Fort Myers is Top Fishing Destination Just About Any Day


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It may not be the biggest holiday that’s coming up, but Presidents’ Day is just a few short months away, and for some, that means making plans to get out on the water. According to the website FishingBooker.com, Fort Myers is a top fishing destination for Presidents’ Day fishing, which is appropriate considering how many past US presidents reportedly liked to fish in their spare time.

According to the website, Fort Myers is a top spot, thanks in part, to all of the available options. It also doesn’t hurt that this time of the year is peak fishing season in Florida. While you can always just head to one of the piers, canals, or beaches on your own, you can also hire a charter boat in Fort Myers and head to an offshore location.

This is where you may be able to catch Grouper, Kingfish, or Spanish Mackerel. You could even snag a shark in the process! The website recommends heading to one of the inshore mangroves if you’re in the mood to catch Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and Snook.

FishingBooker.com also recently released what it calls its “Top 10 Florida Fishing Spots”, and the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area was again on the list. This time, the website recommended heading out to places such as Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, and San Carlos Bay.

The website also mentioned some of the top fishing charters you could book in the Fort Myers area. The website again referred to the prevalence of Snook, Redfish, and sharks in this part of Florida, but also added in Tarpon, Trout, and Cobia, too.

In Fort Myers, you can choose from freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing, and you can do it from the shore or out on the water. Snook are commonly caught in the Caloosahatchee River, while Tarpon are commonly caught off Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.

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