Fort Myers Fishing

Fort Myers Fishing

Fort Myers, named after Colonel Abraham Myers, is the gateway to some of the best fishing in Southwest Florida. Two of the most famous residents were Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who both owned winter homes there and often fished together. With fantastic flats and back bay fishing, and plentiful nearshore reefs, Fort Myers is a top destination for fishing in Florida.

Inshore fishing around Fort Myers offers some of the best Snook fishing anywhere in the country. There is also excellent Bonefish, Permit, Pompano, Redfish, Spotted Trout, Tarpon and Shark fishing. Off the beaches, you will find many different species of fish to tug on the end of the line, including Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel.

Fishing the many reefs offshore of Fort Myers offers some of the best grouper and snapper fishing in the country. Huge Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, and Red Grouper are frequently caught here, as well as many different species of Snapper. There is also good Amberjack and Triggerfish to be found around most reefs. Further offshore you can catch Billfish such as Blue Marlin and Sailfish, Dolphin (Mahi-mahi), many different species of Tuna, and Wahoo.

Fort Myers Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 3 - 7 PM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Fort Myers, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Snook - 25% Catch Rate
    Snook

  2. Red Drum - 20.31% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Sheepshead - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Sheepshead

  4. Cobia - 6.25% Catch Rate
    Cobia

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 4.69% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Grey Triggerfish - 4.69% Catch Rate
    Grey Triggerfish

  7. Recommedations above based on 55 local reports and 17 species of fish for January in Fort Myers.

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Top Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guides

Captain Bill Curtis
Are you looking for a private inshore or offshore charter fishing guide out of Fort Myers, Ft. Myers Beach, or Bonita Springs in the Southwest Florida area? I offer private inshore guided charter fishing and sightseeing trips in South West Florida o

FishSkinner Fishing Charters
FishSkinner Charters is an inshore and nearshore fishing guide and charter service in Fort Myers, Fl.

Blackwater Charters
If you're looking for a fishing charter in the Ft Myers area then you have come to the right place. All of my fishing charters in Fort Myers, Pine Island, Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor are No Fish! No Pay! Which means that if you don't cat

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Top Fort Myers Bait & Tackle Stores

Bait N Wait
The number one spot in Southwest Florida for all your fishing needs.With in house reel repair and rod repair. Need a custom rod? not a problem.We also have gifts for all occasions for that fisher person in your life. Located minutes from both Fort My

Capt. Rob's Bait & Tackle
Bait & Tackle Store and Fishing Charters in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Top Fort Myers Marinas

Port Sanibel Marina
Port Sanibel Marina is a beautiful “Old Florida-style” full service marina. The marina offers guests rentals of boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to enjoy Southwest Florida. Also find a variety of fishing charters and other actives to experienc

Legacy Harbour Marina
Situated just east of Marker 49 on the Okeechobee Waterway is Legacy Harbour Marina. Its central location along the Caloosahatchee River makes it the ideal spot for stopovers or extended stays. Just a few blocks from the historic Edison & Ford Wi

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