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.

Top Fort Myers Fishing Spots

Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
6/4/2012 11:37:16 PM - About 6 miles south of Sanibel, the Doc Kline reef sits in approximately 30 feet of water. Snapper, amberjack, redfish, grouper, and sharks are frequent residents of th

Sanibel Reef 20
6/4/2012 11:37:15 PM - Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.  

Lighthouse Hole
4/7/2016 7:51:38 PM - This hole is one of the most popular spots to catch Tarpon around Boca Grande

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Latest Fort Myers Fishing Reports

Opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season
6/8/2021 1:27:18 PM - Offshore Boca Grande is off to a great start for the opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season. Fishing in the Gulf is on fire and the weather conditions are perfect. The post Op

4/20/2021 4:41:58 PM - Please check out or recent fishing column as it appears in the April issue of Nautical Mile Publications Snapper Wrapper. Click HERE to read The post APRIL FISHING IN SOUTHWE

Boca Grande Fishing is heating up
3/26/2021 4:08:39 PM - The fishing off Boca Grande FL has been heating up as water temperatures continue to rise.  The Grouper bite is only going to get better as it heats up. The post Boca Grande

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Fort Myers Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

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 - 31.82% Catch Rate

  2. Red Drum - 29.55% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Atlantic Tarpon - 9.85% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  4. Spanish Mackerel - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 5.3% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Goliath Grouper - 4.55% Catch Rate
    Goliath Grouper

  7. Recommedations above based on 100 local reports and 16 species of fish for October in Fort Myers.

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Top Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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

AquaCulture Outfitters
AquaCulture Outfitters offers guided fishing charters services near Fort Myers Beach for The Best Inshore fishing or offshore fishing experience. Book Online Now! More -

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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.

Catch'um Bait & Tackle

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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

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Our easy-access Fort Myers Beach marina is on Estero Bay, just 6 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Dock overnight and enjoy our Fort Myers Beach villas at discounted rates as well as access to our three pools, two restaurants, full-service spa and qua

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Latest Fishing Spots

Sanibel Ledge
Sanibel Ledge
Good Marks
Good Marks
Gulf sturgeon

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Bouy Conditions

Station FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL
October 20, 2021 8:18 am EDT
Location: 26.647N 81.871W
Wind Direction: NE (50°)
Wind Speed: 4.1 knots
Wind Gust: 6.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.17 in (1021.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 71.1°F (21.7°C)
Water Temperature: 77.9°F (25.5°C)

Current Moon Phase

Full Moon

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