This is the most popular fishing charter we offer, because instead of being focused on one particular species, we concentrate using the current conditions to find the best bite. This multi-species approach is one of the keys to our success. 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 lures for Snook. The point is that we adapt to changing fishing conditions to keep you on the fish, and its nice to catch a variety of different species on your light tackle fishing charter.
Update for 2019, The spec trout in the Ft Myers area were decimated by the Red Tide event that followed Hurricane Irma. However they are plentiful in the 10K Islands, as are Snook and many others. Currently we taking all of our full day charters to the 10K islands area which is only 45 miles south of where we normally fish in Ft Myers. You owe it you yourself to take a full day charter and see what true wilderness fishing is like. We provide transportation to and from Bonita Springs so all you have to worry about is having a great time! Look for strong return of Spec trout to the local waters in 2020. They are already showing up in surprising numbers faster than anyone expected.
The 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.