeable guide that made you feel relaxed! Newer boat and excellent fishing gear! From the time the day finished I was already asking my wife when I could go again! :)
Tight lines!!

Fished April 2015

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