Our Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters - Fishing GuidesThis is the fly fishing charter we book for for you if you want to catch a bunch of different fish. If you want numbers and be able to sight fish then our night fly fishing charters are the way to go for you. Early in the day we may have you casting streamers for Spec Trout. Then we often switch gears and have you casting shrimp or crab flies to the mangrove shorelines for Snook. Most of our fly fishing charters start early to take advantage of the calm wind conditions that occur most mornings. There are certain times of the year and certain tides where we may start later in the morning or in the afternoon, our goal is to put you on the water at the very best possible time to be out.

Below is a “very short list” of the fish we catch most often (not counting Tarpon) on our inshore Fort Myers fly fishing charters. The great thing about saltwater fly fishing is you never know what kind of fish that next strike might be. Once you spend a day with Capt Eric as your Fort Myers fly fishing guide you will see why we have so many repeat fly fishing clients.

Fly Fishing For Spec Trout

This is one of the most dependable biters and highly sought after game fish in the Fort Myers area and they bite consistently nearly the entire year. They are active in the cool and cold water periods which coincides nicely with winter and spring break visitors. The average size is 14-18″ and they weigh about 1-3 lbs, and they love to eat Clouser minnow style flies. These fish prefer sand and grass flats which is one of the reasons that Estero Bay is such fantastic to fly fish for spec trout. Specks will spend most of the winter months in the deeper channels of the Inter Coastal Waterway or in the deeper potholes on the grass flats where they can warm up in the sun during the day. Speckled trout start getting more aggressive in March as the water in the shallows begins to warm, and from April thru the middle of June the fly fishing on our Fort Myers Fly Fishing charters is fantastic.

Fly Fishing For Snook

The Fort Myers area of Southwest FL has some of the best fly fishing for Snook fishing in the state. Our Snook fishing is consistent the entire year, the area we fish and the tactics we use change as the Snook move during the year. In the cold water months of November, December, January, and early February the Snook move from the bays and flats into the warmer waters of the rivers and residential canals. This is one of the best times of the year to go on a night fly fishing charter for Snook. Our Fort Myers fly fishing charters at night are client a favorite and the fly fishing is excellent. Since it gets dark early you don’t have to stay out late to have great fishing. As the water warms in early spring the Snook will slowly move from the canals and rivers onto the grass flats, Mangrove shorelines, and Oyster bars of Estero Bay. They enjoy the warmer water and the bright sun to feed heavily in anticipation of the upcoming spawning run. Starting about the middle of April the biggest fish will have already moved from the grass flats out to the passes and beaches. They will be followed by the smaller males and females within a few weeks. This can be some of the best Snook fishing of the year, so if you are visiting Fort Myers from March thru April you have to experience the excitement of a fly fishing for Snook.

Fort Myers Fly Fishing For Redfish

Redfish used to be one of the more common fish found in the waters of Estero Bay, but they have declined in numbers the last 4 years. While we still catch redfish, they are more of an once in a while catch, and we don’t pursue them on our fly fishing charters. The peak time for them is April thru October, and the Redfish still bunch up on the grass flats in the early fall and the topwater action can be spectacular. The toughest time to be fly fishing for Redfish is the cold water months from November thru March. That doesn’t mean that we don’t catch them, if the wind has been calm for a few days we can have some exciting sight fly fishing action, but that is not common anymore.

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