Fort Myers Snook Fishing Charters
Snook Fishing In Fort Myers
Snook are one of our favorite Fort Myers Snook Fishing Charters, because they bite all year long. Snook share a lot of the same behavior patterns as largemouth bass. In the Fort Myers area we have some of the best Snook fishing in Florida, and they bite year round.
They love top water lures all year and in the winter they crush our custom made swim baits. 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 and lagoons.
Fort Myers Snook Fishing Areas
Here’s some of our favorite methods and locations for our Fort Myers Snook Fishing charters. Many of the areas and habitats we take our Snook fishing charters to every day while we’re on a Fort Myers Snook fishing charters are mangrove islands, oyster bars, creeks, and residential canals. Casting lures around mangrove islands is an excellent way to catch Snook in Fort Myers.
Being out 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.
Fort Myers Snook Fishing Season
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, 2021Slot Limit: Not less than 28″ or more than 33″ total lengthDaily Bag Limit: 1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for-hire limit.
Snook Fishing 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 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 lure as close to the dock or under it. It is important that you know how to skip a lure, 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.
- Fishing License
- All Tackle Needed
- Lures and Flies
- Cooler Available
- Rain Gear
- Other Support Items
- Light Jacket
- Personal Beverages