Beach Vacation Blog - A blog about vacations in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs along with things to do and places to stay in Southwest Florida.

Beach Vacation Blog

A blog about vacations in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs along with things to do and places to stay in Southwest Florida.

#10 Best Places on the Islands for Fishing

Posted by Barb On September 21st

Tilapia #10 Best Places on the Islands for Fishing

This is the tenth installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.

If you love to fish, and you’re staying on Fort Myers Beach or Bonita Beach, you’ve officially arrived in paradise. The fishing in Southwest Florida is an experience like no other, whether you’re an avid angler, a weekend fisherman, or just enjoy casting an occasional line as you bask in the sun.

Southwest Florida has some of the best backwater fishing in the state. This includes angling in the extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region. There are thousands of miles of shoreline, countless oyster bars and acres of seagrass beds that attract an abundance of saltwater fish.

Roaming these waters are four of the state’s most sought-after game-fish - snook, redfish, spotted sea-trout and tarpon. In fact, thousands of anglers come to southwest Florida each year for the chance at a grand slam, catching one individual of each species in one day!

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#2 Explore Estero Island

Posted by Barb On April 24th

Fort Myers Beach Sunset Pier009 #2 Explore Estero Island

This is the second installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.

Estero Island is one of the treasures of Southwest Florida. It is an island located in Lee County, on the Gulf Coast that is bordered by San Carlos Island to the north and Big Carlos Pass to the south.

The Matanzas Pass Bridge, on the northern end of the island, connects Estero Island to San Carlos Island. The Big Carlos Bridge (part of the Bonita Beach Causeway) connects the southern end of Estero Island to Black Island, which is located at the northern limit of the city of Bonita Springs.

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