Fort Myers Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Fort Myers Beach

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Fort Myers Beach

Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Myers Beach

The deep sea fishing Fort Myers Beach offers will put you to the test. The idyllic inshore waters offer outstanding fishing for the better part of the year, but if you want seriously big game, you’ll need to head offshore. This means you will be able to do proper deep sea fishing once you make it past the 20 mile line, where the Gulf’s sea floor starts sliding down, only to reach depths of 90 feet about 30 miles from the coast.

What fish to target

The Gulf offshore fisheries are home to an incredibly wide selection of fish. You will likely encounter Mangrove and Lane Snapper first, as well as Amberjack. They are synonymous with excellent bottom fishing, no matter how many times you have fished before.

As you move further offshore, scout out massive bottom fish such as Gag, Red, Scamp, and Black Grouper, Red Snapper, and more Amberjack. The Gulf is dotted with numerous wrecks and reefs offshore and these areas offer epic fishing opportunities.

Bottom fisheries are only part of the equation though. If you want to land an apex predator, including Mahi, Wahoo, King and Cero Mackerel, you absolutely can. From 35 to 75 miles from the coast, these fish are a regular option, but it’s a matter of skill and patience to tire them out.

If you like long trips and monster fish, then you can also find a charter to take you on a multi-day adventure, all the way to the Bahamas on a real Billfish crusade. There you can try to outfight White and Blue Marlin. Sailfish are another possibility once you make it past the Florida Keys.

How to catch these fish?

If you want to make your deep sea fishing trip rewarding, you’ll need all the heavy armour you can get. We mean tackle. Heavy tackle. Grouper are known to snatch your bait and swim right towards their hiding holes, often cutting your line on nearby rocks and reef edges. You want to be fishing with someone who will outwit them. Dropping pinfish to the right depth should be a good start, but then you’ll need electric reels to get these huge brutes off the seafloor. Or if you’re up for a workout - have a go with manual reels. Fishing for Amberjack and Snapper is tense but super rewarding as their flaky flesh is heavenly.

Anglers who would rather trade punches with topwater pelagics can make the most out of their trip by trolling with either fresh or frozen bait. It largely depends on the fish you’re aiming for. Use outriggers and spread the lines to fish in the most efficient manner. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna get excited by bait, so you can chum with pinfish and do some fast trolling once the fishery is lit up. Another way to get both Tuna and Sailfish is by kite fishing.

What you need to bring

Licensed fishing charters out of Fort Myers Beach usually supply all the rods, tackle, and bait/lures you need. As with most Florida charters, the fishing license is included in the trip. What you should bring is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, an extra layer of clothing, Dramamine in case of sea sickness, and food and drinks. Most of the time, there will be a cooler onboard to keep your catch fresh while you’re on the water, but it might be a good idea to leave a cooler in your car so that you can transport the fish home.

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Myers Beach

3 generations with Captain Torey
Erik H. fished with Saltyhook Charters on March 23, 2021
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I'm not an expert, but I think Fort Myers would have something to offer year round.
Fishing with Mark
William T. fished with White Cap Logistics on March 15, 2021
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White Caps Logistics and Capt Mark Banniish
Half Day with Captain Frankie
Pamela R. fished with Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters on March 18, 2020
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Luck of the Irish with Captain Frankie. He’s a great teacher.
Great trip with Capt Joe Greco
Kevin P. fished with Fort Myers Fishing Adventures on December 9, 2019
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take your kids, the fishing is fantastic and the memories will last a lifetime
Great Time Had by entire family
Tom B. fished with Day 5 Charters on August 2, 2019
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Trust your captain to get you on what is likely to bite.
5hr Shark Fishing with Captain John
Kim K. fished with Day 5 Charters on July 12, 2019
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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.
Half Day trip with captain Jay
Hieronymus V. H. fished with Captain Jay Get Reelin' on July 11, 2019
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For a small Groupe, don't hesitate to go with Captain Jay. Hé explains everything very good and helps you where needed.
Half day trip with Capt.Jay
Vicente P. fished with Captain Jay Get Reelin' on July 1, 2019
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Go on a chartered trip if budget allows if not ask local bait shop where the fish are biting .

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Fort Myers Beach