Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Charters

Instead of being focused on one particular species, we concentrate on the fish that have been biting the best just prior to your charter. We use a multi-species approach on our Fort Myers Inshore fishing charters. These are light tackle fishing charters and we use he very best tackle available.

For example we may start fishing for Spec Sea Trout early in the morning and then switch tactics and start fishing the mangrove shorelines with jigs or top water baits for Redfish or Snappers. The point is that we adapt to changing fishing conditions to keep you on the fish. Its nice to catch a variety of different species on while fishing in Fort Myers on a light tackle fishing charter.

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Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Charters Seasons By Month

Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Charters For Spec Sea Trout

Fort Myers Spec Trout FishingThis is one of the most dependable biters and highly sought after game fish on our Fort Myers Inshore Fishing charters 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 diet of speckled trout consists of small crustaceans, shrimp, and small fish such as sprat and pinfish. The average size is 14-18″ and they weigh about 1-3 lbs. These fish prefer sand and grass flats which is one of the reasons that Estero Bay is such fantastic trout fishing, in fact it is one of the best estuaries on the Florida gulf coast. Specks will spend most of the summer 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 fishing is nothing short of phenomenal as they gather in large schools and provide nearly non-stop top water action.

Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Charters For Snook

Fort Myers Snook FishingThe Fort Myers area of Southwest FL has some of the best 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 fishing charter for Snook. Our Fort Myers night fishing charters are a client favorite and the 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 fishing charter for Snook.

Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Charters For Redfish

Fort Myers RedfishThe Estero Bay area in the Fort Myers area of Southwest FL was a great area for Redfish. The Red Tide algae bloom decimated their numbers in 2017 to 2019. They are recovering nicely now and we are once again catching  Redfish. The best months for Fort Myers Fishing for Redfish are early spring thru mid November. See the best times to fish chart above for the best months.

If you have Redfish on your bucket list or just really want to catch them let us know and we can plan a Fort Myers Inshore charter for you that will concentrate only on Redfish.

What We Supply For Your Charter
  • Fishing License
  • All Tackle Needed
  • Lures and Flies
  • Cooler Available
  • Rain Gear
  • Other Support Items
What You Should Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Light Jacket
  • Personal Beverages