Fish Species

Learn about everything you can catch


Redfish Redfish are abundant in Estero Bay, Estero, Sanibel, Matlacha, Cape Coral, Captiva, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and the entire southwest Florida area. They can be caught a variety of different ways, artificial lures cut bait and of course live bait. I focus mainly on using live bait on all of my charters as it […]


Snook Snook are the most targeted species of fish in Florida according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and for good reason, they are hard fighters that give the angler acrobatic leaps out of the water. Snook are often referred to as large mouth bass on steroids for their similar look and feeding […]



Tarpon Tarpon or the “Silver King” is the second most fished for fish in Florida and a definite “bucket list” fish for any angler coming to Southwest Florida. They are known for their incredible strength and acrobatic jumps when hooked. Not good table fair they are strictly a catch and release fish. They can be […]

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle pound for pound are the hardest fighting fish in ALL southwest Florida. My nickname for them is “Canal Tuna” mainly because when they get close to the boat they start doing “tuna circles” which are small circles in the water making it even harder to reel them in. Cooking Jack Crevalle […]

Spotted Sea Trout

Spotted Sea Trout Spotted Sea Trout are a very abundant species in Southwest florida, artificial fishing is a common practice when targeting them. The most common time to fish for them is Winter months when the water cools down. They return from spawning offshore and are ready to eat on the grass flats. They typically […]


Tripletail Tripletail are one of the best tasting fish in the ocean and can be found in our area during certain times of the year. They will eat a variety of different baits, from artificial to live but we have found the best way to catch them is with a live pilchard. They have bad […]

Fort Myers Tripletail

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