Fort Myers Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach: 66 fishing charters available

Always Fun Charters LLC

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(92 reviews)
Fort Myers Beach
trips from $485

Galaxy Adventures –Fort Myers Beach

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
Fort Myers Beach
trips from $500

TackleBox Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fort Myers Beach
trips from $500

Blind Date Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $1,300

Queen Conch Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(67 reviews)
Fort Myers Beach
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trips from $1,200

Capt Matt's Island Charters – Sanibel

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Sanibel
 Instant Confirmation

Galaxy Adventures Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach
trips from $1,800

Fish Chaser Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $1,200

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.

Fort Myers Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Myers Beach

Dress accordingly. Sunscreen, if you need to reapply, remember to bring lotion, not the spray Listen to the captain and you will catch fish
Very good
4.0 / 5
Dress accordingly. Sunscreen, if you need to reapply, remember to bring lotion, not the spray Listen to the captain and you will catch fish
Alice  R.
Alice R. Fort Myers, Florida
What a fantastic day fishing with friends...the crew was so helpful and fun! Would highly recommend this to anyone whether an experienced fisherman or a novice like myself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What a fantastic day fishing with friends...the crew was so helpful and fun! Would highly recommend this to anyone whether an experienced fisherman or a novice like myself.
Rebecca  J.
Rebecca J. Saint James City, Florida
Book with Captain Christopher with CC Custom Charters and let him show you the way
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Christopher with CC Custom Charters and let him show you the way
Nate  C.
Nate C. Shickley, NE
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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 .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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 .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Fort Myers, Florida
Plan on catching lots of fish never a dual moment you won't be disappointed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on catching lots of fish never a dual moment you won't be disappointed
Gregory  L.  M.
Gregory L. M. Fort Myers, Florida

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Fort Myers Beach