Sanibel Fly Fishing Charters

Sanibel Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Sanibel

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Sanibel

Fly Fishing in Sanibel

Sanibel fly fishing is arguably the best in the whole country. The area is blessed with mile after mile of shallow grass flats, which drop to six inches of water or less at low tide. Then there are the fish themselves: permanent populations of Trout, Redfish, Snook, juvenile Tarpon, and Ladyfish are a big draw all year round. Throw in seasonal migrations of Pompano, Permit, and monster Tarpon, and you begin to see what makes this such a fly fishing paradise.
 
What Can I Expect from a Fly Fishing Trip?
There are a dozen great spots for fly fishing near Sanibel, each with their own unique perks. For sheer beauty, nothing can beat Bowman’s Beach, rated one of the ten best beaches in the world by US Travel News and home to some truly enormous Snook. The stumps and trunks of fallen trees cover the shallows in places and make for the ideal hunting grounds for mature Snook. This will give you endless hours of joy while the rest of the family swims and sunbathes the day away.
 
If you want to escape the crowds and get deep into Sanibel’s backcountry, look no further than the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. In the fall and winter, when the waters are at their clearest and the tide is nice and low, the refuge becomes a playground of skinny waters and tailing fish. Expect an army of Trout and plenty of big Redfish, as well as some decent Snook and visiting populations of Pompano.
 
Sanibel is not just for snowbirds, though! During the summer, huge migrations of Tarpon swarm the shallows in spots like Pine Island Sound and the Causeway Islands. And how could we cover the silver king without at least mentioning his castle? Tarpon Bay got its name for a reason and is always a great place to practice placing your flies for hungry Tarpon to gobble up.
 
How Much Will It Cost?
Sanibel fishing charters usually cost $100 an hour, no matter the trip length. You may be able to knock 50 bucks off the price for a full day trip, though, and you will get more than your money’s worth no matter how long you fish for. The advantage of staying out longer is that you can target every species in their top habitat, ending the day with dead arms and prize-worthy catches of half a dozen different fly fishing favorites.
 
What Equipment Should I Bring?
Sanibel’s specialist fly fishing charters stock some great equipment, but every fly angler worth their salt prefers to bring their own. Down here in Sanibel, shrimp and crab pattern flies dominate many species, but white Schminnows and Deceivers are the best for targeting big Snook. Colorful popper flies are also a lot of fun and can draw in some real monsters on an early summer’s morning when the waters are cloudy.
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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in Sanibel

Awesome!
Patricia R. fished with Crushin’ It Fishing Charters on May 12, 2019
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To book with Captain Torres at Crushin it fishing charters!
SNOOK EVERY CAST
Brian J. fished with Crushin’ It Fishing Charters on March 5, 2019
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Book Crushin' It Fishing Charters. My father in law and I are novice anglers and Capt Anthony made it look easy for us.
6 Hours of non stop action
Judy D. fished with Crushin’ It Fishing Charters on February 20, 2019
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6 hours was perfect for our trip, we caught a a lot of fish and still had time to enjoy dolphins and other wildlife. Book Captain Anthony with Crushin it Fishing Charters he was great!
Half day trip off shore fishing near Pine Island
Nicholas W. fished with Crushin’ It Fishing Charters on February 13, 2019
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Book a charter with Crushing it Fishing Charters. Very educational for fishing methods.
A GREAT HALF DAY FISHING TRIP WITH CAPT CJ
George M. fished with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel on June 28, 2018
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A guide and/or charter fishing is well worth the money and the experience.
Half day with Captain CJ
Cindy S. fished with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel on June 18, 2018
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Stay well hydrated, and make sure you apply sunscreen before getting there. Relax and enjoy yourself! The fish are strong, and it's exciting. Have a great time, and schedule with Captain CJ on the Catchin' Jiants!
Afternoon trip with CJ.
Zachary K. fished with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel on February 16, 2018
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Do some research on what’s available that time of year
Half day trip with Capt CJ
Diana S. fished with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel on February 8, 2018
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Bring that extra sweatshirt or jacket - it’s cool when you’re zipping across that open water!

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Sanibel