Options abound for fishing area waters -- guided or solo, inshore or offshore, party or chartered excursions.
No matter what time of year you visit The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, the fishing is phenomenal. Temperate waters welcome large game fish in the spring like our famous tarpon and grouper, and year-round catches of succulent snapper and redfish are common.
In the warm summer months, try fishing near piers and jetties in the early morning, before the water heats up. Later in the day, stick to channels and passes, especially during incoming tides.
Winter fishing moves inshore. This is high season for flats fishing, especially for snook and big trout. Spring and fall allow you to make good use of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel's hundreds of miles of waterways, where you'll find cobia, Spanish mackerel, amberjack and more.
Online Fishing Brochure
Besides the right rig, bait and tackle, the best anglers are equipped and prepared for anything. Mostly it’s common sense, but here are a few helpful tips to make your days on the water of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel truly memorable. Download the online brochure!
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Saltwater, freshwater, deep sea or fly, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has great opportunities for fishing. Browse through a variety of images of local fishing in our area. Click here to see!
On Water Activities
We owe everything to the warm Gulf waters that surround us. The soft, white sand beaches to play on, the millions of shells to find, or the days spent kayaking, boating or fishing – none of which would be possible without it. The water connects us to nature, and with each new discovery, to each other. Click here to view other water activities!
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