Fort Myers Beach is located on Estero Island in Southwest Florida. With Sanibel Island and Pine Island nearby, Fort Myers Beach helps make up one of Florida’s best vacation areas for boating, fishing, beaches and more. In Fort Myers Beach, you will find miles of white sand beaches, numerous hotels and resorts, beach shops and a pier that offers a restaurant, fishing and other entertainment.
This area has very good fishing year-round for a variety of inshore and offshore species. Most anglers have heard about this area because of its excellent tarpon run each year during the months of April, May and June. The inshore fishing is very good with Estero Bay, many other smaller bays, several passes, bridges and mangroves where you can target snook, redfish, sea trout and many other species of fish. You are also close to some outstanding fishing around the islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island. Take a look at our Fort Myers Beach fishing tips page for more information on this area.
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|Fort Myers Beach||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||-0.5||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|