Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

Fly Fishing in Fort Myers

It’s safe to say that Fort Myers is one of the most attractive places to be fly fishing in this part of Florida. This explains the number of professional fly fishing charters that can offer exciting trips during the entire year for those who do their fishing on the fly.

What can you expect from a fly fishing trip in Fort Myers?

The first thing to expect when fishing Fort Myers in general is variety, Whether it’s between fly fishing charters or fish that range from Tarpon to Trout, Snook, and others, you are sure to be spoiled for choice. Here are just some of the things to look out for:

Fly fishing for Tarpon

If you’re itching to go after the Silver King, April through October is usually high season for Tarpon, but this may vary depending on the particular season in question. Most Tarpon trips are generally done in the early morning mostly because the bite is best before 10-11 AM, but it’s also great to have time to see what else there is to do in Fort Myers during the day. You should bring a 10 weight rod that’s paired with a floating or sinking line, depending on the exact circumstances you’ll be fishing in.

Fly fishing for Snook

Snook fishing is pretty much the same during the entire year, but the thing that changes is their habitat. The winter months will have Snook settling in the warm backcountry waters, whereas the warmer parts of the year make for great fishing in the flats and mangroves near Estero Bay. A 9 or 10 weight fly rod is essential to keep bigger specimens from slipping back to the mangrove roots, but you can go lighter if you’re not after the massive ones.

Night fishing

Some say there’s no fishing that can compare with fly casting in the evening when focus and accuracy are paramount for a successful catch. Since you can’t see your fly line during the night, one of the most difficult things becomes estimating the amount of line you need for a good cast. It won’t take you long to adjust, but be ready to develop a new feeling for sight casting. Most night trips will start around half an hour before sunset, as it doesn’t take long at all to reach the local flats.

Other things you should know

Specialist fly fishing guides can provide you with all the necessary gear, but that’s often not an option for your run-of-the-mill charter service. This is why it’s best to check whether the appropriate fly fishing gear is provided or not.

When it comes to rods, a 6 weight one will do for Trout and Ladyfish, but if you want to tackle the big players you shouldn’t go lighter than a 10 weight. If you plan on fishing the flats and mangroves, make sure you have appropriate flies that can handle the grass and other problematic flora.

Standard rates in Fort Myers run at around $100 an hour, with special Tarpon trips being more expensive in some cases. Depending on how long you want to be on the waters, some guides might offer discounts for full day trips of 7-8 hours or longer.

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Another wonderful experiance
Robert P. fished with Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters on July 5, 2020
Boat, pier or beach there are lots of great places to fish in this area.
Half day trip with Captain Charles
Thaddeus K. fished with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on July 2, 2019
Read the reviews and book with the best. You'll not regret it.
4 Hr
Greg M. fished with Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers on June 12, 2019
Ask exactly what is open to catch and what you can actually keep.
4 hr afternoon Trip with Mike and chris
Durwin Y. fished with Just Livin The Dream Charters 2 on April 23, 2019
Sunscreen sunscreen and a hat and have fun
Outstanding experience
Joachim Z. fished with Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters on April 21, 2019
Stay inshore (Bay waters) with an experienced Capt.
Half-Day Trip with Captain Drew
Rachel K. fished with Chum Crazy Charters on April 18, 2019
Go with a charter, and we would recommend Chim Crazy with Captain Drew!
Afternoon trip at the end of March
Seth K. fished with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on March 28, 2019
Stop at some local bait shops for intell
8hrs with captain Trevor
Paul E. fished with Catch Me If U Can Fishing Charters on March 20, 2019
Bring warm gear it is cooler on the water

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