Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters For Snook

Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters For Snook

Snook are one of our favorite Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters for Snook, sine they bite all year long. Snook share a lot of the same behavior patterns as largemouth bass making them ideal for fly fishing.  In the Fort Myers area we have some of the best Snook fly fishing in Florida, and they bite year round.

They eat top water flies and poppers all year and in the winter they crush our custom Snook flies. Our Fort Myers Night Fishing Charters are great fun as well and you get to see 100’s of Snook. We catch them all year on lures in the residential canals,  lagoons, and flats

For Myers Fly Fishing Tactics For Snook

Fly fishing for Snook is one of the very best ways to catch them, with flies its easier to match the exact bait they are eating. Most of the Snook our fly fishing clients catch come in the early morning or at night and the very largest fish always come at night.

The Fort Myers area has some of the best Snook habitat in the entire state, and we have some great fly fishing for Snook. We have found that our Snook fishing is very consistent all year. To help you plan your Fort Myers fly fishing charter For Snook here is a seasonal breakdown. In the cold water months of November, December, January, and February the Snook move to the warmer back country waters and residential canals. This is the best time of the year to go night fishing charter for Snook.

The great thing about night fishing in the winter is that its gets dark early! We are usually back to the boat ramp by 11pm. In early spring the Snook will move onto the grass flats, Mangrove shorelines, and Oyster bars. They are easy to catch on flies that can land quietly in shallow water and not spook the fish. Spring is the only time of the year that can match the excellent fishing we have at night. This can be some of the best Snook fishing of the year, so if you are visiting Fort Myers in March thru April you have to experience our great Snook fishing. With the help of Capt Eric Anderson one of the most experienced Fort Myers Fly Fishing Fishing Guides you will have a fantastic charter.

As we mentioned above the winter and spring are the two best times of the year to catch numbers of Snook when fly fishing in Fort Myers. The great thing about fly fishing for Snook is that they will hit flies better than any live bait, especially the larger ones. Over the years we have developed an arsenal of lures and flies that produce Snook under a wide variety of conditions.

If your main goal is to catch a new personal best Snook, you will want to concentrate on fly fishing at night. There is no doubt that the biggest Snook in the Fort Myers area are caught at night or at first light in the morning. Fort Myers has a great year round Snook fishery that has few equals anywhere. Take a look at our night fishing photos and you’ll see that 99% of our biggest Snook are caught fly fishing at night. We also catch Snook during the day fishing docks and ouster bars during low tide periods. on our Fort Myers light tackle fishing charters.

Fort Myers Snook Fishing Season

** Here’s the exact verbiage from the Florida Wildlife Commission.
Gulf, Monroe County, Everglades National Park
NOTE: All state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County is catch-and-release ONLY through Aug. 31, 2021 Slot Limit: Not less than 28″ or more than 33″ total length Daily Bag Limit: 1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for-hire limit.

Fort Myers Snook Fishing Areas

Here’s some of our favorite methods and locations for our Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters For Snook.  Many of the areas and habitats. While we’re on a Fort Myers Snook Fly fishing charters we may fish are mangrove islands, oyster bars, creeks, and of course  residential canals. Casting streamer fly’s around mangrove islands is an excellent way to catch Snook in Fort Myers.

Fishing in Estero bay surrounded by the beauty of the mangrove islands and surrounding habitat makes for a picturesque fishing environment.  While fishing submerged oyster bars it is vitally important to know where exactly the edge of the oyster bar is to avoid running into it with your boat or snagging it with your lure.

Fly Fishing For Snook In Fort Myers - Back Country Creeks

The next location we fish for Snook is in the Fort Myers back country creeks. In the Fort Myers brackish creeks you can find several species of juvenile fish including Snook, Tarpon, Jacks, Redfish, Sharks, and others. We take our Fort Myers Snook Charter clients to the creeks because they are typically warmer than the other areas and shallower. Tannic acid stained water warms up more quickly during the day. These areas might only be a few degrees warmer than the water in the bays, but for Snook that prefer warmer water this makes a big difference. In the winter months we focus a lot of our attention on fishing these back country creeks for Snook, especially at night.

Fort Myers Snook Fishing In Residential Canals

The residential canals in Fort Myers are ideal Snook habitat, and we do fish them during the day, but for the best Snook fishing our Fort Myers night Fly fishing charters are the best. There are miles and miles of residential canals in Fort Myers  and most of them are prime Snook habitat.  In the canals boat docks provide the major habitat for the Snook to hide under and hunt around during the day. At night many of these boat docks have underwater lights that attract plankton and bait fish. The Snook will wait all day as the water warms in anticipation of the lights turning on the bait to show up.

When fishing around these docks it is important to cast your fly as close to the dock or under it. It is important that you know how to make your flyline hook at the end of the cast., just like skipping a stone.  Its vary easy to do and Capt Eric or Capt Scott will help you become an expert in no time. Most of the Snook will be sitting underneath or right at the edge of the dock pilings during the day. This method gives you the best chance of catching a big Snook from around and under docks. To the Snook a skipping bait sounds like a fleeing bait fish and many times they are waiting for it to stop and will immediately grab the lure.

Planning For Your Fort Myers Snook Fly Fishing Charter

On our Fort Myers fly fishing charters we have to limit the number of fishermen to a maximum of 2. If you think about it, having more than two people casting fly rods at the same time is never a good idea. Our two fly fisherman rule has served us well for many years of safe fun fishing day and night. So please remember when booking your fly fishing charter that you need to keep your group to 2 or fewer anglers and everyone will have a great time. Please remember to book as far in advance as you can especially right after the holidays and during spring break in March and April.