Fort Myers Fishing Charters – Fishing Guides – Fly Fishing

Fort Myers Fishing Charters Light Tackle FishingWhat A Hawg Charters offers affordable inshore Fort Myers fishing charters and we are full time fishing guides. Our service area means we offer a Fort Myers fishing charter close to you. The fishing charters listed below are once again our most popular for 2020.  We offer 1/2 day (4hrs) and full day (8hrs) fishing trips for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spec Trout and Largemouth Bass Fishing. On most of our fishing charters you will see Dolphins and Manatees while you are out fishing. ​Call or text us if you have any questions, and if you know your dates go ahead and reserve your fishing charter today using our secure, online booking system. Whether you are an expert fisherman, a casual angler, or a first timer, our Fort Myers fishing charters are a fun and memorable fishing adventure. Click here to see our updated service area for 2020


Latest Fort Myers Fishing Reports

Fort Myers Fishing Reports

Fort Myers Fishing Report – July 30th 2020 - FWC Lionfish Challenge 2020 Update – July 30 NEW: The Lionfish Challenge has been extended.… Read More
Fort Myers Fishing Report – July 29th 2020 - Greater Amberjack reopens to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1 The recreational harvest of… Read More
Fort Myers Fishing Report – July 28th 2020 - Largemouth Bass Fishing Is Great. With the afternoon rains finally cooling of the lakes in… Read More

Our goal with our Fort Myers fishing reports is to give anglers a different format that we hope will help you catch more fish. You will find a summary of what the weather and water conditions were, AND what lures we used to have a successful day on the water. You will find out the best areas to fish in the Fort Myers area. Fishing success almost always depends on how you well you interpret the water temperature, clarity, tide, and match your presentation to match the conditions. While the same can be said for anywhere you go fishing, we hope our reports will help you catch more fish. For all our Fort Myers fishing reports click here…


Planning Fort Myers Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fishing Charters Girl With Nice SnookIf you’re looking for Fishing Guides in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Fishing Guides, then you’re in the right place. Join Capt Eric Anderson and Capt Scott Anderson,  our expert Fort Myers fishing guides for a 4hr (1/2 Day) or an 8hr (full day) Fishing Charters for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish,and Spec Trout.


At What A Hawg Fishing Charters our guides have over 46 years combined experience taking client on  guided fishing charter trips in the Fort Myers  and Fort Myers Beach areas. We offer a variety of private fishing charters and Dolphin / Manatee watching tours. We specialize in fishing the in-shore and back country flats using light tackle spinning and Fly Fishing gear for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Spec Trout. Fort Myers is an area that offers some of the best backwater fishing in SW Florida so there’s always something biting year round. We are proud to offer great Fort Myers Bass Fishing Charters / Trips on Local Lakes not some far off body of water. Our Fort Myers and Ft Myers Beach fishing charters are always fun and action packed! Perfect trips for families, a group of friends or just fish on your own. We customize every one of our fishing charters to accommodate your needs. If you have a special need or want something that isn’t listed as included in our charter give us a call and we will set it up for you.  Don’t forget to give our Fort Myers Night Fishing charters a try, if you haven’t been night fishing you are missing out on a great experience!


Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing ChartersWe offer Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charters and Ft Myers Beach Tarpon fishing charters for our resident Tarpon, not the hit or miss migrating Tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico. They bite everyday and the fishing begins in April and runs thru the end of October most years.Nearly every fisherman in the world wants to catch a Tarpon and check it off of their lifetime bucket list. The Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach area of Florida is the number one destination for Tarpon fishing from April through October each year.

The start of the bite coincides with the point where water temperatures reach 80° on a consistent basis. Sometimes this can occur as early as the middle of March, while other years it may not be until the first part of May.  So much depends on how many days with lows in the 40’s and l50’s we had. That’s why you should always call us if you really want to catch a Tarpon but will be here early to mid March you just never know so always be sure to call or email us to see how realistic your chances are. The biggest factor is water temperature, and once the water hits 80 degrees the Tarpon seem to start biting immediately. This April bite can be the fastest and most thrilling Tarpon fishing of the year. In addition we offer Fort Myers and Ft Myers Beach fly fishing charters for TarponFull Info On Our Fort Myers Tarpon Charters


Fort Myers Night Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Night Fishing For TarponOur Fort Myers night fishing charters and Ft Myers Beach night fishing charters depart 30 to 45 minutes before dark so we arrive where we will start fishing at twilight. You will be fishing the dock and underwater lights in the canals and back country creeks in the Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach area.


It is not unusual to see 100 or more Snook on most nights, and the best part is that you can watch the Snook chase your lure and grab it. Night fishing is new to most anglers and after one charter they can’t wait to book another one. Our Fort Myers Night fishing charters are a great fishing for kids. There is something about seeing all those fish that really engages kids, its actually hard to get them to fish they are so engaged in watching. So on your next trip to Fort Myers be sure to book a night fishing charter and still keep all day free to soak in the sunshine. We also have Fort Myers Night Fly fishing charters as well, either way you have to try night fishing and you’ll see why we love it so much. Yes those are Tarpon on that light, and we catch quite a few at night beginning in mid March.


Fort Myers Light Tackle Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fishing With Kids We offer our light tackle fishing charters all year long, but the most popular time of the year for our Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach light tackle fishing charters is the October through April.

In the wintertime the cooler water temperatures are perfect for redfish, speckled sea trout, Jack Creville, and a large variety of other fish. If you’re looking for lots of action than this is the charter you want to book. Our Fort Myers – Fort Myers Beach light tackle inshore fishing charter to is our go to charter to book all year long, unless you have to have a Tarpon on your bucket list as we mentioned above. Luckily time of the year when the fishing is best for most species happens to be the same time most people are having their spring vacation or coming to baseball spring training coincides with spring break and baseball spring training.This is our most popular Fort Myers fishing charter Ft Myers Beach Fishing Charter for fisherman of all ages and experience levels. Our goal is to fish for the species that have been the most active the day before your charter. This gives us the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions quickly. You will be busy casting lures to areas that hold good numbers of active fish. Our multi-species approach to our Fort Myers light tackle fishing charters means that we often switch to new areas and different techniques. This gives you the best chance to catch a variety of fish on your charter. More Info Here


Fort Myers Bass Fishing Charters / Trips

Fort Myers Bass Fishing 8lb BassAfter years of requests for bass fishing charters in Fort Myers,  the problem has been access to big bass water. It took us several years to gain access to the larger private lakes with the biggest bass.

You will be bass fishing on these large private lakes in the Fort Myers area where there are bass over way 10lbs, and bass from 6lbs to 8lbs are common. There are only a few lakes that meet these demanding requirements. We are proud to give you the chance to go bass fishing in the Fort Myers area, instead of a some distant lake hours away. Full info on our bass fishing trips here     


Fort Myers Dolphin and Manatee Tours

Fort Myers Dolphin - Manatee ToursWe spend over 250 days a year on water and we know the very best places for you to see Dolphins and Manatees. The Fort Myers – Ft Myers Beach area has an abundance of Dolphins and they are always ready to play in the boat wake.


This is a fantastic family trip and we can schedule it to fit your needs. You will see Dolphins up close at they swim near the boat. Often they will jump and surf in the wake behind the boat. You can book your Dolphin – Manatee trip now, or learn more about our Dolphin and Manatees tours here. This is a great trip for the entire family.


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Our Promise To You

When Booking a Fort Myers fishing charter you make an investment in us. We honor that trust by trying


to keep boat rides short, more fishing time for you. No fussing with live bait, by casting with our custom lures you spend more time fishing. Your charter is about making memories and we never forget that. If the bite is hot, we will stay on it for you at no extra charge, so you don’t have to wonder if it will cost more.

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