What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Fort Myers, Florida for the first time?

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Laura Shipley
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Went fishing with Sanibel Saltwater Adventures on Febrero 22, 2024
The Snook were a little tougher to find since they were just starting to move into the coves. Perfect time for Sea Trout though, they were really high quality fish and we caught one after another, 22-23 inchers were common. Next time I may wait until the Snook season opens in March and maybe the Red Fish will be moved in a little more by that time. But, I would do this trip over again in a heartbeat, weather was perfect and we found fish everywhere the dolphins were not!

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Julie Katz
Palm Coast, Florida
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Went fishing with Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral on Marzo 20, 2020
Captain Tom is by far "THE FISH WISHPER"!! We caught fish consistently the entire trip. This great experienced angler really knows where all the honey holes are! This family owned company by far made us feel safe and had tons of fun! We caught everything from grouper, to snapper to name a few. They even offered to filet the fish to take home with us. I have been on many chartered deep sea fishing trips, and this was by far the best one. I would highly recommend Blind Date Charters to anybody looking for a great day fishing!!

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Jon Sourbeer
McLean, VA
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Went fishing with Indigenous Charters on Marzo 7, 2019
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.

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Kelly Tracy
Commerce Charter Township, MI
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Went fishing with Flats Fish’r Charters - Fort Myers on Enero 31, 2019
Only because January can be a crap shoot : ) It was cold the day we fished so things were a bit quiet - but 2 days later is was back in the mid/high 70's and I'm sure much better for those anglers :) :)

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Melissa Goettl
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Went fishing with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on Febrero 20, 2024
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!

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John Dunham
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Went fishing with Chum Crazy Charters on Enero 29, 2024
Know the difference between in shore and off shore and what the possible catch options are during the time of year you want to fish.

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Tim Schmidt
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Went fishing with Reel Adventures SWFL on Enero 21, 2024
He’s very patient and helpful in pointing out things ( tricks) to make more hookups I’ve personally fish with a few guides and I think he’s a KEEPER My son , was all smiles !!

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Gary Marshall
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charter Service on Enero 18, 2024
Hire an experienced guide and choose the time of year wisely, fishing is not great year round, in my opinion.

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Joshua Del Fiacco
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charter Service on Enero 17, 2024
Fishing in cooler weather can be hit or miss. Enjoy just being out there and catching whatever bites!

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Janet Cohen
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Went fishing with Saltwater Excursions on Enero 1, 2024
We did not go out of Fort Myers. We launched from St. James City on Pine Island so I cannot rate Fort Myers.

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Daniel Finnegan
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Went fishing with SWFL Premier Charters on Febrero 20, 2024
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.

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Keith Hooper
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Went fishing with Sanibel Saltwater Adventures on Enero 5, 2024
January bring an extra layer or two sunblock sunglasses and a cold sandwich and snacks

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Dennis Gebken
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Went fishing with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on Diciembre 28, 2023
Weather can fluctuate greatly. Inshore is a safer bet when booking in advance because you're not as dependent on ocean conditions.

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Jonathan Martin
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Went fishing with Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters on Diciembre 25, 2023
Just get out on the water there is plenty of wildlife to see and plenty of amazing views and spots with great fish

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Tyler Hinze
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charter Service on Noviembre 21, 2023
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.

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Rick Denio
Potomac, MD
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Went fishing with Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers on Agosto 13, 2023
Fishing in Fort Myers was amazing. I’ve been fishing many times and fishing there was one of the best experiences I’ve had.

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Ronald Kramer
Lake City, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters on Julio 28, 2023
Florida is always tricky when it comes to the weather. But if you get the chance to fish I would highly recommend it.

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Eric Kocheran
Frankfort, OH
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Went fishing with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on Junio 5, 2023
Great experience, calm water and plenty of fishing spots. Capt. Charles Fishing Charter is the man to see...

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Calvin Freeze
Bristow, OK
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Went fishing with Saltwater Excursions on Mayo 24, 2023
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.

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Paul Setzer
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Went fishing with Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Punta Rassa on Abril 25, 2023
If your fishing in the Ft Meyers area in the spring stay around the Mangroves as they are plenty of fish to be caught and a large variety active!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Went fishing with deleted charter 27859 on Mayo 4, 2023
It was a nice Day and we caught 12 different Kind of Fisch. But only 1550 Dollar for gasolin its to much for fishig

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Joe Conte
New York, New York
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Went fishing with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on Abril 18, 2023
Unpredictable weather made targeting Tarpon not feasible. Did hit some snook in Mangroves, 1 nice 30 inch keeper.

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Scott Willecke
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on Marzo 31, 2023
Look at the fishing reports for the time of year you are planning on coming to select a target species

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Brien Spanier
Minneapolis, MN
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Went fishing with Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Punta Rassa on Marzo 18, 2023
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.

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Juliet Bailey
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Went fishing with Just Livin The Dream Charters 1 on Agosto 14, 2021
Had a great time but it certainly was hot!! Would like to try the same thing during the fall or spring.

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Thomas Tarkowski
Milwaukee, WI
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Went fishing with Thinline Charters on Abril 3, 2021
Hard to tell about the area in general as we only had the one experience which was not what we expected.

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David Russell
Fort Myers, Florida
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Went fishing with Chum Crazy Charters on Junio 13, 2019
Wear gear for protection from the sun. Don't forget the sunscreen. Plan on a wonderful experience of fishing and observing the wonderful scenery.

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Michael Dombeck
Ringle, WI
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Went fishing with Indigenous Charters on Marzo 3, 2019
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.

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Chris Mikucki
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Went fishing with Tarpon Magic Charters on Diciembre 29, 2023
CPT Rob is the perfect charter for families with kids or first-time fishing experiences.

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Connor Switzer
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charter Service on Noviembre 8, 2023
Make sure to bring sunscreen and water. Good sunglasses and a sunshirt is also recommended.