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West Coast  Fishing Charters serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Pine Island Sound, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Boca Grande, Fort Myers, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda

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Fort Myers Fishing Report 2/22/2012,
 The redfish fishing as been very good in the Fort Myers area. I have been catching good numbers of redfish on my fishing charters all this month. There are schools of reds on most every flat on low tide in Pine Island Sound. The fish are staging waiting on the rising tide and then moving up to shorelines and the mangrove islands. While most anglers fishing chose to wait until the later you will have just as good success if you can assess some of the low bottom areas that make up most of the Fort Myers Fishing grounds. Theses areas are exposed at low and particularly negative tide. Once this happens the crustaceans and other food source come out of the mud, once the water rises back over these flats the redfish move in and begin eating as they forage across the flat.

The best tactic for shallow water red fishing is to stage your boat in an area near a exposed flat. Watch for any movement in the water pattern. It is especially helpful when other boats run near an area you are working since it exposes the location of the school. Waiting for the school to come to you is an all important factor to learn. A slow approach and a working the area over thoroughly will bend plenty of rods on the boat. Any crab or shrimp imitation will prove to be effective, long distance casting is a must. I will usually spend a good 20 -30 minutes covering 1/4 to 1/2 mile of flat. Setting the boat up to use the wind to your advantage is a must, with the least amount of trolling motor as possible. Light spinning gear with 8lb braided line with 1/8 and 1/4 ounce jig heads should be all that is required for success.

I went with another guide recently and seen targetable numbers of tarpon in a migration route. With the warm weather pattern that has dominated Fort Myers and the rest of the country An early spring pattern will give way to an early tarpon season. I expect to put up some numbers well ahead of schedule this tarpon season. I have a few dates left in June and fewer in May that are available. I have ample room in April to book and April has typically been a good month for me since I have targeted tarpon early for many years. This April should be phenomenal and allow for those who are here an opportunity to catch a BIG TARPON.

Capt Andy Boyette

Fort Myers Fishing Forecast:
Redfish will continue to be good as the bait schools arrive, keeper Speckled Trout with catches over the 20 inch mark, and an early arrival of BIG TARPON

Past Fort Myers Fishing Reports

Fort Myers Fishing Information 239-283-9340 or 1-888-880-0006
Boats, Fishing Charters, Locations

24' Ranger Bay Boat - Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, King Fish, Amberjack, Sharks, Permit
22' Texas Shallow Sport - Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jacks,
Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Pine Island Sound - Cape Coral - Matlacha - Boca Grande - Fort Myers - Charlotte Harbor - Punta Gorda

  • THANK YOU for a great day on the water, not only did we hook six of the giants but you proved to be a professional in every sense. What a privilege to go fishing with you. For your clients, you are the real deal, not a lot of hype and excuses but a great guy out on the water.
    Ken Tompkins,
    Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
  • Thanks for the great day on the water, your efforts in finding the fish are to be commended. You gave us a day of fishing that will live in our memories forever. Thanks again
    Steve, Kody and Kristin Elmquist
  • Thanks for the great 'first catch' of the year with my son and his friend! We still talk about the 3 tarpon we caught...memories forever. THANKS for your skill!
    Randy Dalton
  • Hi Capt.-
    Thanks for the wonderful time yesterday. You were the perfect "captain" for us. You put us right on the fish so that my son hooked fish after fish with hardly a break. My grandson was thrilled that he caught 8 fish. He neglects to tell people that you hooked most of the fish and he did the reeling in. After he tired of the fishing, as 6 year olds often do, it was super of you to teach him how to get the fish off the lines and how to bait the hooks. Thank you for keeping him occupied and positive about fishing for his first flats trip. He will be excited to go again, which is everything we hoped for. It was nice that you suggested when we had enough "keepers" for a major feast that we release the rest of the fish we caught, no matter what the size. We will be back with you for our next fishing adventure.
    Thanks again be well,
    Gerry Friedman

West Coast  Fishing Charters serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Pine Island Sound, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Boca Grande, Fort Myers, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda
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