Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

Fort Myers: 73 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Fort Myers
Trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Fort Myers
Trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Fort Myers
Trips from US $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Fort Myers
Trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Cape Coral
Trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(354 reviews)
Cape Coral
Trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Cape Coral
Trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Fort Myers
Trips from US $550

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.

Fort Myers
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,999 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Fort Myers

This was a great first time ocean fish.. the captain was great couldn’t have asked for better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great first time ocean fish.. the captain was great couldn’t have asked for better
Reel Adventures SWFL
Reel Adventures SWFL
Windy and rough conditions. Still caught good fish but would try coming earlier in the year
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Windy and rough conditions. Still caught good fish but would try coming earlier in the year
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Definitely look into the weather before booking or speak with the captains before hand if you can.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely look into the weather before booking or speak with the captains before hand if you can.
Chum Crazy Charters
Chum Crazy Charters
Fishing in June was perfect! We had a great time, caught plenty of fish to keep us entertained and happy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in June was perfect! We had a great time, caught plenty of fish to keep us entertained and happy!
Chum Crazy Charters
Chum Crazy Charters
It is called fishing.. Not catching.. just don't keep your expectations too high.. but for me this was my first time fishing in Florida and it did not disappoint
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is called fishing.. Not catching.. just don't keep your expectations too high.. but for me this was my first time fishing in Florida and it did not disappoint
Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters
Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters
This app made things extremely easy to book and communicate With the captain. Notification prior to the trip were helpful.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
This app made things extremely easy to book and communicate With the captain. Notification prior to the trip were helpful.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Take some lightweight clothes that cover arms and legs if fishing deeper in the mangroves *especially in the late afternoon /evening as the noseeums ( sand fleas) might be hungry!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take some lightweight clothes that cover arms and legs if fishing deeper in the mangroves *especially in the late afternoon /evening as the noseeums ( sand fleas) might be hungry!
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and wear clothing that's thin and breathable. Drink water and bring a good attitude. Be prepared to learn.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and wear clothing that's thin and breathable. Drink water and bring a good attitude. Be prepared to learn.
Big One Charters, LLC
Big One Charters, LLC
Your trip is only as good as your captain! Captain Mike Sharpe, Is Knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend his charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Your trip is only as good as your captain! Captain Mike Sharpe, Is Knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend his charters!
Big One Charters, LLC
Big One Charters, LLC
Book a longer trip to catch multiple species, or offshore species, or a shorter trip if you’re looking for a specific close to shore fish and are tighter on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a longer trip to catch multiple species, or offshore species, or a shorter trip if you’re looking for a specific close to shore fish and are tighter on time.
Big One Charters, LLC
Big One Charters, LLC
If you are fishing in the morning, especially in March, make sure to dress appropriately (pants, jacket, etc). We used a waterproof case for our phones so we could take videos and pics quickly and didn't have to worry about getting phone wet. And most importantly, Jack knows what he is doing so just relax and enjoy the fishing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in the morning, especially in March, make sure to dress appropriately (pants, jacket, etc). We used a waterproof case for our phones so we could take videos and pics quickly and didn't have to worry about getting phone wet. And most importantly, Jack knows what he is doing so just relax and enjoy the fishing time!
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Just be prepared for anything. No guarantee as to what or how much you will catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just be prepared for anything. No guarantee as to what or how much you will catch.
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Book with Captain Drew. I fish charters multiple times a year. He ranks #1 with me
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Drew. I fish charters multiple times a year. He ranks #1 with me
Chum Crazy Charters
Chum Crazy Charters
Great experience for relatively novice fishermen. Dillon was of great help to us and his experience was exceptional. He was helpful in every way. A great guy to go fishing with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for relatively novice fishermen. Dillon was of great help to us and his experience was exceptional. He was helpful in every way. A great guy to go fishing with.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Try to plan your trip for the dates that your specific target species is at its best.. Beautiful place and always something biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to plan your trip for the dates that your specific target species is at its best.. Beautiful place and always something biting
Bucket Mouth Fishing Charters
Bucket Mouth Fishing Charters
The Snook were a little tougher to find since they were just starting to move into the coves. Perfect time for Sea Trout though, they were really high quality fish and we caught one after another, 22-23 inchers were common. Next time I may wait until the Snook season opens in March and maybe the Red Fish will be moved in a little more by that time. But, I would do this trip over again in a heartbeat, weather was perfect and we found fish everywhere the dolphins were not!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Snook were a little tougher to find since they were just starting to move into the coves. Perfect time for Sea Trout though, they were really high quality fish and we caught one after another, 22-23 inchers were common. Next time I may wait until the Snook season opens in March and maybe the Red Fish will be moved in a little more by that time. But, I would do this trip over again in a heartbeat, weather was perfect and we found fish everywhere the dolphins were not!
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
May/June and October/November is the best time to fish but still caught fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May/June and October/November is the best time to fish but still caught fish.
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Sanibel Fishing Adventures

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