Pack your Fishing Pole
Some of the fish caught from the pier and beaches include:
Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Cobia, Pompano, Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Mangrove Snapper and Trippletail.
Whether you are looking to catch your next meal or just catch and release there are dozens of charter boat companies to choose from depending your group size. You may even get lucky and see a few dolphins along the way. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce recommends the following Fishing and Charter companies:
- Captain Tony's Fishing Adventures
- Good Time Charters
- Paradise Charters
If you're looking for a quiet fishing day and you're not interested in being on a boat plan a day to Barefoot Beach Preserve. Here you'll be able to enjoy fishing many different types of fish right off the beach. On the inland side of the island you'll find tidal creeks and mangrove swamps which serve as breeding areas and a nursery for sport and commercial fish and shellfish.