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A Journey for Fishing in Fort Myers Florida

If you need a break from the everyday hustle, bustle, and stress, plan an escape to Fort Myers Beach. If you’re also an angler or any skill level, you’ll want to make some time to check out the many fishing in Fort Myers Florida experiences the area has to offer. You can take your pick of fishing charter companies or choose to grab a pole and a tackle box and head out on your own. Don’t forget to get a Florida state fishing license.


Fishing is a sport that’s fun and easy for everyone, no matter your age or skill level. Cast a line and catch an array of species to take home and cook up for lunch or dinner. There are charter companies to take you to some of the best places around Fort Myers Beach for all types of fishing. If you want to stay close to land, an inshore fishing trip may be right for you. You could also rent some gear and head out on your own. Plan on catching redfish, snook, tarpon, king mackerel, and more. Anywhere on Fort Myers Beach is a great place to spend your time, but you can ask the locals where they like best. Suggestions include Fort Myers Fishing Pier, Lovers Key State Park, and Bowditch Point Park. Make sure to bring a mask and keep social distance when possible.


Head out into the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico a bit more for an exciting nearshore excursion. Set out in a boat you rent yourself or with a group charter. The catch of the day will be wide and varied, and experiences will change along with the seasons. Expect to hook species like cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and more. Consider some nearshore bottom fishing if you’d like to take home species that include snappers, trout, and mackerel. If you charter with a company, make sure to bring a mask and make reservations in advance.

Fly Fishing

There are many backwater areas in Fort Myers Beach perfect for fly fishing. Charter a fly fishing tour to be guided to some of the best spots for catching nearly any of the species on your bucket list while on your angler’s trip to Fort Myers Beach. If you go it alone, rent some gear and head to places like Estero Bay, San Carlos Bay, Matlacha Pass, or the Inter Coastal Waterway. Hook “predatory” species like blacktip, bonnethead, and lemon shark. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for mangrove snapper, jack crevalle, and pompano. If you charter with a company be sure to bring a mask and make reservations since space is limited.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Go out to sea to explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Many charters will take you out to the waters surrounding some of the area’s most beautiful coral reefs in search of your next trophy fish, or just tomorrow’s lunch. You can look forward to snapper, grouper, mackerel, tripletail, sharks, and so much more. Trips can be ½ day, ¾ day, or full day. Make sure to bring a mask and make reservations as seating on most charters is limited.

Night Fishing

Most people think of fishing as a solitary activity that starts just before sunrise or throughout the daylight hours. Many night fishing excursions focus on a certain species like snapper, snook, or tarpon. You’ll want to be prepared to bring home a different catch, like speckled trout or ladyfish. Night trips may also focus on shark.

Shark Fishing

There are other fish in the sea. The waters of Fort Myers Beach are littered with them. For a different catch, head out into the Gulf of Mexico in search of the thrill of shark fishing. Sharks are best caught in the warmer months, but of course you can try your hand at it any time of year. Common catches may include bull shark, bonnethead, nurse, lemon, and black tip sharks.

fishing in Fort Myers Florida Journey

You came to Fort Myers Beach for fun and relaxing vacation and to find some of the best fishing around. Make sure the relaxation extends to your accommodations too by booking a vacation rental in Fort Myers Beach by Luxury Vacation Rentals. After you’ve brought home your catch of the day, prepare it in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings of your rental. Spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie, or just to relax with a book. If you’re taking a solo break, or one with your best fishing buddy, you can choose a one-bedroom unit. If the break is for a larger group, there are units as large as six bedrooms. Our premium units include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs, plush furnishings and more to fill your trip with memories – and fish tales – to last a lifetime.

Contact us to start planning your fishing in Fort Myers Florida trip today!