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!